LULU’S JAZZ CLUB
in Whelan’s – Every Tuesday
‘BUD POWELL TRIBUTE’
Graeme Bourke – Piano, Yuzuha O’Halloran – Sax, Bill Blackmore – Trumpet, Eoin O’Halloran – Bass, Fiachra Kinder – Drums
Little Whelan’s • Tue 5th December 2023
Earl Rudolph “Bud” Powell was an American jazz pianist and composer. A pioneer in the development of bebop, jazz critics have commented that his compositions and playing style “greatly extended the range of jazz harmony,” and his application of complex bebop phrasing to the piano influenced both his contemporaries and later pianists including Walter Davis, Jr., Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Barry Harris. Although a severe beating by police in 1945, followed by years of electroconvulsive therapy treatments and hospitalization, impacted his health during the latter half of his career, he continued to compose, record, and perform until shortly before his death in 1966. In the decades following his death, his career and life story became the inspiration for films and written works, including Bertrand Tavernier’s Round Midnight Many Powell compositions, including “Un Poco Loco”, “Bouncing with Bud”, and “Parisian Thoroughfare”, have become jazz standards. Join this fabulous quintet for an evening of Bud Powell’s music.
Graeme Bourke is a jazz pianist based in Dublin. Born and raised in Sligo, Graeme studied classical piano as a child, before developing an interest in blues and jazz piano in his teens, along with the addition of alto saxophone and vocals to his repertoire. Since graduating in 2016 with an Honours Degree in Jazz Performance, from the world renown Newpark Music Centre, Graeme has been an active member of the Irish music scene. Some recent noteworthy performances include jazzahead! in Bremen, The Bray Jazz Festival and The Dublin Jazz co-op. Other musical outlets include a number of original projects, including Dublin based bands Ätsch, Shy Mascot and The Dublin Gospel Choir. With a wide repertoire, and an ability to adapt to a variety of situations, Graeme is increasingly in demand, both as a solo performer and as an accompanist.
Half-kiwi, half-Irish, with both parents as music teachers, Fiachra was surrounded by music at a young age. Initially starting out on the violin he then moved over to the drums at age 11.
22 years of playing later and he has performed all over the world, including on the US television shows Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman. He is also the featured drummer on Hozier’s global hit Take Me To Church. He built (and manages) his own rehearsal and recording studio where he teaches drums to students of all ages, records and produces music. He has played live with multiple Irish artists including; Tandem Felix, Myles Manley, Saint Sister, Hozier, Trinity Orchestra, Come On Live Long, Cloud Castle Lake, Uly, Nealo, Shiv, Eve Belle, Abbacaxi, Nova Collective, Stomptown Brass and many others.
Eoin O’Halloran is a Dublin based Bassist, Composer and Music Producer and has recently gained recognition as an active part of the Irish Jazz scene though his unique sound and curation of Jazz and Contemporary music events as part of The Dublin Jazz Co-op.
Touring with acts such as Atsch, Parallel Society, Uaim and The Eoin O’Halloran trio has led him to play in Prague, Berlin, London and more performing in popular Jazz Venues and Festivals, including being part of the first Irish acts to play at Avignon Jazz Festival and Jazzahead in Bremen. Other esteemed venues include Reduta Jazz Club in Prague, Vortex Jazz Club in London,12 Points Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival Elecric Picnic, National Concert Hall and more.
Eoin is currently working on his own electro-acoustic ambient album as well as a trio album based on Spiritual Jazz combined with folk and world music.
Following her graduation from Newpark Music Centre with a BA in Jazz peformance, Yuzuha is an active part of the Irish Jazz and Contemporary Music scene and has performed in venues and festivals all over the country with many of Ireland’s top musicians and groups. These inculde Conor Guilfoyle, Max Zaska, Denise Chaila, Inni-K, Izumi Kimura, Tommy Halferty, Glasshouse Ensemble and more. Since 2020 she has performed with The Conor Guilfoyle Octet as part of an Arts Council funded tour of Ireland playing the original arrangements of Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool, the first of it’s kind in Ireland. She has recently toured internationally, with notable performances in well-known venues including London’s Vortex Jazz Club, The Barbican as part of London Jazz Festival and Reduta Jazz Club in Prague as well as being part of the first Irish act to peform in Avignon Jazz Festival.
Bill Blackmore is a jazz trumpet player/composer from Dublin, Ireland. He has toured with a number of high profile Irish acts such as Bell X1, The Stunning, Jerry Fish and Colm Mac Con Iomaire. He is a longterm member of improvised hip hop/electronica combo Mixtapes from the Underground and also jazz combo The Dirty Jazz Club based in Dublin.
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€11.50 Student / €15.50 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.