Bringing a fresh focus on Ireland’s burgeoning big band jazz scene, the maiden performance of the New Irish Jazz Orchestra is much anticipated. This is a cross border band made up of the cream of Ireland’s jazz musicians and now makes its debut at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
The 19 piece big band will mainly concentrate on new compositions from its Artistic Director Paul Dunlea, Cormac McCarthy, Paul Frost and other band members. The music is fresh, hard driving, powerful, and is topped by stunning vocals from Cork’s Laoise O’Hanlon. Don’t miss the first public performance of a band creating a new era for jazz in Ireland.
Line up: Sax/woodwind: Mark Wilde, Ciaran Wilde, Karl Rooney, Michael Lynch, John O’Connor: Trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Eamon Nolan, Mark Adams, Linley Hamilton: Trombone: Michael Marshall, Eoghan Kelly, Paul Frost: Rhythm Section: Cormac McCarthy (piano), Julien Colarossi (guitar), Dan Bodwell (double bass), Paul Byrne (drums): Vocals: Laoise O’Hanlon. Artistic Director: Paul Dunlea
Rhythm it is – music and especially jazz, begins, continues and ends with rhythm. In this free workshop you will cover pulse, the awareness of silence and of other members of the group, also harmony and melody in rhythm and polyrhythms.
Celebrating 30 years of rip roaring music, this top rated community big band from Norway’s capital city will deliver a superb melange of hits and classic big band numbers, topped with great vocals. Unmissable.
LINE UP: Conductor: Richard Johnsen, Vocals: Christin Bastiansen, Trumpets: Kenneth Olsen, Per-Anders Guldberg, Knut-Ivar Laastad, Rune Wold, Trombones: Mathias Hole, Robert Sigvartsen, Steinar Bang, Svein Malkjern, Silje Amundsen, Sax: Jonas Ulleland, Lars Hoff Henly, Audon Os, Siv Bergheim Holen, Terje Kvambe, Piano: Johan Herland, Guitar: Frank Meyer, Bass: Trond Bjarseth, Drums: Stein-Erik Evenstad.
This superb 18 piece big band will pay special tribute to the great dance bands of the 40s and 50s in this stunning show. Listen and dance to hits from Glenn Miller, Joe Loss, Edmundo Ross, Sid Phillips, Acker Bilk, Oscar Rabin, Mick Delahunty, John Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttleton, Geraldo, Victor Sylvester, Harry Gold, Chris Barber and more.