1st September 2018
Free afternoon of two sublime jazz talents and one stunning exhibition!
Admission FREE / Refreshments provided
Come along and enjoy a gorgeous afternoon listening to sublime jazz in our galleries courtesy of David Lyttle and Joseph Leighton. Nicola Nemec's stunning exhibition presents a spellbinding atmospheric set for these two acclaimed musicians.
Described earlier this year by the Independent as representing 'the best in jazz coming out of Ireland', jazz drummer David is one of the island's most forward-thinking and celebrated instrumentalists. With nominations in the MOBO Awards and Urban Music Awards, he has performed in twenty five countries and collaborated with jazz icons Joe Lovano and Kurt Rosenwinkel, and hip hop visionaries Talib Kweli and Soweto Kinch. Recently he brought his unique performance concepts to China, making three trips with his solo drums show, and last year he travelled from L.A. To New York in a Cadillac DeVille, performing for unusual audiences from cowboys to UFO tourists.
On this special tour of small towns and rural communities, David will be joined by the hugely promising 21-year-old Derry guitarist Joseph Leighton, who he introduced to jazz as a teenager. Joseph has since studied at the Banff Centre in Canada and Trinity Laban in London, and in 2016/2017 was one of NI arts organisation Moving On Music's Emerging Artists, which allowed him to study with leading European jazz guitarist Jesse van Ruller in Amsterdam.