Curated by Aengus Hackett Music, the #JAZZGate Series pays tribute to the greatest jazz artists and composers of all time,
as well as featuring local and visiting musicians – the absolute cream of the Irish Jazz scene.
” Carla Bley (born Lovella May Borg, May 11, 1938) is an American jazz composer, pianist, organist and bandleader. An important figure in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, she is perhaps best known for her jazz opera Escalator over the Hill (released as a triple LP set), as well as a book of compositions that have been performed by many other artists, including Gary Burton, Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, John Scofield and her ex-husband Paul Bley.
In 1964 she was involved in organising the Jazz Composers Guild, which brought together the most innovative musicians in New York at the time.
Bley has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Jack Bruce, Robert Wyatt and Nick Mason, drummer for the rock group Pink Floyd.
Carla Bley was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1972 for music composition. In 2009, she was awarded the German Jazz Trophy “A Life for Jazz”. Bley received the NEA Jazz Masters Award in 2015. ”
About special guest Izumi Kimura:
Born in Yokohama, Japan, Izumi Kimura has been playing the piano since she was little and the whole time she spent in Japan, which was up to 1995. As soon as she graduated from Toho University of Music in Tokyo Izumi moved to Ireland.
An experienced contemporary pianist, Izumi has worked with lots of great musicians and wonderful people from both classical and jazz/improvised music fields. Musicians and ensembles Izumi has worked with include RTECO, Crash Ensemble, Ergodos, Music 21, Michael d’Arcy, Bill Dowdall, Kenneth Edge, Ben Dwyer, Cora Venus Lunny and many more from the world of classical music, and Ronan Guilfoyle, Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway, Tommy Halferty, Michael Buckley, Dominique Pifarély, Benoît Delbecq, Stéphane Payen, Sarah Buechi and many more from the world of jazz/improvised music.
Izumi has widely performed in Ireland and abroad include RTE Living Music Festival, Boyle Arts Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Bray Jazz Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ghent Street Festival of New Music in Belgium, Music 21’s ‘Brazil Now’, ‘Artes Da Irlanda’ in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Creative Connexions in Sitges, Spain, and many more.
“Natural kind of musicianship that never strives too much”
“Heroic level of technical fearlessness / breathing, slow-burn climax with a reflective, often intimate style of playing”
“Pristine clarity”, “Mesmerizing”
Irish Times / Sunday Business Post
“Meditative, subtly provocative, impressionistic and consistently alluring” All About Jazz
Izumi Kimura – Piano
Matthew Berrill – Saxophone / Clarinet
Aengus Hackett – Guitar
Tweets by aengushackett
Doors for the JAZZGate series are at 9pm unless otherwise advertised, and music starts soon after.
Tickets €10, both at the link and on the door