Limerick Jazz Festival

Limerick Jazz Festival

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12.00pm

Limerick city will host top international and Irish artists for the sixth annual Limerick Jazz Festival, which runs from 21 to 24 September 2017 at venues across Limerick.

This year’s headline acts are:

  • Multi award-winning saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch and his trio play Dolan’s Upstairs at 10.30pm on Friday 22 Sept
  • The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalists play the Belltable at 8.00pm on Saturday 23rd Sept with a special programme entitled Independence Airs, featuring new arrangements of the most popular songs of 1917
  • Jazz-funk legends the James Taylor Quartet bring their high energy and high entertainment act to Dolan’s Warehouse on Saturday night at 10.30pm
  • One of the hottest live acts in Ireland The Booka Brass play Dolan’s Warehouse on Sunday 24 Sept at 2.30pm.

Once again Limerick Jazz Festival will have a very strong supporting programme of free events.

These including a late-night jazz trail across the city, kicking off the festival, on Thursday 21 September from 9.30pm, and daytime concerts and masterclasses in venues such as Ormston House, Chez le Fab and the Hunt Museum.

Limerick Jazz Festival is promoted by the Limerick Jazz Society.  It is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and Failte Ireland.  The Festival is sponsored by Stellwagen Group, a leading Irish aviation financial services company.

Limerick Jazz Society is the longest continually active jazz society in Ireland and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012 with the first Limerick Jazz Festival.  Its regular spring and autumn seasons feature performances by leading international and Irish performers.  Since 2007 it has also provided jazz education programs through Limerick Jazz Workshop, the only regular jazz workshop in Ireland outside Dublin and the International Vibes Workshop Summer School. 


Published on 13 September 2017

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