Garter Lane Theatre 3rd Feb 2023 8pm
Guitarist Joseph Leighton has been hailed as one of Ireland’s brightest new jazz talents!
Starting out as a teenage rock prodigy in his hometown of Derry, he became interested in jazz and began to focus a lot of his playing and studies on that. Over the next few years his teachers would also include guitar icons Jesse van Ruller, Mike Walker and Peter Bernstein, following awards from Moving On Music, PRSF and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He also visited Canada to attend the Banff Centre’s Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music under the direction of Vijay Iyer in 2016. Joseph has toured as a sideman to many exciting countries in the world including Vietnam, Singapore, Lebanon and Jamaica (where half of his ancestry belongs to). Joseph has performed with many of the biggest names nationally in Jazz including a quartet featuring UK Saxophone legend, Julian Siegal.
Joseph will be joined by Wexford jazz drummer Kevin Lawlor and German double bass player Florian Kockott for a performance of jazz standards and some original music.
Garter Lane Theatre, O’Connell Street, Waterford