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Icons of Jazz: Richie Buckley Quintet plays John Coltrane

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Irish musicians give their spin on iconic figures of the jazz world, with renowned saxophonist Richie Buckley playing John Coltrane

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Improvised Music Company’s Icons of Jazz

The Richie Buckley Quintet plays the music of John Coltrane

Saturday 12th December, 8pm.

Broadcast online to enjoy from home. Tickets €8

Following on from Ronan Guilfoyle’s take on Charlie Parker and Tommy Halferty’s spin on John Scofield, Improvised Music Company’s Icons of Jazz series continues, presenting some of Ireland’s most renowned jazz musicians performing their take on the iconic musicians who have shaped jazz music in the last century. Hear long-standing favourites of the genre given thrilling life and new spins by top Irish players.

Famed saxophonist bandleader and composer John Coltrane brought fireworks of technical brilliance and a distinctive sound to his music - an ability to play several notes at once and dizzying cascades of scales making for thrillingly intense performances. 60 years on from the recording of Coltrane's iconic record 'My Favourite Things', leading Irish saxophonist Richie Buckley brings breathtaking virtuosity and unique style to a selection of Coltrane’s music.

A self-taught saxophone player, Buckley is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. He has been described as "extraordinary" (Irish Times, 2001), "something of a genius… a world reputation amongst saxophonists" (Irish Times, 1999) and a musician whose "playing manages to be simultaneously passionate and gentle, romantic and elegiac." (Sunday Independent, 2001)

Buckley leads a quintet of renowned Irish jazz musicians creating a unique experience of iconic music.

We do hope you’ll join us live for this concert at 8pm on Saturday 12th December. Your link will be valid for 24 hours in case you need to enjoy the show later, or simply want to watch again. You will receive your link for the concert via your registering email before the beginning of the concert.

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