Cork Jazz Festival 2017
It’s a big week in Ireland: we’re preparing for the internationally renowned Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Whether you’re lucky enough to be visiting Cork to join the crowds at this fantastic music festival, or you’re raising a glass to the musicians from afar, it’s a great time to celebrate all that is Irish.
World Class Musicians in Cork 27-30 October 2017
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is home to a wonderful array of musical talent, including over 1,000 musicians, performing at 70 venues across the city. Almost all of the music sessions are free of charge and many great jazz artists will be appearing. The popularity of Jazz music boomed in the late 19th century in New Orleans and really stands the test of time today.
With headline acts that are worldwide names, you’re sure to find something you love every night of the week. Check out the listings and make sure you don’t miss your favourites:
- Imelda May (Sunday 28th, 6.30pm at Cork Opera House)
- Soulé (Friday 27th, 7.30 pm at Cyprus Avenue)
- Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” with Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop (Friday 27th, 8pm at The Everyman)
- Monty Alexander Trio (Saturday 28th, 8pm at The Everyman)
- The Swing Cats (Sunday 29th, 11.45pm at The Metropole Hotel)
- Booka Brass Band (Saturday 28th, 7pm & 11.30pm at Cork Opera House)
With plenty of family activities and educational workshops, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is great for all of the family and a really good opportunity to celebrate the best of international jazz with other music lovers.
Make the Most of Irish Style with Traditional Irish Clothing
We pride ourselves on our range of hardwearing and stylish clothing, and one of our most enduring items is our signature Grandad shirt. Available in a range of designs, the most popular of which are made of 100% flannel cotton, these shirts are comfortable and easy to wear, and they look great! Combine it with one of our Tweed vests to make the ultimate Jazz Festival look.
Lee Valley Cork Jacket
In honour of the Cork Jazz festival, grab a piece of Cork for yourself with a Cork Jacket. Choose your favourite today.
- Lee Valley