For the next three Mondays The Complex, in association with Improvised Music Company, will be holding a series of jazz concerts in The Depot on the 17th, 24th and 31st October. Doors 7pm Start 7:30pm
The Depot at The Complex, 12 Marys's Abbey, Dublin 7, D07XR90
Tickets on Eventbrite, €12 Early Bird, €15 online, €17 on the door. Special price ticket for all three Jazz Mondays €32
Ireland's adopted queen of soul, Dana Masters, hails from South Carolina where music played a huge role in her family's activities in church, community and civil rights. Meeting her husband - Northern Irish pastor Andrew Masters - in LA, Dana eventually moved with him to Northern Ireland and fell in love with the island's charms and wild winds. She was adopted by Belfast's jazz scene, and performing with trumpeter Linley Hamilton, Dana found herself singing one evening, while heavily pregnant, for an audience that included Van Morrison, and became Van's featured backing vocalist for years after. Her NI home continues to inspire her music, inspiring her rising career as an international soloist.
‘Musically multi-lingual’ Pianist Cormac McCarthy has always had a musical gift which spans genres. Raised in a musical household (son of professional classical flautist/composer and traditional fiddle player Johnny McCarthy) he with very different styles on his ear from the word go. For his own musical journey, jazz called, and Cormac crossed the Atlantic to study jazz piano in Chicago, with the prestigious Bill Whelan International Music Bursary. He’s been in demand as a pianist, composer and arranger for the RTE Concert Orchestra, Martin Hayes’ Common Ground Ensemble, Donal Lunny, Nell Ní Chróinín and many more, but his upcoming second album ‘On The Other Hand’ brings his own voice to the fore, not exactly in any of the genres that he fits so comfortably, but something entirely his own.
Join virtuoso guitar duo Aengus Hackett & Mike Nielsen as they bring to life the most well-loved music of Cole Porter.
Aengus Hackett has been surrounded by music from an early age, he grew up on an eclectic diet of folk, rock, punk and metal. Upon discovering jazz, Aengus was instantly hooked. In 2009, Aengus won a grant from the Arts Councils of Ireland and N. Ireland to attend the renowned Skidmore Jazz Institute in New York. During his time in the US, he studied with the likes of guitarist Wayne Krantz, Curtis Fuller, Pat LaBarbera and Grammy-winner Bobby Shew.
Michael Nielsen is coordinator of the Masters in Jazz Performance Degree programme at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has performed with many leading international jazz artists, most notably Dave Liebman, with whom he recorded twice, and toured Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He was awarded a Licentiate of Trinity College, London (LTCL) in classical guitar performance.