Live at the Bracken kick starts a monthly event with the Linley Hamilton Quartet with Special Guest Gabriel Rosati and DJ Shawn Bracebridge. Doors open at 8pm with both bands doing a set each, with DJ Shawn keeping the groove going till 1:30 am.
Linley Hamilton Profile
Linley has been a part of the Irish music scene for over thirty years and since then he has juggled a career as a trumpet player with being a BBC Jazz Broadcaster and an educator. There have been many career highlights in the past with significant performances or recordings with Paul Brady, Van Morrison, Foy Vance, Jacqui Dankworth, ASIWYFA, Oppenheimer and Gareth Dunlop to name a few, but he is working just as hard as ever these days and is celebrating success with his own recent albums ‘Taylor Made’ and ‘In Transition’, which he recorded with his quintet of Johnny Taylor piano, Julien Colarossi guitar, Damien Evans bass and Dominic Mullen drums.
The last ten years has seen a concerted effort to reroute himself back to Jazz, and in 2009 he graduated from DIT Dublin with a 1st Class Masters in Jazz Performance and the celebrated Student Academic Medal. Since then he has completed his PhD in Jazz Performance at Ulster University Magee, and is now as such, ‘Dr Jazz!’ His Radio Show enters its tenth year on Friday nights at 10pm on BBC Radio Ulster, ‘Jazz World with Linley Hamilton’, which has been shortlisted twice for the Irish Radio Awards.
In February 2014, Jazz UK dedicated 3 pages of their magazine to profiling him and his continued work in the UK. Since then, he has been a featured Soloist with the Ulster Orchestra, playing tunes from his latest albums at Derry Jazz Festival, and taking up a full-time Lecturing post at Ulster University. ‘Making Other Arrangements’, has been recorded and is due for release in March 2018. It features Linley as the Soloist with his own 21-piece band – full rhythm section, woodwind and a 12-piece String section. Arrangements were by Cian Boylan with tracks including ‘Here’s to Life’, ‘After the Love Has Gone’ and ‘What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life’…heady times indeed… His new album due for release in March 2020 is ‘For the Record’, an album of original material that sees Linley joined by Adam Nussbaum drums, Mark Egan bass, Cian Boylan piano and Derek ‘DOC’ O’Connor sax.
Gabriel Rosati Biography
During the past years Rosati performed at the Bucharest, Vienna, Budapest, Tijuana, Rome jazz festivals; Iguape, Extrema at the Brazilian Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Praia Grande (Brazil). On tour with Manoel Cruz Trio, Boca Nervosa, Bocato, Arlindo Jr & SAMBAJAH. 2011/2013: European tours with his own BRAZILATAFRO PROJECT (Italy, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Slovenia)
Mainly based in Los Angeles Gabriel has been trumpeter for Orquesta Guayacan, Angel Lebron, Tito Puente Jr, Francisco Aguabella, Bellflower Symphony, Tom Kubis Big Band, Rique Pantoja, Ismael Miranda, Bobby Rivas, Sonora Dinamita, Sonora Santanera. Trumpeter for Mariachi Universal and Mariachi America Internacional in Miami (2001).
Mr. Rosati has been produced by several independent labels in Europe and the US for a total of 20 cds (Smooth jazz, afro-cuban, brazilian, big band, ragtime and classical music projects). From 1990 to 2010, as free-lancer, Rosati played with greats as:
Santana, Malo, Oreste Vilatos, John Handy, Gregg Allman, Deacon Jones & John Lee Hooker, Perez Prado All Star, The Checkmates, Os Originais do Samba, San Francisco All Star Big Band, with the “Brazil World Nike Tour” in Japan, Bob Mintzer, Billy Preston and bluesman Willy King.
Performed for three years at the major Las Vegas Spotlights: Caesar Palace, Bally’s, New York New York, Flamingo Hilton, Stardust, Luxor, Four Queens.
Touring Central America, North of Europe and twice Japan (opening act for three months at The Osaka Ritz Carlton Hotel with his own formation).
Also he appeared on a Video with singer Gerardo titled “Darroumba” for Capitol Records, on Video Music Network, with singer Vinicio Capossela and other tv live shows.
Teacher at the Canadian College (in Italy), Comton Conservatory of music as well as Workshops-MasterClasses professor of Jazz, ensemble, brass techniques and Afro-Cuban-Brazilian music programs in Denmark, Las Vegas Performing Arts Center, Tokyo Yamaha Jazz School, Fullerton College, Long Beach Polytechnic, Calstate University of Los Angeles, Armenia Conservatory and many others.
Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Italian National Conservatory of Music in L’Aquila (2016/2018)
Winner of the Dean Martin Prize Award (2014)
Professor of composition & percussions of Latin American, African, Asian, World music at the Italian National Conservatory of Music in Pescara (2010)
“BEST JAZZ” nomination at the Orange County Music Awards (2008)
On the cover of American “JAZZ PLAYER” magazine with his own music cd (1999)
Gabriel is author of 16 instructional books:
Latest “Le Musiche del Messico” (Orient Express Ed.)
100 Original Tunes Songbook + 4 cds Play-Along (Hal Leonard Publ.)
“Latin American Trumpet Music”, “The Salsa Trumpet”, “Trumpet & Organ Classics” (Mel Bay Publ)
His own method for trumpet: “The Thinking Trumpeter” (by Carisch ed.),
“Milva sings Piazzolla” & “Per chi suona la Tromba” (Curci Ed.) “The Random System” (book+DVD)
“Latin Brass Soloist”, “100 Ultimate Blues Riffs” and “The Latin Sax Soloist” (ADG Prod.)
A “Claudio Roditi note by note solos transcriptions” volume by Colin Publ. (New York).
And one of Gabriel’s albums (“Brazilatafro Project” vol.2) with cover story, was released as Play-Along by Dorn Publications with the June/July ’99 issue of American “Jazz Player” magazine.
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