swings by The Pavilion Theater with his band Fairgrounds, for one night only.
Modern Drummer, the world’s premier drum magazine has said of Ballard: “This much is unanimously agreed upon: In the hierarchy of jazz drummers, Jeff Ballard has climbed so high he can clearly see the summit.” High praise indeed. Ballard’s CV is second to none, and by the time he arrived in New York he already had a three-year stint with pianist/singer Ray Charles
, one of the most original of modern trios, whose fusion of jazz and rock is as vital as it is genre-defying. Reid is also a composer of note, and recently premiered The Rough Mixes – a collaboration between chamber orchestra, percussion and electronics.
Hamasyan is one of the most exciting of up-and-coming jazz pianists, drawing glowing praise from the likes of Hancock, Corea and Mehldau. Hamasyan has played with oud player Dhafer Youssef
.” Downbeat described his album A Fable (Verve International, 2012) as “poetic and haunting”.
Dun Laoghaire residents and those who make the short trip from Dublin or Bray are in for a special treat – the birth of what on paper looks likely to be one of the most exciting jazz quartets in a generation. Don’t miss Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds’ only gig in Ireland.