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A very special concert of Irish jazz stars in support of pianist and Triskel favourite Phil Ware

Rarely is a cast of Irish jazz luminaries such as this assembled, but this is a very special occasion and a very special cause.

In June 2020, leading Dublin-based jazz pianist Phil Ware suffered a stroke which has left him severely disabled and facing a long period of rehabilitation. The celebrated UK-born pianist has enjoyed a particular rapport with Triskel audiences over the years, and his Music Network-sponsored residency in 2017 – introducing the venue’s new Steinway concert grand piano – brought some of the world’s most celebrated musicians to Cork.

To support Phil’s rehab, Triskel Arts Centre is gathering some of Ireland’s leading jazz stars for a unique and unmissable night of music. The proceeds of the concert will go towards supporting Phil’s ongoing rehab.

A Night for Phil will feature the members of Ware’s long standing trio, bassist Dave Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady, alongside some of Phil’s closest musical associates, including vocalist Honor Heffernan, saxophonist Richie Buckley and guitarist Hugh Buckley. Also paying their respects will be two of Cork’s leading jazz musicians, trombonist Paul Dunlea and pianist Cormac McCarthy.

The concert is kindly sponsored by The Montenotte Hotel, who will provide accommodation for the visiting musicians.

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