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“In the Mexican Jazz scene Louise Phelan, has been recognised as being one of the more sophisticated women, described by journalist Lorain Blake (USA), co-author of The masters of the stage (Planet, 2012). "Louise is deeply cultured and respectful of the intellectual jazz of the country where she is currently (Mexico)." Louise is a reference for the kind of good Jazz from Mexico. ”
- Carlos Bono, International Jazz Review
Originally hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Louise has performed in solo concerts, musicals, tv and radio shows across the US, Canada and all around Europe and South America since beginning her professional career. She spent two years working for Sony Music & Universal BMG Scandinavia (1999-2001). Louise also travelled the globe working for Up With People as Vocal Instructor and as a Guest Entertainer Vocalist taking the lead in the musical productions onboard luxury cruise ships with Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises (2005-2009). However her true passion for music lies in Jazz!
Since May 2010, Louise has been based out of Mexico City, where she regularly performs at the most prominent Jazz clubs, venues, theatres and festivals around Mexico City and across the country. She feels privileged to be working with the very best of Jazz musicians from Mexico, Chile, USA, Israel, Brazil, New Zealand and Ireland. Often, Louise is invited to participate in recorded and live interviews in specialized programs about Jazz or to publicize events on radio and television, for example in TV Azteca Puebla, Televisa, Canal 22. She actively participates in Irish music and Jazz events, working for the Irish Embassy in Mexico City and Havana, Cuba.
At the end of 2013, she released her debut Jazz album “Songs from a Darkened Room”, a collection of 12 much loved classic jazz tunes, recorded live and unedited in studio, with Alex Mercado on Piano.
At the beginning of 2015, Louise released her second Jazz album titled "Moments of Light" which was recorded live in studio at Sala de Audio in Mexico City and mixed and mastered at Bass Hit Recording by Dave Darlington in NYC. The album includes original compositions in the styles of swing and blues, integrating seven well known musicians from Mexico, USA, Chile and New Zealand. "Moments of Light" was released under the label FONARTE LATINO and is now available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon, Spotify and in physical copies at music stores across Mexico! In 2018 Louise recorded a third album with Scottish world jazz guitarist David MacGregor ¨Remembering Ella & Joe.¨ This album is due for release and they will tour in Europe towards the middle of 2019. Some of Louise's memorable performances have been; representing Ireland in the Euro Jazz Festival at the Centro Nacional de las Artes CNA in Mexico City, to an audience of almost 10,000 in March of 2014, performing for the 4th of July celebrations for the US Ambassador in Mexico City to an audience of international and national politicians and public figures and most recently at the Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris in downtown Mexico City as part of the Festival Centro Histórico. These public concerts were recorded and continue to be transmitted on Mexcio´s TV channel Canal 22.
Fresa y Chocolate, Cracovia 32, con SWING MEXICO sábado 9 de septiembre 2017
Noches de museos - Museo de la Basílica de Guadalupe 25th of October, Duet with Alex Mercado
Ireland - August 2017 & Los Angeles November 2017 - dates to be confirmed!
PAST CONCERTS 2016: Guest with Zinco Big Band, August 29th, Zinco Jazz Club.
Polanco Jazz Festival - Louise Phelan Jazz Quintet
23rd of April, Teatro Angela Peralta, Polanco, Mexico City
Ella Fitzgerald Homenaje - Zinco Big Band 29th of April, 9pm, Zinco Jazz Club, Mexico City
Ella Fitzgerald Homenaje - Zinco Big Band
30th of April, Foro del Tejedor, El Pendulo, Col. Roma, Mexico City
Parker & Lenox, Cuarteto de Jazz
10th of May, 9pm, Col. Juarez, Mexico City
Foro del Tejedor Duo Jazz con Alex Mercado 19th of May, 8pm El Péndulo, Col. Roma, Mexico City TICKETS HERE!
