1. avatar gared
    Anyone know of anywhere in Belfast that has live jazz music? I wish Belfast had some proper jazz clubs....
  2. avatar joe-bangles
    In the Empire every Tuesday there's usually a jazz trio playing. I'm not a jazz expert by any means so it might not be jazz to a purist. Few standards like 'Moondance' and a few jazz interpretations of 'popular' stuff like Nirvana, Killers etc.
    It's entertaining enough from my point of view and the guy on guitar is a demon! but as I say I don't know if it's jazz as a jazz fan would like.
  3. avatar TheNightMonkey
    Kitchen bar used to do jazz on a Monday night if i'm correct. Not sure if that's still going on though. I agree though, it's a pity Belfast has no jazz clubs!
  4. avatar gared
    [quote:952a1f0ebb="joe-bangles"]In the Empire every Tuesday there's usually a jazz trio playing. I'm not a jazz expert by any means so it might not be jazz to a purist. Few standards like 'Moondance' and a few jazz interpretations of 'popular' stuff like Nirvana, Killers etc.
    It's entertaining enough from my point of view and the guy on guitar is a demon! but as I say I don't know if it's jazz as a jazz fan would like.[/quote:952a1f0ebb]

    Well, anything would be good to hear. Jazz interpretations of popular songs would be interesting to hear for sure. I guess they got the idea from Alex Skolnick.


    [quote:952a1f0ebb="TheNightMonkey"]Kitchen bar used to do jazz on a Monday night if i'm correct. Not sure if that's still going on though. I agree though, it's a pity Belfast has no jazz clubs![/quote:952a1f0ebb]

    I will look into that. I wonder how a jazz club would fare in Belfast?
  5. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:e29b9be832="joe-bangles"]It's entertaining enough from my point of view and the guy on guitar is a demon! but as I say I don't know if it's jazz as a jazz fan would like.[/quote:e29b9be832]

    While its good enough, its not really jazz :) Plus they seemed limited in that they always played the same stuff, which made it good once, and then dull ever after. They are good musicians though and worth checking out if you haven't.
  6. avatar greensleevesisgod
    The kitchen bar night moved to madisons didnt it? Lynley hamilton playing on monday nights by a decent band. Excellent music.
  7. avatar oldflattop
    Tuesday nights in The Errigle (the smaller room upstairs) hosted by drummer David Lyttle. Now, this really IS jazz - as good as you would find anywhere in the world. Check out www.davidlyttle.com and www.myspace.com/davidlyttlejazz
  8. avatar confetti
    doesn't linley hamilton play in madisons most sunday nights?
  9. avatar danbmc
    David Lyttle is definately worth checking out, that tuesday gig is great, and they regularly bring in acts from across the water. I think he may still run a email listing for jazz gigs, places like No Alibis bookstore occasionally run a special gig. Also, listen to Linley Hamiltons show on radio ulster (mondays at midnight i think: [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cl7f8[/url] ), it usually has a diary for the gigs coming up every week!
  10. avatar smiths_man
    Every Friday night in the John Hewitt bar. Been going on for years
  11. avatar adamb1026
    [quote:15661b6794="my-angel-rocks"][quote:15661b6794="joe-bangles"]It's entertaining enough from my point of view and the guy on guitar is a demon! but as I say I don't know if it's jazz as a jazz fan would like.[/quote:15661b6794]

    While its good enough, its not really jazz :) Plus they seemed limited in that they always played the same stuff, which made it good once, and then dull ever after. They are good musicians though and worth checking out if you haven't.[/quote:15661b6794]

    +1


    Their first half is usually really good, then they start playing kings of leon, killers, and *shudder* jonny cash.

    It suits for all of the people coming down from the Comedy Night, but it does get a bit stale after going nearly every tuesday lol.

    They used to do a fantastic version of moloko's 'sing it back'.
  12. avatar MovingOn
    Moving On Music is one of the main promoters of jazz events in Northern Ireland. Throughout the year we facilitate performances by some of the world's leading jazz musicians at venues in Belfast and beyond.

    This Friday 1st May, in association with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, we will present the exceptionally talented Eri Yamamoto Trio at 8pm at the Oh Yeah Building, Gordon Street, Belfast (Tickets 10/7).

