July 2015: Emilie Conway Quartet with Marcos Varela at JJ Smyth's

JULY 2015

Good afternoon folks,

First up:

I'm delighted to let you know we raised 900E for Molly Mc Nally :) Thank you to my musicians and Aidan O Mahony of Omah Printing who generously sponsored in part the posters for the concert. This total does not take into account many people who told me they contributed directly to the trust via the web - so thank you also on behalf of the Trust. Little Molly was in Croke Park at the weekend so that's a good sign! Here is the acknowledgement from the Trust as it appears on the facebook page:

The Molly McNally Miracle Trust

We would like to say a big thank you to Emilie Conway and her musicians - Johnny Taylor, Dave Fleming and Dominic Mullen who recently held a concert "Waltz for Molly " in the National Concert Hall. A total of €900 was raised for Molly's trust. Thank you all so much and to everybody who supported this beautiful recital, it's greatly appreciated x

Secondly: am very excited about this - Marcos and I have been trying to get an opportunity to play together since December 2012!

Emilie Conway Quartet

Featuring Marcos Varela, Double Bass (NYC)

Live @ JJ Smyth's

Wednesday, 22 July, Doors 8:30pjm, Music 9pm 10E

Emilie Conway (voice) Johnny Taylor (piano) and Dominic Mullan (drums( are excited to join up with double bassist, Marcos Varela from NYC. Marcos Varela, who will be on tour with Peter Zak and Juri Puki, also plays regularly in the Mingus Big Band, Geri Allen, Billy Hart, George Cables, Jason Moran, and Clifton Anderson. He writes for TV and film and credits include Roots in Winter and Modern Family.

The collaboration with Emilie Conway and her musicians has been in the offing since Emilie first sang with Marcos in 2012. The quartet will present standards as well originals, spoken word and their own interpretation of some lesser known compositions by Joni Mitchell and A.C. Jobim.

Emilie Conway and Johnny Taylor recently returned from their International Jazz Day tour with performances in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Paris, France where they were very warmly received by full houses.


“Splendid! Emilie Conway gets better all the time,” - The Sunday Independent

“Star of show is Conway’s voice,” - Hot Press

"Classic style," - Irish Times

"A beguiling and balmy listen. Emilie Conway is an award winning Dublin born jazz singer whose stage debut was an impromptu session with Jon Hendricks and Kurt Elling in a Chicago club in 1999. She's not the only performer to impress - pianist Johnny Taylor also plays a blinder." - The Sunday Business Post

Take care of yourselves and eachother and we hope to see you soon!