The JAR+1 @Offbeat
Oct
24
9:00 PM21:00

The JAR+1 @Offbeat

The JAR is a touring international jazz trio based in Denmark.
The group explores the interplay of classical music and jazz. Inspiration for the compositions derives from works of J.S.Bach, F. Chopin, J.Brahms and melts with jazz influences from B.Evans, W.Shorter, and K. Jarret.

Four unique artists, representing four different cultural backgrounds, will meet to shape colorful melodic landscapes through their immersive improvisations and expressive musical interactions.

Glen Montanaro - guitar (MT)
Jan Sedlák - upright bass (CZ)
Agnė Živatkauskaitė - piano (LT)
Rasmus Mellemgaard Frandsen - drums (DK)
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Entrance: 5 EU
To book a table send an email to offbeatmusicbar@gmail.com or a message on Offbeat FB page

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Dan Costa & Carlo Muscat
Oct
19
9:30 PM21:30

Dan Costa & Carlo Muscat

"Costa's melodic sensibility shines throughout"
Down Beat ★★★★ - Best Albums of 2016

"Rare and luxurious"
All About Jazz ★★★★½ - 2018


In January 2016, he recorded his debut album “Suite Três Rios” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with musicians Jaques Morelenbaum', Ricardo Silveira, Teco Cardoso, Rafael Barata, Marcos Suzano and Leila Pinheiro. It peaked at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and Top 10 across all genres in Portugal, prior to hitting the #1 slot on the CMJ Top Adds Chart in the USA and being top 10 for several weeks on Roots Music Report. One of the best albums of the year for Down Beat Magazine, it achieved rave reviews from countries such as the USA, Russia, Canada and Brazil.

In May 2018 he recorded his new album "Skyness" at Arte&Suono Studio Recording in Italy, featuring Roberto Menescal, Jorge Helder Rodrigues, Teco Cardoso, Custodio Castelo, Romero Lubambo, Nelson Faria and Seamus Blake, released officially at Blue Note Rio in November. The track "Compelling" was featured by Jazziz Magazine on their Summer 2019 Album. Dan has recently presented his project in countries such as Italy, Greece, Egypt, Brazil, India, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain and Lebanon.

Entrance 5eur

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The Ebbin' & Flow
Sep
19
9:00 PM21:00

The Ebbin' & Flow

Presenting for the second time the experimental fusion project at Offbeat. Explore this unique sound with a tale inspired by folklore.

Doors open - 8pm
Entrance - €5
Preview - bit.ly/2FMOyTd

The Ebbin' & Flow is a collaboration between Jess Rymer and Glen Montanaro which explores Maltese and Yorkshire folk songs and stories through two distinct musical approaches. The result is an experimental fusion of musical styles and colours, directing a narrative journey which has been recounted for years and is still relevant today.

For bookings please PM on Offbeat music bar Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/vallettajazz/

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Loek van den Berg Quintet (NL) | Offbeat
Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

Loek van den Berg Quintet (NL) | Offbeat

Loek van den Berg is a rising star on the Dutch music circuit, a Rotterdam-based saxophonist whose signature lyrical compositions and soulful approach, characteristic of greats such as Cannonball Adderley, never fail to engage his listeners. Together with a heavy-grooving rhythm section and a formidable accompanist on trombone, Loek's energetic performances are not to be missed!


Loek van den Berg - saxophones (NL)

Nathan Surquin - trombone (BE)

Aseo Friesacher - piano (AU)

Dean Montanaro - bass (MT)

Jens Meijer - drums (NL)


Entrance €5 at the door

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Fish Country (NL): Castelli/Voesten/Christensen at Offbeat
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Fish Country (NL): Castelli/Voesten/Christensen at Offbeat

Saturday 24th of August
9 PM, Offbeat
Entrance: 7,-


Characterised by their lyrically-driven approach to music, this international band based in the Netherlands is bringing the guitar trio format to uncharted waters; nostalgic country and jazz melodies, stirred with a dose of free improvisation, form the core of their unique, yet accessible, repertoire.

