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Sunday 30th October 2011, Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork.
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World-renowned accordionist Richard Galliano has been able to make his mark in all kinds of musical contexts, from solo appearances to playing with big bands and stars such as Wynton Marsalis and Charlie Haden. He continues to explore a vast range of music, without ever losing that lyrical quality that has made him one of the most popular artists to ever appear at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
Richard’s latest group, his La Strada Quintet, will pay tribute to the revered Italian film composer, Nino Rota, whose iconic Grammy winning scores include Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and 8½, many famous films by Zeffirelli and Visconti and especially Coppola’s The Godfather..To mark Nino Rota’s centenary year, Galliano is joined by two jazz giants – Dave Douglas and John Surman – to reinterpret many of Rota’s key works.
LINE UP: Richard Galliano (accordion/trombone), John Surman (reeds), Dave Douglas (trumpet), Boris Kozlov (double bass) and Clarence Penn (drums/percussion).
Jean-Luc Ponty Quartet
Jean Luc Ponty is the undisputed master of the violin in jazz, jazz fusion and rock. More than any other single musician, this revolutionary figure has defined the role of his instrument in contemporary music. Ponty has expanded the vocabulary of modern jazz with his mastery of explosive, bright and exceptionally warm violin lines that has made him the premier jazz and jazz rock violinist of the past three decades.
He has toured all corners of the world with his own superb groups and has worked and recorded with jazz legends such as Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, George Duke, Bela Fleck and Stanley Clarke.
LINE UP: Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), William Lecomte (keyboards), Guy Nsangue (bass) and Damien Schmitt (drums)