Conor Murray

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Jazz

Instrument/voice type: Double Bass

Location: Northern Ireland


23-year-old, Conor Murray grew up in rural County Donegal in a musical family. He found a passion for jazz in his early teens and has been since the age of 16 by MOBO Award-nominated drummer David Lyttle. In 2015 he moved to Glasgow to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, under the direction of Tommy Smith and gained experience performing in many of Scotland’s jazz clubs with some of the country’s top musicians. Since graduating Conor has toured over the past year extensively with David Lyttle in Ireland, Britain, Europe, Russia and Morocco, and performed and toured with renowned musicians such as U.K. pianist Jason Rebello, Candian jazz guitarist Lucian Gray and the renowned New York pianist Michael Kanan. Hailed as one of the rising stars and the best in the new generation of Irish jazz, he has attracted praise from The Times, All About Jazz and the Irish Times for his live performances, along with his brother Micheal Murray and their independent jazz festival, the Falcarragh Winter Jazz Festival, which aims to bring the world's best jazz artists to one of Ireland's most remote and unspoilt rural villages, now in its third year.
Help Musicians are supporting my project to receive 1:1 coaching sessions/ mentoring with world-renowned New York bassist Ben Wolfe between June 12th - September 25th to develop my skills as a jazz bassist and as a professional musician.