Carole Nelson Trio
Seasonal jazz with the fabulous Carole Nelson Trio
Baby it's cold outside
Start the festive season with some cool jazz. The Trio's emphasis will be on all things wintry, drawing from their debut recording One Day in Winter as well as featuring some well-known seasonal songs and carols arranged for the contemporary piano trio genre.
The Carole Nelson Trio debuted at the 2015 Dublin Piano Trio Festival. Centred around Carole’s composition and piano work and accompanied by Cormac O'Brien on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums, the trio embarked on their first recording project, One Day in Winter in 2017.
One Day in Winter was released independently in Ireland on Carole's own Blackstairs Records label and was greeted enthusiastically by critics and jazz audiences.
'A finely-wrought meditation that taps into the spacious European piano trio tradition of Tord Gustavsen and Marcin Wasilewski'- Cormac Larkin, Irish Times.
Following two tours of Irish festivals and arts centres, the trio released their second album Arboreal in February 2020, with the support of an Irish Arts Council composition bursary and Carlow Arts Office. Arboreal sets out to explore an artist’s response to our current ecological catastrophe. It has received glowing acclaim, with inclusion in the Irish Times best albums of 2020 so far and one of the best ten albums of 2020 in All About Jazz Magazine UK.
'Nelson is, without question, as the refined language of her writing and playing constantly reiterates, a singular voice,' All About Jazz
“it all adds up to a record of blissful opportunities” Irish Times
Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland