The revolutionary recordings and iconic artists that shaped jazz
WAX ON Christmas Special
Wednesday 12th December
7-9pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Vintage Room at The Workman’s Club
Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Tickets €10 + booking fee www.eventbrite.ie
Further Info www.improvisedmusic.ie
Improvised Music Company (IMC) wrap up a year of their monthly WAX ON series with a special Christmas edition presenting the music and life stories of the iconic artists of jazz, this time focused on both the popular and obscure Christmas recordings from the jazz canon.
Looking at the ‘Christmas album’s’ role in the history of recorded music, even the most unlikely of artists such as Miles Davis, were required as part of their record deal, to produce their own version of Christmas cheer.
But what are the best Christmas jazz tunes, and how did they come to be recorded?
Join Irish Times jazz critic Cormac Larkin and his expert panel for a festive WAX ON listening party in the cosy Vintage Room, listening to some much loved Christmas jazz classics from the likes of Nat King Cole and Ella FitzGerald with panel chats about the stories behind their recordings, as well as some less expected seasonal offerings from Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon and others.