Irish Women in Jazz Series: REROUTE
The Dublin Jazz Co-op has partnered with Irish Women in Jazz for this series and is proud to present ReRoute.
Often complimented for the warm and inviting atmosphere of their performances, ReRoute is a vocal and guitar duo best known for their intimate shows of lyrical and heartfelt music.
Brought together by a shared passion for exploring new music and a willingness to learn, singer Rufina Tishina and guitarist Emily O’Rourke met through their mutual study of jazz and contemporary music in 2018. Since the creating their duo ReRoute in the same year, they performed at The Dublin Jazz Co-Op, Jazz Guide Jam Ireland and other events such as The Naas Community Fete.
Their exposed setting of one vocalist and one guitar helps highlight the vulnerability and honesty of ReRoute’s original compositions. Drawing on their combined influences from jazz and other improvised music styles, as well as Russian and Tatar culture, ReRoute have developed an authentic sound that is unmistakably authentic to them.
Although the duo share similar influences, they both offer something different when it comes to their compositions. Tishina’s pieces often focus on lyrical storytelling and rhythmic exploration, as well as elements of Tatar folk music. O’Rourke’s compositions focus on creating atmospheres and discovering meditation through music. When it comes to writing arrangements of their favorite jazz standards, ReRoute breaks with traditional forms and finds its own way of presenting the music.
The audience is part of every piece and welcomed into the individual stories they represent