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J.J. Smyth’s

J.J. Smyth’s

J.J. Smyth's

12 Aungier St,
Dublin. 2.

tel: +353 1 475 2565

web: www.jjsmyths.com

email: [email protected]

 

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J.J. Smyth's, Dublin

J.J. Smyth's
is a family owned bar in the center of Dublin city. Home to many a musician, Jazz and Blues alike. It started off as a family owned grocery and public house back in the 1730's, it has changed throughout the years and now you can hear live Jazz and Blues sounds of the city from within it's doors.
JJ's became one of the cities oldest continuous licenses, which has remained on precisely the same site since the 1730's and was the birthplace of the famous Irish poet and playwright Thomas Moore in May 1779. For more information on the history of JJ Smyth's and the house itself check out our website


Jimmy Smyth at J.J's

Donal Kirk band

Donal Kirk

Mike Neilsen Quartet

 


 

What’s on at J.J.’s …

Saturday 18th March - Donal Kirk Band feat. Jimmy Smyth

Featuring Donal Kirk (guitar/vocals), Jimmy Smyth (guitar/vocals), Keith Duffy (bass)and Jason Duffy (drums). Those of you who remember Sunday afternoons in Slattery's of Capel St and The Business, will remember Donal Kirk, one of the great vocalists who worked with the band over the years. Donal’s vocal while likened to the styling of Michael McDonald, this still does not do him justice. He is backed by a cracking band and together they explored a host of musical styles, from Lowell George, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson to name but a few. What a repertoire! Check this band out you will not be disappointed. www.myspace.com/dkirkband
Doors 9pm  - Adm €10

Sunday 19th March - Jim Doherty Trio with guest Susanna DeWrixon

Featuring Jim Doherty (piano), Dave Fleming (bass), Myles Drennan (drums) with guest Susanna DeWrixon (vocals).
Doors 4.30pm (Music 5pm / Over 18’s) - Adm €10

Monday 20th March - Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smyth

Those of you who remember Sunday afternoons in Slattery's of Capel St and The Business, will remember Donal Kirk, one of the great vocalists who worked with the band over the years. Donal’s vocal while likened to the styling of Michael McDonald, this still does not do him justice. He is backed by Jimmy Smyth on guitar and together they explored a host of musical styles, from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson to name but a few. Jimmy has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old, initially with his father’s dance bands and later when his growing interest in rock and blues led him to form his own band at school.

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  • The first Jimmy Smyth band was formed when he was in his early teens, and opened for Thin Lizzy, Bees Make Honey, Horslips, and Frankie Miller. He was a guitarist/singer with The Bogey Boys from 1979 to 1983 and recorded several singles and two albums. He featured heavily in ‘Best Guitarist’ polls on Hot Press Magazine around this time, alongside guitarists like the Edge and Rory Gallagher. He is a Grammy-Nominee for his work with US Artist Toni Childs.  As a producer, he has produced albums for The Spirit of Eden, Bonnie Tyler, Toni Childs, Rob Strong, Don Baker and Frances Black and composed music for the movies When the Sky Falls (2000) and Silent Grace (2002) and for the Fellowship of The Ring (2003) videogame. He has also recorded/played with Roger Daltrey, Curtis Stigers, Chaka Khan, Lisa Stansfield, Van Morrison Gilbert O'Sullivan and Reba McEntire. Jimmy has been Musical Director for RTE TV shows, and regularly performs with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the RTESO, The Ulster Orchestra and many others. Jimmy is very much in demand for touring/recording and, when not on the road can regularly be seen playing rock and roots or Jazz Rock with Fusion band ‘Spectrum’.

Music 9.30pm (in the bar)  - Adm ncc

Thursday 23rd March - Tommy Halferty Trio

Jazz Guitarist Tommy Halferty has been performing & composing for the last 30 years and in that time has gained a wealth of experience performing with musicians from all over the world such as Lee Konitz,Keith Copeland, Benny Golson, Norma Winstone and many more…. He has released internationally acclaimed albums with Steeplechase Records. Halferty's latest group features one of Ireland's most experienced rhythm sections; Dave Redmond on Double & Electric Bass and Kevin Brady Drums & Percussion. Both, have recorded and performed & recorded internationally for many years. The trio will perform selections of Halferty's exciting & energetic original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock & blues and new compositions by Kevin Brady. Due to the groups musical diversity in nature, they have become one of the most successful jazz trios in Ireland.
"Excellent musicianship, adds up to a fine lesson in the art of the jazz guitar trio" - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Doors 8.30pm (Music 9pm) - Adm €10

Friday 24th March - Ben Prevo Band

Down and dirty with Ben Prevo !! Tight and honed from many gigs this version of the BP band featuring Myles Drennan & Tommy Moore never plays the same thing twice and can turn on a dime ! If you are not aware of expat New York picker & singer this is a great introduction ! The material is varied -- vocal and instrumental selections - covers and original compositions - all delivered with integrity and soul !  www.benprevo.net
Doors 9pm  - Adm €10

Sunday 26th March - Richie Buckley Quintet

With his unique style and virtuoso technique, Richie Buckley is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. Described by the Irish Times as "something of a genius...[with] a world reputation amongst saxophonists", he has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, Elvis Costello and James Williams. Completing the line-up on this occassion are guitarist John Moriarty, Phil Ware (piano), Paul Moore (bass) and TBC (drums).
Doors 4.30pm (Music 5pm / over 18's) - Adm €10

Monday 27th March - Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smyth

Those of you who remember Sunday afternoons in Slattery's of Capel St and The Business, will remember Donal Kirk, one of the great vocalists who worked with the band over the years. Donal’s vocal while likened to the styling of Michael McDonald, this still does not do him justice. He is backed by Jimmy Smyth on guitar and together they explored a host of musical styles, from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson to name but a few. Jimmy has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old, initially with his father’s dance bands and later when his growing interest in rock and blues led him to form his own band at school.

  • read more
  • The first Jimmy Smyth band was formed when he was in his early teens, and opened for Thin Lizzy, Bees Make Honey, Horslips, and Frankie Miller. He was a guitarist/singer with The Bogey Boys from 1979 to 1983 and recorded several singles and two albums. He featured heavily in ‘Best Guitarist’ polls on Hot Press Magazine around this time, alongside guitarists like the Edge and Rory Gallagher. He is a Grammy-Nominee for his work with US Artist Toni Childs.  As a producer, he has produced albums for The Spirit of Eden, Bonnie Tyler, Toni Childs, Rob Strong, Don Baker and Frances Black and composed music for the movies When the Sky Falls (2000) and Silent Grace (2002) and for the Fellowship of The Ring (2003) videogame. He has also recorded/played with Roger Daltrey, Curtis Stigers, Chaka Khan, Lisa Stansfield, Van Morrison Gilbert O'Sullivan and Reba McEntire. Jimmy has been Musical Director for RTE TV shows, and regularly performs with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the RTESO, The Ulster Orchestra and many others. Jimmy is very much in demand for touring/recording and, when not on the road can regularly be seen playing rock and roots or Jazz Rock with Fusion band ‘Spectrum’.

Music 9.30pm (in the bar)  - Adm ncc

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