Irish Jazz Maestro Conor Guilfoyle Honors Late American Saxophonist Gerry Mulligan in a Remarkable Greystones Concert

by Madonna

Greystones, Ireland – Esteemed Irish jazz musician Conor Guilfoyle is set to pay homage to the legendary American saxophonist, Gerry Mulligan, in a captivating musical event. As part of his ongoing exploration of classic jazz from the 1950s, Guilfoyle, known for his stellar contributions to the jazz realm, will grace the stage at Whale Theatre, Greystones, on Saturday, October 21st, at 8 p.m.

This exceptional concert will be divided into two distinct sections, each promising to enrapture jazz enthusiasts. The first segment will feature Guilfoyle and his quartet, sans guitar or piano, performing iconic charts made famous by Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. In the second half of the show, the full octet, led by Guilfoyle, will delve into Mulligan’s cherished charts, some of which have remained dormant since the 1960s.


The Conor Guilfoyle Octet, a distinguished group of jazz virtuosos, holds a special connection with the late Gerry Mulligan. Previously, the Octet embarked on a tour dedicated to the music from Miles Davis’s “Birth of the Cool” suite, much of which Mulligan had arranged, in addition to performing his timeless “west coast” compositions.


This octet, having harmonized its talents for a remarkable five years, has been dedicated to bringing the timeless jazz music of Mulligan, Miles Davis, Art Pepper, Dizzy Gillespie, and various other jazz luminaries to audiences across the nation.


A notable highlight of the evening will be the extraordinary talent of Baritone player Kelan Walsh, who not only excels as a saxophonist but possesses a profound understanding of Gerry Mulligan’s work, akin to an encyclopedic repository of knowledge. This concert promises to be an unforgettable night of classic, unadulterated jazz, celebrating the musical legacy of the great Gerry Mulligan.


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