The Scott Flanigan Trio plays The Beatles
From the mid-1960s until the present day, the Beatles have held a fascination for jazz musicians, with jazz greats such as Count Basie, Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau all recording numerous songs by the Fab Four. Belfast pianist Scott Flanigan continued this tradition in 2022 with a special one-off concert celebrating 60 years since the Beatles’ debut single, Love Me Do.
Scott is delighted to bring this concert to the Portico of Ards, and has arranged two sets of music by the Beatles for piano trio, focusing on some of the well known classics but the lesser-known songs as well.
The Scott Flanigan Trio
The Scott Flanigan Trio consists of three of Northern Ireland's finest jazz musicians: Scott Flanigan on piano, Rohan Armstrong on bass and Andrew McCoubrey on drums. All three have worked with numerous visiting jazz artists and are all band leaders in their own right.
A Belfast native, Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene. He performs regularly across the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany, and has recently performed with Van Morrison, the Ulster Orchestra, Larry Coryell, Jean Toussaint, Jim Mullen and Linley Hamilton. As a leader, Scott successfully tours his own contemporary piano trio, as well as a hard-swinging organ quartet and runs the popular Scott’s Jazz Club, an internationally-recognised jazz club in East Belfast bringing the best in national and international jazz to local audiences.
Scott is also in demand as a teacher of jazz harmony, improvisation and concert preparation, lecturing in jazz piano at Cork School of Music, Dublin City University and at Queens University Belfast, alongside a busy teaching schedule both online and at home in Belfast.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland