Down With Jazz
Down With Jazz, Dublin’s annual festival of ‘filthy foreign rhythms & divilish beats’ moves across the Liffey and into The Grand Social for it’s 6th edition on 10th-11th June with a shameless line-up of jazzy grooves. Way back in 1917 the very first shellacjazz record was cut by a New Orleans quintet called The Original Dixieland Jass Band. It also marked the birth of the undisputed First Lady of Jazz, Ms Ella Fitzgerald. Jaysus, not another bleedin’ centenary says you! Fast forward one hundred years and there is plenty to celebrate in our diverse Irish jazz scene, with Down With Jazz bent on “reimagining mainstream jazz and bringing everyone together for a hell of a good time.” - All About Jazz. Lineup: Ríona Sally Hartman’s FÓD, Gamerz with Kit Downes, BigSpoon, Booka Brass Band. Robocobra Quartet, We Three Kings, Stella sings Ella, with Hugh Buckley, Honor Heffernan ‘The Whistling Girl’, Paul Dunlea Septet. Saturday 7.30pm til late. Sunday 4.30pm – 9pm. TICKETS: www.eventbrite.ie Weekend €25 / Daily €15.
Published on 5 May 2017