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Down with Jazz 2014

Toot Sweet Live at Down with Jazz 2014

Toot Sweet

Bayou Funk on the Liffey banks, courtesy of this latest outfit from piano man Cian Boylan, invoking the spirit of The Big Easy and the music of Dr John, Professor Longhair, Rebirth and Dirty Dozen Brass Bands. With swampy Hammond grooves and a take-no-prisoners Read more [...] Read More »

Blue Eyed Hawk Live at Down with Jazz 2014

Blue Eyed Hawk

Welcome home singer Lauren Kinsella, who’s made quite an impression since moving to London a few years back. Named for a line in Yeats’ Under the Moon, Blue-Eyed Hawk features serious London talent in trumpeter Laura Jurd, guitarist Alex Roth Read more [...] Read More »

Ensemble Eriu Live at Down with Jazz 2014

Ensemble Eriu

Slowly, and then all of a sudden, the landscape of Irish traditional music seems to be shifting, with bands like The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly opening up an exhilarating world of textural and improvisational possibility to our old dance forms. Read more [...] Read More »

Manden Express Live at Down with Jazz 2014

Manden Express

If Ireland has become a melting pot, Manden Express might be the band to provide its soundtrack. African, Latin and Irish musicians convene here in service of the good groove, predominantly West African as the name suggests, but sociable in its embrace Read more [...] Read More »

Umbra Live at Down with Jazz 2014

Umbra

Umbra might be the wild geese of the Irish jazz scene, with members returning home from Switzerland, Belgium and the US to make this rare Dublin gig. At the helm is guitarist Chris Guilfoyle, whose tunes form an intriguing bridgehead between the rich Read more [...] Read More »