THE DUBLIN CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA WILL BE PLAYING IN THE BALLYDEHOB COMMUNITY HALL ON SATURDAY EVENING THE 2ND OF MAY
The orchestra features 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums and guitar all from professional full-time musicians who represent some of the finest in Europe. As individual session musicians members have performed and recorded with the likes of U2, Oasis, Van Morrison, The Symphony and Concert Orchestra and top visiting artists like Dave Liebman, John Faddis, and Bobby Watson.
The Orchestra plays arrangements by our own Irish arrangers Brian Byrne, David O’Rourke, Cormac McCarthy as well as USA arrangers, Thad Jones, Count Bassey as well as Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, and Oliver Nelson.
Originally called the Dublin City Big Band, the group was formed by Ciaran Wilde and Raymond Martin to showcase to children in the Ballymun Wind project the full experience of a Big Band sound to inspire their own musical projects.
Since then, the Jazz Orchestra has gone from strength to strength playing weekly residencies at several different venues around Dublin and going on to perform at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Kilkenny Arts Festival. They have received nationwide publicity through TV stints on the Late Late Show (featuring vocalists Mary Coughlin and Jerry Fish).