[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] Andy Sheppard Quartet Oct 10

Andy Sheppard Quartet
‘Surrounded by Sea’ Tour

Saturday October 10th. Dolans.
Adm €15/12  8.30pm

Andy Sheppard Qrt MAC

Moving on Music presents Andy Sheppard Quartet, as they embark on their Ireland wide ‘Surrounded by Sea’ tour.

International jazz star, ECM recording artist and Bristol resident Andy Sheppard is one of few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for solo, big band, and chamber orchestra.  A serial collaborator, Andy has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and is in huge demand for both his composing and for his legendary live performances.

The newest record ‘Surrounded by Sea’ (ECM) has emerged from the widely-praised ‘Trio Libero’ project with previous collaborators Michel Benita (bass) and Polar Bear rhythm master Seb Rochford (drums) once again joining Sheppard. The addition of guitarist and electronic artist Eivind Aarset adds a backdrop of ambient drones and electronic textures, giving Sheppard and co more space to explore. The end product includes new compositions, open improvisations, an Elvis Costello tune, and the Gaelic traditional ballad “Aoidh, Na Dean Cadal Idir” which appears in three variations as a thematic thread through the album.

The band creates music that is both ethereal and grounded. Each member of the quartet is a master in their own right, but together they deliver a performance built on subtlety, groove, control, and a deep understanding of one another.

“A career-defining moment for Sheppard” ★★★★ Jazzwise

“Surrounded by Sea is an intriguing shift for Sheppard as both a player and a bandleader” ★★★★ The Guardian