Fred Hersch reminded why he really does belong among the greats

Fred Hersch reminded why he really does belong among the greats

Fred Hersch is probably the least-heralded of contemporary greats, but great he truly is, and an extraordinary evening at the Everyman left you in no doubt about that.

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Jazz Festival gives Cork cash boost of €35m

Jazz Festival gives Cork cash boost of €35m

The festival is one of the most iconic events of its kind on the national cultural calendar.

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Trio give Triskel a masterclass in jazz

Trio give Triskel a masterclass in jazz

The superb trio of Airelle Besson, Sebastian Sternal and Jonas Burgwinkel at Triskel provided an example of the current rude health of European jazz, writes Philip Watson.

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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas roll out the Motown classics at Cork Jazz Fest

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas roll out the Motown classics at Cork Jazz Fest

'Jimmy Mack' and 'Heat Wave' have people jiving in the aisles.

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Swing, strings and hip-hop in nod to legends at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Swing, strings and hip-hop in nod to legends at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Kurt Elling, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Mica Paris, and a live orchestral rendition of Dr Dre’s classic hip-hop album 2001 were some of the highlights of the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the weekend.

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Review: Tear-inducing tribute to trafficking victims among highlights of Sinead O'Connor gig

Review: Tear-inducing tribute to trafficking victims among highlights of Sinead O'Connor gig

A tear-inducing tribute to the human trafficking victims was among the highlights of Sinead O'Connor's magnificent gig in Cork, writes Aine Bonner.

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And all that jazz... Highlights of the Cork Jazz Festival

And all that jazz... Highlights of the Cork Jazz Festival

From old-style vocalists to cutting edge innovators, there was some fine music to be heard at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

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Cork Jazz Festival at a glance: what's on

Cork Jazz Festival at a glance: what's on

A guide to what's on for this weekend's Cork Jazz Festival.

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A history of the Cork Jazz Festival in 10 classic gigs

A history of the Cork Jazz Festival in 10 classic gigs

Des O'Driscoll on the musicians Cork Jazz Festival down through the years.

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Cork Jazz Festival Review: Mica Paris, The Everyman

Cork Jazz Festival Review: Mica Paris, The Everyman

London songstress Mica Paris’s show might be a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, but she isn’t at all interested in delivering an Ella Fitzgerald impression.

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Let party begin - Jazz festival opens

Let party begin - Jazz festival opens

Cork has, rightly, for many years styled itself as a City of Festivals. Many, many other cites; many, many other communities, host many and varied festivals but not that many do so with such natural, unfettered gusto and enthusiasm.

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Mica Paris is bringing a little dream of Ella to Cork

Mica Paris is bringing a little dream of Ella to Cork

Mica Paris kicks off the Cork Jazz Festival tomorrow night with a show featuring the songs of Ella Fitzgerald. She tells Ellie O’Byrne about her own rise to fame and her love of the American legend.

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No shortage of Irish talent at Cork’s jazz fest

No shortage of Irish talent at Cork’s jazz fest

The international acts get most of the attention but Alan O’Riordan says there is no shortage of home-grown talent playing on Leeside this weekend.

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Jazz parade to bring New Orleans vibe to Cork's streets

Jazz parade to bring New Orleans vibe to Cork's streets

The family-friendly parade will mix red-hot jazz bands with fiery Cork characters who will dance through the city streets in a dramatic musical procession.

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A Question of Taste with Sue Rynhart

A Question of Taste with Sue Rynhart

Sue Rynhart sings at the Green Room in Cork Opera House on Saturday as part of Guinnness Cork Jazz Festival. She is from Dublin and is the mother of three boys.

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Jazz legend John Surman on a well-travelled career and why he's angry about Brexit

Jazz legend John Surman on a well-travelled career and why he's angry about Brexit

As UK legend John Surman gets ready to play at Cork’s jazz fest, he tells Philip Watson about his well-travelled career and why he’s so angry about Brexit.

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Jazz-hand your way along the Guinness Cork Jazz festival trail

Jazz-hand your way along the Guinness Cork Jazz festival trail

Dust off your fedora, practice your jazz hands and let the trail do the talking.

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Countdown to 42nd Cork jazz festival begins

Countdown to 42nd Cork jazz festival begins

The 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival was officially launched last night, with the 42nd incarnation of the event hosting a number of big names across the 70 city venues on the weekend of October 24-26.

