Jazz Connective is a 2 day pop-up festival of avantgarde and adventurous music featuring Irish and international artists and curated by Improvised Music Company in collaboration with six European partners. In addition to concerts on the Project stages, Jazz Connective features artistic residences, music workshops and discussions about jazz and improvised music in the 21st century, and is the result of ongoing collaboration between Ireland and other European countries.
19:30 Elliot Galvin, piano GB
20:30 Shane Latimer, guitar/electronics IE; Ar Ker, drums/electronics FR; Linda Fredriksson, saxophones FI
21:30 Vula Viel (Bex Burch, gyil; Ruth Goller, bass; Jim Hart, drums) GB
Connecting the dots in European improvisation, Jazz Connective is a 2-day festival of creative interplay celebrating contemporary improvisers and how they work and play.
Thursday night at Jazz Connective features maverick pianist Elliot Galvin, whose stupendous creativity has earned him comparisons with Django Bates, though Galvin’s singular approach has affirmed his reputation as a true original. A 12 Points alumnus, Irish audiences will remember his trio’s stand-out performance in Dublin in 2018.
Next, Irish guitarist and electronic pioneer Shane Latimer joins forces with the captivatingly shamanic French drummer and electronics wizard Ar Ker, and saxophonist Linda Fredriksson of Mopo, a unique musical encounter brought together exclusively by Jazz Connective.
Rounding out the evening are Vula Viel, a superbly spicy, post-punk, Afro-jazz style trio featuring Bex Burch on the gyil, a large African xylophone made of sacred lliga wood, while bassist Ruth Goller and drummer Jim Hart weave intricate rhythmic structures around Burch’s trance-tastic lines. A band which prompted Iggy Pop to say, “Dance to it, make love to it, consume it, listen to it, stare at the clouds to it!”.
Expect the unexpected in Dublin this 11th and 12th December as IMC host a selection of world-class improvisers and collaborators from both home and abroad at the Project Arts Centre.
Jazz Connective is is a collaborative project supported by the Creative Europe – Cooperation Project. It is presented in Dublin by Irish project partners Improvised Music Company (IMC).