Music: Winter Wonderland Jazz Concert with Emilie Conway Quartet
4 Dec 2016 (Past)
Join Emilie Conway and her band in the beautiful setting that is Sandford Church for classic Christmas songs from Louis Armstrong to Ella Fitzgerald as well as original poems, stories and sparkling new arrangements created by the quartet especially for this concert.
“Star of the show is Conway’s voice.” – Hot Press
Emilie Conway is an award winning and dazzling Dublin born jazz singer whose stage debut was an impromptu session with Jon Hendricks and Kurt Elling in a Chicago club in 1999. She released her debut album The Secret of a Rose in 2012 and her second album Dear World: Emilie Conway Sings Alec Wilder in 2016 – both were very warmly received.
She performs regularly in Ireland, Europe and the States; a recent career highlight came via an invitation to give a concert in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo for International Jazz Day together with her pianist Johnny Taylor and bassist, Damian Evans. Her musicians are second to none, sought after north and south, accompanying Mary Coughlin, Nigel Mooney, Suzanne Savage, Loah, Louis Steward and Cormac Kenevey. Bassist Damian Evans recently completed a PhD in Jazz Studies.
Winter Jazz Concert Dates
Emilie Conway Quartet with Johnny Taylor-piano, Damian Evans-bass and Dominic Mullan-drums
Sunday, December 4, 7pm, Sandford Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
In aid of Our Lady’s Hospice & The Sandford Church Organ Fund.
Emilie Conway Trio with Julien Colarossi-guitar and Damian Evans- bass
Wednesday, December 7 , 8pm, Arthur’s, Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
Emilie Conway Duo with pianist Scott Flanagan
Wednesday, December 14, 9pm, Bert’s Jazz Bar, Merchant Hotel, Belfast.
Emilie Conway Quartet
Thursday, December 15, 8pm, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady, Derry.
Holding onto Autumn/You Must Believe In Spring (Conway/Legrand/Bergman C) From debut album “The Secret of a Rose” from Emilie Conway
Her own vocalese to Coltrane’s solo demonstrating her abilities to their fullest, flitting through the lyrics at a tempo most rappers would be envious of, while maintaining a bouncing melody and clarity of diction throughout.