Born in the rugged, rural landscape of County Donegal Ireland, Conor and Micheal began experimenting with various different instruments in Irish traditional music like the Fiddle, Guitar, and Tin Whistle before settling on Saxophone and Double Bass respectively at age twelve.
They both developed a strong love for jazz music soon after and quickly began to develop a reputation around the County.
In 2013, at the Sligo Jazz Project, the brothers met Irish Jazz Drummer David Lyttle who the have had the honour of working with and being mentored since then.
Since moving to Glasgow in 2015, they have had a vast array of performing experience in many of Glasgows jazz clubs and venues alongside top musicians such as Pete Johnstone (Tommy Smith, Square One, SNJO) and Tom Gibbs (Will Vinson), and have this year been working extensively over Ireland with drummer David Lyttle playing in Bennigans Jazz Clubs, Sligo Jazz Project and also in rural and island communities like Tory and Aranmore.
With the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, they have performed in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, The Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh and many other venues.
This Year Conor was also a finalist in Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2018, he is also a current RCS Scholarship Holder, Grade 8 Trinity in Classical Double Bass, Double bassist in the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and was awarded a place on the Erasmus Program Sep 2017 to Feb 2018, to study at the Music and Arts Conservatoire of Vienna(MUK).
Micheal was a semifinalist in Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2018, Grade 8 Trinity in Jazz Saxophone, Lead Alto in the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, and awarded a place on the Erasmus Program Sep 2017 to Feb 2018 to study at the Music and Arts Conservatoire of Vienna (MUK).
The Brothers have a unique duo project in which they approach the standards of the Great Composers of Jazz and the American Songbook in an exciting and engaging way that also attempts to stretch the traditional role of their instruments in Jazz.
This year they will do their first official Irish tour as part of the David Lyttle Trio feat. The Murray Brothers, a 32 date affair taking place in May and June 2019. To find out more info about where they are playing, visit the shows section of the site.