A good way to brighten up a grey Monday in Dublin, is to look forward to a jazz-filled Friday night in Porto!
You've got to Dig it to Dig it, you Dig?
With just one week to go, things are getting hectic here in Dublin as the 12 Points crew prepare to head out to Porto, to join with the Casa Da Musica team in hosting 12 Points 2012.
We've a helluva line-up over 4 nights next week. Let's have a quick look firstly at the musical meanderings in store for next Thursday.
Festival Director Gerry Godley announces the chosen few, as nomadic jazz festival 12 Points presents the cream of young European Jazz, when its 7th edition erupts in the magnificent modern venue of Casa Da Musica, Porto from February 16th to 19th
IMC’s Kenneth Killeen looks back at 12 Points Plus concert in SKOPJE, Macedonia in October this year
Being Dublin based - far westerly on the EU map - it seemed fitting that we begin our 12 Points Plus journey at one of the most easterly European locations.
The Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, chose Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Kaja Draksler's Acropolis Quintet and French trio MeTaL-O-pHoNe for the inaugural 12 Points Plus stage, sharing the bill with jazz giants such as Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter and The Exx....