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Chief Keegan

Chief Keegan are a musically skilled, multitalented instrumental funk band from Dublin, Ireland.

Some of their musical influences include bands such as Vulfpeck, The Meters, Lettuce and Galactic amongst a mixture of other genres throughout numerous decades. Bluesy and with a deep funky groove, their music is filled with energetic, unique and incredible sounds that will transport you into a world of funkadelic musical fusion and leave you wanting more.

Since their formation, Chief Keegan have been working hard on the gigging scene nationwide in Ireland and have been successfully performing to crowds and fans for many years with their groovy vibes, gaining a good following. Since the beginning of their journey, they have had a plethora of notable gigs on their roster including some popular annual festivals in Ireland.

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Stella Basss

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Stella studied music from a young age, starting piano accordion lessons at five, followed later by singing and piano, both through the Royal Irish Academy of Music. A degree in Computer Science from University College Dublin followed, and in 2017 she completed a Master’s Degree in Music in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music. She used the unexpected downtime of the pandemic to build on her undergrad IT skills to study Music Production with Berklee College, Boston, and Music Composition & Arranging with Studio Orchestrations, Belfast, which has led her into the fascinating world of writing, arranging and producing sync music for TV, film and gaming; she has already had several pieces of her original music signed exclusively to Warner Chappell Music in the USA.

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Izumi Kimura: Translating The World Into Music

Read "Izumi Kimura: Translating The World Into Music" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Music may not be the most important thing in the world, not with all the turmoil that is going on, but it would be hard to envisage life without it. At the very least music can be a balm in stormy times, a distraction from the madness. Plenty of philosophers have waxed lyrical about ...

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Stella Bas

Stella studied music from a young age, taking singing and piano exams through the Royal Irish Academy of Music. A degree in Computer Science from University College Dublin followed, and in 2017 she completed a Master’s Degree in Music (Jazz Performance) in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music. She used the unexpected downtime of the pandemic to build on her undergrad IT skills to study Music Production with Berklee College, Boston, and Music Composition & Arranging with Studio Orchestrations, Belfast, which has led her into the fascinating world of writing, arranging and producing sync music for TV, film and gaming; she has already had several pieces of her original music signed exclusively to Warner Chappell Music in the USA.

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Jazz Day At The New Ross Piano Festival with Kit Downes and Scott Flanigan Set for September 20-24, 2023

Jazz Day At The New Ross Piano Festival with Kit Downes and Scott Flanigan Set for September 20-24, 2023

Five years ago the New Ross Piano Festival introduced jazz piano to what had been a purely classical piano festival. So far it has featured Enrico Pieranunzi, Lars Jansson, Gwilym Simcock, Vadim Neselovskyi, Phil Ware, Jim Doherty and Greg Felton. This year its Kit Downes and Scott Flanigan. About Kit Downes Kit Downes is a BBC ...

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Origin Story

Origin Story are "one of the freshest voices in Irish jazz and a must-hear for anyone who wants to know where the piano trio is headed in the 21st century" (Irish Times) and their debut album Good Friday was named Irish Times Jazz Album of the Year 2020.

Pianist Greg Felton, bassist Cormac OBrien and drummer Matthew Jacobson have accumulated over 25 years of history as collaborators and friends and have been involved in many of the most artistically successful projects in creative Irish music in that time

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Landmark Album From Jazz Guitar Legend Louis Stewart Re-Issued

Landmark Album From Jazz Guitar Legend Louis Stewart Re-Issued

Out on His Own, the 1977 solo album by Louis Stewart—Ireland’s major contribution to world class jazz guitar playing—is to be reissued on the reactivated Livia Records on February 24. Recorded when Stewart was playing at his formidable peak and alternating between touring with saxophonist and legendary jazz club owner Ronnie Scott and making trips back ...

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BigSpoon's Chris Engel: Intention... And Spontaneity

Read "BigSpoon's Chris Engel: Intention...  And Spontaneity" reviewed by Ian Patterson


So much goes into a debut album—a lifetime of learning, experiences and myriad influences. The music that springs forth is also often shaped in subtle and unfathomable ways that are sometimes not entirely clear even to the composer. Some musical reference points may appear obvious, others much less so, and so it is with ...

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Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time

Read "Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson


For someone whose livelihood and lifeblood are all about rhythms, the COVID-19 lockdown, with its very different rhythms, must be extremely frustrating. Especially when, as is the case with Matthew Jacobson, renowned drummer, composer, promotor and record label manager, there is no drum kit in his Dublin apartment. “I've been doing more work on ...

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