The Dirty Jazz Club

The Dirty Jazz Club

Saturday, 10 September 2022, 8.00pm

Dublin band The Dirty Jazz Club have been an integral and underground part of the Irish jazz scene for over a quarter of a century. Formed during a time of economic growth in the late 90’s, their name evoked corners of the capital untouched by leather sofas, the jazz brunch and Irish coffees. The group’s first gigs were in an anarchist social centre where they provided an alternative focus for jazz listeners, where extended solos, group communication, human feeling and textural soundscape could breathe freely, through the music of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and others.

After two and a half decades of performing before the interruption of lockdown, the group turned to the studio to create an album dedicated to Wayne Shorter. Each composition on The Shorter Perspective was arranged and performed with the band’s unique improvisatory approach in mind. With 5 dates scheduled for this Summer, the group is now touring this work with the aim of further exploring the compositions and their own brand of invention.

The Dirty Jazz Band Club are, Conor Murray (Drums), Derek Whyte (bass), Darragh O’Kelly
(keys), Cathal Roche (alto saxophone), Colm O’Hara (trombone) and Bill Blackmore (trumpet).

“This is where you will find the core jazz principles of communication and interaction, with musicians comfortable enough to take risks and familiar enough to anticipate each other’s next next move.” Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times.

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