John Moriarty Group


February 18th, 2009 at 8.30pm

Dolan’s Upstairs €15/10

Hakon Johansen (Norway) – drums

Daniel Formo (Norway) – piano; fender rhodes

Phil Donkin (England) – double bass



 Guitarist John Moriarty is self taught and strongly influenced by greats such as Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery.

He works extensively with jazz trio, Organics who were the first recipients of the prestigious Young Musicwide award in 2004. John was also finalist at the Montreux Jazz Festival guitar competition in Switzerland. He has played countless concerts including Guinness Jazz Festival, Glasgow jazz festival, JJ Smyth’s and Vicar Street. John has recorded and toured with U.S. pianist Bill Carrothers and performed with Bobby Watson of ‘Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers’. John plays regularly in guitar duets with Louis Stewart. Outside music, John builds his own design of archtop guitars.John is performing with some of Europe;s finest young musicians.