Phil Ware Trio feat. An­ders Bergcrantz & Perico Sam­beat

JJ Smyths, Aungier St, Dublin, 9pm, ¤20, jjs­myths.com

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | - CL

JAZZ Af­ter a suc­ces­sion of false dusks and hopes for a re­prieve, it looks like JJ Smyth’s will fi­nally close its doors at the end of the month, and live mu­sic fans of all hues – but par­tic­u­larly the jazz au­di­ence – will shed a tear for one of the last bars in Dublin’s city cen­tre where the name above the door was the face be­hind the bar. Dublin pi­anist Phil Ware, one of the stal­warts of the JJs ros­ter over the years, brings the cur­tain down in fine style this week with an in­ter­na­tional quin­tet brim­ming with tal­ent, in­clud­ing Swedish trum­peter An­ders Bergcrantz and renowned Span­ish sax­o­phon­ist Perico Sam­beat – ex­pect hard-bop horn ar­range­ments and hard-swing­ing grooves from Ware and his top notch trio with bassist Dave Red­mond and drum­mer Kevin Brady. JJs fi­nal week also fea­tures a farewell per­for­mance from gui­tarist Nigel Mooney (Sun­day af­ter­noon), per­haps the mu­si­cian most associated with the fa­bled up­stairs room on Aungier St, with pi­anist Johnny Tay­lor’s trio and spe­cial guest, sax­o­phon­ist Richie Buck­ley.

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