From Cork Jazz Festival to Carrick

Mick Coady’s Synergy featuring US saxophonist David Binney comes to The Dock this Thursday, November 1.

Mick Coady’s Synergy featuring US saxophonist David Binney comes to The Dock this Thursday, November 1.

Playing their only live date in the west of Ireland in The Dock on Thursday 1st November, Mick Coady’s Synergy brings together five truly great young jazz musicians from the UK, Ireland and the US and features renowned composer and alto saxophonist David Binney. The concert is part of a UK/Ireland tour for the release of Nine Tales Of The Pendulum, Coady’s debut album, out now on independent record label Jellymould Jazz.

Although tightly rooted in the jazz tradition Mick Coady’s original work reveals another side of his musical character, one that draws its inspiration from a wide diversity of influences including rock and folk, and more recently African and Brazilian traditional music forms. Mick began playing bass with local R ‘n’ B and Rock bands in his early teens. Some years later he started private studies with jazz bassist and composer Ronan Guilfoyle. This prompted him to move to Dublin where he soon began playing with great Irish jazz musicians such as Richie and Michael Buckley, Mike Neilson and Noel Kelehan. In 1997 Michael joined the quartet of legendary guitarist Louis Stewart with whom he has played with regularly ever since.

American saxophonist David Binney is acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, and is one of the most prolific young jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “young players who have created an alternative jazzscene... all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.”

This incredible ensemble will play music from Mick Coady’s debut album Nine Tales of the Pendulum. It promises to be another exceptional evening of Jazz at The Dock from 8.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office on 071 96 50828 or on-line at www.thedock.ie.