Ruta 61 Blues Club - With Las Señoritas de Aviñon - Blues, Jazz & Funk Concert 26th of May, 9pm. Fray Servando Teresa de Mier 160, Mexico City
15th of April, 7pm, Col. Centro, Mexico City
9th of April, Centro Nacional de las Artes CENART Plaza de las Artes con Swing Mexico Jazz Band y Swing Mexico 5pm
Mazatlán Jazz Festival, Sinaloa, Mexico 5th of April, 2017, Plazuela, Mazatlán Sinaloa, Mexico
Parker & Lenox, Quinteto de Jazz 1st of April, 9pm, Col. Juaréz, Mexico City
Condesa Jazz Nights Jazz Duo with Alex Mercado 22nd of March, 8pm Pérfida Bistro Café, Condesa, Mexico City
Swing Break Mexico with Swing Mexico Jazz Band & Swing Mexico 9th - 12th of March, San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico
Swing Mexico Jazz Band celebrates Valentine's Day February 14th, 9pm Zinco Jazz Club, Mexico City
Jazz Quartet Concert, Romantic Jazz Standards February 4th, 6pm Plaza Loreto, San Angel, Mexico City
Blue concert with Mexico's Blues band Las Señoritas de Aviñon February 3rd, 9pm, El 61 Blues Club, Mexico City
Zinco Big Band, Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald January 28th, 9pm, Zinco Jazz Club, Motolinia 20, Mexico City
We got the Jazz and Spoken Word - Anglo Arts Mexico Performing alongside David McGregor and Deanna Rodger Mexico City | Parker & Lenox January 10th, 2017, 8:30pm * no cover
3er Festival Estatal de Jazz Estado de México ESCUELA NORMAL Toluca | Mexico Louise Phelan Quintet, presenting selections from her CD MOMENTS OF LIGHT December 7, 2016, 12:00pm
Fundación Sebastian Matias Carbajal's CD release, CEBICHE DE SIRENAS Guest vocalist December 9, 2016, 9:00pm More info here!
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Great Hall Dublin | Ireland ¨If the Ground Should Open¨ LIVE EVENT, featuring 9 female performers, directed by Jaki Irvine. December 13, 2016, 7:00pm More info: (here)
Del SWING al ROCK and ROLL Salón Los Angeles | Mexico City December 3, 2016 11:00am Swing Mexico Jazz Band
CASA LAMM | Mexico City November 26, 2016 2:00pm with Swing Mexico Jazz Band
Festival Internacional de Otoño Tamaulipas, Mexico November 11, 2016 with Jazz Quintet
CRACOVIA 32 "Miercoles Vintage" October 19, 2016 with Swing Mexico Jazz Band
FORO DEL TEJEDOR (El Pendulo) Colonia Roma Nte | Mexico City September 30, 2016 8:30pm with Alex Mercado
ZINCO JAZZ CLUB | Mexico City September 10, 2016 9pm Reservations: Message direct to Zinco Jazz Club Facebook (click here)
Festival Internacional de Jazz Hidalgo 2016 Pachuca | Hidalgo July 30, 2016 Invited singer with Zinco Big Band
FORO DEL TEJEDOR (El Pendulo) Colonia Roma Nte | Mexico City July 9, 2016 9:00pm Cover: $380 Invited guest singer with Zinco Big Band
CRACOVIA 32 | Mexico City July 16, 2016 9:00pm with Swing Mexico & Swing Mexico Jazz Band including Kevin & Jo, World Lindy Hop Champions!
Clazz Continental Jazz Festival Teatro Julio Castillo | Mexico City June 11, 2016 8:00pm Cover: $200 Clazz Tribute to The Beatles. A Latin Jazz Celebration por Iván “Melón” Lewis & The Lonely Jazz Club Band with Gerry López.
