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Jane O’Brien – Moran & Orm Kenny

13th April 2014, from the Music at The Museum Concert Series

Music at The Museum, J. O'Brien-Moran & Orm KennyMusic at the Museum welcomed Jane O’Brien Moran, Orm Kenny & Peter Vogelaar to the Sunday lunchtime concert series. The trio performed classic songs from the Great American Songbook such as Skylark and Lush Life along with more recent compositions.

Jane O’Brien Moran has been performing for many years in a range of social contexts. In 1989 she founded the nationally acclaimed group Miss Brown to You and has received positive exposure as a performing musician on national and local radio and on RTE and BBC television. Jane directs the Tramore Gospel Singers, the Passage East Singers, and is one of four musicians employed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust as part of their Music in Hospitals programme. She has recently completed a degree at Waterford Institute of Technology majoring in jazz vocal performance under the guidance of Bridget Knowles.

Orm Kenny first started playing and listening to jazz while studying for his music degree at UCC. Inspired by performances at the Cork Jazz Festival by such world-renowned artists as Waterford’s own Louis Stewart, Orm started studying jazz guitar with Liam Foley, a mainstay of the Cork jazz scene. After graduating from UCC, Orm moved to Dublin to study at the Newpark Music Centre with Ronan Guilfoyle, Mike Nielsen and Tommy Halferty amongst others and, while studying at Newpark, Orm represented Ireland at the annual International Association of Schools of Jazz meeting in New York. As well as performing with Jane O’Brien-Moran, Orm is a member of Waterford-based big band Opus Pocus and performs in small-group settings with local jazz musicians.

Peter Vogelaar has  been a staple of the Waterford music scene having played with Orm Kenny in various ensembles over the years. Playing recently with Deaf Joe and The Dead Heavys, he also plays bass, writes & produces for Solar Taxi whose debut album ‘Broken Brothers Secret Bells’ achieved national airplay, licensed songs to film  & TV, and was a finalist in the Hotpress readers poll ‘best debut album’.

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