Successfully awarded the Crisis Response Award (Arts Council)

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! 🎶

http://www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Arts-Council-COVID-19-Crisis-Response-Award/

#newmusic #artscouncil

JAZZGate postponed until further notice due to Covid19 closures

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!

Launching new trio Sat 28 Sept @ Black Gate

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

Featured in JAZZIZ Magazine, USA

Pretty chuffed to have been interviewed by Matt Mitucci for JAZZIZ Magazine in USA!

You can read the full featured interview here.

JAZZGate Summer Series curated by Aengus Hackett

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!

 

June 6
The Music of Herbie Hancock

June 13
The Music of Nina Simone
featuring special guest Barbara Vulso on vocals

June 20
The Music of Charlie Parker

June 27
The Music of Dizzy Gillespie

July 11
TIMELESS – A Celebration of John Abercrombie
with the Tommy Halferty Organ Trio

July 13
JAZZGate Party
(free admission)

July 19
The Music of Sarah Vaughan
featuring special guest Sarah O’ Toole on vocals

July 25
The Music of Duke Ellington

August 1
The Music of Thelonious Monk
featuring special guests Greg Felton on piano

August 8
The Music of Miles Davis
Back by popular demand, featuring special guest Bill Blackmore on trumpet

August 15
The Music of Ella Fitzgerald
featuring special guest Roisin Mulliez on vocals

August 22
The Music of Billie Holiday
featuring special guest Emilie Conway on vocals

August 29
The Music of The Beatles

September 5
The Music of John Coltrane

 

Featured on RTÉ Lyric FM

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)

Salthouse Sessions @ Galway Jazz Festival 2018

Absolutely thrilled to be back in the Salt House again for this year’s Galway Jazz Festival!

I will be doing three gigs, all featuring the cream of Irish jazz musicians;

Fri 5th Oct @ 7pm (feat. Dan Bodwell & Shane O’Donovan)
Sat 6th Oct @ 5pm (feat. Tommy Halferty)
Sun 7th @ 3pm (feat. Conor Guilfoyle & Barry Rycraft)

All gigs are free admission, since they are generously sponsored by our wonderful buddies at The Salt House Bar.

I can’t wait, it’s going to be pretty mega!

Aengus Hackett Music's photo.

DINOSAUR album out today!

My debut album with DINOSAUR is out today!

 

Available digitally and on CD from Bandcamp

Galway Jazz Festival 2017

The Galway Jazz Festival is upon us once again! The programme for this year is bigger and better than ever,
and I am thrilled to be continually involved as a member of the production team.

I am also delighted to be returning to curate and perform at The Salthouse Sessions for another series of concerts featuring some of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians.
What is more, we have expanded the series this year to include the Friday.

The stellar lineup is:

Friday 6th Oct, 7pm
Duo with Michael Nielsen​ (guitar)

Saturday 7th Oct, 6pm
Duo with Sam Comerford​ (saxophone)

Sunday 8th Oct, 3pm
Trio with Neil Ó Loclainn (bass) & Dominic Mullan​ (drums)