JAZZ Wednesday 26th October @ 8.00pm
So Jazz is dead? Not while there are still young people with creative voices yearning to be heard. Exhibit A is Thought-Fox, winner of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award for 2010-13, a serendipitous collaboration of some of the freshest improvisers on the Irish and UK jazz scene. Taking its name from a Ted Hughes poem, Thought-Fox's often other-worldly compositions pivot around the powerful yet hauntingly gorgeous voice of Lauren Kinsella, who uses text and poetry to stunning effect alongside vocal techniques blending jazz, South Indian and European folk influences. Fellow foxes include trombonist Colm O'Hara, who has performed with luminaries such as Kenny Wheeler and Michael Brecker, and pianist Tom Gibbs, a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene. Rhythmic propulsion comes courtesy of Waterford bassist Mick Coady and drummer Simon Roth, who between them have appeared with the likes of Louis Stewart, Ronnie Cuber, Scott Hamilton, Julian Arguelles, Tina May and John Taylor. A hot night of jazz energy in prospect.
The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.