Very much looking forward to next week as I will be working with one of Ireland’s leading ensembles, the ConTempo Quartet!
This wonderful project is put together by Galway Music Residency. The concept is to combine the classical string group with a jazz ensemble featuring myself and three of the finest exponents of jazz coming out of the west of Ireland; Matthew Berrill, Barry Donohue and Róisín Mulliez.
We will perform a selection of Matthew’s compositions and some jazz standards, all arranged by Matthew Berrill.
Absolutely thrilled to be part of this socially-distanced project. Massive thanks to GMR for keeping the scene alive during #COVID-19!
More about JazzTempo here: https://thisisgalway.ie/hmmm-what-is-jazztempo/
I have been invited by Sligo Jazz Project to record a solo set from home, as part of their online festival this year!
This is a huge honour for me, as I attended the summer school and festival as a teenager and it was a very formative time for me.
It will stream on Fri 24th July, as part of a night featuring the finest in Irish Jazz acts such as Mike Nielsen, Michael Buckley and Paul Dunlea.
All details available on http://www.sligojazz.ie
Delighted to have been invited by The Hunt Museum in Limerick to perform a socially-distanced solo concert on Friday 31st July!
It’s free, but booking is essential.
More info. on that here: https://www.huntmuseum.com/whats-on/friday-lunchtime-jazz/
Wonderful news – I have been awarded the COVID-19 Crisis Response Award by Arts Council Ireland! This will enable me to compose and record a series of pieces for guitar and electronics, which I will be publishing online for you good folks. So stay tuned for that..
Now I’m off to write some new music! 🎶
JAZZGate shows are now postponed until further notice, at least until March 29th. This is due to the mandatory government measures implemented around Covid19.
Stay safe everyone!
Thanks to everyone who came down to the In Flow shows last week at Galway Jazz Festival! Was an absolute blast performing with the whole ensemble, which featured the wonderful Matthew Jacobson on drums, as well as Andrew Madec, Simon Kenny and Alain Halimi!
AMW Visual also did an absolutely amazing job on the visuals and documentary.
Thanks to the whole team at Galway Jazz Festival for having us, Ellen Cranitch, Ciarán Ryan and Matthew Berrill did a fantastic job on putting together the best festival yet!
Huge thanks to That’s Life, Arts Council Ireland and Galway and Roscommon ETB for their generous support and funding for the project. Onward and upward for In Flow!
Super excited to be launching a new band on Sept 28th, playing brand-new compositions of mine!
Featuring two of Ireland’s finest musicians; Derek Whyte (bass) and Matthew Jacobson (drums)
Sat Sept 28, 9pm
JAZZGate: The Music of Aengus Hackett!
The Black Gate
Tickets €10 – https://bit.ly/2kpoUgT
Pretty chuffed to have been interviewed by Matt Mitucci for JAZZIZ Magazine in USA!
You can read the full featured interview here.
Really excited to have curated a new summer series of themed jazz concerts at The Black Gate Galway.
Here is the updated JAZZGate schedule for the rest of the summer!
Really enjoyed playing on #ClassicDrive on RTÉ Lyric FM, and chatting to Lorcan Murray about Gamelan, jazz and my upcoming electronic EP!
I played a version of the jazz standard ‘Misty’, as well as two of my own tunes; ‘When all is said and done’ and ‘Sunny Rainclouds’.
Have a listen here (scroll to 02:45:00 in, towards the end)