David O'Rourke /Paul Dunlea DUO - Cork Opera House
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About the Event
Irish born David O’Rourke was introduced to the US jazz scene in 1982 via Bucky Pizzarelli and Les Paul. Influenced by Pat Martino, David has performed with many jazz legends including Tommy Flanagan and Cedar Walton. David leads his own 20 piece Big Band – ‘The O’Rourkestra’, co-founded and directs NYC’s Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra and the Jazz Standard Discovery Program.
Although at home in a variety of musical styles, Cork trombonist/composer/arranger Paul Dunlea concentrates primarily on Jazz and Improvisation. This has furthered his reputation as one of Ireland’s most in demand trombonists. Dunlea has performed/toured/recorded with the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Frankie Valli, Liam O’Maonlaoi, Mick Flannery, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Bryce Dressner (The National), Lewis Nash and to name but a few.
Paul and David collaborated in 2015 to produce the album ‘FRATERNAL’ featuring original compositions by both.