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Fred Hersch, one of the most respected musicians on the New York jazz scene, plays the Bray Jazz Festival

Ten years ago, as he lay recovering from an illness that many thought would end his life, let alone his career, Fred Hersch’s doctor said something th(...)

It’s over a decade since Cormac Kenevey released two fine albums on the hip Candid label, headlined two nights at Ronnie Scott’s, featured in DownBeat(...)

The inside sleeve of this eagerly awaited fifth album from Punch Brothers, the American roots quintet, features the five members posing like G-man ext(...)

The passing of piper Liam O’Flynn (above) and Claddagh Records founder Garech de Brún mark the departure of two pivotal figures from the Irish traditional music firmament

The passing of Liam O’Flynn and Garech de Brún mark the departure of two pivotal figures from the Irish traditional music firmament. O’Flynn came from(...)

Pat Metheny: “The sixties were happening everywhere else but they didn’t start in Missouri until 1971.”

A lawyer’s boardroom in midtown Manhattan is not exactly the sort of place you expect to find a jazz musician, but the man I am waiting to meet i(...)

Donny McCaslin
The best jazz gigs to see this week
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  • October 20, 2017, 05:00

Saturday 21st Zrazy. Baggots Hutton, Dublin, 8.30pm, €12, baggotshutton.com –Jazzy-pop (or is that poppy-jazz?) duo Zrazy - singer/flautist Maria Wal(...)

Guitarist Peter Bernstein jokes in his announcements on this live session that the launch party for Signs Live was a long time coming. In December 199(...)

Singer/mandolin player Chris Thile of The Punch Brothers: ‘I didn’t think music could get more important, but there’s an urgency to the endeavour right now, owing to the political climate, in America and around the world’. Photograph: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Chris Thile wants to get a badge made for his next tour that says “Hi, I’m Chris, I’m from America and I’m sorry.” The Grammy-winning mandolinist fro(...)

Mandolin and piano is as unlikely an instrumental pairing as you’ll find. Putting them together in a duo really shouldn’t work, but Chris Thile and B(...)

Jazz musician Hugh Buckley (r) has appealed for anyone with information on his missing Gibson L4 guitar to contact Mountjoy Garda station. Photograph: Hugh Buckley

A Facebook appeal for a guitar that was stolen from a car in Dublin on Tuesday night has gone viral, after fans and musical colleagues took to social (...)

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