Joe O'Callaghan Quartet with Nigel Mooney Quartet & Nacho Mena Band @Limerick Jazz Festival
The Joe O Callaghan Quartet features four very experienced musicians who have played on the Irish jazz scene for many years. This is the first time all four have played together as one group. They will be playing high energy electric jazz, playing compositions by Joe. The band consists of Joe on guitar, Derek Whyte on bass, Izumi Kimura on piano and John Daly on drums. Joe O’Callaghan is a genuine force in Irish jazz guitar, with extended tasteful lines, contemporary chord shapes and an instinct for rocking out when the need arises. Derek Izumi and John are such open and gifted musicians and wonderful people too, so the music can be anything from lyrical to avant-garde to straight-ahead swing and everything in between. This can be very exciting as it’s never predictable.