Irish women in jazz live podcast series

Date: 30 Apr 2024
Time: 8pm

Irish Women in Jazz

The Cellar, Doors 8pm, 30th April

Join Irish Women in Jazz as they celebrate International Jazz Day 2024 and the return of their LIVE podcast series at a brand new location: The Cellar at The Workman’s Club! 
We’re kicking off with a live podcast featuring headliner Yuzuha O’Halloran and hosted by IWIJ founder Jennifer McMahon. A solo performance by special guest Jenna Harris (vocals & electronics) will be the first act of the night, warming up the crowd ahead of the Yuzuha O’Halloran Trio featuring Yuzuha (sax), Eoin O’ Halloran (bass) and Hugh Denman (drums).
Yuzuha O’Halloran
Following her graduation from Newpark Music Centre with a BA in Jazz peformance, Yuzuha has become an active part of the Irish Jazz and Contemporary Music scene and has performed in venues and festivals all over the country with many of Ireland’s top musicians and groups. These inculde Conor Guilfoyle, Max Zaska, Denise Chaila, Inni-K, Izumi Kimura, Tommy Halferty, Glasshouse Ensemble and more.
Since 2020 she has performed with The Conor Guilfoyle Octet as part of an Arts Council funded tour of Ireland playing the original arrangements of Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool, the first of it’s kind in Ireland. She has also recently toured internationally, with notable performances in well-known venues including London’s Vortex Jazz Club, The Barbican as part of London Jazz Festival and Reduta Jazz Club in Prague as well as being part of the first Irish act to peform in Avignon Jazz Festival.
With special guest Jenna Harris (solo)
Jenna Harris is a vocalist, composer, and lecturer from Dublin who specialises in jazz and improvised music. Jenna performs regularly as a solo artist and with her band Berri. While she improvises with her voice and improvises with the effects she uses to process her voice, a style of improvisation has developed that intrinsically links the two, both feeding back and forth from each other. Her solo performances often incorporate reactive visuals that she builds as a platform to exhibit the voice as the instrument it is.
Jenna is a lecturer on the BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance at Dublin City University where she lectures in Voice, Instrumental Skills & Labs, Ensemble Repertoire & Performance.
See you on April 30th at The Cellar in The Workman’s Club to celebrate INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY!