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City of Derry Jazz Festival 2017

 

Imelda May

Date: 30th April 2017, 1st May
Venue: Millennium Forum
Time: 8pm
Admission: £27.50 - £35

The extremely talented Irish musician, producer and singer/songwriter Imelda May this year takes the headline spot at the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival as she launches her new music, which many will have seen when she performed her lead track Black Tears at the Jools Holland ‘Hootenanny’ special over New Year. May will feature as the headline act at the five day festival on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May at The Millennium Forum. The festival is an annual celebration of jazz and big bands featuring artists from all over the world and welcoming more than 40,000 revellers over the bank holiday weekend.

As she prepares to bring her new album (described as a ‘new direction for May’) to the festival in late April, Imelda, when asked what her audience should expect, said, ‘This is me. I always loved the Fifties rockabilly style but there was a point where I felt I was almost dressing up as Imelda May. It was as if I was getting into character for a gig. And I didn’t want to do that anymore. Life changed. I love the albums I made before. They were honest to the person I was. But that was then … and this is now.’

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Jazz Hub

The Jazz hub will be returning to two key venues and will allow audiences to relax and enjoy the authentic Jazz experience.  Bennigans Bar and The Playhouse will host a stellar line up of locally and internationally acclaimed Jazz Musicians.

 

The Playhouse

THE RETURN OF THE PLAYHOUSE JAZZ FESTIVAL SPEAKEASY

Date: Friday 28th – Sunday 30th April,
Time: 9.30pm
Tickets: £5 (Includes £1 development contribution)
Music, danger, excitement and old fashioned post war punch! The original Speakeasy is back by popular demand for its fourth year! We’ve had gangsters and gambling, molls and dolls, 50’s swing and G.I. blues… every year there’s always something exciting and new to enjoy. This year we will be transporting you back to the 1940s in the company of the one and only Billie Holiday as portrayed by Marlene Hill in her amazing 'Strange Fruit' tribute show. Complimenting Marlene and filling the haze of the Speakeasy with Jazz Coated Crochets will be Musical Director and Maestro Maurice Kelly.

 

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THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE

A Night with O’Day - Jezebel of Jazz 

Date: Thursday 27th April – Monday 1st  May
Time: 8pm
Admission: £8

CLUB CABARET presents A Night with O’Day - Jezebel of Jazz . Vocalists Joan Talbot and Ursula McHugh will take you on a mesmerising and magical journey celebrating the Anita O’Day Story (1919 – 2006), through narrative and song (solo and duet), spanning the Chicago singer’s six decades. Classics such as Let Me Off Up TownHoneysuckle Rose and Sweet Georgia Brown, to name a few, are interspersed with the“High Times, Hard Times’’ of one the last instantly recognisable iconic Jazz Divas. Accompanied by Dee Doherty (Musical Arranger and Piano), John Somers (Jazz Guitar), Peter Doherty (Double Bass), Mark Bradley (Trumpet), and  Michael Kielty (Drums).


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Linley Hamilton Quintet

Date: Friday 28th April
Time: 8pm
Admission: £8

The Quintet comprises many of the finest musicians in Ireland, with Ciaran Wilde the founder of the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra joined by Ed Dunlop on drums, Young Arts Platform Award winner and Italian guitarist now resident in Ireland, Julien Colarossi. The band celebrates youth too with the wizard bassist 18 year-old Jack Kelly and guest vocalist Tanisha Power from Derry, an undergraduate on the Ulster University Music course. This will be a well-polished presentation with standards mixed with Bebop, contemporary tunes given a jazz treatment and more than a few surprises thrown in. A night not to be missed as generations intertwine and musicianship gets a chance to shine!
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The Henry Girls – A Tribute to the Boswell Sisters

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 1.30pm & 8pm
Admission: £8-£14
The Henry Girls need little introduction having enchanted audiences here for many years with their beautiful folk harmonies. They are now back for a very special show for the 2017 Derry Jazz Festival. They've crafted a tribute show to The Boswell Sisters, who were the first sister jazz trio and a major influence on so many acts including Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters and the Henry Girls' themselves. This brilliant show will see The Henry Girls joined on stage by a seven piece band for what is guaranteed to be one of the high points of this year's festival.

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Robert Mitchell: The Illusion of One Hand

Date: Sunday 30th April
Time: 12noon
Admission: £5

Steinway artist Robert Mitchell will talk about a number of historical figures who contributed to the incredibly fertile niche of left hand only piano music. This will be illustrated through slides, audio, video and some live playing. This will then be followed by a short workshop plus Q and A session (on anything music related). Workshop participants will be chosen on the day - be early! Call 028 7126 8027 for tickets.

 

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Paul McIntyre & Friends feat. Marjorie Barnes

Date: Sunday 30th April
Time: 8pm
Admission: £6

Marjorie Barnes was born and raised in New York City.  Her career in entertainment has been exciting and varied.  Spanning more than 30 years, she has made a name for herself as an actress, singer and entertainer. She will join Paul McIntyre & Friends at this year’s Jazz Festival for an evening of wonderful music and entertainment.  Call 028 7126 8027 for tickets.

 

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John Leighton & Friends

Date: Monday 1st May
Time: 8pm
Admission: £6

Over the last two years pianist/publican John Leighton has developed many musical friendships through performing weekly in his pub bennigans bar.  Join him as he presents the highlights of his ongoing musical journey in one of the country’s most exciting grass roots music venues. Guests include Gay McIntyre, Chris McConaghy, The John Street Band & California Soul among others. Call 028 7126 8027 for tickets.

