Kaleidoscope Night Live at the Whale Theatre
Kaleidoscope Night presents Norma Winstone with Tommy Halferty and Steve Watts
A varied programme will be presented including a newly commissioned work by Tommy Halferty in collaboration with Norma Winstone, songs of Peter Warlock, Paul Simon, Jimmy Rowles and of course a few musical treats along the way.
Don’t’ miss this rare opportunity to hear these jazz giants performing live.
Norma Winstone – Voice
Described as “one of the glories of contemporary jazz” (Jazz Journal), Norma Winstone MBE is a multi-award-winning vocalist who has enjoyed a career spanning more than 50 years. Presented by Kaleidoscope Night, Norma will be joined by long-time collaborator and friend Tommy Halferty on guitar, and Steve Watts on double bass, to perform music both old and new.
Although known initially for evolving her own wordless approach to improvisation, Norma Winstone's extraordinary versatility means she is equally at home with the standards repertoire, performing with small groups, orchestras and big bands. Among other accolades, she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2007, and she also received a Jazz FM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022.
Tommy Halferty – Guitar
Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, he began his musical career in the late 70s taking Jazz Guitar lessons with Louis Stewart, a world class jazz musician. Over the years, the Derry man’s muse has led him from Stewart’s lucid be-bop to the post-Coltrane intricacies of electric guitarists such as John McLaughlin, John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny, and on to explore the tangled pathways that connect jazz with folk, Irish traditional, Brazilian and even Indian music.
Now based in Dublin, Tommy teaches jazz guitar at Dublin City University and maintains a busy performance schedule across Ireland and France.
Steve Watts - Double Bass
Steve Watts has been playing jazz on the British scene for over 25 years, during which time he has worked with many musicians of international stature, incuding: Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Julian Arguelles, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzman, Jim Mullen, Joe Lovano, Kirk Lightsey, Richard Rodney Bennett and many more. He is a member of the influential Loose Tubes jazz orchestra and “The Printmakers “- a band featuring Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles and Mike Walker. He has made numerous broadcasts for radio and television and has recorded widely. Live work has taken him all over the world and his playing can be heard on the soundtracks of many films.
The Kaleidoscope Night series presents classical and contemporary music alongside experimental, jazz and folk music in a unique, intimate and informal setting. A variety of music for the curious ear, the series boasts performances from the country’s top classical music performers and composers. The series is curated by cellist Lioba Petrie, managed by Caterina Schembri with SM management by Lina Andonovska.
- Whale Theatre
- Theatre Lane, Adjacent Meridian Point, Greystones
- A63 V1F8
- Co. Wicklow,