Trumpeter Ryan Quigley, who brings ‘Ella & Louis: Porgy & Bess’ to the National Concert Hall on Wednesday 11th.

Saturday, September 7th Honor Heffernan: The Whistling Girl High Tide Club, Castletown Bearhaven, Cork Composer Trevor Knight’s setting of the word(...)

Blue Note: the label’s respect for music, and the musicians who made it, set it apart. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/NYT

“The Finest in Jazz since 1939” says the famous tag line, and 80 years later it’s still hard to disagree. The Blue Note label, which celebrates that r(...)

John Coltrane died 50 years ago this week. In the intervening decades, the saxophonist’s reputation has suffered not the tiniest decline. One could co(...)

David Weiss: When Words Fail
  • Music
  • August 1, 2014, 00:00

At it’s best, music is about saying the unsayable. When Words Fail is David Weiss’s response to one of the most inexpressible feelings of all – bereav(...)

Tim Hegarty: Tribute
  • Music
  • February 28, 2014, 00:00

For those who need their jazz to swing, saxophonist Tim Hegarty’s tribute to his formative influences will be a light in the gathering darkness(...)