Hypnotic Brass Ensemble play a special matinee at the Sugar Club in Dublin, aimed at young jazz fans

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble matinee Sugar Club, Dublin Saturday December 9th 2pm €10 (children)/€12.50 (adults) thesugarclub.com Creative instrumental mus(...)

Mulatu Astatke:  deeply grooving hybrid of 1950s jazz and east-African traditions

Saturday, September 16th  MELTING POT MUSIC Match & Fuse Festival DLR Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin 2-5pm, €12/€10, matchandfuse.co.uk(...)

To call Andreas Schaerer a singer is an understatement. The Swiss vocalist and bandleader is a musical magician, a vocal conjuror happy to deploy any(...)

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(...)

Kristian Persson Elements: Let It Go
  • Music
  • December 16, 2014, 16:00

Young Swedish trombonist Kristian Persson was one of the stand-out players at this year’s 12 Points festival of new European jazz. Here he(...)

LAB Trio: Fluxus
  • Music
  • May 2, 2014, 00:00

The stand-out act at the recent 12 Points festival of new European jazz in Umea, Sweden, LAB are a trio of shockingly young Belgians playing with the (...)

Live Foyn Friis “crafts an earthy, shamanic sound that is equal parts folk, jazz, indy and country”

The theme of the 12 Points festival is that there is no theme, and that’s its strength – over the course of each festival, all planets in the m(...)

This Is How We Fly: from left, percussionist Petter Berndalen, percussive dancer Nic Gareiss,  Dublin reed player Seán Mac Erlaine and fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

There’s a telling moment in film-maker Myles O’Reilly’s atmospheric film about This Is How We Fly’s trip to Sweden last year to record their debut alb(...)

Free frequency: Redivider

When most people hear the word “jazz”, they generally think of hip black Americans in suits playing lots of notes to a half-empty basement. And 60 ye(...)

Big Blue: Strange Wonder
  • Music
  • June 28, 2013, 00:00

One of the star turns at last year’s 12 Points festival, Finnish quartet Big Blue are well on their way to becoming the Coldplay of European jazz. (...)

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