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Jazz festival director sacked: Decision must be explained

Jazz festival director sacked: Decision must be explained

Cork has enthusiastically promoted itself as a city of festivals for decades.

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Cork jazz festival director Dunphy axed from role

Cork jazz festival director Dunphy axed from role

The woman credited with rejuvenating the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has been axed from her job.

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Readers' blog: 40 years of success and all that jazz in Cork City

Readers' blog: 40 years of success and all that jazz in Cork City

One of Cork Business Association’s top awards went to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which we are told now generates €40m for the city and the regional economy.

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Jazz fest aiming to be streets ahead of the rest

Jazz fest aiming to be streets ahead of the rest

The director of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival would like to see the city centre become a designated festival zone next year, with key streets pedestrianised for the four-day music event.

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Quality reigns at Cork Jazz Festival

Quality reigns at Cork Jazz Festival

A look back at some of the highlights from this year's festival.

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Tord Gustavsen wows Triskel with soulful gig

Tord Gustavsen wows Triskel with soulful gig

After almost a decade working in larger ensembles, Tord Gustavsen has made a return to the trio, the format in which he first made his name.

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Cork Jazz Festival in full swing at the Everyman

Cork Jazz Festival in full swing at the Everyman

Jazz weekend at the Everyman really got into its stride on Saturday afternoon with Paul Booth and the Bansangu Orchestra.

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Cork's Jazz Fest hosts Kristjan Randalu and Dino Saluzzi at the Triskel

Cork's Jazz Fest hosts Kristjan Randalu and Dino Saluzzi at the Triskel

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.

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18-piece New York orchestra led by composer Maria Schneider delight Cork Jazz Fest crowd

18-piece New York orchestra led by composer Maria Schneider delight Cork Jazz Fest crowd

At one point during the vibrant Dia De Los Muertos street parade that opened the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, the corpse of a woman lying in a coffin in an old black carriage-style hearse sprang suddenly to life and began clawing desperately at the glass windows.

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Jazz Festival review: Laura Mvula at Cork City Hall

Jazz Festival review: Laura Mvula at Cork City Hall

One of the most ambitious undertakings of this year's Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has been to book three concerts at the City Hall, a sizeable new venue for the event. Rostered for the Saturday night slot was Laura Mvula, the British soul singer who burst on the scene in 2013 with her debut album Sing To The Moon.

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In pictures: Jazz Fest takes over the streets of Cork city

In pictures: Jazz Fest takes over the streets of Cork city

Cork jazz fest continues to brighten the spirits of visitors and locals alike with buskers and musical acts taking to the streets of Cork city.

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How the stars aligned for Jazz Festival's foundation

How the stars aligned for Jazz Festival's foundation

Des O’Driscoll looks back on the strange set of circumstances that led to the founding of the festival in 1978.

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Your essential guide to this weekend's Cork Jazz Festival highlights

Your essential guide to this weekend's Cork Jazz Festival highlights

There’s no shortage of music options at the newly-expanded festival.

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Cork Guinness Jazz Festival hits high note this weekend

Cork Guinness Jazz Festival hits high note this weekend

A parade of the dead has helped breathe new life into the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival.

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The MET hits right note at jazz festival’s spiritual home

The MET hits right note at jazz festival’s spiritual home

Drum roll please — the grand dame of Cork hotels has unveiled a new bar, restaurant, and tea-room just in time for the city’s jazz festival which is expected to inject up to €35m into the local economy.

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The Metropole Hotel has done up its bar in time for the Cork Jazz

The Metropole Hotel has done up its bar in time for the Cork Jazz

The bar in Cork’s Metropole Hotel has got itself all done-up for the Jazz Festival.

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‘Day of the dead’ set to parade through city streets to open Cork Jazz Festival

‘Day of the dead’ set to parade through city streets to open Cork Jazz Festival

A New Orleans-inspired ‘day of the dead’ musical parade through the streets of Cork will bring the city’s Guinness Jazz Festival to life next week.

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A question of taste: Sinead Dunphy

A question of taste: Sinead Dunphy

Sinead Dunphy is festival director of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

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Maria Schneider: The star of the show

Maria Schneider: The star of the show

Maria Schneider has collaborated with Bowie and won a flock of Grammy awards. No wonder her orchestra's visit to Cork is being hailed as a coup for the upcoming jazz festival, writes Philip Watson

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