Ian Date Quartet - Donegal Jazz Weekender
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About the Event
Ian Date was born in Northern New South Wales Australia. He started working professionally at the age of 14 in local bands. After several years he moved to Sydney where he carved out a successful Jazz career. He has played all over the world, has made numerous television, radio, festival and concert hall performances and is regarded as one of Australia's greatest guitar players.
Ian is equally at home on the acoustic as he is with the electric instrument. Critics have described his playing as masterful, lyrical and always melodic. Such guitar greats such as Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessell and Wes Montgomery have inspired his playing.
Ian first started playing gypsy jazz as a teenager and ran several successful Hot Club style bands in Australia. He recorded several albums in this style and toured extensively. Since 2002 he has lived in County Cork, Ireland. Ian performs regularly throughout the Emerald Isle and Europe and tours in Australia every year to continue making a contribution to Australian Jazz.