Nigel Mooney w/ Johnny Taylor Trio
With Special Guest, Brendan Doyle
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Dolan’s Upstairs
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Dolan’s Warehouse
Also featuring performances from Nacho Mena Band & Joe O’Callaghan Quartet
Hailed by the B.B.C. as “Ireland’s King of the Blues”, Nigel Mooney is long established as Ireland’s leading jazz singer/guitarist. Steeped in the blues from an early age, Mooney formed his Gripewater Blues Band in the early 1980’s, spearheading Ireland’s blues movement, performing withand opening for the likes of B.B. King, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Dr.John, Hubert Sumlin and Louisiana Red. Since the mid-1990’s, he has been aleading figure in Ireland’s jazz scene and his 2013 album, “The Bohemian Mooney” was awarded Jazz Album of the Year by The Irish Times and featured guest appearances by Georgie Fame and Louis Stewart. “Ireland’s most popular jazz performer” (Irish Times), Mooney has appeared with Larry Coryell, Joey de Francesco and Bobby Watson and has recently toured with ex-Art Blakey’s Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint and British guitarist Jim Mullen. His new record, “Mooney’s Blues” is due for release in 2022.
Nigel Mooney will be joined in Limerick by his regular band featuring Johnny Taylor on piano, Barry Donohue on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums, and the quartet will be augmented by special guest Brendan Doyle on tenor saxophone.