The Rhombus Ensemble, a jazz/contemporary fusion project set up and led by Irish composer Dennis Wyers, are becoming regulars on the concert circuit. However, rather than focus on the bars and clubs of many jazz bands, Rhombus frequent the concert halls and more formal venues with a brand of jazz that is informed as much by contemporary classical composition as by traditional jazz artists.
Rhombus play the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on Sunday 19 August. The programme for the night is entirely original music that explores the space between contemporary classical and modern jazz, bringing the spontaneous and improvisatory techniques of the latter to the programmatic elements of the former. Tickets cost €8/€6 and are available at the NCH box office.
Published on 12 August 2012