First band that will play on our Fundraiser is an Irish band ZRAZY, an award-winning Jazz/Pop/Groove/Soul music.
ZRAZY were formed in 1992 by the Irish vocalist Maria Walsh and UK saxophonist/pianist Carole Nelson. They won the Hot Press Irish Music Critics Award for Best New Band in 1993. Their first two CDs, Give it All Up and Permanent Happiness, were pure pop/dance delights, integrating Celtic lyricism, poetic sensibility and traditional instruments with funky loops and techno grooves.
In 1999 they released their third album Private Wars. Recorded in Ireland with their jazz quintet and released on their own ALFI label, it was a stunning collection of eleven original jazz songs. Irish music critics were unanimous: “…the single most sensuous, moody, set of love songs released by an Irish act this year.” (Joe Jackson, The Irish Times). Dream On is Zrazy’s newest 2004 release, recorded in Ireland on their own ALFI label and mixed in Nashville, TN by Michael Moryc and guitar supremo Denny Jiosa.
On Sunday 17th and 24th November they will be performing in the Odessa Club, 13 Dame Street and they in the National Concert Hall on 22nd November, 1.30pm.
“Smooth as silk Dublin-based world-jazz-funksters who mightily impressed on their last visit. Although impossible to pin down, their music is creamy and rich, yet studded with nuggets of social conscience” (TIME OUT, London)
Breaking Mad with Polish Theatre Ireland, 22 Nov in The Mercantile