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
Knocking down and replacing isn’t anything at all new in Ireland’s house market, and especially so in rising and buoyant markets (current tail-end 2018 economic jitters notwithstanding,) all the more so again in strong, ‘bullet-proof’ locations.
Sat, 08 Dec, 2018
Triskel’s annual mini-festival dedicated to the acclaimed German record label ECM moved this year, its fourth, from its regular slot at the end of November to the October Bank Holiday weekend, and a space within the wider Cork Jazz Festival.
Mon, 29 Oct, 2018
IT’S that time of year when ghoulish figures tempt us with oversweet treats, and black jeans and hats get an airing for the Cork Jazz Festival. This week I am taking you on a journey of discovery of black foods to serve for Halloween parties or quick bites between house or music visits — that take little effort to use.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
Youngsters from the Cork Music Generation joining the New York Brass Band to play Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ on the open-air stage in Emmet Place encapsulated an unofficial theme for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz festival: The international musical connections the festival has built up over its 40-year history.
Mon, 30 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
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
The torrential rain drove the remaining die-hard jazz fans indoors, with Chicago-born Karen Underwood bringing her renditions of Jazz classics to the Met Bar, while The New York Brass Band delighted junior members of the audience at The River Lee Hotel with its version of ‘Let It Go’ from hit Disney movie Frozen.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
“You really are only as old as you feel, you know”, the elderly lady from Lancashire saied, tossing a lurid pink feather boa over her shoulder and sashaying on to the dance floor at the opening chords of ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2015