Mike Nielsen

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An impulse during an improvisation 20 years ago caused Mike Nielsen to pluck the strings on the far side of the bridge of his guitar and in what he ca(...)

Donegal brothers Conor and Michael Murray

Saturday, November 30th Sheryl Bailey & Peter Moc Group Arthurs, Dublin Czech-born guitarist Peter Moc first presented his tribute to the music o(...)

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(...)

Eddie Lee (second from left) with his daughter Mimi and two music legends who taught at the Sligo Jazz Project in 2015, bassist Chuck Rainey (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan) and saxophonist Ernie Watts (Marvin Gaye, Charlie Haden) with his wife Patricia

Eddie Lee remembers the moment when the improbable success that is the Sligo Jazz Project really took root. The former bass guitarist with melodic 198(...)

The musical romance between Derry guitarist Tommy Halferty and London vocalist Norma Winstone began when they met as tutors on the now-legendary jazz (...)

Tommy Halferty

SATURDAY JUNE 9 Carmel McCreagh/Flo McSweeney/Fiachra Trench Arthurs, Dublin, 9.30pm, €12, arthurspub.ie It sounds simple – two singers, one pianist(...)

Norma Winstone: one of the bona fide vocal superstars of contemporary jazz

Fri 4 – JAZZ FESTIVAL Howth Jazz and Blues Festival Various venues, Howth, Co Dublin, no cover charges; continues until Monday, facebook.com/HowthIs(...)

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play the Sugar Club

Saturday 22 Blue Sky Music Listen. Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 8pm, €10, listen.ie Composer Dylan Rynhart’s monthly music salon flies up into the (...)

Miles Teller and JK Simmons in Whiplash: ‘The blood-soaked hands of Neiman really don’t lend themselves to the technically proficient drummer who might well play an eight-hour studio session and will no marks on their hands at the end of their day’s work’

Musicians are well aware of the complexities of language. Music is a beautiful tool of communication and jazz is one of its many languages. As a li(...)

Guilfoyle-Nielsen trio: bassist Ronan Guilfoyle, drummer Conor Guilfoyle and guitarist Mike Nielsen have admirers around the world

The Guilfoyle-Nielsen Trio are back where they started 30 years ago, in a room barely big enough to swing a guitar, poring over charts of fiendishl(...)

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