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Giants Of Jazz To Headline 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Giants Of Jazz To Headline 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Exciting headline acts have been announced for the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday, 24th to Monday, 28th October. Headliners Giants of Jazz will join globally renowned artists pushing the boundaries of the musical genre today. The line-up features legendary artists including Grammy Hall of Famer ...

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio at Triskel Christchurch

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio
Triskel Christchurch
Cork Midsummer Festival
Cork, Ireland
June 15, 2019

What a difference a few centuries can make. In 1649 English military leader Oliver Cromwell, in what was the least of his crimes, allegedly used Christchurch to stable his soldiers' horses. He is also said to ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Andreas Varady: Guitar Wizard On The Rise

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Listening to Andreas Varady play guitar, it's difficult to guess his age. Its not just the fleet fingers across the fret board, the subtle bending of notes and the dexterity. Many young players display those features. He possesses a warm tone, a mature style with free-flowing ideas that go to interesting places. His style is mature ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Quiet Music Ensemble: The Mysteries Beyond Matter

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The latest release from the redoubtable Farpoint Recordings is the debut recording from Cork-based experimental music group Quiet Music Ensemble (QME)--what a great group name, eh? The group consists of double bassist Dan Bodwell, cellist Ilse De Ziah, clarinetist Seán Mac Erlaine, trombonist Roddy O'Keeffe with ensemble founder and musical director John Godfrey on electric guitar. ...

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Paul Kane and Katie O’Looney: Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements

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Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements continues the distinguished and eclectic history of collaborations combining poetry with jazz or improvised music. It is a meeting between US poet Paul Kane (also Professor of English at Vassar College) and the Irish improvising sonic & visual artist Katie O'Looney. When the two met at a poetry reading in the ...

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David Sanborn And Van Morrison Headline Limerick Jazz Festival September 25-28

David Sanborn And Van Morrison Headline Limerick Jazz Festival September 25-28

The Limerick Jazz Festival returns for another eagerly anticipated edition between September 25th and 28th. For its third edition the LJF has upped the stakes by bringing in some big names, not the least of which are Belfast’s legendary Van Morrison, American saxophonist David Sanborn and English saxophonist Julian Siegel. The festival opens at 8pm on Thursday ...

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Experimental Musician Hauschka Plays Cork And Dublin, June 6-7

Experimental Musician Hauschka Plays Cork And Dublin, June 6-7

Internationally acclaimed experimental musician Hauschka will play jny: Cork, June 6 and jny: Dublin June 7. Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka is a composer, songwriter and experimental musician who has brought an exciting new perspective to the prepared piano. Hauschka will present his new album Abandoned City to audiences, and sees him continuing to push the envelope and ...

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John O'Gallagher Trio at Triskel Arts Center, Cork

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John O'Gallagher Trio
Triskel Arts Center
Cork, Ireland
March 22, 2014

Had there been a stage invasion--a historically rare occurrence at a jazz gig--saxophonist John O'Gallagher's trio, armed with its sticks, wood and metal--and with the ace up its sleeves of the high ground--would no doubt have repelled the waves. ...

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The Guinness Cork Jazz Camp 2013

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While much of the interest in Guinness Cork Jazz Festival --celebrating its 35th year in 2013--inevitably focuses on concert headliners, one of the hidden gems of the annual weekend programme is the Cork Jazz Camp, a collaborative effort between Fáilte IrelandCIT Cork School of Music and the Global Music Foundation which has been developing since 2009. ...

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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2013

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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Various Venues
Cork
Ireland
October 25-28, 2013

Whether it was chance or fate is debatable but the fact is that had it not been for a cancelled bridge tournament the first Cork Jazz Festival might never have got off the ground. The 35th Guinness Cork Jazz ...