PLAZA LORETO | San Angel "Celebrating Father's Day" with Swing Mexico Jazz Band June 19, 2016 5pm No Cover
PISCO GRILL Music Hall | Mexico City May 27, 2016 Jazz Trio Alex Mercado (piano), Luri Molina (bass), Louise Phelan (voice)
FESTIVAL de MORELIA | Morelia, Michoacán May 25, 2016 Jazz Duo Concert with Alex Mercado
RUTA 61 BLUES BAR | Mexico City May 14, 2016 with Las Señoritas de Aviñon blues band
RUTA 61 BLUES BAR | Mexico City April 29, 2016 with Las Señoritas de Aviñon blues band
JAZZATLÁN JAZZ FEST | Cholula, Puebla April 30, 2016 with Swing Mexico Jazz Band
PLAZA LORETO San Angel | Mexico City "Mother's Day Concert" May 8, 2016 5:30pm **NO COVER**
PLAZA LORETO San Angel | Mexico City April 24, 2016 6:00pm NO COVER
Nuevo Foro Hilvana | Mexico City "Fresas y Chocolate" April 23, 2016 with Swing Mexico Jazz Band
Zinco Jazz Club | Mexico City April 22, 2016 with Swing Mexico Jazz Band Doors open at 9:00pm Reservations: Virginia Hernandez 044 55 39 33 10 90 Email: email@example.com (Mon - Fri from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Festival de Jazz de Polanco | Mexico City April 17, 2016 with Swing Mexico Jazz Band
FUNDACIÓN SEBASTIAN | Mexico City "Festival Internacional Primavera Jazz" April 15, 2016 Jazz Duo Concert with Alex Mercado
EL CONVITE | Mexico City March 11, 2016 9:30pm Jazz Concert with Alex Mercado & Special Guest: Pablo Buniak Cover: $100
CAFÉ GRANO de ARENA February 27, 2016 9:00pm Jazz Duo Concert with Alex Mercado
Louise Phelan & Swing Mexico Jazz Band Nuevo Foro Hilvana | Mexico City February 20, 2016 8:00pm "Fresas y Chocolate" Tickets Available: www.swingmexico.com
ZINCO JAZZ CLUB | Mexico City TRIBUTE TO NATALIE COLE WITH ZINCO BIG BAND January 16, 2016 10:00pm Cover: $350 (doors open at 9:00pm) Reservations & Map
ZINCO JAZZ CLUB | Mexico City January 2, 2016 10:00pm Cover: $200 (doors open at 9:00pm) Reservations & Map
MUSIC VILLAGE | Satélite, Edo. Mex. Sinatra 100th Anniversary & Divas Night December 17, 2015 with Zinco Big Band, Rodolfo Vera & Jenny Beaujean *$600 ($550 w/reservation) (Includes concert, appetizers & drinks.) Info:04455 6620-8971 & 04455 1849-0236
5th Anniversary of Swing México (2010 - 2015)! Salon Los Angeles | Mexico City December 5, 2015 Doors Open 7:00pm Louise Phelan & Swing Mexico Jazz Band at 10:30pm *Tickets: $150 available at the door. *Ticket includes entire night´s concerts with (4) bands. For more info: (click here)
CASA LAMM | Mexico City Louise Phelan Quintet w/ Swing Forever Mexico November 28, 2015
ZINCO JAZZ CLUB | Mexico City Louise Phelan Quintet November 27, 2015 9:00pm Reservations & Map
PISCO GRILL MUSIC HALL Polanco | Mexico City Louise Phelan Quartet October 30, 2015 9:00pm Cover: $150 Limited seating. RSVP to Event
Club Piso 51 Torre Mayor | Mexico City October 29, 2015 9:00pm
Club Piso 51 Torre Mayor | Mexico City October 15, 2015 9:00pm
FORO CULTURAL CHAPULTEPEC September 29, 2015 7:30pm FREE ENTRANCE
ZINCO JAZZ CLUB | Mexico City Zinco Big Band - (1) of (4) female guest singers September 18, 2015 9:00pm Cover: $350 Reservations & Map
LUNARIO del AUDITORIO NACIONAL Invited Guest Matias Carbajal 20th Annivesary Concert September 2, 2015 8:30pm **Tickets available thru Ticketmaster**
St. Regis | Candela Romero July 22, 2015 8:00pm No Cover
St. Regis | Candela Romero July 15, 2015 8:00pm No Cover
St. Regis | Candela Romero July 8, 2015 8:00pm No Cover
Museo Nacional de la Revolucion TABACALERA JAZZ CLUB July 3, 2015 8:30pm FREE ENTRANCE
St. Regis | Candela Romero July 1, 2015 8:00pm No Cover
St. Regis | Candela Romero June 25, 2015 8:00pm FREE ENTRANCE
Music Village Satélite, State of Mexico June 20, 2015 9:30pm
Expo Vintage Fest | Mexico, D.F. Campo Marte/Auditorio Nacional May 31, 2015 4:00pm
Casa del Mendrugo | Puebla, Mex. May 22, 2015 9:00pm
Be Bops Diner | Col. Roma, DF Together with Swing Forever Mexico May 17, 2015 5:00pm
Zinco Jazz Club | México, DF Together with the Zinco Big Band May 15, 2015 9:00pm
Teatro de la Ciudad | Xalapa, Veracruz April 25, 2015 8:00pm
Zinco Jazz Club | Mexico City 10th Anniversary April 22, 2015 10:00pm *Doors open 9pm, w/reservations.
