Apr 2020

Conor Guilfoyle Octet plays ‘The Birth of the Cool’  music finished

One of Ireland’s foremost drummers and educators Conor Guilfoyle has toured and recorded with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Having led various Latin jazz and salsa bands over the last 20 years this is his first time leading a jazz ensemble. The band members were all handpicked by Conor and represent some of the finest young musicians on the scene today. The music is a look back to the 1950s to a style often associated with the west coast of America known as ‘Cool Jazz’, as well as arrangements of hardbop classics by Horace Silver, Benny Golson and Tadd Dameron.

Expect tight section playing and great solos, all underpinned with a swinging rhythm section. The Conor Guilfoyle Octet is: Conor Guilfoyle (drums); Bill Blackmore (trumpet); Colm O’Hara (trombone); Yesuha O’Halloran (alto); Peter Dobai (tenor); Kelan Walsh (baritone); Luke Howard (piano); Barry Rycraft (bass).

Tickets: €18 /€16. Early booking advised.