LULU’S JAZZ CLUB
in Whelan’s – Every Tuesday
A NIGHT OF BILL EVANS
GRAEME BOURKE, FIACHRA KINDER & KEITH TOBIN
Little Whelan’s • Tue 23rd May 2023
Bill Evans was an American jazz pianist and composer who worked primarily as the leader of his trio. His use of impressionist harmony, interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire and trademark rhythmically independent, “singing” melodic lines continues to influence jazz pianists today. In his musical career Evans received 31 Grammy nominations and seven awards, and was inducted into the DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame. He was considered the most important jazz pianist of his generation and was an enormous influence on such younger players as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett. Join Graeme Bourke, Fiachra Kinder and Keith Tobin for a selection of some of his classics and some of their favourites from Mr. Evans.
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.
Keith Tobin is a highly regarded bass player and composer from Dublin. After completing his studies in Jazz and contemporary performance from DCU in 2017, he went on to work as a session player for a number of different artists, performing regularly in different musical settings. As well as this, he has continued to release music as a part of the Jazz/Hip hop band Shy Mascot which was formed in 2019. Since then, he has completed an Mphil in Music and Media Technology from Trinity College Dublin which he graduated in 2022. He is currently teaching privately and continuing with session work as well as writing and releasing music under his own name.
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€11.10 Student / €14.97 Early Bird / €18.34 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.