Dublin Jazz Jam Session

The Irish Times, Fri Aug 11 2017

Grand Social, Dublin, Monday August 14th,8pm, Adm free

Italian bassist Marco Santaroni was the original founder of these internationally flavoured sessions at the Grand Social, but he has been joined by US-born drummer Chris Hokamp and Polish bassist Maciej Blizinski in bashing this weekly open jam into shape. All musicians are welcome, but they do expect you to have a basic grasp of your instrument and a few jazz standards up our sleeve.


Jazz Strangers, 2017

A new ensemble sets sail this February 2017 and you are invited to the maiden voyage.

  • Danny Groenland - vocals, flute, guitar, percussion
  • Marco Francescangelli - Saxophone
  • Josh Johnston - piano, vocal
  • Maciej Bliziński - bass
  • Chris Hokamp - drums, percussion

People are strange. Love is strange. To some, jazz is strange. When you’re a stranger.

Comprising seasoned musicians from ireland and across Europe and America, The Jazz Strangers convened for a one-off gig in October 2016 and enjoyed the experience so much they decided they would like to do it again. Performing a mixture of standards, original compositions and other favourites (we’ve covered most bases there), the evening promises to be fun and tuneful and a great way to wake up the New Year!!!

We hope you will join us.

11 Feb. 2017


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