Cork Jazz Festival 'most successful in a decade'

Cork Jazz Festival 'most successful in a decade'

Organisers of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival have described it as the most successful festival in a decade.

Gigs at the Everyman Palace Theatre and Cork Opera House were sold out and an eclectic range of artists performed at venues like Triskel Christchurch and CIT Cork School of Music over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Jazz Festival is worth in the region of €20m to the local economy and organisers say planning is already underway for the 2015 festival.

Speaking to RedFM News, festival organiser Mark Hogan says the festival is one of the top 10 jazz festivals in Europe.

"It's actually world renowned at this stage as one of the top 10 jazz festivals in Europe currently," he said.

"And I think it's just very iconic a lot of the artists that I meet and talk to, they want to play here this year.

"Those who aren't unfortunately able to play this year are looking forward to coming next year."


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