Carole Nelson - piano
About this Event
Honor Heffernan is an internationally acclaimed jazz/blues singer who has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’ and one duo album entitled “Two heads are better than one” with guitarist Hugh Buckley. Singer/Actress Honor Heffernan began her career in 1971. Over the years she's sung pop, folk, rock, blues and jazz, but has concentrated on jazz since the 80s. As an actress she is best known for her roles in Neil Jordan's 'Angel' and the RTE soap opera 'Fair City'. Her jazz career took off in the early 80s when she began singing regularly in Dublin with the jazz pianist Jim Doherty and collaborated with Noel Kelehan. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’. Her second album 'Chasing The Moon'  was recorded with Kelehan and featured Peter Ainscough, Richie Buckley, Mike Nolan and Martin Curry. Since then, she has sung with top Irish musicians such as Noel Kelehan, Stephen Keogh, Richie Buckley, Dave Fleming, John Wadham, Mike Nielsen and Louis Stewart. In October 2005 she released 'Fire and Ice' with Barry Green (piano), Jeremy Brown (bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums) which was very well received. She became a regular attraction at the annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. She worked in Norway with the Knut Mikalsen Trio and the Sandvika Big Band conducted by trombonist/arranger Rob McConnell. She also sang with the BBC Big Band, recording two concerts for radio with them.
Carole is a London-born jazz pianist, saxophonist and composer who has been living in Ireland since 1986. Her current project, the Carole Nelson Trio, with Carole on piano, bassist Cormac O'Brien and drummer Dominic Mullen, began at the 2015 Dublin Trio Trio Trio Piano Festival. The Trio’s first album, One Day in Winter was released November 2017 . The album, all original compositions from Carole, follows the course of a winter’s day, inspired by the South County Carlow landscape between the River Barrow and the Blackstairs Mountains, where she currently lives.
'One of the most original jazz composers in Ireland' Irish Times
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland