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Hi there

Hope you're programming is going well. We've had a very busy month, with the line up announcement for 12 Points 2016 and co-hosting String Theory just last week. 

Now we turn our attention to our Irish Jazz festival showcase, Down with Jazz (check out the new video here). We've also highlighted Roamer, an exciting new project that brings together four of Ireland's most internationally active improvising musicians in early July.

Keep up to date with us on Facebook, and if anything interests you don't hesitate to email for tickets. 

Yours in music making, 

Rob, Ken and Aoife

We're happy to announce the new IMC website is now live. ( Featuring a database of Irish jazz musicians, a scene section full of useful info and tips, as well as all of IMC's upcoming events, festivals and other industry news, a significant milestone for IMC, and a huge resource for Irish musicians. 


To celebrate, we'll be having a Launch Event on Wednesday 15th June at 18:00 upstairs in the Grand Social. (There'll be complementary drinks and nibbles!) We'll see you there.

There is a new hashtag that should be on your social media channels; #jazzIRL will be a quick and easy way for audiences, jazz musicians, promoters and festivals to search and link jazz events in Ireland. Use it to tag your events, photos and posts on social media, as well as searching for the latest news and events in the Irish jazz scene.

IMC would like to invite you to the following events. For free tickets please email
Down with Jazz: Jazz Rising
4th & 5th June 2016
Meeting House Square
A showcase of the finest acts in Irish Jazz today, the Saturday lineup features Weird Glitches, who combine popular melodic simplicity and accomplished improvisational complexity, award winning singer Edel Meade performing a musical Tribute to Lady Day, two-horns-no chords quartet ReDiviDeR and 8 piece New Orleans style funk band Toot Sweet and the Shadow Man.

Sunday opens with Snowpoet, one of Jazz FM vocalist of the year nominee Lauren Kinsella’s many projects, followed by Matthew Halpin’s Last Chance Dance trio. The Richie Buckley Quintet will show the journey of jazz in Ireland through pure genius and closing the festival is Zaska, who's famous live performances feature a  feel good blend of Future Soul, Hip Hop and Funk.

If you would like tickets to this event please contact
July 4th and 5th -Arthurs, Thomas St.

Improvised Music Company & Diatribe present Roamer this July, an exciting new project that brings together four of Ireland’s most internationally active improvising musicians for a two-night run at Dublin's newest creative music hub.

Vocalist Lauren Kinsella was recently announced as the 2016 Jazz FM UK Vocalist of the Year; saxophonist Matthew Halpin was the first Irish musician to receive the presidential scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music; Simon Jermyn is one of the most in-demand creative music bassists in New York and drummer Matthew Jacobson tours Ireland and Europe frequently with many leading improvising musicians and ensembles.


Ensemble Eriu Announce New album 'Imbas'

Ensemble Eriu's second album 'Imbas' will be released on the 24th of June, on CD, Digital and Vinyl via Ensemble Music and Raelach Records

They celebrate the launch with a show in Dublin's Sugar Club on the 24th. You can book tickets and preorder the album here

You can listen to the opener, Tempest, premiered by Nialler9 below.

Hugh Buckley & Nigel Clark
Autumn Leaves Tour 2016

Now Booking for September 9th – Oct 16th
a meditation on some of the grandest chestnuts of the standard repertoire’- The Irish Times

The two Celtic jazz guitar virtuosi, natives of Dublin and Glasgow respectively, propel the guitar duo format to new heights of musicality, technique and imagination. Their musical rapport is tangible and there is joy and even occasional madness in the bravura of their combined brilliance. 

Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups. Guitarist Nigel Clark has performed around the world from Shanghai to Los Angeles and has worked with some of the biggest names in music. I

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Havana 'Che Summer Festival Dates
Now booking for Irish Summer Festivals 2016
 ‘Loaded with international talent...about as close to Havana as you'll get on this side of the Atlantic'– The Irish Times

Featuring the powerful, engaging voice of habanero Evelio Galan, lead vocalist with the Afro- Cuban All Stars, (click here to watch) the group features a diverse snapshot of Irish multiculturalism at work. Guilfoyle, who has lectured in many of the word’s music leading conservatories, has recruited some of the most talented musicians based in Ireland today, featuring members from Venezuela, South Africa, France, Czech Republic, Ukraine, and of course, Cuba.As Ireland’s leading exponents of authentic Cuban music, from timba and salsa to rumba and guaguanco, Havana ‘Che are a high-octane 10-piece who create pure unadulterated party music, guaranteed to get your audience grooving in 2016.

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For more information, or to book, contact or call +353 85 7211 465
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