Buckley, Steele, Milligan
This trio is the result of an experimental concert in the Islay Jazz Festival 2012 when the three were on the tranquil Hebridean island. The three blended so well that we have invited them to the Blue Lamp to recreate that evocative blend of jazz and Gaelic music largely composed by the musicians.
Michael Buckley is regarded as the most important and influential musician on the Irish jazz scene, saxophonist / flautist and composer Michael Buckley has been playing professionally since the age of six when critics hailed him as a child prodigy. Michael first came to prominence in 1984 when, aged thirteen, he played flute with the legendary saxophonist George Coleman in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Michael has toured the world four times with The Mingus Big Band, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Grant Stewart, Ingrid Jensen, Florian Ross,soloist with the BBC big band, Louis Stewart and Gerard Presencer among others.
Scottish trumpet star, Colin Steele needs no introduction to the Blue Lamp which he considers his jazz home. His music reflect his strong attraction to Scottish themes and melodies with his albums, Stramash, The Long Journey Home and Through the Waves all containing wonderful compositions in this style. These will form a significant part of tonights performance.
We are so excited about having Dave Milligan back playing our grand piano as his appearances are rare gems to be savoured and remembered for their individualism and inventiveness. Dave is strongly routed in the Scottish folk scene as well as jazz so brings his compositions along for the trio to play with.
All in all, this is a one off performance which should not be missed.