UMBRA

Live Act Jazz Drum ’n’ Bass Rock
UMBRA - Jazz Drum ’n’ Bass Rock Live Act in Dublin

UMBRA Short Info

'A vibrant set of original tunes… thrilling back-and-forth between the two saxophonists—but even in the midst of the most exuberant solos a pronounced sense of collective groove held sway.' - All About Jazz

Umbra effortlessly move between the rich harmonic world of contemporary jazz , the cyclical grooves of bands like Aphex Twin and Meshuggah, all played with the energy of a punk rock band. Displaying an approach to ensemble writing that has drawn influences from John Hollenbeck & Jim McNeely.

Led by guitarist & composer Chris Guilfoyle, the music cleverly integrates this smorgasbord of influences to distill a band sound that is decidedly contemporary and indeed complex, but one which never loses sight of the melody.

'A vibrant set of original tunes… thrilling back-and-forth between the two saxophonists—but even in the midst of the most exuberant solos a pronounced sense of collective groove held sway.' - All About Jazz

Umbra effortlessly move between the rich harmonic world of contemporary jazz , the cyclical grooves of bands like Aphex Twin and Meshuggah, all played with the energy of a punk rock band. Displaying an approach to ensemble writing that has drawn influences from John Hollenbeck & Jim McNeely.

Led by guitarist & composer Chris Guilfoyle, the music cleverly integrates this smorgasbord of influences to distill a band sound that is decide...

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Past Gigs UMBRA

  • 11 | 2015 Centre Culturel Irlandais/Paris Jazzy Colors Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Triskel Theatre/Cork Cork Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Project Arts Centre/Dublin 12 Points Festival

Discography UMBRA

  • 2016 UMBRA EP |

Media

  • Video Chris Guilfoyle's UMBRA - R...
  • Sound Mathematicaster
  • Sound Three Thing
  • Sound Three Moths

Fan Radar

290 Fans
1,081 Plays
311 Follower

Origin

  • Dublin IE

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Chris Guilfoyle Guitar
  • Sam Comerford Tenor Sax
  • Chris Engel Soprano Sax
  • Barry Donohue Bass
  • Matt Jacobson Drums

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