David Lyttle

Further into Jazz returns on Friday 10 October with the David Lyttle 3 confirmed to play.

It’s the second running of the new Enniskillen jazz night to be held once again at Jazzeys on Darling Street, presented by Marlbank in association with Harnessing Creativity and Jazzeys, and shines the spotlight strongly on a music under-exposed locally through the lens of a new jazz generation.

Bandleader, drummer, composer David Lyttle, above, has been recording in New York recently with Blue Note icon Joe Lovano for Lyttle’s upcoming third album, which also features Duke Special, while the Art Blakey-influenced County Down-based 30-year-old’s extensive playing credits since debuting with the album True Story in 2007 include appearances with major international jazz figures such as Birmingham saxophone star/MC Soweto Kinch, and legendary Jazz Messengers saxophonist Jean Toussaint.

Lyttle’s work as a composer includes the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired ‘Dark Tales’; and more recently, ‘The Barinthus Suite’ (2013), co-written with bassist Eddie Lee. The drummer’s latest album is the soul and hip hop-influenced Interlude on which Lyttle was joined by among other luminaries ex-Jeff Beck Group and Sting keyboardist Jason Rebello. Lyttle is appearing in Enniskillen with rising saxophone star Meilana Gillard, who debuted as a leader with the album Day One, and bassist Neil O’Loghlen, a co-founder and member of new generation band Ensemble Ériu. Show time is 10.30pm.