[ARCHIVE] Myriad3- Wed, Oct 24 – €10 (Dolan’s Upstairs)


€10 – Dolan’s Upstairs 

Myriad3 was an accident. Chris, Dan, and Ernesto had never played together until a few substitutions and a twist of fate put them on stage together for the first time in late 2010. Since then, the trio has completed multiple tours of Canada, the US and Europe, including a performance at Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Piano Trio Festival, a tour of Canadian jazz festivals in 2014 and a showcase performance at Jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
The band is a true collective. Each member acts simultaneously as a leader and as a sideman. They play mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, ensemble performance and contemporary composition. The band has released 4 albums on Alma Records/UniversalTell (2012); The Where (2014); Tell((Chip)) (2015); and Moons (2016.) The Where was nominated for a Juno Award and a Sirius Radio XM Indie Music Award in 2015.


[ARCHIVE] Vein Trio- Thur, Sep 6 – €10 (Dolan’s Upstairs)

Vein Trio

€10 – Dolan’s Upstairs 

Michael Arbenz – piano
Thomas Lähns – bass
Florian Arbenz – drums

“One of Europe’s most exciting ensembles”, according to John Fordham, of The Guardian, over the past decade the Basel-based VEIN Trio has established an enviable reputation among jazz audiences for both stylistic diversity and technical accomplishment, blending the complexity of European classical chamber music with the thrills and energy of jazz improvisation at its most sophisticated. All three players are classically trained, and musical leadership is equally shared, creating a fluid, cosmopolitan sound.

The group has released an album nearly every year since its formation and gained
recognition for long-term collaborations with star veteran soloists including trombonist
Glenn Ferris and saxophonists Greg Osby, Dave Liebman and Andy Sheppard. VEIN’s music is composed by all three members of the trio. Originals are balanced with adaptations of both the classical and jazz traditions, such as the acclaimed album VEIN Plays Ravel (2017).
“Nice work, get it! Incredibly creative piano trio.”
– Rolling Stone

“This set captures the core group’s inspired fusion of traditional jazz-trio methods and wittily deconstructivist impulses…a focused and dynamically creative set.”
– The Guardian, John Fordham

[ARCHIVE] Tynan/Hanlon Quartet – Wed, May 16, 21:00 – €10 (Dolan’s Upstairs)

Tynan/Hanlon Quartet

€10 – Dolan’s Upstairs 

Doors 20:30, Gig 21:00

Paul Tynan – Trumpet
Jake Hanlon – Guitar
John Daly – Drums
Peter Hanagan – Bass

Paul Tynan
The International Trumpet Guild has stated that downbeat award winning trumpet player and composer, Paul Tynan’s “Creative Genius Shines”.

Paul is presently a Full Professor of music at St. Francis Xavier University where he teaches jazz trumpet, jazz history, and arranging. He also co-leads the “BiCoastal Collective”, with Grammy winning saxophonist Aaron Lington. The ensemble is dedicated to performing new jazz composition across North America.  Paul has released ten recordings as a leader/co-leader on the Origin/OA2, Armored, and NohJoh labels.

Paul has also served on the faculties of San Jose State University, Chabot College, Nova Scotia Honor Jazz Program, and University of North Texas Summer Trumpet Workshop and is a past co-director of the Acadia Summer Jazz Workshop. He has performed with numerous jazz artists such as The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Chris Poter, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely, Joel Frahm, and Matt Wilson.

As a jazz recording artist Paul has appeared on over sixty recordings, as a trumpet player, composer, arranger, and/or producer along side such musicians as Lynn Seaton, Marcus Wolfe, Stockton Helbing, David Braid, Aaron Lington, Joel Fountain, Bobby Selvaggio, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dan Haerle, Ben Street, and Jamey Haddad.

Paul received his Masters in jazz studies from University of North Texas where he was a teaching fellow in jazz improvisation, large jazz ensembles and a member of the internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. Paul has recently received Canada Council for the Arts grants and  Nova Scotia Department of Culture Grants to compose new works for chamber jazz ensemble.

Jake Hanlon
Jake Hanlon is a Guitarist, Educator, Recording Artist, Composer and Songwriter based in Nova Scotia Canada.

Hanlon’s musical background is firmly rooted in Jazz and Blues music, holding a degree in Music from St Francis Xavier (BMUS ’03) and The University of North Texas (MM 08). As a performer, Hanlon has appeared at a number of Festivals and Venues across North America including throughout the Maritime region of Canada, where he makes his home. Hanlon frequently freelances with various groups that he leads or co-leads including his ECMA nominated Duo project with Trumpeter/Composer Paul Tynan and his Trio focused on his original Jazz compositions.

As a recording artist Hanlon has earned several ECMA Nominations for Jazz Recording of the Year, Follow in 2012 and Autumn Song in 2015. His upcoming release, NSTX is a recording made with his older brother, Josh Hanlon who is based in the DFW area of Texas. The recording features music written by both Hanlons.

As a songwriter Hanlon works with Artists in a variety of fashion, most frequently with Jeremy Holmes and Justin Gregg of the Little Ditties writing music for Youth and Pop music.

As an Educator, Hanlon rests his hat at Saint Francis Xavier University where he is an Assistant Professor of Music, teaching Popular Music History, Jazz Composition and Jazz Guitar and many other courses. Hanlon also was the Teaching Fellow for Jazz Guitar at the University of North Texas, Faculty at the Acadia University Summer Jazz Camp and frequently can been seen giving Masterclasses or Adjudicating across the Maritimes.

