Moon River, Blue Monk and Blue Bossa

It’s been quite a musical weekend. Last night I sang an acapella arrangement of ‘Moon River’ at a friend’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’-themed birthday party with four other New Dublin Voices people (Tristan, Dave, Clíona and Edel). Then, today, I played piano for my double-bass-playing friend Barry’s audition for the Jazz Performance degree course at Newpark Music School. We played Thelonius Monk’s ‘Blue Monk’ and Kenny Dorham’s ‘Blue Bossa’. It was a lovely afternoon for a bossa – sun shining through the big windows – and I enjoyed playing the tunes on the nice grand piano they had in the room. Nerve-wracking experience, and I wasn’t even the one doing the audition!

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