The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2018 Thursday 3rd May 2018 to Monday 7th May 2018

The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2018
Thursday 3rd - Monday 7th May
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Kaz Hawkins and Sam York Duo
Friday 4th May, 8pm
Admission £8
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Multi award winning singer songwriter Kaz Hawkins launches her new solo career with an Irish & European Tour in 2018 with special guest Sam York on piano and as her support act. Kaz will be taking her new material on the road, in a special show about her life in song. Her 2017 album ‘Don't You Know' introduced audiences in UK, Europe and America to the powerful, emotive new direction of a woman who owes being alive to the music she now performs.
An artist that truly connects with her audience on a personal level & Northern Ireland's very own Soul Superstar!

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David Lyttle Band & Joseph Leighton Trio

Saturday 5th May, 8pm
Admission £6
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Drummer David Lyttle is Ireland's most celebrated jazz musician of today. He's the island's only MOBO Award nominee and has made appearances in over twenty countries, including recent artist residencies in China and the U.S. Growing up in a prominent musical family in Co. Armagh, he's gone on to collaborate with global icons of jazz and hip hop, and his latest album was described by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘one of the best listening experiences you're likely to have all year'. At this year's festival he will perform with his new trio featuring two of the UK's jazz stars: Scottish pianist Steve Hamilton and U.S. bassist Michael Janisch.

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Paul McIntyre & Special Guests
Sunday 6th May, 3pm
Admission £6
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Jazz Pianist and Musicologist Paul McIntyre's trio perform regularly at international jazz festivals and for numerous broadcasters. McIntyre has held appointments as Lecturer in Music at several universities in Ireland and in the UK and continues his research interests both in his practice as a jazz pianist and in musicology.
Wonderfully creative and always entertaining Paul and his fellow musicians are sure to delight.

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Dinosaur
Sunday 6th May, 8pm
Admission £6
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Nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize for their critically acclaimed debut album 'Together, As One', Dinosaur are back in action with some immensely colourful, new music - full of imagination and enticingly wonderful surprises. Led by BBC New Generation Artist 2015-17, trumpeter Laura Jurd, their highly anticipated second album 'Wonder Trail' sees the band further their exploration into the world of 'synth-pop meets jazz band' as they present a journey of mesmerising new compositions. Expect folk-infused grooves and glistening melodies - all tied together by a love for extemporisation and improvisation.

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More shows to be announced for Thursday 3rd and Monday 7th May!
For details about the festival contact jazz@derrystrabane.com or visit our website www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com
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