Craig Taborn


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One of the most spellbinding and imaginative pianists working today, Craig Taborn is one of a kind.

Since his solo-piano debut in 2011 ‘Avenging Angel’ (ECM), his reputation in the left-field jazz world has steadily grown into what can only be described as unparalleled.

A decade on, his focus has sharpened, his approach is more distinct, and his influence can be seen far and wide. This performance will see Taborn perform works from his most recent release, ‘Shadow Plays’ which has been described as a masterclass in composition, improvisation and spontaneity.

Though the Taborn style overlaps with contemporary classical music, the emotional drive and pulse is unmistakably that of the jazz world; a rolling left hand, plenty of swing and relentless exploration.

We are delighted to welcome Craig Taborn back to Belfast after his 2019 debut – a concert that still regularly comes up in conversation.

This special concert will be performed in-the-round (piano in the centre of the room, audience seated around) and promises to be an extraordinary afternoon of music.

Book early as space is limited.


If you’re 18+, you will be required to provide proof of one of the following:

  1. Proof of vaccination
  2. Proof of a negative lateral flow or PCR test (NHS text or email within previous 48 hours)
  3. Proof of natural immunity following a positive PCR test for COVID-19 within the last 30 – 180 days
  4. Proof or participation in a clinical trial-
  5. Proof of medical exemption

Don’t forget to bring along your photographic ID.

Please remember, our team are working very hard in this most difficult situation so we’d appreciate your respect and patience as you come to enjoy a show at the MAC.