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DAR­REN BECK­ETT& BEN CLATWORTHYTRIO B ago ts Hut ton, Dublin ,8 pm ,¤17/¤14, dublin­jazz.ie For one of Ire­land’s most tal­ented mu­si­cal ex­ports, Dar­ren Beck­ett’s pro­file on his home is­land is not high. But then, the Belfast-born drum­mer hit the road early in his ca­reer, study­ing in Ger­many with leg­endary drum­mer Keith Copeland be­fore re­lo­cat­ing to New York, where he has been based for the past two decades. There, he be­came a first-call side­man for singers such as Madeleine Pey­roux, Lau­ryn Hill and Killers front­man Bran­don Flow­ers. Last year, Beck­ett moved back to this side of the pond, and he ar­rives in Ire­land this month with his own Brighton­based quar­tet. A jazz mu­si­cian first and fore­most, this tour is a rare op­por­tu­nity to hear the con­sum­mate side man take cen­tre stage. HUGH BUCK­LEY QUAR­TET The Dock, Car rick on Shan­non ,8.30 pm, ¤16/¤14,thedock.ie Dublin gui­tar hero Hugh Buck­ley is plugged di­rectly in to the great tra­di­tion of post-bop gui­tar that stretches from Wes Mont­gomery to Louis Ste­wart and Ge­orge Ben­son. Add hard-swing­ing pi­anist Phil Ware – an­other Dublin hero who wor­ships at the post-bop font – along with bassist Dan Bod­well and drum­mer Do­minic Mullen and you have a front rank main­stream quar­tet that will blow the win­ter blues away.


LIS­TEN Arthurs,Dublin,8pm,¤10,lis­ten.ie Com­poser Dy­lan Ryn­hart’s monthly mu­sic sa­lon 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 Cen­tre, Ryn­hart’s own mu­sic makes a rare ap­pear­ance this month, with his tal­ented Fuzzy Logic en­sem­ble de­but­ing new com­po­si­tions in­spired by speech melody and bird song with vo­cal­ist Sue Ryn­hart, pi­anist Izumi Kimura, sax­o­phon­ist Nick Roth, bassist Derek Whyte and drum­mer Matt Jacobson. Also on the bill are Sil­ver Kites with new and ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic from vo­cal­ist/ com­posers Fion­nu­ala Con­way, Lenka Dobai and Ju­dith Ring; a pro­gramme of con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal mu­sic from the DIT Sax­o­phone Quar­tet; and a con­ver­sa­tion with Ryn­hart him­self about his work with speech melody. AOIFEDOYLEBAND Do l ans, Lim­er­ick ,8.30 pm ,¤14/¤12, dolans.ie Vo­cal­ist Aoife Doyle had al­ready won the re­spect of many with her emo­tional and tech­ni­cally vir­tu­osic in­ter­pre­ta­tion of other peo­ple’s songs, but last year’s Clouds al­bum re­vealed a writer of orig­i­nal ma­te­rial of real depth and hon­esty. The group on that record – pi­anist Johnny Tay­lor, bassist An­drew Csibi and drum­mer Do­minic Mullen – is a Rolls Royce rhythm sec­tion and they will be join­ing Doyle on the road in the com­ing weeks, play­ing for the Lim­er­ick Jazz So­ci­ety (Wed­nes­day 11th), Arthurs in Dublin (Thurs­day 19th) and Ti­na­hely Court­house (Sat­ur­day 21st). The Dublin-born singer is also ap­pear­ing in duo with gui­tarist Hugh Buck­ley at the Derry Jazz Fes­ti­val on May 4th.


SCOTTFLANIGAN/DO­MINIC MULLEN Ar thurs, Dublin ,8 pm ,¤10, arthur­spub.ie Belfast pi­anist and or­gan­ist Scott Flani­gan cer­tainly knows his way south, and for that fact, au­di­ences in the cap­i­tal are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly grate­ful. Flani­gan’s debut al­bum, Point of De­par­ture, re­leased in 2015, was a marker laid down by a player and com­poser of grow­ing ma­tu­rity and whether on acous­tic pi­ano or Ham­mond or­gan, Flani­gan com­bines imag­i­na­tion and dar­ing with a firm grasp of the jazz tra­di­tion. This col­lab­o­ra­tion with silky drum­mer Do­minic Mullen in Arthurs prom­ises mu­sic mak­ing and risk tak­ing of the high­est or­der.


ED­UARDO NIEBLA T risk el Christchurch, Cork ,8 pm ,¤20, triske­larts­cen­tre.ie.Al­soIs­landArts Cen­tre, L is burn, Sat­ur­day 14 th Fla­menco is one of the orig­i­nal mu­si­cal fu­sions, its roots and in­flu­ences stretch­ing across the cen­turies, suf­fused with flavours of In­dia, south­ern Europe, the Ma­greb and the near east. So it’s no won­der that the mu­sic of the An­dalu­sian gypsy culture has been fer­tile ground for jazz mu­si­cians. Span­ish gui­tarist Ed­uardo Niebla is one of the most noted ex­po­nents of the art, and his taut im­pro­visatory style has graced records by pop­ster Ge­orge Michael and trance group Juno Re­ac­tor. He’s in Ire­land for a short tour ac­com­pa­nied by gui­tarist Matthew Robin­son.

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