Michael Wollny Trio – Sue Rynhart Trio – Jazz Fest Book Tickets

Sunday 29 October

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Michael Wollny Trio

Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the world’s great jazz-driven piano trios: multi-award winning German jazz pianist Michael Wollny has exploded onto the European jazz scene in recent years, thanks to the electrifying spontaneity of his live gigs and a series of highly-acclaimed recordings. From tender, Tom Waits-esque ballads to wild rollercoaster rides, the ideas come thick and fast, each almost tripping over the last.

Like his late ACT stablemate Esbjörn Svensson, Wollny melds jazz, rock, pop and classical music into a thrillingly inventive whole, with excursions into Alban Berg, Edgard Varése, the Twin Peaks soundtrack and the Flaming Lips sitting alongside original compositions penned by the trio.

The current line-up features his long-time collaborator and fellow composer Eric Schaefer on drums, while double bass player Christian Weber was recently singled out by The Wire as being ‘one of the most interesting players on the European electro-acoustic improv scene’. Enjoy!

Michael Wollny, piano
Christian Weber, double bass
Eric Schaefer, drums

“An extravagantly talented piano trio” – The Irish Times

“An incandescent tour-de-force” – The Guardian

“A dazzling, high-energy live show” – Jazzwise Magazine

Sue Rynhart Trio

Dublin Vocalist and Composer Sue Rynhart’s debut album ‘Crossings’ was nominated ‘Best Jazz Album’ in the Irish Times Ticket Awards 2014. Her new release ‘Signals’ is currently reaching critical acclaim from publications and radio including; All About Jazz, The Irish Times, Folk Radio UK, RTÉ 1, RTÉ Lyric fm and BBC Radio Ulster.

Sue will be playing at the Jazzycolors Festival in Paris and has performed at Electric Picnic, Bray Jazz Festival, Waterford New Music Week & main auditorium in the National Concert Hall, Dublin for the Perspectives Jazz Festival as a support act for ECM Trumpeter Tomasz Stanko.

She has been featured extensively on the Irish Times podcast ‘Róisín Meets’, ‘The Blue of the Night’ RTÉ Lyric FM and Bernard Clarke’s award-winning radio program ‘Nova’ RTÉ Lyric FM.

Line up:
Sue Rynhart – voice
Darragh O’Kelly – keyboards
Shane O’Donovan – Drums
Dan Bodwell – Double Bass

“These are beautifully sculpted vignettes that seduce on multiple levels” All About Jazz

“Songs that sound at once ancient and modern, with echoes of folk and early music, contemporary jazz and the avant garde, recalling Theo Bleckmann, Bjork and a hint of Joni Mitchell.” The Irish Times

“Beautiful vocalist…wonderful composition” BBC

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