Hot 4 Jazz Quartet are Kilkenny's finest swing band. Featuring vocalist Marie Glynn, bassist Adrian Jackson, pianist Carole Nelson and drummer Chip ? Hot 4 have delighted Kilkenny jazz lovers with a long running Sunday residency at the Left Bank pub. It has become a hit with Ireland's swing dancers who frequently take to the floor and show off their moves to tunes from Duke Ellington, Satchmo, Sinatra and many more. It's a perfect way to wind down the weekend.
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The Blue Note Trio are currently performing every Friday evening at Harper's Restaurant, The Hibernian Hotel with laid-back jazz favourites. With Marie Glynn, Carole Nelson and Adrian Jackson.
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Carole Nelson Trio. Award-winning pianist and composer Carole Nelson has lead her own group for many years and now brings her wealth of musicianship and experience to Kilkenny. Drawing on the music of 20th century greats such as Bill Evans, Kenny Baron and Herbie Hancock, Carole brings swing , lyricism and a sense of humour to her music. Currently to be heard every Saturday evening at Harpers in the Hibernian Hotel.
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The Sofa Sessions is the brainchild of jazz writer and drummer Cormac Larkin. Sofa productions in Kilkenny have included Mary Coughlan, Nigel Mooney, and many more. Thursday nights at Billy Byrnes is the place to be to hear jazz played by the best of Irish jazz musicians. Tommy Halferty, Eamonn Moran, Scott Flanagan, Carole Nelson, Cormac Larkin, Cormac O'Brien, Adam Nolan, Phil Ware, Adrian Jackson, Dave Thompson, Blaise Smith,
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