Rick Swann’s perfect half dozen!
Coleraine born Musician Rick Swann had his ‘first professional gig’ at Limavady Jazz & Blues Festival in 2002 featuring as a guest in Frank Owens Yard. Since then he has performed on stage ranging from The Odyssey Arena, Belfast to London’s Royal Albert Hall, in almost every corner of the globe & has become on of the main seminal figures in Irish Jazz. Performing weekly to between 2000-5000 people Rick has caused a sensation across the country not only in Jazz but crossing boundaries with fusion with residencies in some of Ireland’s biggest venues including El Divino (Belfast), Filthy McNasty’s (Belfast) & The Wright Venue (Dublin). In addition to the Danny Boy Jazz & Blues Festival Rick’s summer dates also include extensive appearances in Spain, the Balkans and other dates across Europe from stylish Jazz clubs to festival stages at Ultra Europe & Spring Break Croatia alongside acts including Tiesto, Armin Van Burren & The Chemical Brothers. Aside from the fusion aspect Rick has also collaborated with some of the top names in Irish and International Jazz & Blues. This new line-up The Rick Swann Sextet includes a wealth of musicians from different backgrounds in what Rick describes as his most exciting venture yet. In a somewhat indescribable mixing pot expect to hear Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B, Dance & haunting soundscapes with a few very special guest performers. This will undoubtably be one of, if not the highlight of the festival!