Black Coffee Quartet at Speakeasy Jazz

The Black Coffee Quartet are made up of vocalist Dorota Konczewska, guitarist Joe O Callaghan, bassist Peter Hanagan and drummer John Daly.

These savvy musical cats come from diverse backgrounds but ultimately came together through their love and appreciation of good music.
Their style is to blend Jazz with electronics, pop and funk, binding the sound with sensual grooves.

Their music combines spirituality, love and “urban alienation” with a pervading hint of melancholy. The grooves are tight enough to wrap you up without being suffocating and the pieces are arranged in vivid, imaginative and poetic language.

The band originally arranged many of good old standards including the infectious ,’Round Midnight’ the exotic and bubbly ‘Girl from Ipanema’ and the hauntingly bittersweet ‘Yesterdays’.

The evening will also feature Konczewska’s own compositions. Dorota is a Polish composer, singer and multimedia artist living in Ireland since 2003.
Born to a family of classical musicians. From an early age she was an active jazz singer and became interested in singing using extended techniques, and electronic manipulations.
She holds a degree in Visual Communication and Computer Design and MA in Music Technology from University of Limerick.
Dorota is a composer, performer of voice and live electronics scene. Other recent work engages video art, mixed media installations and cross-audiovisual genre projects.
Authentic expression is at the heart of her work. She has been collaborating with numerous international performers, sound artists, dancers, and film directors and her work has been performed on various stages including Kings Place Concert Hall, London in 2009
Dorota, Joe, Peter and John are all active members of The Limerick Jazz workshops which are kicking off on September 14th and will run every Tuesday through to Dec 8th in LIT Millenium Theatre.
Expect a night of driving, probing, and delectable music from this unconventional group.

Following the live music on the night DJ A2DF will be playing some lovely 60s soul and RnB, so get your glad rags on, bring your dancing shoes and expect a great night out

SpeakeasyJazz would like to thank ‘ The Mill Foodstore’, Mill Rd and Gem.Dot promotions for their contribution and help!
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