Christmas Jazz Soiree Southside

Christmas Jazz Soiree Southside

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Thursday, 12 December 2019, 8.00pm

BOOTERSTOWN PARISH CENTRE presents a very special evening
with
Melanie O' Reilly - vocals, Jim Doherty - piano, Dave Fleming - Bass

Tickets: €20 can be purchased at 01-4419303 or e-mail [email protected]

Wine and light refreshments included

Jazz Soiree Southside:
A first for Booterstown Parish Centre! Come and enjoy a sparkling Jazz Soiree to celebrate Christmas with this supergroup Jazz Trio: jazz singer Melanie O'Reilly, pianist Jim Doherty, and bass player Dave Fleming, all of them originally from this local area! Songs from the jazz standard repertoire will include some favourites from the yuletide repertoire of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall and more, to ensure you will have a Swingin' Christmas!

-- Melanie O'Reilly, originally from Mount Merrion , has become an internationally acclaimed jazz singer , and has recently returned to her native country after spending time in California as a USA awarded " artist of extraordinary ability " performing in major international jazz festivals; Having represented Ireland at the International European Jazz Festival at Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles, she also performed to sold-out shows in San Francisco's hippest jazz clubs, and major jazz venues & festivals in Europe. www.melanieoreilly.com

- Jim Doherty is a legend in Ireland as a jazz pianist and composer. Based in the Southside, he is responsible for many of the more familiar RTÉ title tunes over the past number of decades and was musical director of the Late Late Show for many years. He has been leading trios, quartets, small groups & big bands for over 50 years and has backed some of the most famous luminaries of the music scene worldwide. With his usual flair, attention to detail and humour , the festive spirit will be crackling this special evening.

- Dave Fleming, another Southsider, is a highly acclaimed statesman of the Irish jazz scene as a jazz Bassist, has played with many of the Irish and international jazz stars, and he is Jim's long time collaborator.

We are hugely honoured to welcome this top-notch Trio to perform our very first Booterstown Parish Centre jazz soiree!

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