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Zaska has committed to the band leader approach on his debut album It Takes a Village. Photograph: Dara Munnis

What Irish jazz enters a soulful pop era? Where Wicklow Why One of the fruits of the prevalence of music colleges in Dublin in the last five years is (...)

Jazz bassist and composer, Ronan Guilfoyle

For a jazz composer, Ronan Guilfoyle had a better start than most. At a time when rock’n’roll was sweeping all before it, the Guilfoyle house in leafy(...)

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/(...)

Cote Calmet Bello: It was my first time ever seeing snow but Dublin just felt like home straight away. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Shortly after Cote Calmet Bello arrived in Ireland in October 2010 the temperatures began to drop. By December, the whole of Dublin was covered in a d(...)

Ronan Guilfoyle  at Newpark Music Centre in Glasthule, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The word “jazz” may conjure up images of men in sharp suits playing swing music in smoky basements. For contemporary jazz musicians, it’s a tired s(...)

Sometimes, unlikely combinations reveal qualities in musicians, and in their material, that more conventional line-ups leave unexplored. This meetin(...)

Guitarists tend to like one another’s company, a curious penchant not often shared by other instrumentalists, and the guitar duo has a long and noble(...)

David Liebman: “I’m good but I’m not that good. I don’t know how this happened to me. I still pinch myself daily”

‘As far as I’m concerned,” says Dave Liebman in a Noo Yawk accent straight out of an old gangster movie, “when you’ve got that horn in your mouth, wh(...)