Expect to be swimming in warm guitar, talking drums, and narrating bass line. Recent touring brought them to Denmark and the Netherlands, and finally led to their first release: “Fish Country”.

Federico Castelli (IT) - Guitar
Ruud Voesten (NL) - Drums
Adrian Christensen (DK) - Bass

Fish Country sounds like this: bit.ly/2JDjvfN

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Blue Tangerine - Album Launch
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Blue Tangerine - Album Launch

After months of hard work and travel between Malta and Paris, we are thrilled to announce the official Malta release of our self-titled debut album, "Blue Tangerine"!

The launch will happen over four nights, in the intimate setting of Offbeat music bar (Valletta), between the 31st of July and the 3rd of August.

Seating is limited so be sure to book your tickets!

Tickets: https://shop.trackagescheme.com/event/blue-tangerine/

Doors open 20:00.
Show begins at 21:00 on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd August.
Show on Wednesday 31st July begins at 22:00 (doors open 21:00).

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This project is supported by Arts Council Malta - Malta Arts Fund.

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Blue Tangerine are:
Vincent Jacqz - piano, arrangements, musical direction
Angela Vella Zarb - voice
Karl Galea - guitar
Dean Montanaro - bass
Joseph Camilleri - drums
Florent Hinschberger - trumpet, flugelhorn
Philippe Lopes de Sa - tenor sax, soprano sax
Benoit Crauste - alto sax
Michel Berelowitch - trombone

We also thank Nils Wekstein for recording percussion with us in the studio.

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Recorded by Guillaume Jay at Studio de Meudon.
Except Nix Mangiari recorded by Steve Delia Id-Delli.
Mixed by Guillaume Jay at Studios Ferber.
Mastered by Raphaël Jonin at J RAPH i.n.g.
Album artwork by Angela Vella Zarb.

Blue Tangerine also would like to thank:
Arts Council Malta, Hélène Jacqz for the painting, Marc Albert Levin for the translation, Ory Meuel for the photos and the EPK, Steve Delia for the recording of Nix Mangiari, Sandra Rossi at Klarthe, Joe Debono and Fabio Imbroll at Offbeat, and Sandro Zerafa for the constant support.

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Tickets: https://shop.trackagescheme.com/event/blue-tangerine/

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Diski Ghall - Hmir (Album Launch)
Jun
22
9:30 PM21:30

Diski Ghall - Hmir (Album Launch)

Diski Ghall - Hmir (Album Launches)

20 ta' Ġunju - Il Barri Restaurant - 20:30hrs (Mġarr)
22 ta' Ġunju - Offbeat Music Bar - 21:30hrs (Valletta)
24 ta' Ġunju - Alka Restaurant - 20:00hrs (Wied Iż-Żurrieq)
Aħseb kmieni. F'dawn il-ħinijiet il-Mjaw jibda!

Biljetti - https://shop.trackagescheme.com/event/diski-ghall-hmir-tnedija/

Prezz - €5.75


Diski Għall-Ħmir huwa album ta' ħdax il-diska bil-lingwa Maltija. Huwa album ġeneruż li jifhem id-diffikultajiet umani tal-Maltin u l-Għawdxin fil-waqt li jpoġġi quddiemhom, mingħajr ħafna delikatezza, l-illużjonijiet u l-banalitajiet li qegħdin joħonqu l-isbaħ karatteristiċi tagħna bħala poplu u bħala individwi.

Il-'Launch' ta' l-album ser iseħħ fi tlett postijiet u dati differenti għal kumdita' u l-pjaċir tagħkom. Konxji fuq it-traffiku li hawn illum, u l-pass mgħaġġel tal-ħajja moderna, nħossu li din hija ideja tajba.

Ukoll, nixtiequ noħolqu atmosfera kemm xejn intima, b'udjenza żgħira mdawra mall-Mjaw u l-kitarra tiegħu. Dan forsi jgħin biex nidħku, nħossu, u nagħmlu esperjenza aktar awtentika ta' dawn id-diski umani u mqarbin.

