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(...)

Mark Morris Dance Group members at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing in  London, ahead of their performance of  Pepperland in Dublin. Photograph: Elliott From Franks

When imagining touchstone musical albums, the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band easily comes to mind: quintessential Britain in the swingi(...)

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(...)

Kelsey Lu: “Shades of Blue was a glimpse of hopefulness and peace from within that depression.”

New artist of the week: Kelsey Lu  What: Cellist and vocalist Where: North Carolina Why: The Los Angeles-based classically-trained cellist an(...)

Michael Wollny breathes new life into the piano trio
Jazz: The best gigs this week
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  • October 28, 2017, 05:00

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Various venues, continues till Sunday 29th. guinnessjazzfestival.com Those interested in where jazz is headed in the (...)

Thirty-five years after his death – and a good 70 since the high-water mark of the bebop he helped to invent – the music of Thelonious Monk continues (...)

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(...)

Laurie Anderson at the National Concert Hall.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Audiences are not a fixed entity, and neither are cultural institutions nor venues. Adapt or die, and all that. As a teenager, I sang in choirs at the(...)

Novelist Claire Kilroy: “’She Moved Through the Fair’ is one of the saddest but most alluring songs ever written.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Roddy Doyle Mozart: Madamina, il catalogo e’ questo from Don Giovanni I spent a year translating Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and got to know it well - too(...)

LA pianist and musical director John Beasley is the sort of musician who’ll never be short of paid work. Over the years, the 55-year-old son and gr(...)