Jazz Musician (pianist), Composer and Arranger
I am a jazz pianist leading Trio/Quartet/ Quintet and Sextet groups. I have 6 albums released under my own name:
Song For Ciara (Trio/Quartet and Quintet)
Jen’s Progress (Solo Piano Album)
AMARIE (the Bristol Sessions). Retrospective Quartet and Quintet .Siamsa Vol 1and Vol 2 comprising a new Suite of 21 Tunes of original contemporary music. and influenced by by involvement in jazz and my Irish roots. My sixth album is A Kite for Kate recorded and released in Mid 2019 and dedicated to my youngest daughter, Catherine. I am just completing 2 new albums – another Sextet album of original material and Vol 3 for Siamsa series, which i hope to record late 2020 or early 2021.
I play regular gigs/concerts at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, The Polish Club Hammersmith, London, Three Rivers Music Society, Rickmansworth, Herts., l’Escargot Restaurant, London, The Bull’s Head in Barnes, The Bebop Club, Bristol and many more.
My Website is www.johndoneganjazz.com
Siamsa Vol 1 – ” An intriguing combination of classic bebop laced with Irish folk melod. The Album from John and his saxophonist friend Tommaso Starace is full of sublime lyrical moments. ” The Musician. A Kite for Kate – Four Star – ” An impressive offering from Donegan in which he demonstrates his command of a variety of jazz styles, as both pianist and composer. As a writer he also demonstrates an unfailing gift for melody.” The Jazz Mann.
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