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Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4

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Days 1-2 | Days 3-4

Sligo Jazz Project
Various Venues
Sligo, Ireland
July 24-29, 2018

July 26, 2018When the wind died down the day turned humid and heavy. Clouds hung low in the sky, grey and oppressive. And as Sligo's people sipped their coffees and settled down at their ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dan Shout: In With a Shout

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While it might be a cliché to say it, one can expect the unexpected when listening to the music of Dan Shout. An exceptional saxophonist and composer, the Cape Town-based artist has also built a sterling track record of creating highly distinctive and exciting albums. While he initially made a splash in 2012 with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ryan Quigley: What Doesn’t Kill You

Read "What Doesn’t Kill You" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Born in 1977, Ryan Quigley began playing trumpet at age 11 and later became an in-demand musician touring with the likes of Curtis Stigers and Tim Garland, and working as a member of award-winning Glaswegian band Brass Jaw. He's now the jazz trumpet tutor and one of the directors of the Big Band at the Royal ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter Ryan Quigley To Release "What Doesn't Kill You" September 9 Featuring Paul Booth, Steve Hamilton, Michael Janisch, Clarence Penn

Trumpeter Ryan Quigley To Release "What Doesn't Kill You" September 9 Featuring Paul Booth, Steve Hamilton, Michael Janisch, Clarence Penn

Enjoying a career which includes key roles with prominent UK symphony orchestras and big bands, plus recording/touring projects with Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Tom Jones and Randy Brecker (to name but a few), trumpeter and composer/arranger Ryan Quigley now unveils his ten-track album What Doesn’t Kill You—a quintet release with Paul Booth (tenor sax, flutes), Steve ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Announcing The “Whirlwind Mini Fest” 28th And 29th September 2015, At Stereo In Glasgow, Scotland

Announcing The “Whirlwind Mini Fest” 28th And 29th September 2015, At Stereo In Glasgow, Scotland

In just five years Whirlwind Recordings has been called “the new label of the moment, releasing a diverse cross section of music." by BBC Radio 2 and has a catalog of over 60 albums of adventurous and visceral music that spans genres, is rooted in originality and has key emphasis on the improvised. The artists on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brass Jaw: Minted

Read "Minted" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

This is not an unbiased review. That needs to be said from the outset. Payola changed hands to ensure that this review was written. The press release for Minted--the fourth album from Scotland's Brass Jaw--arrived accompanied by cash. An obvious bribe. Painted to resemble an eye, but still quite obviously coin of the realm. Two pence, ...

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke

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It had long been saxophonist Tommy Smith's dream to perform and record a live concert of music written by or associated with the great Duke Ellington. As leader of the acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Smith set about making that dream come true, and in October 2012 it happened, as an enthusiastic audience saw and heard ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bray Jazz Festival 2013

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Bray Jazz Festival
Bray, County Wicklow
Ireland
May 3-5, 2013

For many years, the picturesque town of Bray's main claim to fame has been that it's the oldest inhabited seaside town in Ireland. That is, it was the main claim to fame until Bray local lass Katie Taylor won boxing gold at the 2012 ...