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Camilla George At The MAC

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Camilla George The MAC jny:Belfast, N. Ireland June 25, 2022 It was a sell-out crowd for Camilla George's Belfast gig, the penultimate stop on a ten-date tour of Ireland. In part, this no doubt reflected people's hunger for live music after the socio-cultural privations of lockdown, but above all, it ...

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Brilliant Corners 2022

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Brilliant Corners 2022 The Black Box jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 4-12, 2022 Brilliant Corners is ten. Belfast's onliest jazz festival celebrated the milestone by welcoming audiences back to The Black Box after 2021's virtual edition. When Brilliant Corners was last held here before a live audience, in March 2020, Covid ...

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Brilliant Corners 2020

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Brilliant Corners 2020 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland February 27 to March 7, 2020 Maybe it's global warming, for just as the first bloom of spring in these strange times appears in February, so too, Brilliant Corners starts ever earlier. From its first, modest edition over three days ...

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Joseph Leighton

Joseph Leighton is one of the finest young jazz guitarists to emerge on the Irish jazz scene. He has performed alongside established jazz musicians Meilana Gillard, John Leighton and MOBO nominee David Lyttle. As well as regular residencies performing in his hometown of Derry, Joseph has also played at the Derry City Jazz festival and Stendhal Festival of Art. In 2016 Joseph featured in the line-up for Brilliant Corners Festival in Belfast playing support to acclaimed duo Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock and the Vein Trio. He has studied under David Lyttle, Mike Walker, Vijay Iyer and Jesse Van Ruller, was one of the youngest musicians to be awarded a place on the Jazz Course at the Banff Centre, Canada and was selected as one of Moving On Music’s ‘Emerging Artists’ 2016- 17

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Lewis Smith

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Lewis started out as a classical clarinettist but at the age of 18 took up saxophone and began playing jazz. By the age of 19, while still a music student at the University of Ulster, he found himself to be a member of the Brian Irvine Ensemble as soprano saxophonist alongside the legendary English free jazz saxophonist Paul Dunmall. Working with Brian took Lewis all over Europe performing at many contemporary music and jazz festivals. This was a partnership that lasted 11 years and included performances for BBC Radio 3 with the Ulster Orchestra and also a performance with Keith Tippet. Throughout the years, Lewis has been the leader and composer for various outfits and projects

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Alan Niblock

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Jazz/Free Jazz/Improvising composer. Electric & double bass. In 2001 he founded his own cutting edge group Ambient Forces, from exploring the influences of natural and man-made environments, studying the human voice to the visualization of....Climate change....Dark Energy and Free Jazz.

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Rick Swann

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Rick Swann (born October 10, 1989) is a Northern Irish musician/producer primarily based in the Jazz genre & highly regarded as one of Irelands finest trumpet players. Rick has been featured on numerous high profile bills on stages ranging from London's 'Royal Albert Hall', to Belfast's 'Odyssey Arena'. Having performed on live stages in a professional setting since the age of 12, Rick has developed a much respected and influential role within the Irish & U.K Jazz scene. Swann currently works on a range of high profile residencies primarily focused on facilitating and growing the Northern Irish Jazz Scene as Artistic Director of the newly established Jaxx Jazz Club (Belfast) & Atlantic Jazz Club (Portrush)

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Connor Burnside

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Connor has been playing from the age of 11. He was taught by john wilson the drummer from taste and rory gallagher and them with van morrison. John taught connor for 5 years and now he is taking lessons from david lyttle. Connor has been sitting in and playing with some of the top players in ireland and the UK such as Linley Hamilton, Nicky scott, Mark Mcknight, Julie Folis. He has also sat in with players like Nick Morgan. Connor wants to apply for berklee university next year and keep practicing to be the best drummer/musician he can be.

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Linley Hamilton

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Linley is a jazz trumpet player, educator and broadcaster who lives in Ireland. He is also curator at Magy's Farm, a specialist jazz music venue in County Down that has hosted concerts by Jim Beard and Jon Herington, Paul Dunlea with Steve Hamilton, John Donegan Quintet, Seamus Blake and Bill Carrothers, Ari Hoenig, Tom Ollendorff and Conor Chaplin, Paul Booth Quintet and many more. He is also a Doctor of Jazz with specialist research in dynamic contouring as a partner to tension and release. Linley has 5 studio albums as leader:

Up to Now (2001)
Taylor Made (2011)
In Transition (2014)
Making other Arrangements (2018)
For the Record (2020)

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Meilana Gillard

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Ohio raised (London-born) saxophonist and composer Meilana Gillard emerged as a rising star on the New York scene whilst studying at the New School in the early 2000s. She has worked with U.S. icons Charli Persip, Christian McBride and also Greg Osby, who released her debut album Day One on his Inner Circle Music label in 2009, as well as Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Campbell and the New York all-female big band DIVA. Based near Belfast since 2012, she's now set to release her second album Dream Within a Dream on May 26th via Lyte Records. Choosing a chordless trio format, Meilana features MOBO nominated drummer David Lyttle, who has featured her in his own trio and alongside trumpet star Terell Stafford, and whose own recent studio collaborations include Joe Lovano and Talib Kweli


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