Author Archives: Damian Evans

How and where to promote a jazz gig in Dublin

How and where to promote a jazz gig in Dublin. This post is going to be a little different than what I expect most of my blog posts to be like. It’s a practical list of things people need to do … Continue reading

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Ireland, Jazz, Dublin Zoo, Bloody Sunday and the Athlone Musical Society.

Last year marked the hundredth anniversary of the 1916 uprising and, if you’re a jazz fan, you’ll probably be aware that this year sees the hundredth anniversary of the first jazz recording by the Original Dixieland Jass Band (or Original … Continue reading

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Death by Definition

Here’s a track we recorded last november. I should have put it up a while back. It’s an original composition called Death by Definition.   Johnny Taylor: Piano Damian Evans: Bass Dominic Mullan: Drums

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Hibernian Summer Gala Concert

Congratulations to The Hibernian Orchestra on the success of their Summer Gala Concert. It was a delight to be in the bass section, strengthened by the fabulous Maeve Shieil and Helen Morgan and with my wonderful desk partner Grainne Dunne. … Continue reading

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PhD Recital

My PhD research concerns creativity and interaction in trio jazz ensembles. It has a practice based element to it and the research informed by my own trio’s work. Practice based, practice led, or ‘action research’ has become increasingly accepted as … Continue reading

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Dublin Baroque Players

I’m looking forward to my first rehearsal tonight with the Dublin Baroque Players.  We are doing Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Orff’s Carmina Burana, which is fairly exciting.  Since it so associated with the Omen and given my name, perhaps there will … Continue reading

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Hibernian Orchestra

I’m again lucky to be involved with the Hibernian Orchestra for their next season which includes an April 1st performance of: Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 Tchaikowsky Symphony No 6 Just wonderful music with … Continue reading

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Offenenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld

I’ll be playing as part of the DIT’s production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, a great production and the source of the Can-Can music, which I’ve played in a few settings, but not the original.   Details below: Performance … Continue reading

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Alex Matthias Trio featuring Jake Hertzog

Back in October I had a great time on tour with Alex Mathias, Jake Hertzog and Dominic Mullan.   Here’s a clip that Jake put up on Youtube. It shows Jake’s cranking style! Hope you enjoy! [yframe url=’’]   Oh, … Continue reading

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Music and Emotion – University of Western Australia

I’m just back from a trip to Australia where I attended the Power of Music: Joint MSA / ICME Conference, 2011. There was a wealth of fascinating papers being presented, but one of the more practical things I learned was … Continue reading

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