The Darren Beckett Trio

The Darren Beckett Trio

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 8.30pm

Dublinjazz.ie Presents at Arthur's Blues n Jazz Club.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Darren Beckett on his homecoming tour of Ireland. Often mentioned as Ireland's greatest jazz export after Louis Stewart, Darren has played and performed with some of the greats of the jazz and music world. High profile artists he is currently playing behind are Brandon Flowers of The Killers, French pop/movie composer Émilie Simon and for the last 10 years, Madelaine Peyroux. Just looking at his Website gives you an indication of some of the prodigious people and places he is associated with.

Appearing with Darren is Brighton based pianist, Oli Howe. The pair met last year when Darren returned from New York and set up home in the South of England town. Their love of tradition and the classic piano trios like Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal mixed with modern beats music and hip hop and R+B give them a unique understanding of swing, with a foot in the past and one in the future. Joining the duo will be well known Dublin based bass player Dave Redmond. With super tight arrangements and interplay on classic standards, this show is not to be missed.

BIO Darren Beckett (drums) won a prestigious Bass Ireland Award as a teenager, leaving the emerald isle to study jazz in New York, where he resided for 21 years. Across his career, he has played drums everywhere from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Royal Albert Hall in London. He's performed on over 30 albums and was a studio drummer for jazz label SteepleChase, recording with notable names like Lee Konitz and Rich Perry. Over the years, Darren has worked with Lauryn Hill of The Fugees, English soul singer James Hunter, Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Lanois and jazz pianist Aaron Parks. Darren co-wrote the lead single "Can't Deny My Love" on Brandon Flowers' number one charting second solo album, "The Desired Effect".

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Published on 18 November 2017

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