Bridge Music Jazz Presents The Murray Brothers Ft Joseph Leighton
Fri 23 Nov 2018
8.30pm - 11.30pm Weekly Jazz Series from jazz promotion body Bridge Music featuring UK and international touring bands and original music from Scottish based jazz ensembles.
The Murray brothers trio return to Swing with special guest Joseph Leighton on Guitar. Joseph Leighton has been hailed as one of Ireland’s brightest new jazz talents. Starting out as a teenage rock prodigy in his hometown of Derry, he became interested in jazz after meeting MOBO nominated drummer David Lyttle, who he would go on to study and perform professionally with. Over the next few years his teachers would also include guitar icons Jesse van Ruller, Mike Walker and Peter Bernstein, following awards from Moving On Music and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Now 21, Joseph has recently begun touring with his mentor David Lyttle, playing 40 dates dates including many of Ireland’s island communities. Joseph has also performed with American saxophonist Meilana Gillard and plays regularly with Irish jazz stars on the rise Conor and Micheal Murray. “Leighton’s genre is assuredly jazz…one foot in the modernists’ camp. The other is firmly planted in a tradition that stretches from Jim Hall to Pat Metheny, his clean articulation and spacious phrasing accentuating an overtly melodic approach.” – All About Jazz “Joseph Leighton acquits himself superbly…a unique on stage presence through casual appearance and understated instrumental command.” – The Big List Joseph Leighton - Guitar Micheal Murray - Saxophone Conor Murray - Double Bass Greg Irons - Drums
£7/£6 per person