Dublin-based but Derry-born Halferty is part of that pioneering cohort of Irish jazz musicians who heard the great Louis Stewart in the 1970s and realised that aspiring to the highest levels of artistry was possible for an Irish-based musician.
Over the years, the Derry man’s muse has led him from Stewart’s lucid be-bop to the post-Coltrane intricacies of electric guitarists such as John McLaughlin, John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny, and on to explore the tangled pathways that connect jazz with folk, Irish traditional, Brazilian and even Indian music.
Now based in Dublin, Tommy teaches jazz guitar at Dublin City University and maintains a busy performance schedule across Ireland and France.
Scotts Jazz Club
A world class jazz club in a relaxed and informal dedicated concert setting. The cheapest pint in town, and a 3 course preshow meal for £15!
Each week the concert has different top musicians performing exciting and accessible jazz. The venue is specially setup to deliver the best atmosphere to hear Ireland's top jazz performers. International guest performers are added all the time so please check for specific event details on www.scottsjazzclub.com
Doors open 8.30 Concert 9pm.
Scott's Jazz Club is a Thursday night Jazz concert/ livestream event at Ballyhackamore club on No. 1 Sandown Road, East Belfast. The concert price is £15 and includes Bangladeshi finger food . The drink prices are really low as well!