Balbriggans Autumn Jazz Is Back for 2016. The one-day festival is in its sixth year having started from humble beginnings in 2011.The whole town is sure to come alive with the sound of Jazz pouring from each of our venues... The organising body “The Autumn Jazz collective” have a mission statement:
“To promote and enhance the cultural experience through alternative music and art in the heart of Balbriggan”…….
Art is supplied in the form of a pop up art gallery in Molly’s Coffee Gallery where patrons can browse through a selection of Jazz related images designed especially for the occasion. The collective also release a limited-edition lithograph with a unique design print created by local artist Alison O’Grady specific to each years event. The introduction of art goes back to 19th century Moulin Rouge where art and music went hand in hand.
by the very talented local artist Alison O'Grady. Set of 6 postcards will be available to purchase at this year's festival also A3 limited edition posters available to purchase framed or unframed from Carroll Craft Frames, Killalane.
The one-day event receives tremendous support from the Fingal County Council through their Events Unit. Local establishments and venues have rallied around the Jazz festival and are great supporters of the day also, “It’s great that local venues pro-actively came forward seeking to be involved in the festival” a spokesperson for the organisers stated. This year the organisers are especially delighted with the involvement through Fingal County Council of Ardgillan Castle who are hosting the fantastic Pat Collins in the unique setting of the Castles Drawing Room and hope this will be the beginning of a special relationship for the event. The music of course is the main attraction of the day and the organisers like in previous years certainly managed to line up an impressive array of talent.Autumn Jazz brings a feast of live music events to several Balbriggan venues. A wonderful day of music & visual arts combined with a Jazz Trail through the seaside town of Balbriggan.“So Cool Cats, get a jump'n and a jive'n Autumn Jazz is back. Take down the date November 6th, Balbriggan gets its glad rags on, get yourself downtown for any or all our live jazz sessions.”
For all the details see www.facebook.com/AutumnJazzBalbriggan
The Day gets off to a Brunch time start at Mollys Coffee Gallery at 11.30 sharp. There you will be entertained by Colette Cassidy and Nigel Clarke line up to play some tempting Jazz delights. Nigel’s exquisite technique is matched by Colette’s wonderfully
soft and sultry tones. Also a chance to savour the delights of Mollys Brunch menu. Enjoy a decadent tasty French toast, crispy bacon and a drizzling of fresh Maple Syrup. Freshly squeezed sun ripened orange juice and a delish gourmet coffee or loose leaf tea. Only €9.95
Patrick Collins, with his distinctive style as a gypsy jazz violinist and vocalist is well known to Irish audiences, through his work with Café Orchestra, Phantom Orchestra and his jazz trio Hotfoot.
This, his Solo show is a mixture of songs and music from jazz to classical, and it will provide a most enjoyable afternoon at the Drawing Room, Ardgillan Castle.
Emilie Conway will be joined by her special guests Julien Calorossi & Dave McCune at the Central Lounge, Balbriggan. Emilie’s distinctive voice and inimitable style has earned her much acclaim on the Dublin jazz vocal scene, as well as further afield in Europe and the America. A fine and versatile vocalist of extraordinary sensitivity, she possesses the ability to distil the very essence of song and lyric and express it in a beautifully natural way.
Playing live at the Harvest Bar for Autumn Jazz. Hold Up was formed in the Summer of 2014 and feature five of Ireland's young upcoming session musicians. Playing a range of pop music with their own unique arrangements, the band cover material from John Mayer to Miles Davis via Prince and Stevie Wonder and from the lonius Monk to Toto via Bill Withers and Michael Jackson.
Hold Up perform classic and contemporary songs in some of Dublin's best music venues. The band is comprised of Terence Taylor (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Curran (Lead Guitar), Adam Taylor (Bass), Shane O Connor (Keys) & Eoin Redmond (Drums). This is a gig not to be missed
'AJA' is a tribute band playing the music of Steely Dan in the intimate setting of Harvey’s
at the Harvest Balbriggan. Their live set opens with the entire classic album “AJA”, hence the name. The magic of a group like Aja is that they combine the overwhelming collection of musical talent and skill that comes from a personnel comprised of the most versatile and in demand players in the area, with a tremendous reverence for the material of Steely Dan. This results in an attention to detail regarding the complex and nuanced recordings of the classic Steely Dan arrangements complemented by plenty of freedom to stretch out and bring a personal touch to the material in a live setting.