Dutch Jazz collective Equinox play Longford’s Backstage Theatre on Saturday 26th October as part of the nationwide tour promoting their new album “Face the Music”.
Led by Dublin Bassist Johnny Daly who studied at the famed Royal Conservatory in The Hague and New York Guitarist Dan Nicholas, the band consists of five like-minded musicians playing a mix of vivid original pieces as well as personal arrangements from the classic jazz repertoire of artists.
The collective includes: Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Billy Strayhorn and Horace Silver. Joining Nicholas and Daly are three of Holland’s top jazz men; the soulful and powerful tenor saxophonist Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, the elegant and adventurous pianist Bob Wijnen and master drummer Marcel Serierse.
Great convert, should not be missed by all jazz lovers. Bookings on: (043) 33 47888 or visit the website at www.backstage.ie
“Great playing and strong writing…
“They have forged their own musical identities while addressing the roots of the music. This is a great band that we will be hearing great things from in the future.”
-Guitarist Peter Bernstein
“Equinox play their music in a style that is deeply respectful to its roots but which is both entertaining and accessible to a wide audience. Cool and lucid performances – a joy to hear.”
- Bill Whelan