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Upcoming visit by renowned Irish Jazz musician Mike Nielsen

The Embassy of Ireland is proud to support the participation of Irish jazz guitarist, Mike Nielsen, in the International Jaffa Jazz Festival from 15-17 September 2016.

Visit by renowned Irish Jazz musician Mike Nielsen

Equally innovative on acoustic and electric guitars, Mike has gained a reputation as one of the leading guitarists in European jazz. He has performed with international artists including; Kenny Wheeler, Larry Coryell, Kenny Werner, Jason Moran, Simon Nabatov, Eric Revis, Michael Moore, Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman with whom he toured Europe in 2001 and New Zealand/Australia in 2004. He has also performed with contemporary classical ensembles VOX21 and Crash Ensemble and was guest soloist on two occasions with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Teaching since 1979, he lectures worldwide on jazz guitar, improvisation and microtonal composition.

During the festival renowned jazz musicians from Hungary, Romania, France, Serbia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, and the US, alongside 43 leading jazz musicians from Israel, will create special tributes to the legendary jazz composers Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Cole Porter, Horace Silver, Jaco Pastorius, Hoagy Carmichael, Rogers & Heart and Thelonious Monk. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the festival website.