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Parallel Society

Jan Henrik Rau – composition, guitar pedals

Yuzuha O’Halloran – alto saxophone/bass clarinet

Luke Howard – piano/synthesizer

Eoin O’Halloran – bass

Hugh Denman – drums


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.

“Their sound invokes wonderfully deep ambiance while at the same time containing thoughtful lyrical lines. Exceptionally well constructed music with a genuine appeal to a broad church of jazz fans.” Dominic Reilly,

“The talent and intricacy in this EP alone is incredible; we need to hear more from this group!” Red Keane – Founder of Jazz Ireland.



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