F'kull data il-MJAW se jdoqq verżjoni mneżża u intima tad-diski kollha li hemm fuq l-album.

Ovvjament, Diski Għall-Ħmir ser ikun għall-bejgħ bi prezz imraħħas għall-okkażjoni.

Il-biljetti huma limitati ħafna. Aħseb kmieni.

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Andrei Senkevich (BY): Live at Offbeat
Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

Andrei Senkevich (BY): Live at Offbeat

Andrei Senkevich - singer-songwriter and musician from Minsk, Belarus. Plays indie folk and instrumental music in several languages. Entrance 4eur

#TimelessTour is continuation of world tour. In February 2015 debut album "Мечтатели серых улиц" (“Grey streets Dreamers") was released. In April 2016 was released single “СВЕТ” ("LIGHT'), in April 2018 - single “Як быццам сон” (“Like a dream”). The presentation of the program have already been held in Belarus, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Moldova, Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Austria, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. The project is constantly expanding its geography and is now working on the next multilingual record in 7 languages.

These are songs about the roads and the distances, love and sincerity, dreams and changes. Every song is not just a story or a tale, it's a cry of soul and a call to action or at least thoughts about it.

Spotify: https://goo.gl/2qCEYa.
Itunes: https://goo.gl/Nvbg1S.

Links
https://www.facebook.com/senkevichmusic
https://soundcloud.com/senkevichmusic
http://www.youtube.com/user/SenkevichMusic
http://instagram.com/senkevichmusic

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Karmaġenn
Jun
14
9:00 PM21:00

Karmaġenn

Karmaġenn huwa proġett kollaborattiv ta’ Noah Fabri ma’ diversi mużiċisti tax-xena lokali, bl-għan li jinħareġ album fl-aħħar ta’ din is-sena. Kull kollaborazzjoni tikkontribwixxi għall-istorja tal-ħajja ta’ kuljum ta’ grupp ta’ studenti tal-JC fil-ġimgħa ta’ qabel il-Milied. Għal dan il-gig Noah u l-ħbieb se jdoqqu xi siltiet minn din l-istorja.

9PM | €4

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International Jazz Day Celebrations
Apr
30
to May 4

International Jazz Day Celebrations

International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by UNESCO in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe."  It is celebrated annually on April 30. This will be our second year celebrating International Jazz Day at Offbeat. It is a big deal for us, so much so that we will be celebrating it on 5 days presenting some local and foreign jazz gems. Not to be missed.

Tues 30th April - Nadine Axisa Trio

Wed 1st May - Offbeat Jam Session*

Thur 2nd May - Rino Cirinna' & Dino Rubino

Fri 3rd May - Rino Cirinna' & Dino Rubino

Sat 4th May - Rino, Dino & friends

Entrance 5 eur per day / 10 eur block ticket

*free entrance

Booking recommended : send us a message on our facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/vallettajazz/

or contact us directly on +356 79865506 79263828 or 79704321

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Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas
Apr
11
9:00 PM21:00

Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas

Multi award winner guitarists Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas embark on their first Maltese appearance introducing their spectacular album “The Bridge”. 

Their fingerpicking artistry tastefully conveys the exuberant mix of contemporary sounds and flavours of Havana City, seamlessly navigating between traditional rhythms and genres such as rumba and mambo, new age, classical and jazz.

Joined on stage by flutist Fiorella Camilleri their musical works range from the poignant to the exuberant, and their exceptional musical chemistry is unmissable.

Ticket - €10

https://youtu.be/ZL7m1dg3SNw

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Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas
Apr
10
9:00 PM21:00

Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas

Multi award winner guitarists Eduardo Martín & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas embark on their first Maltese appearance introducing their spectacular album “The Bridge”. 

Their fingerpicking artistry tastefully conveys the exuberant mix of contemporary sounds and flavours of Havana City, seamlessly navigating between traditional rhythms and genres such as rumba and mambo, new age, classical and jazz.

