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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Great line up for Autumn Jazz event

Published 11/09/2012|17:10

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AUTUMN JAZZ returns to Balbriggan this year and brings with it a unique fusion of jazz music and visual art.

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The popular event was officially launched in Balbriggan Town Hall by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Cian O'Callaghan in the presence of Balbriggan Town Council leas cathaoirleach, Cllr Peader O'Kelly. Autumn Jazz is in its second year and the line up is something that will be of huge interest to Jazz lovers and music buffs generally. Acts performing at Autumn Jazz include Pat Collins of the Café Orchestra, Emilie Conway, The Humbuckers, Tommy Halferty and Michel Zénino and the Hot House Big Band with special guests. The fusion of Jazz and Visual Art make Autumn Jazz something really special and there will be an Art Pop-Up gallery open on September 15 and 16 as part of the Jazz Trail. The Autumn Jazz Artist in Residence is local lady, Alison O'Grady. Alison is an artist who runs her own art workshops via 'Graffic Jam' and specialises in visual art education. The Graffic Jam workshops provide students with the opportunity to develop cognitive and creative skills, and help develop their imaginations. Speaking at the launch, Alison said: 'Art education provides an important balance in both children's and teenagers' total educational experience. Graffic Jam's art experience provides a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, cultural and historical understanding... and most of all fun.' For additional information on check out the Autumn Jazz Facebook page for line up/

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