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‘There are all sorts of “experts” who will tell you how to get the Wonder back. Climb a mountain. Jump in a lake. See through the eyes of others. Hug a lama.’

If you have ever provided support services to a teenager or “young adult” (eye roll), you’ll be aware that they know it all. At the very least, they k(...)

The Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio play Bennigan’s in Derry on Wednesday
The best jazz events this week
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  • August 3, 2019, 05:00

Saturday 03 Dirty Jazz Club   Arthur’s, Dublin, arthurspub.ie  Over the last year, these monthly Saturday nights with the Dirty Jazz Club h(...)

Saxophonist Tom Caraher kicks off the Triskel Arts Centre’s new summer jazz series at lunchtime on Saturday 20th. 

Saturday, July 13 Rodrigo Almonte Trio Arthurs, Dublin Sometime Dublin-based Peruvian guitarist Rodrigo Almonte is studying for a masters in jazz pe(...)

Donald McRae: “I do think that quite unusually as I’ve got older, I’ve become less judgemental.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Donald McRae left South Africa for London in the early 1980s, he knew where he was going and he knew what he was going to do. He just didn’t know(...)

Kind of Blue: Miles Davis. Photograph: Express/Getty

“I don’t remember hearing it for the first time,” says Guy Barker. “It’s almost like it was always there.” The London trumpeter, who has played his h(...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

Loud enough to wake the dead – that might well be the motto for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicked off Thursday night. The streets (...)

The DFS Avenue bed.

Sleepover in style Pack your PJs and shake out your slippers: the adult sleepover is trending big-time. After all, why should teenagers be allowed to(...)

Cannonball Adderley: Recorded Somethin’ Else in 1958 with Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and Art Blakey

At the end of summer in 1992, my brother came home from working on the east coast of North America with a small suitcase of compact discs. At that poi(...)

The Exorcist: William Friedkin at the steps where he filmed his horror film’s climatic scene, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When you’ve got a demonic child in Washington splattering dark stinking bile, croaking gibberish, spewing vulgar personal attacks, lying to sow confus(...)

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