Kurt Elling, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Mica Paris, and a live orchestral rendition of Dr Dre’s classic hip-hop albumwere some of the highlights of the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the weekend.
Sun, 27 Oct, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival; they have planned it for a weekend — October 27-30 — when the 10-day weather forecasts promise mere clouds and only a moderate risk of rain... the weather, then, as normal in our part of the world.
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
By the time Ella Fitzgerald came to perform at the Cork Jazz Festival in October 1980, she was the well-established and undisputed singing queen of the world jazz scene. Fitzgerald’s stint at Cork Opera House was a welcome boost for the then burgeoning festival, whose organisers shelled out a reported £16,000 for the star.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2017
JOHNNY ‘Fang’ Murphy is a founder member of the Stargazers. From Blackrock in Cork, he now lives in Macroom. The Stargazers perform tonight at Triskel Christchurch in Cork on a double bill with the Lee Valley String Band in support of Médecins Sans Frontières.
Thu, 10 Dec, 2015