Improvisation Workshop with Chris Guilfoyle (Improvised Music Company) in partnership with The Core, Music Generation Mayo and Ballina Arts Centre. Wednesday 23rd November at 5.30pm €FREE for members of The Core / €5 non members. Open to all instruments, with a focus on guitar. This is an exciting opportunity for any young person wishing to gain an insight into the world of jazz music and improvisation in general. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Chris Guilfoyle is a guitarist, composer, bandleader, educator currently based Dublin. After completing his BA in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre, Dublin in 2010 , He went on to receive a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Lucerne University, Switzerland in 2014. Over the last 10 years Chris has toured regularly around Ireland and abroad. Since 2011, Chris has been a member of faculty on Newpark Music Centre’s BA in Jazz Performance program, and has since become a Jazz Lecturer at Dublin City Univeristy where he teaches guitar and ensemble studies. He is also a founding member of the Dublin Jazz Co-op, a collective of Irish jazz musicians putting on weekly gigs in the Workman’s Club, Dublin. Chris leads his own group Umbra, a critically aclaimed quintet featuring some of the most promising musicians in the country. Umbra have released 2 records in the last 2 years and have toured extensively in Ireland and Europe. In his relatively short career, Chris has played with some of the biggest names in jazz including Dave Liebman, Jim Black, Tom Rainey, Theo Bleckmann, Nils Wogram, Ralph Peterson, John O’Gallagher and David Binney.