Saturday 5th February
Playing the music of Cole Porter
Made up of two of Ireland’s leading jazz guitarists, the Nielsen / Hackett Duo have a natural musical interplay. They have performed at the Galway Jazz Festival, and have been featured on two of Dublin’s leading nights for contemporary music and jazz; Kaleidoscope and Signal Series.
Guitarist, composer, educator and author, Mike Nielsen is noted for his innovative performances and research. He has shared the stage with many international stars including Dave Liebman, Larry Coryell, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler and the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Director of Jazz Performance at the TU Dublin Conservatory, Nielsen initiated the Masters in Jazz performance programme. His performance-based qualifications include a PhD in microtonal performance.
A graduate of the prestigious Conservatory of Amsterdam, Aengus Hackett has studied with world-renowned guitarists Jesse Van Ruller and Wayne Krantz (Steely Dan). Hackett has performed with legendary USA pianist Bertha Hope, and Irish stalwarts such as Conor Guilfoyle. Most recently, he has gained acclaim for his ‘JAZZGate’ series in his native Galway, selling out many shows and featuring the cream of the Irish jazz scene.
8pm. Tickets: €10/8