Maison Artemesia | Mexico City April 21, 2015 9:00pm
Polanco Jazz Festival | Mexico City April 18, 2015 7:00pm *Discounted tickets available, just send a message through the contact page!
Zinco Jazz Club | Mexico City April 11, 2015 10:00pm
Vintage Wednesday with SWING MEXICO Cracovia 32, San Angel, Mexico City March 18, 2015 8:00pm
2nd Presentation - "Moments of Light" Estudio A del IMER | Mexico City March 17, 2015 4:00pm NO COVER *Tickets for concert will be made available through Mexico's Jazz Radio Station Horizonte 107.9FM.
EJAZZ Festival Teatro de la Ciudad | Puebla, Mexico March 7, 2015 6:00pm
Zinco Jazz Club | Mexico City January 30, 2015 9:00 pm Cover: $200
"Moments of Light" CD Launch Concert Fundación Sebastián | Mexico City January 22, 2015 8:00pm NO COVER
Galeria Casa Lamm | Mexico City November 29, 2014 2:00pm FREE ENTRANCE
Zinco Jazz Club | Mexico City November 29, 2014 9:00 pm Cover: $200
Festival Internacional de Jazz | Mazunte, Oaxaca November 15, 2014 8:00pm FREE ENTRANCE
22 Edición Festival de Otoño | Tamaulipas, Mex. November 6, 2014 8:00 pm FREE ENTRANCE
Festival de Huejotzingo | Puebla, México October 19, 2014 7:00 pm FREE ENTRANCE
Noche de Jazz | Puebla, Mexico October 17, 2014 6:30 pm FREE ENTRANCE
Zinco Jazz Club | Mexico, D.F. October 3, 2014 10:00pm Cover: $200
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"Moments of Light (Bass Hit, Fonarte, 2015) of Irish born Louise Phelan, demonstrates the vigours of jazz being created in Mexico. Ensemble composed of Louise Phelan (vocals), Alex Mercado (piano), Agustín Bernal (double bass), Gabriel Puentes (drums), Marc Osterer (trumpet & flugelhorn), Jacob DeVries (clarinet), Iain Hunter (trombone), and Luz Maria Frenk (cello) ringing channels through New Orleans style gestures, branches of bebop, bolero phrasing, blues with hard hits starring a prodigious swing ride."Carlos Olivares Baró - LA RAZÓN, National Newspaper, Mexico
“This singer, who on stage is her own kind of cross between Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, as her voice floats between clouds of strings and winds with an indubitable vintage sound.”- EXCELSIOR, Mexican Newspaper
“Creator of this magnificent and unique vocal attribute Louise Phelan has established herself in this city as one of the international singers with an excellent reputation among her musical peers. She was, once more, an example of her technique, outstanding in each of her interpretations, where we are sure brought sighs from the first to the last row of the main auditorium as it has done in past performances, where it has been shown that her talent speaks for itself.”
- ENFOQUE, Newspaper, Puebla, Mexico