THU 2 MAY – FLOWERFIELD ARTS CENTRE, PORTSTEWART FLOWERFIELD.ORG
FRI 3 MAY – ISLAND ARTS CENTRE, LISBURN ISLANDARTSCENTRE.COM
SAT 4 MAY – PORTICO ARTS CENTRE, PORTAFERRY PORTICOARDS.COM
SUN 5 MAY – DERRY JAZZ FESTIVAL CITYOFDERRYJAZZFESTIVAL.INFO
This tour celebrates the coming together of two of the great forces in American jazz music, bassist Mark Egan and drummer Adam Nussbaum with two of Ireland’s most prominent jazz artists, Dublin pianist Cian Boylan and Belfast trumpeter Linley Hamilton.
Individually these artists have worked with the likes of Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Stan Getz, Mike Walker and Bill Evans. Linley is a musician, BBC Radio Ulster Jazz broadcaster, lecturer in Music at Ulster University and a regular on the Irish scene. Cian has performed and recorded with a huge variety of artists over a twenty year career, and has been involved as a composer/arranger for the Bafta award winning BBC series Ripper Street. Considered one of the finest drummers working today, Adam Nussbaum featured on Michael Brecker’s Grammy winning album ‘Don’t try this at Home”. Likewise, Mark has featured on a number of Grammy award winning and nominated albums and platinum records and toured with Pat Metheny.
The quartet will perform a mix of modern jazz and original music, much of which has been composed and arranged for the quartet by Linley and Cian. Expect an evening of entertaining, exciting and high-energy music.
“…As fine a balladeer as any, Hamilton also possesses tremendous technical chops” All About Jazz
“[Cian Boylan…] One of the most exciting, intelligent and structured musicians working in Ireland today” BBC Radio Ulster
“Adam Nussbaum is one of those journeyman percussionists whose grounded beat can be heard on over one hundred-seventy recordings” Notes on Jazz
“Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan’s ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music scene.” All About Jazz