The Chris Montague Trio
Chris Montague – guitar,
Ashley John Long – double bass, Kevin Lawlor – drums.
Friday 8th February 8.30pm €16/€14
The Courthouse is pleased to welcome Chris Montague to Wicklow this February. One of the most innovative guitarist and musicians to emerge from the UK in recent years, Chris Montague is widely recognised for his skills as a composer and performer. As a founder member of Troyka he has garnered a reputation for his distinctive approach to the guitat and has gained much acclaim for his contribution to many contemporary recordings.
As a composer Chris has received several commissions to write for different musicians, including Royal Academy of Music Big Band, Threads Orchestra, EFG London Jazz Festival and several large guitar ensemble pieces for Hull and London Jazz Festivals.
Ashley John Long is a virtuoso bassist and composer and has played with some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians. He has performed internationally as a soloist and has had over 20 composers write new works for him. His performances have been broadcast on television and radio throughout the UK and Europe.
Kevin Lawlor is one of the leading jazz drummers in Ireland and is creating a healthy jazz scene in Wexford, based in the Wexford Arts Centre and Sky and the Ground. He has enjoyed sell out performances in Wexford Opera Festival Fringe Festival and will be releasing his third album of original music in 2018 . Kevin is the Director of Jazz at County Wexford School of Music and Drum. He has performed with many well know musicians including Richie Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, and Tommy Halferty.