Performances of new piano music in February and April - see dates for details
Ronan Guilfoyle presents Tudo Bem! - a celebration of the music of Brazil Aleka Potings - vocals Chris Guilfoyle - guitar Leopoldo Osio - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Andre Antunes - drums
The music of Brazil is rich, melodic and above all one of the most groove-laden musics on the planet. Blessed with a long tradition of great composers and songwriters, and a vast range of regional styles, the music has been hugely influential, moving far beyond its own borders to find a place in so many other musical traditions, including jazz and popular music.
Brazilian music has been a passion of bassist and composer Ronan Guilfoyle for many years, and in this group he has assembled some of the finest players in the jazz and Brazilian idioms to play classic Brazilian pieces, known and loved the world over. Outside Brazil, people often think of Brazilian music as being confined to Bossa Nova, but this is only one small part of the huge tradition of Brazilian music and Tudo Bem! explores many of these styles as well as many of Brazil’s greatest composers. Expect Baions, Forros, Partido Altos, Sambas, Xaxados and more, and music by Toninho Horta, Caetano Veloso, Joao Bosco, Chico Pinheiro, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Rita and Joyce. Above all expect the joyous, infectious rhythms and grooves of Brazil played with an authentic feel ,and a celebration of one of the world’s great music traditions.
New Piano Music
Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin, Dublin
Svetlana Rudenko - piano Michael Buckley - saxophone Ronan Guilfoyle - bass A programme of composed and improvised pieces in the lovely surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery. The concert will feature the premiere performance of my new piano composition, 'Short (&) Suite for Piano', by the great Ukrainian classical pianist Svetlana Rudenko, and I'll also be joined by my long standing colleague Micheal Buckley on saxophones.
New York State of Mind - with Dave Liebman
Dave Liebman - saxophones Mike Nielsen - guitar Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Conor Guilfoyle - drums
A three-set a night recreation of a typical 1060s New York jazz club gig, featuring the legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone with his long time Irish collaborators the Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio
“Interview with Ronan http://www.cmc.ie/articles/article646.html An interview conducted by the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin, that covers my learning experiences, my compositional ideas and many other things. Ronan Guilfoyle, July 2003”