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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


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What’s on at J.J.’s …

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Sunday 23rd April - Nigel Mooney with The Johnny Taylor Trio and guest Richie Buckley

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as one of Ireland's leading jazz singer and guitarists. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980's, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch…..

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  • Johnny was born in London and studied classical piano and clarinet from a young age, playing in orchestras and gaining an ABRSM diploma in piano performance. Upon moving to Ireland, he became a music scholar at Trinity College and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 2006. After studying with a scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Johnny returned to Dublin and began playing jazz full time. He currently leads his own piano trio as well as playing in the groups of various notable Irish musicians including Nigel Mooney, Cormac Kenevey, Alex Mathias and Suzanne Savage and Louis Stewart. Currently he is musical director for Emilie Conway. In April 2014 he toured with The Emilie Conway Quintet in Ireland, presenting the Songs of Alec Wilder.

Doors 4.30pm (Music 5pm / Over 18’s) - Adm €10

Monday 24th April - Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan

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 Anto Drennan 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. Guitarist Anto Drennan is noted for his involvement with Genesis, Mike + the Mechanics and The Corrs whom he has played with throughout most of his career. He has also played with Clannad, Paul Brady, Moving Hearts, Davy Spillane and other well-known Irish bands and performers.
Music 9.30pm (in the bar)  - No cover charge

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