The best jazz music this week


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Wednesday April 11

Listen
Arthurs, Dublin, 8 p.m., € 10, listen.ie
Composer Dylan Rynhart’s monthly music fair is as eclectic and generous an evening of music as you are likely to find in the capital. Supported by Music Network and the Contemporary Music Center, Rynhart’s own music makes a rare appearance this month, with his talented ensemble Fuzzy Logic launching new compositions inspired by vocal melody and birdsong with singer Sue Rynhart. , pianist Izumi Kimura, saxophonist Nick Roth, bassist Derek Whyte and drummer Matt Jacobson. Also on the bill, Silver Kites with new and experimental music by singer / songwriters Fionnuala Conway, Lenka Dobai and Judith Ring; a contemporary classical music program from the DIT Saxophone Quartet; and a conversation with Rynhart himself about his work with vocal melody.

Aoife Doyle Group
Dolans, Limerick, 8:30 p.m., € 14/12, dolans.ie
Singer Aoife Doyle had already earned the respect of many with her emotional and technically virtuoso rendition of other people’s songs, but last year’s Clouds album revealed an original material writer of depth and depth. real honesty. The band on this record – pianist Johnny Taylor, bassist Andrew Csibi and drummer Dominic Mullen – are a rhythm section of Rolls Royce and they will join Doyle on the road in the coming weeks, playing for the Limerick Jazz Society (Wednesday 11 ), Arthurs in Dublin (Thursday 19) and Tinahely Courthouse (Saturday 21). The Dublin-born singer also appears as a duet with guitarist Hugh Buckley at the Derry Jazz Festival on May 4.

Thursday April 12

Scott Flanigan / Dominic Mullen
Arthurs, Dublin, 8 p.m., € 10, arthurspub.ie
Belfast pianist and organist Scott Flanigan certainly knows his way south, and for that fact, audiences in the capital are increasingly grateful. Flanigan’s debut album Point of Departure, released in 2015, was a marker set by a player and composer of growing maturity and whether on the acoustic piano or the Hammond organ, Flanigan combines imagination and daring with a solid understanding of the jazz tradition. This collaboration with silky drummer Dominic Mullen in Arthurs promises top-notch music and risk-taking.

Friday April 13

Eduardo Niebla
Triskel Christchurch, Cork, 8 p.m., € 20, triskelartscentre.ie. Also Island Arts Center, Lisburn, Saturday 14
Flamenco is one of the original musical fusions, with its roots and influences spanning centuries, steeped in flavors from India, southern Europe, Maghreb and the Middle East. It is therefore not surprising that the music of Andalusian gypsy culture has been fertile ground for jazz musicians. Spanish guitarist Eduardo Niebla is one of the art’s best-known exponents, and his tense improvised style has graced the records of popster George Michael and trance band Juno Reactor. He is in Ireland for a short tour accompanied by guitarist Matthew Robinson.

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