The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival takes place on 26—29 October in venues across Cork City. This year’s line-up is includes hip-hop acts such as De La Soul, the pop group Beach House as well as many from more strictly jazz backgrounds.
Cork Jazz Festival was founded in by Jim Mountjoy in 1978 and has been sponsored by Guinness for the last twenty years. You can still listen back to a 2005 interview with Mountjoy about the founding of the festival here.
Irish acts performing include Thought-Fox, Christine Tobin, Shane Latimer’s OKO, Mixtapes from the Underground, Cathy Davey, The Walls, Death by Chocolate and the Boston-born musician Brian Hanlon, among others.
The festival also features the Cork Jazz Camp, which includes free workshops on a variety of subjects from ensemble playing to the saxophone and rhythm. A week-long fringe festival starts on the weekend, with street performances and concerts in more unusual locations such as commmunity care centres.
Published on 23 October 2012