Ronan Guilfoyle

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Ronan Guilfoyle (born March 5, 1958 in Dublin ) is an Irish jazz musician and composer .

He studied bass guitar and improvisation at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada with teachers such as John Abercrombie , Dave Holland and Steve Coleman . He is the director of the Jazz Faculty at the Newpark Music Center in Dublin and was a teacher of improvisation for the UNESCO International Music Council . As a composer he wrote pieces for film and television, theater and numerous jazz ensembles such as the European Jazz Youth Orchestra , but also contemporary orchestral and chamber music. As a musician, he is regularly touring Europe, Asia and North America with his own band. He has received various international awards and is a member of the Irish Academy of Arts.

He recorded his 2003 CD E Xit with his band Lingua Franca and Irish folk musicians. Here you can only hear original compositions that combine modern jazz with Irish folk in different ways .

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