Back to Bacharach: Ian Shaw, Anders Bergcrantz and the Phil Ware Trio

Back to Bacharach: Ian Shaw, Anders Bergcrantz and the Phil Ware Trio

The second instalment of the Phil Ware Concert Series as part of a new artist residency in partnership with Triskel Christchurch and supported by Cork City Council.

Tour Dates

11 Dec, 8pm, €15 / €12 Triskel Christchurch, Cork

**We are very sorry to announce that Bobby Wellins will not be featuring in December’s Back to Bacharach concert. This is due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, and Bobby has asked us to pass on his very best wishes.**

This December sees Phil Ware and his trio working with vocalist Ian Shaw and trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz to shine a spotlight on that oft-maligned genre, the popular song, with particular emphasis on the catalogue of Burt Bacharach.  

Firmly established as Ireland’s foremost jazz piano trio, pianist Phil Ware, bassist Dave Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady join forces with Ian Shaw, twice winner of BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist, and 'one of the contemporary scene's class acts' (The Guardian). Added to the mix is multi-award-winning Swedish trumpet player Anders Bergcrantz. Taking a different path from the serene and subdued approach often found in Scandinavian jazz, Bergcrantz’s playing unashamedly bears the fiery hallmarks of Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Woody Shaw, making this a truly hard-swinging meeting of musical minds. 

UK-born pianist Phil Ware made the transition from blues to jazz in his early twenties. Teaching himself the style through trial and error, he was twice a finalist in the Young Jazz Musician of the Year by the time he was 25. After moving to Ireland, he rapidly established himself as a major player on the scene, where his hard-swinging, bop-tinged style made him much in demand from Irish and international musicians. His career has taken him throughout Europe and as far afield as America, Asia and the Middle East, and his long-standing trio with bassist Dave Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady has twice represented Ireland at the prestigious Eurojazz Festival in Mexico City.

For more information on the Music Network Artist Residency, see here.

Ian Shaw (UK), voice
Anders Bergcrantz (SWE), trumpet/flugel
Phil Ware, piano
Dave Redmond, bass
Kevin Brady, drums

11 Dec Triskel Christchurch, Cork 8pm, €15 / €12 021 427 2022 In partnership with Triskel Christchurch and supported by Cork City Council

Ian Shaw - Lullaby Of The Leaves


Ian Shaw - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life


Phil Ware Trio - You Stepped Out of a Dream


"A masterly vocalist…one of the finest singers in contemporary music interprets some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years"

- AllAboutJazz on Ian Shaw

"One of the top trumpet players in the world today "

- Richie Beirach on Anders Bergcrant

"An impressive demonstration of the straight-ahead bop piano lineage"

- The Irish Times on Phil Ware