Joan Talbot from Dublin joins up with the “Boys” who hail from Strabane & Omagh to perform in various Jazz festivals during the year – including Derry Jazz Festival, Doonbeg, Dunfanaghy and Galway Festivals to name but a few. This year they are delighted to be a part of the Danny Boy Jazz & Blues Festival.
Gerard Bradley (Keyboards/Piano), Peter Doherty (Double Bass), Mark Bradley (Trumpet) & Aidan Dunphy (Drums) have been performing together for six years or more. Their repertoire includes the great jazz standards from the 20’s to the 50’s with plenty of swing, ballads & blues to whet the appetite of their many fans throughout Ireland.
The relaxed style of this very accomplished band and obvious enjoyment of their music endear them to their audience and guarantees an evening to remember. Not to be missed !
The Martello Jazz Band was formed in the autumn of 1985 by a group of enthusiastic musicians who had played previously in other bands.
Their aim was to produce a sound reminiscent of the Dixieland bands which were commonplace in the New Orleans of the 1920’s and 1930’s, but also to stamp on it their own brand of drive and flair.
The resulting music is fresh and full of vitality, while still retaining the traditional flavour.
This recipe has been successful in introducing a wide range of audiences to this form of music, even those who previously did not consider jazz to be to their taste !
Fiona Trotter has performed at numerous Jazz and Blues Festivals throughout Ireland and Scotland with a 2 piece, 3/4 and 5 piece band called THE FIONA SCOTT TROTTER BAND and the 2 piece called HOT TO TROTT & LUKE. She has created and performed 2 highly successful theatre shows, and has released 2 albums.