Tommy Halferty & Aengus Hackett

Derry native Tommy Halferty has travelled the world performing with such jazz luminaries as Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Ronnie Cuber, George Mraz and Dave Liebman. A foremost authority on jazz guitar, he has been guest lecturer at the prestigious Berklee College of music, USA and is on the faculty of Newpark Music Centre in DCU.

For this guitar duo, Halferty is joined by Galwegian Aengus Hackett. A graduate of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Hackett has studied with such leading guitarists as Jesse Van Ruller and Wayne Krantz. Hackett has performed with legendary USA pianist Bertha Hope, and Irish stalwarts such as Mike Nielsen and Conor Guilfoyle.

Having recently performed together at the Galway Jazz Festival 2018, this duo has a natural musical interplay. Expect improvisation at it’s highest level, as you are taken on a trip of the jazz guitar tradition.