TUE 22 SEP – 21:15
Oxygen Thief’s music aims to reimagine the traditional confines of the jazz guitar trio by blending elements of math rock and electronica together with jazz. The trio featuring Chris Guilfoyle on guitar, Barry Donohue on bass and Matthew Jacobson on drums – has a unique chemistry through their years of playing as the rhythm section in the critically acclaimed quintet Umbra. They’ve joined forces with Aleka, a Romanian vocalist based in Dublin, who has made a name for herself as one of the top jazz singers in Ireland, garnering attention of Irish jazz household names, most recently working with renowned guitarist Tommy Halferty. As well as playing in Ireland, she has been a featured guest with the Romanian Radio Big Band, singing arrangements of the American songbook and her own compositions. Aleka released her debut EP in November 2016, garnering a 4-star review from The Irish Times.