They will be accompanied by Limerick duo, Peter Hanagan (Bass) and John Daly (Drums).

[ARCHIVE] Limerick Jazz Workshop – Tues, May 8, 19:00 – €5 (Dolan’s Upstairs)

Limerick Jazz Workshop

€5 – Dolan’s Upstairs 

Gig 19:00

Limerick Jazz Society presents Sue Rynhart (voice) with Darragh O’Kelly (keys & synths), Dan Bodwell (double bass) & Matthew Jacobson (drums).

Limerick Jazz Workshop will host its Summer performance on Tuesday, May 8 at Dolan’s Upstairs.The workshop enters its 11 year and will feature students from juniors to adults.
7 ensembles including 3 vocalists will be featured on the night.
To date, this has been a phenomenal success, mainly due to the vision and hard work done by founder Ed Hansom and a great teaching staff.
We hope you will come and support this great night of music.
Finger food will be served.

[ARCHIVE] Sons of Kermet – Wed, March 7, 21:15 (Dolan’s Warehouse)

Sons of Kermet

Dolan’s Warehouse
Gig 20:30

Shabaka Hutchings – Saxophone
Theon Cross – Tuba
Tom Skinner: Drums
Eddie Hicks – Drums

MOBO award-winners Sons of Kemet is a rambunctious double-drumming quartet led by saxophonist/clarinettist Shabaka Hutchings, creating a revolutionary mix of jazz, rock, dub and Caribbean folk.

Hutchings draws on a motley collection of influences, bringing links to early Caribbean and Rastafarian music, Afrobeat rhythms and funky New Orleans brass into play. This intriguing melting pot is fuelled by the voracious beats of the two drummers Tom Skinner and Eddie Hick, overlaid with Theon Cross’s versatile tuba playing, which lends both bass and melody to the tracks. Their eagerly awaited third record, Your Queen is a Reptile, will be released on 30 March on the iconic Impulse! label.

This is jazz, but perhaps not as you know it. It’s fresh, accessible, loaded with cultural capital…and you will dance.

“One of the hippest new UK bands… almost certain to dominate the ‘best of’ lists at the end of the year”
– The Guardian

“I strongly urge you to go and see this band live”
– Gilles Peterson

Subtle and tranquil 
– Dublin Jazz

[ARCHIVE] Carole Nelson Trio – Wed, Feb 21, 21:15 – €10 (Dolan’s Upstairs)

Carole Nelson Trio: Winter Tour 2018

€10 – Dolan’s Upstairs
Doors 20:45, Gig 21:15

Carole Nelson – piano, soprano saxophone, text
Cormac O’Brien – bass
Dominic Mullan- drums

Following the release of their debut CD One Day In Winter, the Carole Nelson Trio have dates lined up for an Irish Winter 2018 tour. Long at the creative hub of multi award-winning group Zrazy, Carole has turned her attention to the stripped back form of the jazz trio. One Day In Winter, inspired by the South Carlow landscape, traces the arc of a winter’s day between the Barrow and the Blackstairs Mountains – a journey through a human landscape as much as a physical one – meditation, wonder, playfulness, contemplation of ageing and death, human warmth and companionship.

Glorious, free spirited jazz
– Irish Times

Subtle and tranquil 
– Dublin Jazz

[ARCHIVE] Limerick Jazz Workshop: Dolan’s Upstairs, Dec 7th – 7:30pm (Adm: €5)

Limerick Jazz workshop is now in its 9th year and growing. It has helped people of all ages to learn about jazz improvisation. No matter what level one has attained Limerick Jazz Workshop has helped further their education with some of the best tutors in the country. Classes run every Tuesdayat The Learning Hub in Kileely from Sept to May. each year there are  several public  performances in Venues throughout the City. This is our annual Christmas performance and over the years we have seen many students grow from strength to strength. We hope you can join us and support these amazing musicians.


[ARCHIVE] John Stowell And Hugh Buckley – Dolans Upstairs – Nov 9th 8:30pm (Adm: €10)

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John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.
He has taught internationally for 30 years in every educational setting.
His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music. http://www.johnstowell.com/

Hugh Buckley comes from the renowned Buckley dynasty . A master guitarist and educatort who has graced stages all over the world. He has several recordings to his credit and is the founder gf the now famous guitar night which runs monthly at JJ Smyths in Dublin. Hugh recently performed at Limerick Jazz Festival with such luminaries as David O Rourke Joe O Callaghan and Tommy Halferty.


Limerick Jazz Society Announces Spring Season 2012

Limerick Jazz Society is kicking off the celebration of its 30th anniversary with an exciting Spring Season. Our presentations are:

As usual we feature a range of outstanding visiting performers from the US (Bill Carrothers, Pete Robbins, Dave Friedman) and Europe (Norma Winstone, Peter Weniger).  We have visits from two mainstays of the Irish jazz scene, Louis Stewart and Bob Whelan, and the up and coming singer Emilie Conway.
All gigs are at 9pm in Dolans Upstairs, and are on Wednesday nights except for Thursday March 8.  Ticket prices are €13 (concessions €10).

Limerick Jazz Workshop Student Performance

It’s that time of year again…

Limerick Jazz Workshop will be kicking off the festive season at the Shannon Rowing Club on Sarsfield Bridge on Thursday 8th December at 8 pm.  There will be six ensembles performing in all including juniors and beginners.  Party atmosphere and good music guaranteed!  Entry is €5 so it’s a recession-buster too.