Gigs at a glance

Gig Venue Date Ticket Link
JIM BEARD AND JON HERINGTON plus Guitar Masterclass by Jon Herington Hawks Well Theatre March 15 2020, 8pm Book Tickets
CONOR GUILFOYLE OCTET performs Miles Davis' BIRTH OF THE COOL Hawks Well Theatre 5th June 2020, 8pm Book Tickets
BLICHER HEMMER GADD Hawk's Well Theatre 23 Jul 2020, 8pm Book Tickets


Show 8pm, Plus 5-6pm Guitar Masterclass by Jon Herington - Free to concert ticket holders!

Two long serving members of Steely Dan present their duo show on piano and guitar.

It’s only natural that pianist Jim Beard and guitarist Jon Herington would strike the kind of special accord heard throughout this intimate duo encounter. They’ve shared countless hours in the studio over the years playing on each other’s albums, beginning with Beard’s 1990 debut SONG OF THE SUN and continuing through to Herington’s 2016 album ADULT ENTERTAINMENT.
They’ve worked together as sidemen on recordings by bassist Victor Bailey, saxophonists Bill Evans and Bob Berg, drummer Dennis Chambers and brothers Michael and Randy Brecker. And they’ve shared the bandstand on tour with Steely Dan for the past several years — 20 for Herington, 11 for Beard.
“There are many, many records and gigs and times of our lives,” said Herington, reflecting back on their musical partnership. “Not only that, we’ve been sharing a studio ever since we got to New York, which is probably since 1987.”




23 Jul 2020 / Hawk's Well Theatre

American drum legend, Steve Gadd with 2-times danish grammy winning saxophonist Michael Blicher and amazing hammond-wizard, Dan Hemmer.
Award winning saxophonist Michael Blicher, Hammond wizard Dan Hemmer and legendary drummer Steve Gadd joined forces in 2014 to celebrate their shared love for Hammond-organ soul/jazz. The band has now played more than 50 shows throughout the world and released 3 albums.
This band is a unique opportunity to experience the worlds most innovative drummer unfold his talent, playing a kind of music that he is most passionate about. “This is honest Music. No one plays like this anymore.” Steve Gadd says.
Their first album “Blicher Hemmer Gadd” was released in 2014.
The second album, “Omara”, was released on a 2018 release-tour, that brought the band to Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan.
Blicher Hemmer Gadd’s hard-swinging 3rd album was released november 2019– Get That Motor Runnin’ – recreates the excitement and energy of the late-night sets they’ve performed around the world together.

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Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet


Dock Arts Centre / 13th Feb 2020

Sligo Jazz Project is very proud to co-promote a concert with the Dock Arts Centre on the 13th Feb 2020, part of a Music Network tour by the extraordinary jazz harpist, Alina Bzhezhinska, with a fabulous Quartet including Toni Kofi on Saxophones. We hope this is the first of many collaborations in bringing great music to Sligo and Leitrim.

Alina Bzhezhinska, harp
Tony Kofi, saxophones
Larry Bartley, double bass
Joel Prime, drums / percussion

If you think the harp is for angels then Alina Bzhezhinska and her quartet will set you right. She brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument, taking the ground-breaking work of Alice Coltrane in the 1960s as a stepping-off point for her own flighty improvisations and sonic adventures.
Capable of high-octane lapel-grabbing statements, she can also create extraordinary lyricism and soul within her own compositions and this versatility and curiosity has marked her out as a pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp. Now there’s two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, but let’s get used to them because this musician is here to stay, constantly challenging the notion of boundaries in music, roughing up the harp with tones and textures that would ruffle many an angel wing.
Presented by Music Network.

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