December 12, Dolans Upstairs, 9pm
Founded in 2007 by saxophonist and composer Nick Roth, the Yurodny Ensemble perform contemporary interpretations of traditional music from around the world alongside new works by composers inspired by these traditions.
“Music sans frontières…exhilarating perfection.”
(The Journal of Music)
“Evenset is surely one of the most significant records to come out of Ireland in decades.”
“One of the best and most adventurous world music discs I’ve heard in a long while.”
(Downtown Music Gallery, NYC)
“The music emerged triumphant, vibrant and irresistable!”
(The Irish Times)
Sunday December 8th, 3pm-6pm
Best Western Pery’s Hotel, Admission €5
Limerick Jazz Workshop is celebrating its sixth year with its annual Christmas gig. Come and see musicians of all ages showing what a rich seam of talent exists here. Five ensembles will be performing including juniors and beginners. There will be a great part atmosphere and complimentary finger food. If you can think of a better way to spend your fiver please let us know!
November 30, 8pm, LIT Millenium Theatre
Described by Dave Brubeck as “one of the most incredible pianists I’ve ever heard”, Grammy award-winning musician, composer and producer Laurence Hobgood makes a seasonal return to Ireland for a series of intimate performances in Counties Kerry, Limerick and Cork.
Well-known to music fans for his 20-year and on-going collaboration with singer and fellow Grammy-winner, Kurt Elling, Laurence will introduce Irish listeners to his extraordinary and multi-faceted talents, both as a composer-arranger and most importantly as a pianist of the highest musical order. Laurence has had a stellar career since moving to the city of Chicago in 1988. Hobgood was awarded three consecutive fellowships (90, 91 and 92) to perform in the Aspen Music festival where he played with many great artists including Gary Burton, Clark Terry and Bob Mintzer.