Parallel Society was formed in 2017 by german composer and guitarist Jan Henrik Rau and quickly gained attention on the irish jazz and improvised music scene.
The quintet emerged out of Ireland’s most important educational institution for improvised music called Newpark Music Centre. It was Jan Henrik’s desire to bring his compositions on stage that led to the bands formation in 2017. The group recorded their Debut EP “RAW” in May 2017 and soon released “The Smock Alley Theatre Live Session” which quickly gained high attention on the Irish jazz and improvised music scene and fascinated listeners and critics alike. The band is currently working on a full length album.
Jan Henrik Rau – composition, guitar pedals
Yuzuha O’Halloran – alto saxophone/bass clarinet
Luke Howard – piano/synthesizer
Eoin O’Halloran – bass
Hugh Denman – drums
VORTEX FUNDRAISING T-SHIRTS:
March 2 2018 two iconic musicians and old friends Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined forces in a fundraiser to show, as well as give their support to the Vortex Jazz Club – a fine institution that has help many a musician at the start of their career. The club has existed without any core funding after its establishment by founder David Mossman over twenty-five years ago. The club needs financial help to keep its operations going. We hope you will show your support by taking out a membership, coming to gigs or donating. You can make a donation by clicking the “donate” tab. We also have some new fundraising T-shirts with a fab design that was commissioned by Tim Berne (Snake Oil) with graphics by Steve Byramn.