Note Productions, in association with the Fumbally Stables, present Duo Series 2017 – Jeff Ballard

Note Productions, in association with the Fumbally Stables, present Duo Series 2017 – Jeff Ballard

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 7.00pm

Note Productions, in association with the Fumbally Stables, present

Duo Series 2017 – Jeff Ballard

Note Production’s innovative Duo Series flips its format for 2017. This year we have arguably the greatest jazz drummer of his generation collaborating with some of Ireland’s finest contemporary artists. Over three nights at the Fumbally Stables a series of creative encounters will generate a whole range new and exciting work.

The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

Saturday October 14th
7pm Jeff Ballard with Inni K
Tickets from tickets.ie

Please note – this is a BYOB venue

Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of polyrhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau.
"...one of the leading modern voices on his instrument" - New York Times
Jeff Ballard grew up in Santa Cruz, California. He recalls when he was a child laying in bed listening to the music his father would play every weekend: Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Sergio Mendez, Oscar Peterson, Milton Nascimento; how he loved the sound and the speed of Ed Thigpen’s brushes on the snare. “I remember feeling the power of a Basie big band shout chorus which would then suddenly disappear into some quiet dancing riff. It was the swing in it, which excited me the most. I also remember how it felt traveling through sounds of the jungle in a Milton Nascimento record. The drums, percussion, and voice, would sound as if they either came from the earth or were made of water. And I was so happy to hear the joy of Ella and Louie singing and playing together. I think that that early exposure has made me part of what I am today, especially in regards to my love for sound.”

SATURDAY
Eithne Ní Chatháin (aka indie-folk artist Inni-K) is a dynamic singer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from Co. Kildare, based in Dublin. Known for her transcendent voice, evocative lyrics, tight musicianship & arresting stage craft, her acclaimed debut Inni-K album ‘The King has two Horse’s Ears’ was released in 2015. She is presently on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, working on new songs. Highly celebrated also as a sean-nós singer and traditional fiddler, Eithne is a member of traditional group Ré and continues to explore and expand on the wealth of music, song and language she grew up with, parallel to her contemporary songwriting & composing.

Thursday October 12th
7pm Jeff Ballard and Glenn Keating
9pm Jeff Ballard and Djackulate
Tickets from tickets.ie

Friday October 13th
in association with Eat : Ith : Ceoil at the Fumbally Stables

7pm Jeff Ballard with Kate Ellis
9pm Jeff Ballard with Stephen James Smith

Saturday October 14th
7pm Jeff Ballard with Inni K
9pm Jeff Ballard with special guest
Tickets from tickets.ie
Please note – this is a BYOB venue

Published on 28 September 2017

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