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6 Mar - Jazz Master's Workshop w/ Lionel Loueke & Jeff Ballard
Jeff Ballard


Friday 6 March, 1.00-4.00pm

DIT Rathmines Theatre, 163 Rathmines Rd Lower

Admission €5 | Space is limited, Booking essential – Email

Join us to observe a jazz workshop by internationally-renowned master musicians Lionel Loueke (Guitar) and Jeff Ballard (Drums). Space is limited, booking is essential – Email to reserve your seat. Vocalist and guitarist Lionel Loueke grew up in Benin playing traditional West African music and went on to study jazz in Paris and the U.S., an eclectic background that can be clearly heard in his music, which blends traditional jazz styles with electric synthesizers, African kora and kalimba sounds, and percussion. Jeff Ballard is currently a member of the Brad Mehldau Trio, Joshua Redman’s Elastic Band, performs periodically with Chick Corea, and is a co-leader of Fly, a collective trio with Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier. In the past, Ballard was a member of Ray Charles’s band for three years, and has performed with Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson, Buddy Montgomery, Lou Donaldson, Mike Stern, Danilo Perez, and more.