The Dublin Jazz Co-op Presents Voices


Sun, 14. January 2024, 19:30 h - 22:30 h
The Workman's Club - Dublin
The Dublin Jazz Co-op Presents Voices


A curation by Emily O'Rourke.
The Vintage Room, doors at 19:30, music at 20:00
Limited Early Bird tickets available! 

Formed in 2019, Tommy Halferty’s group ‘Voices’ is drawn from his colleagues in DCU. Playing new compositions by Halferty, which have the sense of chamber acoustic sound, as well as music by longtime Halferty favorites Paul Simon, The Beatles and influential Hermeto Pascoal. An album to be released in 2024.
Tommy Halferty - guitar, Izumi Kimura - piano
Jenna Harris - Voice, Derek Whyte - bass

Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Tommy Halferty began his musical career in the late 70s taking Jazz Guitar lessons with Louis Stewart, a world class jazz musician. Some of his earliest appearances playing in public were with bands such as `Jump' - a jazz fusion group and later on `Nunn' - a trio of flute, double bass and guitar.

Japanese born, Irish resident Izumi Kimura has performed extensively throughout the country and abroad since moving to Ireland in 1995. She has worked with some of the leading performers and ensembles from both disciplines of classical and jazz, including RTE Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, Michael d’Arcy, Mia Cooper, Ken Edge, Benjamin Dwyer, Bill Dowdall, Cora Venus Lunny, and many more from the world of classical music, and with jazz and improvising musicians including Barry Guy, Gerry Hemingway, Tommy Halferty, Ronan Guilfoyle, Michael Buckley, Joe O'Callaghan, Oki Itaru, Dominique Pifarély, Benoít Delbecq, Stéphane Payen, Sarah Buechi and many more.

Jenna Harris is a vocalist, composer and lecturer from Dublin who specialises in jazz and improvised music. Jenna lectures on the BA in Jazz and Contemporary Performance in DCU. Her research in MMT Trinity College Dublin involved building a computer application designed to counteract vocal tension caused by performance anxiety in improvising vocalists. Jenna regularly performs with her band Berri, with leading creative musicians Matthew Jacobson and Derek Whyte. Jenna also plays solo, combining voice, electronics and reactive visuals. Jenna is a member of guitarist Tommy Halferty's quartet Voices, she is a regular collaborator with guitarist/electronic musician Zoid, and the founding member of vocal ensemble Claritas.

Derek Whyte is currently a lecturer on the Jazz and Contemporary music course in Dublin City University. He has been teaching ensembles, rhythm, transcription and instrumental skills in many different music schools for over 15 years and during this time he has been heavily involved in the Dublin Jazz scene as a performer.

He has played consistently with many of the leading jazz musicians all over the country and has more recently been playing in some of the U.K’s more recognised Jazz Venues. Derek is also involved in many of the Dublin Jazz scene's more experimental Jazz groups, many of which experiment extensively with unconventional approaches to Rhythm and Harmony. These groups include The Mike Nielsen Quartet, Electric Freeplay, Redivider and The Fuzzy Logic Ensemble. In more recent years, Derek has also begun orchestral playing with the Dublin Orchestral players.


The Workman's Club
10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar
D02 VX36