Joined on stage by flutist Fiorella Camilleri their musical works range from the poignant to the exuberant, and their exceptional musical chemistry is unmissable.

Ticket - €10

https://youtu.be/ZL7m1dg3SNw

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OXYD - "The Lost Animals" Tour
Apr
7
8:30 PM20:30

OXYD - "The Lost Animals" Tour

Founded over 10 years ago, French contemporary jazz band OXYD - which boast four albums and several tours in France, Europe and abroad (China, India, USA, UK ...) - has just recorded their fifth album. Over the course of their 10 years together, the five members had a large number of different artistic experiences, all of which participate in the richness of this new album entitled ‘The Lost Animals’. Alexandre Herer and Olivier Laisney, alongside Magic Malik developed a certain taste and ease for conceptual writing, rhythm and freedom in the playing. Julien Pontvianne continued his experiment with AUM Grand Ensemble, a project at the fringe of contemporary classical music, demonstrating mastery of minimalism and silence and thus encouraging Alexandre Herer to deepen his researches on computer music and micro-tone. Thibault Perriard was able to experiment more pop or electro aesthetics while Oliver Degabriele remains a sought-after jazz side-man and bassist, as well as an increasingly busy electric bassist on the European rock scene.

The band will be playing tunes from their new album entitled « The Lost Animals » coming out on 3 May 2019. For this record, Alexandre Herer strived to highlight the viewpoint of each musician. A certain ease and fluidity is conveyed by this music that yet contains the baggage of each musician. The performer becomes a direct actor, something between the improviser and the composer, between the player and the conductor.

THE BAND
Alexandre Herer - Fender Rhodes
Julien Pontvianne - Tenor Saxophone
Olivier Laisney - Trumpet
Oliver Degabriele - Electric Bass
Thibault Perriard - Drums

Tickets sold at the door only. Reserving ahead is possible through contact@onzeheuresonze.com

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OXYD - "The Lost Animals" Tour
Apr
6
8:30 PM20:30

OXYD - "The Lost Animals" Tour

Founded over 10 years ago, French contemporary jazz band OXYD - which boast four albums and several tours in France, Europe and abroad (China, India, USA, UK ...) - has just recorded their fifth album. Over the course of their 10 years together, the five members had a large number of different artistic experiences, all of which participate in the richness of this new album entitled ‘The Lost Animals’. Alexandre Herer and Olivier Laisney, alongside Magic Malik developed a certain taste and ease for conceptual writing, rhythm and freedom in the playing. Julien Pontvianne continued his experiment with AUM Grand Ensemble, a project at the fringe of contemporary classical music, demonstrating mastery of minimalism and silence and thus encouraging Alexandre Herer to deepen his researches on computer music and micro-tone. Thibault Perriard was able to experiment more pop or electro aesthetics while Oliver Degabriele remains a sought-after jazz side-man and bassist, as well as an increasingly busy electric bassist on the European rock scene.

The band will be playing tunes from their new album entitled « The Lost Animals » coming out on 3 May 2019. For this record, Alexandre Herer strived to highlight the viewpoint of each musician. A certain ease and fluidity is conveyed by this music that yet contains the baggage of each musician. The performer becomes a direct actor, something between the improviser and the composer, between the player and the conductor.

THE BAND
Alexandre Herer - Fender Rhodes
Julien Pontvianne - Tenor Saxophone
Olivier Laisney - Trumpet
Oliver Degabriele - Electric Bass
Thibault Perriard - Drums

Tickets sold at the door only. Reserving ahead is possible through contact@onzeheuresonze.com

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OXYD - "The Lost Animals" Tour
Apr
5
8:30 PM20:30

OXYD - "The Lost Animals" Tour

Founded over 10 years ago, French contemporary jazz band OXYD - which boast four albums and several tours in France, Europe and abroad (China, India, USA, UK ...) - has just recorded their fifth album. Over the course of their 10 years together, the five members had a large number of different artistic experiences, all of which participate in the richness of this new album entitled ‘The Lost Animals’. Alexandre Herer and Olivier Laisney, alongside Magic Malik developed a certain taste and ease for conceptual writing, rhythm and freedom in the playing. Julien Pontvianne continued his experiment with AUM Grand Ensemble, a project at the fringe of contemporary classical music, demonstrating mastery of minimalism and silence and thus encouraging Alexandre Herer to deepen his researches on computer music and micro-tone. Thibault Perriard was able to experiment more pop or electro aesthetics while Oliver Degabriele remains a sought-after jazz side-man and bassist, as well as an increasingly busy electric bassist on the European rock scene.

