Huun-Huur-Tu: celebrated Mongolian throat singers

Referring to avant-garde composer John Cage, Brian Eno once joked that “we don’t all have to be polar explorers”. His point was that while it’s import(...)

Ruba Shamshoum, part of the new generation of women artists emerging from Newpark (now DCU) jazz programme

Saturday, November 25 BAN BAM The Complex, Dublin; 4pm, €25 (full-day ticket)/€20 (performances only); improvisedmusic.ie It’s probably going to tak(...)

Pat Metheny  has defined contemporary jazz guitar playing and there are few younger players untouched by his bright, fluid sound

Monday, November 13th An Evening with Pat Metheny NCH, Dublin. 8pm, €75/67.50/57.50/45. nch.ie. Also Tuesday, Waterfront, Belfast. 7.30pm, £53.50/25/(...)

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band: despite their worldwide acclaim from 1917 until 1925 they have largely been ignored or derided in jazz history

This year marks the centenary of the issuing of the first ever jazz record. This was Victor Catalogue Number 18255 released by the Victor Talking Mach(...)

New York drummer Tom Rainey will play Whelan’s on Friday, March 10th.

The recent rush of people to part with their hard-earned money for Ed Sheeran tickets was viewed with a mixture of scorn and envy (mostly the latter) (...)

Sue Rynhart: “It’s  important to get the opportunity to talk to other musicians from other countries”

It’s a quarter of a century since the Improvised Music Company (IMC) first began to operate in the jazz and world music fields. Current director Kenn(...)