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Take Five With David Tughan

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Meet David Tughan: I was born and raised in Northern Ireland. My passion for jazz began at 13 when I encountered the Count Basie Orchestra while vacationing in Florida. Inspired by the swinging energy and joyful sounds of the big band, I began listening to many instrumentalists like Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Stephane Grappelli, and singers like Nat “King" Cole, Chet Baker, and Mel Torme. Currently, alongside working with my quintet in clubs and festivals in UK and Ireland, I have sung with big bands like NYJO, Skelton Skinners All-stars, the RTE Concert Orchestra, and Grammy-Award nominee ...

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David Tughan: Builders Brew

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Cool and swinging, David Tughan sings the songs that we've come to know and hold dear. Builders Brew is his second album. Born and raised in Ireland, he performs throughout the United Kingdom, where audiences can soak up the tradition that he carries with him. With Frank Sinatra's phrasing and a delivery all his own, Tughan reaches out to a broad audience.

Surrounded by an organ/guitar trio that's augmented with tenor sax, the vocalist sails smoothly through each brief arrangement. He prefers to stick mainly with the melody of each tune. On “Love Me Tender," his presentation serves ...



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