 

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Bennigans Bar

Hugh Buckley Trio

Date: Friday 28th April
Time: 4pm
Admission: £5/10
Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups. Hugh will be joined by John Leighton on hammond organ and Shane O'Donovon on drums. Tickets are available from bennigansbar.com or by calling 028 7126 9127

 

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Liane Carroll Trio

Date: Friday 28th April
Time: 8pm
Admission: £5/10
London born and Hastings raised, award-winning singer-pianist Liane Carroll is one of the UK's greatest musical treasures. A soulful, emotive singer, she is capable of reducing listeners to tears with her heart-breaking ability to inhabit a lyric or of making an audience jump for joy with her breath-taking vocal virtuosity.  Tickets are available from bennigansbar.com or by calling 028 7126 9127

 

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Gay McIntyre with the John Leighton Trio & Friends

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 4pm
Admission: £5/10
Local Jazz legend, Gay McIntyre whos career has spanned over decades will join the John Leighton Trio & Friends for an afternoon filled with the best sounds that jazz has to offer. Tickets are available from bennigansbar.com or by calling 028 7126 9127

 

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Emilia Martensson

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 8pm
Admission: £5/10

Recently awarded the Vocalist of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Emilia Martensson is world renowned for her gentle expressive voice and distinctive compositions firmly rooted from within the folklore and countryside of her native Sweden. Tickets are available from bennigansbar.comor by calling 028 7126 9127

 

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Robert Mitchell’s Epiphany 3

Date: Sunday 30th April
Time: 4pm
Admission: £5/10
Robert brings his new trio to N.Ireland for the very first time. Featuring Tom Mason on bass and Salem Raman on drums - they perform from Robert's new album 'A Vigil For Justice. A Vigil For Peace'. This album - his 9th - is a response to ever increasing inequalities and politically fuelled divisiveness. It is inspired by the need for more empathy and justice. It also features poetry from a forthcoming debut collection and is on the new label - Depth Of Field. (If you are lucky you might be able to buy this album in a special pre-release deal!!) Tickets are available from bennigansbar.com or by calling 028 7126 9127

 

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Great White Lies

Date: Sunday 30th April
Time: 8pm
Admission: £5/10
Great White Lies an Irish band of jazzers, & soulful voices. Sonically speaking Regina Spektor has dinner with Amy Winehouse and they all grab a cuppa with Frank Zappa; Great White Lies sound resides in the alley on the way back. Choral music, jazz, and funky soul permeate through their inventive sound, peppered with surreal imagery. Tickets are available from bennigansbar.com or by calling 028 7126 9127

 

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Nerve ~Centre

Emilia Martensson Singing and Songwriting workshop

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 2PM
Venue: Nerve Centre
Admission: £5

You are invited to join Emilia for this two hour long session and to discuss the different approaches to song writing and how one might find inspiration for writing songs. She will share some of her own methods and sources of inspiration and use songs from her last two albums as examples where the main focus was to blur the lines between genres and mix influences from traditional folk music, jazz and alternative pop. The workshop will also offer you the opportunity to get feedback on your own compositions so go along with your instrument and have your songs ready to share!

 

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City Hotel

Live in the Corinthian Ballroom

Date: Saturday 29th April 2017
Time: 9PM
Admission: £12
Bye Bye Baby, A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons direct from Londons West End Supported by the Jive Aces. Tickets are available from City Hotel reception or by calling 028 7136 5800.


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Live in the Corinthian Ballroom

Date: Sunday 30th April
Time: 9PM
Admission: £12
‘The Fantastics’ Legends of Soul & Motown Supported by The Foyle Showband    Originally from Detroit USA, arrived in the UK in the mid 1970’s to record for the Bell label. 2 singles made the charts, ‘Love the Life I Lead’ and the classic, ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’. Tickets are available from City Hotel reception or by calling 028 7136 5800.

 

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Da Vincis

Hot Chocolate

Date: Friday 28th April
Time: 8.30PM
Admission: £25

Taking place in the Grillroom Restaurant, global sensation, Hot Chocolate will provide a night of great entertainment. Supported by Motown Sensations. Tickets are available from Da vincis reception or by calling 028 7127 9111.

 

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The Adele Songbook

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 9PM
Admission: £39.95

Taking place in the Grillroom Restaurant, Someone like you ‘The Adele Songbook’ is an evening not to be missed. With support from the talented Conor McGinty, tickets include a 4 course meal. Tickets are available from Da vincis reception or by calling 028 7127 9111.

 

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Everglades Hotel

The Jive Aces


Date: Friday 28th April
Time: 9PM
Admission: £5

Festival favourites, the Jive Aces will take to the stage at The Everglades Hotel for an evening filled with fun, music and great entertainment. For tickets call The everglades Reception on 028 7132 1066.

 

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Culturlann

Paul McIntyre & Friends feat. Marjorie Barnes with guest performance from Gay McIntyre

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: £8

Marjorie Barnes was born and raised in New York City.  Her career in entertainment has been exciting and varied.  Spanning more than 30 years, she has made a name for herself as an actress, singer and entertainer. She will join Paul McIntyre & Friends at this year’s Jazz Festival for an evening of wonderful music and entertainment.  Call 028 7126 4132 for tickets.

 

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