LULU’S JAZZ CLUB
in Whelan’s – Every Tuesday
A NIGHT WITH RIVER DAUGHTER
RUFINA TISHINA | RORY FLEMING | EMILY O’ROURKE
Little Whelan’s • Tue 1st August 2023
River Daughter is an emerging jazz trio comprising three recent graduates of DCU’s Jazz & Contemporary Music course. Each of these musicians has years of experience playing in various jazz groups throughout Ireland, including projects of their own.
These three musicians have a variety of influences, but what unifies them is a willingness to explore what can be done with different musical setups. Vocals, sax and guitar may not be an unusual combo, but River Daughter draws more influence from the recordings of the Jimmy Giuffre 3, or John Zorn’s ‘News for Lulu’ trio, records in which the musical function of each instrument was never set in stone, and something new and surprising was always ready to fill in the space left by the absence of a rhythm section. With this ‘less is more’ philosophy, this trio aims to create a more intimate atmosphere during concerts, while still retaining the rhythmic energy of a traditional quartet or quintet.
The combination of Rufina’s lyricism, Emily’s focused and distinct playing and Rory’s rhythm and tone creates a unique blend. The group’s repertoire includes a variety of standards and compositions from artists such as Bill Evans, Ornette Coleman, Emily Remler and more, all arranged for this unique lineup.
€11 Student / €15 General Admission – Fully Seated
Tickets are available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.