Chris Guilfoyle's Pathways Trio

Chris Guilfoyle's Pathways Trio

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 8.00pm

Improvised Music Company is proud to present Chris Guilfoyle’s new pan-European Trio ‘Pathways’, an international collaboration project, pulling in two top-class young European jazz musicians on a journey which explores musical roots and influences. Bassist Lukas Traxel and drummer Moritz Baumgartner are in-demand musicians in a multitude of projects across Europe, and have both previously performed (as has Guilfoyle) at IMC’s pan-European contemporary jazz festival 12 Points - Traxel with the Swiss Marie Krüttli Trio and Baumgartner with the German Lisbeth Quartett.

Chris Guilfoyle’s music for the trio traces a line from his earliest musical exploration as a punk guitarist, through forays into math rock, metal and electronic music. Their new interpretations of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Aphex Twin, Jimi Hendrix, and more will be a treat for any music lovers, guitar fans most of all.

Known for his melodic and groove-driven quintet Umbra, Chris comes from a musical family which is a pillar of the Irish jazz scene - his father, bassist and composer Ronan Guilfoyle, and uncle drummer Conor Guilfoyle both having long left their mark on Irish jazz. As a performer, and as a lecturer on DCU’s degree programme in Jazz and Contemporary Music performance, Chris is also leaving a mark on the next generation. With this trio’s exploration of a myriad of great music, the Pathways trio explores what it means to be a contemporary jazz musician in a digital, post-genre world.

These three rising stars of European jazz come together in Dublin’s still-in-development new space for jazz and improvised music. The Cooler is a former banana-ripening unit upstairs in The Complex Arts Centre, in the heart of Smithfield’s old fruit and veg district. Improvised Music Company is developing the space to provide a home for Dublin’s improvising musicians to stretch their creative skills and have time to develop new, considered music. With future use as a small, intimate club-style venue, jazz fans won’t want to miss a first look at the place.

Access notes
The performance space is up two flights of stairs and may be difficult to access for patrons with mobility issues.The space is fully seated.Gender-neutral toilet facilities are available on the ground floor.If you have any other queries regarding accessibility, please contact us at admin @ improvisedmusic . ie and we will do our best to assist you.

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Published by Improvised Music Company on 23 March 2023

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