The band will be playing tunes from their new album entitled « The Lost Animals » coming out on 3 May 2019. For this record, Alexandre Herer strived to highlight the viewpoint of each musician. A certain ease and fluidity is conveyed by this music that yet contains the baggage of each musician. The performer becomes a direct actor, something between the improviser and the composer, between the player and the conductor.

THE BAND
Alexandre Herer - Fender Rhodes
Julien Pontvianne - Tenor Saxophone
Olivier Laisney - Trumpet
Oliver Degabriele - Electric Bass
Thibault Perriard - Drums

Tickets sold at the door only. Reserving ahead is possible through contact@onzeheuresonze.com

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Stefan Gillis
Feb
1
8:30 PM20:30

Stefan Gillis

Stefan Gillis is a solo singer-songwriter from Belgium. He's music is a mix between 80's electro-pop with vintage synthesizers and drum machines, and alternative rock with ambient guitars.
He released two EP's, Transparence (2015) and Confessions (2017), and "Stop Asking Me" is the first single from the third EP he is about to release this coming year.

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/stefangillis

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QmYbGEXm8

Instagram : @stefangillismusic


Entrance : 3 €

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Blue Tangerine
Jan
4
to Jan 6

Blue Tangerine

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After appearing in the 2018 edition of the Malta Jazz Festival, Blue Tangerine are back in Malta and they will be playing 2 shows in the same evening at Malta's premiere live music venue!

For the uninitiated, the music of the Franco-Maltese nonet is an uplifting, happy fusion of Brazilian grooves with modern jazz arrangements, high energy and spontaneous but sometimes sombre and melancholic. They will be debuting songs from their upcoming album which will be recorded next year!

There will be 2 performances ! One on Friday 4th January and another on Saturday 5th January.

Blue Tangerine sounds like this: https://soundcloud.com/blue-tangerine/de-sabado-para-dominguinhos?in=blue-tangerine/sets/2017-12-demo-tracks

Entrance: €10

With the support of the Arts Council Malta.

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Sam Christie And Chris Vella Live at Offbeat Christmas edition
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Christie And Chris Vella Live at Offbeat Christmas edition

From the man himself:

“Hey everyone it's that time of the year again, If you're stuck at home thinking "hey what am i doing being a loser at home it's Christmas eve eve" well then come down to Offbeat for some Live music... I'll be playing songs from my debut album which was released last summer, along with some brand new stuff that no one's ever heard. Maybe we'll throw in a Christmas song to get you in the spirit ...So come down to offbeat but be sure to book a place as it's limited to 45 people!!

To book your place simply send an email to samchristie57@gmail.com with the name/names of people.

Entrance: EUR5.00 

There will also be a small gift for the first 10 people that show up cos hey it's Christmas🎄

See you all there !!”





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Joanna Solarewicz
Dec
15
9:30 PM21:30

Joanna Solarewicz

Offbeat is happy to welcome back the great Joanna Solarewicz, a Polish jazz vocalist-composer, based in Wrocław, Poland.

She has studied jazz vocal and improvisation at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland and music theory at The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland.

Entrance 4 eur

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Ebbin' & Flow
Nov
30
9:30 PM21:30

Ebbin' & Flow

The Ebbin’ & Flow is a collaboration between Jess Rymer and Glen Montanaro which explores Maltese and Yorkshire folk songs and stories through two distinct musical approaches. The result is an experimental fusion of musical styles and colours directing a narrative journey which has been recounted for years, and is still relevant today. Entrance 5eur

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