Kildare Jazz Festival: RBG Trio
Formed in 2019, The RBG Trio is a collective of three of Ireland’s leading jazz artists – Meilana Gillard (tenor saxophone), Dave Redmond (bass), and Kevin Brady (drums).
Renowned for their tight interplay and incredible storytelling, the band have carved out a ‘must see’ reputation. With blues always in their foundation, this groups sound ranges from pre- to post-bop, soulful to grunge, free to swinging.
Drawing from repertoire of the traditional saxophone trio canons of Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson, to more contemporary and improvised output. It is an approach where free-form exploration rubs shoulders with reimagined music from the likes of Nirvana and Soundgarden.
Ultimately, nothing is off limits. This is a band led by tunes – mainstream or lesser known, self-penned or reinterpreted, traditional or contemporary. If it works, it works.
Additionally, each member of The RBG Trio composes for the band, which lends to the trio’s diverse output and constant surprise.
The trio will launch their first full length album in late 2023.
Event Tickets: €10 per event | €15 per day | €40 for full weekend. Discount automatically applied. Workshops not included.
The Kildare Jazz Festival is curated by Kasia Eliasz and supported by The Arts Council - Funding Festivals