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Dublin Jazz Book Launch at BelloBar

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Dublin Jazz Book Launch BelloBar Dublin, Ireland May 11, 2014 They came out in good numbers to celebrate the launch of the Dublin Jazz Book at the BelloBar in the funky Portobello neighborhood of Dublin. The success of the evening went beyond numbers though, for the publishing of the DJB--essentially a Real Book of compositions by Dublin-based musicians--marks a potentially new chapter in the history of Dublin jazz, jazz in Ireland, and--whisper it quietly--jazz in ...

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Workin' II - Irish Jazz Showcase: Dublin, Ireland, May 26, 2013

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Workin' II: Irish Jazz ShowcaseWorkman's ClubDublin, IrelandMay 26, 2013Where do you go to see Afro-Peruvian jazz, an 18-piece Sun Ra tribute band, neo-soul, vocal jazz, trios, quartets and electronic music with live horn processing, all on the same day? The Workman's Club in Dublin, Ireland, of course. Workin' II, a mini-festival organized by the Improvised Music Company, was--as the title suggests--the second installment of a concept designed to showcase the contemporary jazz and related music ...

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Phisqa: Phisqa

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Jazz has come far in Ireland in the last decade or two, leaving behind the trad-jazz on a Sunday image for an altogether more contemporary scene. In part, this is due to the increasingly cosmopolitan face of the country's cities, and in no small measure to the influence of Dublin's Newpark Music Centre, the only educational institution in Ireland to offer jazz studies. Phisqa is a case in point; the quintet members hail from Peru, South Africa, Italy, Venezuela and ...