kevin brady trio

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The Kevin Brady Trio featuring Bill Carrothers

Kevin Brady                  Drums

Bill Carrothers Piano

David Redmond Double - Bass

After many critically acclaimed tours & festival performances throughout Ireland & the U.K., Drummer & Composer Kevin Brady continues his collaboration with the innovative U.S. pianist Bill Carrothers. Brady has many years of experience playing with some of lreland's most successful jazz trios including Organics and The Phil Ware Trio.

‘The Kevin Brady Trio achieve a stunning equilibrium; The group move as one” Chicago Reader.

Bill Carrothers is quite exceptional in this setting, having recorded with many acclaimed trios. Performing & Recording with luminaries such as Gary Peacock, Billy Higgins, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller.

“A relentlessly inventive pianist with harmonic sophistication has to be heard to be believed." Chicago Tribune.

Dave Redmond is one of the most in demand Bassists in Ireland, having performed with visiting artists such as Bob Dorough, Keith Copeland, Dave Leibman, Jason Rigby, Bobby Wellins, Guy Barker, Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth, Scott Hamilton, and Jim Mullen. He has peformed at numerous festivals and clubs throughout the World such as Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express (London).This is a rare opportunity for audiences to listen to some fine exponents of the jazz piano trio as some of Ireland's leading talents perform with one of the USA's great modern improvising musicians. The music performed features compositions from their 2007 album release entitled ‘Common Ground’ and their latest studio recording ‘Zeitgeist‘. The new album has recently gone on Worldwide release with the prestigious jazz label Fresh Sound Records.

For further info on the trio please visit: www.kevinbrady.ie or www.myspace.com/kevinbradydrums

Kevin Brady - Drums

Dublin based drummer Kevin Brady has been performing professionally for 16 years. He is a founder member of the Hammond organ group Organics and is also a member of the critically acclaimed piano trio led by U.K. pianist Phil Ware. After studying classical piano and trumpet from an early age, his interest in drums began at 19 first at Newpark Music Centre. He later attended the Drummers Collective in New York, where his teachers were Kim Plainfield and Bobby Sanabrias; more recently he finished studying in Havana, Cuba with Jose Eladio. Previous teachers have included Jeff Ballard, Matt Wilson, Ben Perowsky, Ralph Peterson, Joe Cusatis, Casey Scheurell, Elliot Zigmund and Keith Copeland.

He achieved a Diploma in jazz performance from the Guildhall School Hall of Music in London and received a Scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston , USA.
In recent years he has performed with International jazz musicians : Ronnie Cuber (Baritone Saxophone) Ian Shaw (Vocalist/Pianist), Tim Ries (Saxophone), Jesse Davis (Saxophone) Guy Barker ( Trumpet ) Jim Mullen (guitar), Bobby Watson (alto), Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) Giovanni Mirabassi (Piano) Jason Rigby (Sax) and on the home front has worked with Van Morrison, and leading jazz guitarist Louis Stewart and Choice Award nominee singer Dave Geraghty (BellX1).

In 2004 he performed at the Sydney Opera House, Australia, with award winning contemporary Irish group, Grada. He has performed at many jazz clubs & festivals worldwide, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express - London, the Jazz Utsav Festival in India, The Euro Jazz Festival, Mexico and numerous New York City clubs. In 2008, he was invited to represent Ireland in the European Jazz Colours Jazz Orchestra in Italy. He was recently endorsed by the Bosphorus Cymbal Company | USA.
 

Bill Carrothers - Piano

Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for over 25 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the Village Vanguard, Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, New Morning (Paris), the Audi Jazz Festival in Brussels, the Nevers Jazz Festival (where he shared the bill with Abbey Lincoln), the Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, and the Marciac Festival in France. In October of 2000, Mr. Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a leader on fifteen recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim. His side- man credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz, including Joe Beck, Scott Colley, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Eric Gravatt, Drew Gress, Tim Hagans, Billy Higgins, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart, Ira Sullivan, Toots Thielemans, and Benny Wallace. Visit: www.carrothers.com

Dave Redmond – Double –Bass

David began playing electric bass at the age of 16 and played in a rock band, he continued to study music throughout his early years. He attended The Newpark Music Centre, Dublin for three years (!999-2002) where he began studying double bass and re

Discography

Zeitgeist (Fresh Sound New Talent 2009)
Common Ground (LRP Records 2008)

Tracks from both albums can be listened to at the following
website link: www.kevinbrady.ie

Set List

Typical set consists of tunes from our albums and a wide selection of jazz standards... such as Black Nile - Shorter, Bemsha Swing - Thelonius Monk,
Hello My Baby,etc.

Here are a few of the tune titles from the album releases:

Out of the Blue
Big Mouth
Waltz Macabre
Goodbye Mr.Munch
Gitchee Gumee
Little Niles
That Russian Thing
Zeitgeist

Sets differ depending on the situation, but generally it is two 45 minute sets with an interval of twenty to thirty minutes.