It’s all systems go for the end of the month.
The organisers of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival have just announced a host of additional acts and events taking place across Cork City this October Bank Holiday Weekend.
In a world first, Chuck Stewart’s photography collection has been carefully curated over the last four years to debut on Leeside during the event.
The We Got the Jazz photography exhibition showcases the work of the African American fine art photographer, who is renowned as the most important music photographer of the twentieth century.
We Got the Jazz will be free to see and each evening there will be an immersive ticketed experience with special performances from harpist Brandee Younger, in Cork’s oldest church – St Peter’s Chuck’s family will also be in town to launch the exhibition.
Also just announced is the exciting addition of The Jazz Boat with the music of Jerron ‘Blindboy’ Paxton.
The 32-year-old blues, jigs, reels and ragtime world-sensation hails from Compton, Los Angeles and will be the star of this 70-seat boat tour, sailing through Cork Harbour.
Jazz around town
Three new events have been announced for Live at St Luke’s, including an opening show tripleheader as Cork local Jarjarjr presents Soul Service with Grammy-nominated Kassa Overall, Bricknasty & The Sam Healy Quartet.
Cooks but We’re Chefs are also bringing a Saturday afternoon matinee of funk, hip-hop, jazz and soul, open to families and children.
Two new acts have been announced at Triskel; one of Europe’s leading saxophonists, Andy Sheppard East Coast will perform on Sunday, October 30th, with jazz icon Amaro Freitas taking over the venue first on Saturday, October 29th.
Festival goers can make sure to hit the best music venues by checking out the mapped Guinness Music Trail.