Opening with Ronan Guilfoyle’s take on Charlie Parker for his centenary in August, IMC’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.
Still performing today, renowned guitarist John Scofield moved from collaborating with greats like Miles Davis, to commanding his own place on the international jazz scene for his unique fusions of rock, bebop, swing and blues music.
Derry-born Tommy Halferty, the great elder statesman of Irish jazz guitar, is the perfect musical match to take on Scofield’s music. Like Scofield, Halferty has blended a wide range of styles over his career. His trio with one of Ireland’s finest rhythm sections - Dave Redmond and Kevin Brady - are currently Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Musicians-in-Residence and have toured widely to great acclaim.
For this series they are joined by Northern Irish organist and pianist Scott Flanigan, lending his virtuosity and fluent lyricism to an unmissable night of music.