    Have a look at the Eri Yamamoto Trio in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNmgaMDavh8&feature=related

    And on Friday 5th June, at the Black Box, Belfast (Doors: 8pm / Tickets 10/7) we have an exciting performance of Evan Christopher's Django a la Creole - a unique celebration of the music of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

    Check out Django a la Creole at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXp9DmCo-bA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQjuakBZzTo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAMS_Jcbimk

    More information about these events and others, can be found at our website: www.movingonmusic.co.uk.
  13. avatar pennydistribution
    get on No Alibi's mailing list for sure - i've heard about tons of shows that way and a very intimate venue. Drop David a line to be added - david@noalibis.com

    David Lyttle's show with Soweto Kinch will be awesome, next Tuesday at 8pm in McHughs. As already mentioned, David's night in the Errigle each Tuesday (doors 830) is always great.

    Also, follow Mark McKnight & David Lyttle on MySpace, or Scott Flanigan on Twitter (@zcott) All happy to fill you in on Jazz events in the city , I'm sure!:

    David Lyttle (drums): http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=60016682
    Mark McKnight (guitar): http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=107809262
  14. avatar Sir Bob Gelding
    has anyone said 'I hate the music, but love the magazines' yet? No? Good.
  15. avatar fopp
    [quote:68251ad479="Sir Bob Gelding"]has anyone said 'I hate the music, but love the magazines' yet? No? Good.[/quote:68251ad479]

    Aw, that's classic.
  16. avatar churchwarden
    Eri Yamamoto should be great - her album was one of the highlights of last year.

    Would there be a large enough audience for a regular jazz night? Jazz covers such a wide range of styles from the "saints coming marching in" and "easy listening" end of the genre through to the electronic bleepery that would fit in at a Diston night, that it would probably be difficult to get that balance.

    Personally I would be more inclined to head out to the more discordanant end of the market, but think the vast majority of sane members of society would not regard that as enjoyable background music in a club...
  17. avatar gared
    [quote:5a5e32899f="MovingOn"]Moving On Music is one of the main promoters of jazz events in Northern Ireland. Throughout the year we facilitate performances by some of the world's leading jazz musicians at venues in Belfast and beyond.

    This Friday 1st May, in association with the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, we will present the exceptionally talented Eri Yamamoto Trio at 8pm at the Oh Yeah Building, Gordon Street, Belfast (Tickets 10/7).

    Have a look at the Eri Yamamoto Trio in action:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNmgaMDavh8&feature=related

    And on Friday 5th June, at the Black Box, Belfast (Doors: 8pm / Tickets 10/7) we have an exciting performance of Evan Christopher's Django a la Creole - a unique celebration of the music of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

    Check out Django a la Creole at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXp9DmCo-bA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQjuakBZzTo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAMS_Jcbimk

    More information about these events and others, can be found at our website: www.movingonmusic.co.uk.[/quote:5a5e32899f]

    Thanks for the info. Django a la Creole looks pretty good, I might check them out.



    [quote:5a5e32899f="pennydistribution"]get on No Alibi's mailing list for sure - i've heard about tons of shows that way and a very intimate venue. Drop David a line to be added - david@noalibis.com


    Also, follow Mark McKnight & David Lyttle on MySpace, or Scott Flanigan on Twitter (@zcott) All happy to fill you in on Jazz events in the city , I'm sure!:

    David Lyttle (drums): http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=60016682
    Mark McKnight (guitar): http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=107809262[/quote:5a5e32899f]

    Thanks also. I never knew that No Alibis did jazz music nights, I thought it was pretty much a poetry only kinda place.
  18. avatar markjazz
    Hi all,

    just a note to advertise a weekly contemporary jazz gig upstairs in the Errigle Inn every Tuesday night called Altered States.

    We feature guests just about every other week (hence the name), some of the top jazz musicians from the UK and US, so there's always something new going on.

    The gig is run by myself (Mark McKnight) on guitar and David Lyttle (drums). We've been in this great new venue since January this year.

    We play a mixture of standards and originals.

    Style wise it's everything from bebop to contemporary swing to hip hop/drum&bass, definitely not trad!

    Also, most weeks we have a jam session afterwards which is open to anyone who wants to come down and have a go at playing jazz, regardless of level or experience.

    For more info check out:

    www.markmcknight.co.uk
    www.davidlyttle.com

    It's usually around 5 in (we don't get paid by the Errigle, it's totally a door gig) and doors open at 8.30pm.

    Hope to see you down there!

    Mark