Conor Murray

Born in the rugged, rural landscape of County Donegal Ireland, Conor began his musical journey at a young age through various different instruments in Irish traditional music like the Fiddle, Guitar, and Tin Whistle before finding the Double Bass at age eleven.

In 2013, at the Sligo Jazz Project, Conor and his brother Micheal met Irish Jazz Drummer David Lyttle who they have had the honour of working with and being mentored since then. This June he is touring with David and his brother for a month around Ireland as a trio.

Since moving to Glasgow in 2015, Conor have had a vast array of performing experience in many of Glasgow’s jazz clubs and venues alongside well recognised musicians such as Pete Johnstone (Tommy Smith, Square One, SNJO) and Tom Gibbs (Will Vinson), and have this year been working extensively over Ireland with drummer David Lyttle playing in Bennigans Jazz Clubs, Sligo Jazz Project and also in rural and island communities like Tory and Aranmore Island.

With the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, they have performed in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, The Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh and many other venues.

This Year Conor was also a finalist in Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2018, he is also a current RCS Scholarship Holder, Grade 8 Trinity in Classical Double Bass, Double bassist in the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and was awarded a place on the Erasmus Program Sep 2017 to Feb 2018, to study at the Music and Arts Conservatoire of Vienna (MUK).

As well being a performer Conor has also been involved in many Jazz education workshops around Ireland and Scotland and also private tuition.