Christmas Jazz Soirée

Jim Doherty playing piano

jazz soiree southside christmas showBooterstown Parish Centre presents a very special evening Jazz Soirée Southside with Melanie O’Reilly Trio featuring Jim Doherty – Piano, & Dave Fleming – Bass

December 12th, 8pm at the Booterstown Parish Centre, No 67 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock Co. Dublin

Tickets: €20.  Wine & Light refreshments included

Reserve now to ensure a seat! Booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased from Adrienne at Reception or by phone on 01 4419303 or via email

Jazz Soiree Southside: A first for Booterstown Parish Centre! Come and enjoy a sparkling Jazz Soiree to celebrate Christmas with this supergroup Jazz Trio: jazz singer Melanie O’Reilly, pianist Jim Doherty, and bass player Dave Fleming, all of them originally from this local area! Songs from the jazz standard repertoire will include some favourites from the yuletide repertoire of  Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall  and moreto ensure you will have a Swingin’ Christmas!

Melaine OReilly Melanie O’Reilly, originally from Mount Merrion, has become an internationally acclaimed jazz singer, and has recently returned to her native country after spending time in California as a USA awarded “artist of extraordinary ability” performing in major international jazz festivals; Having represented Ireland at the International European Jazz Festival at Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles, she also performed to sold-out shows in San Francisco’s hippest jazz clubs, and major jazz venues & festivals in Europe.

Jim Doherty playing piano– Jim Doherty is a legend in Ireland as a jazz pianist and composer. Based in the Southside, he is responsible for many of the more familiar RTÉ title tunes over the past number of decades and was musical director of the Late Late Show for many years. He has been leading trios, quartets, small groups & big bands for over 50 years and has backed some of the most famous luminaries of the music scene worldwide. With his usual flair, attention to detail and humour , the festive spirit will be crackling this special evening.

– Dave Fleming, another Southsider, is a highly acclaimed statesman of the Irish jazz scene as a jazz Bassist, has played with many of the Irish and international jazz stars, and he is Jim’s long time collaborator.

We are hugely honored to welcome this top-notch Trio to perform our very first Booterstown Parish Centre jazz soiree!