After two years of development during a global pandemic, Galway Music Residency brings JazzTempo to a live audience later this month. This residency project, developed by Galway Music Residency in partnership with Matthew Berrill, is immersed in genre-fusion and brings the best of Jazz and Classical music together to create an entirely new aural experience. The culmination of the project will be a live performance on Wednesday 31st August at 8pm in The Mick Lally Theatre.
Over two exploratory residencies in the beautiful Oughterard Courthouse since 2020, ConTempo Quartet and four of Galway’s best Jazz musicians have experimented, challenging one another and learning from each other’s experiences in their respective music genres. ConTempo Quartet has shared this experience with: Matthew Berrill (clarinet/sax), Aengus Hackett (guitar), Róisín Mulliez (voice) and Barry Donohue (double bass) some of the best emerging Jazz artists currently performing in Ireland. Based on new compositions by Matthew Berrill, the musical director of the project, and a number of Jazz standards, the musicians have developed a new body of work for performance, taking inspiration from both the 'Jazz' and 'Classical' idioms. The result is a unique sub-genre of music set to delight and excite audiences.
The 60-minute performance takes place in the intimate surrounds of The Mick Lally Theatre. Tickets cost €10 plus booking fee.
Galway Music Residency presents this project with support from the Arts Council of Ireland, NUI Galway (Education Partner) and Galway City Council.