Cork Jazz Festival


This weekend is the October bank holiday weekend and that can mean only one thing : the Cork Jazz Festival is upon us once again. And the rain has even turned up early this year to be sure of a good seat!

Whether you hate jazz or love it there is a little somethin' somethin' for everyone this weekend. The official festival runs from Friday October 28th until Monday October 31st. Unofficially the city begins to liven up on a Wednesday. Please see below for a comprehensive listing of what is happening this weekend.

I have listed gigs by price to help the more financially challenged (such as myself) plan a cheap yet entertaining course of action.

Wednesday, October 26th



Mick Flannery & Band in The Pavilion - €20
Hayseed Dixie in Cyprus Avenue - €18
Blue Note Sessions in The Roundy - €5 (9pm)
Trans Fatty Acids in The Crane Lane - FREE (11.30pm)
Paul Fenton & The Phantoms in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street - Free
The Lee Sessions featuring the Céilí Allstars in An Realt Dearg - Free (9.30pm)

Thursday, October 27th



The Selecter featuring Pauline Black & Gaps Hendrickson and The Naildrivers in The Pavilion - €20 (9pm)
Royseven in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (8pm)
Jazzsteppa in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Bangsambra in The Crane Lane - FREE (11.30pm)
Aaron Geary in Brú Bar - Free (9.30pm)
Liz Clark and Cross Pollination in The Roundy - FREE (9pm)
Agitate The Gravel and Slugbait in An Realt Dearg - Free (9pm)
G.I.M.P. followed by DJ Ian Richards in The Slate - FREE (8pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in Glucksman Gallery (UCC) - FREE (6pm)

Friday, October 28th


Another Honest Jon's Chop-Up! in The Savoy - €35 SOLD OUT (9pm)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in The Pavilion - €20 (11pm)
Double bill - Bobby Watson Allstars and Linley Hamilton Quartet in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (8.30pm)
Cork Jazz Festival Club featuring Nato Jazz Orchestra, Anita Williams & Rouge, Valdman Four, Dave Murphy Trio, Swingin' Blue Cats, OhNo Jazz Band and more in the Metropole Hotel - €15 (8pm)
Boxset - Palooka in Triskel Christchurch - €10 (11pm)
Kormac in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Sh!tmat and DJ Scotch Egg in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (8pm)
Zeppo in Imperial Hotel - Free (12pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (11pm)
Wall Street Thieves in Imperial Hotel - Free (11pm in Pembroke Bar)
G.I.M.P. in Brú Bar - Free (10.30pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (10.30pm)
Rob Strong & Band in Door 51 - Free (10pm)
The Hot 8 Brass Band in The Bodega - Free (10pm)
Two Time Polka in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street - Free (10pm)
Brian Hanlon Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm)
Ray O'Mahoney Quartet in An Spailpín Fánach - Free (9.30pm)
Hope Is Noise in Fred Zeppelins - Free (9pm)
Souldriven in The Crane Lane - FREE (9pm)
Booty Band in The Woodford - Free (9pm)
Fred with special guest Julie Feeney in The Slate - FREE (8pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Weir Bar - FREE (8pm)
Kings Go Forth in The Bodega - Free (8pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in Clarion Hotel - Free (8pm)
Skazz in Imperial Hotel - Free (8pm)
G.I.M.P. followed by DJ Ian Richards in The Slate - FREE (8pm)
Laoise O Hanlon Quartet in Scott's - FREE (7pm)
Beat and Blow in The Bodega - Free (6pm)
Buck Taylor in The Woodford - Free (6pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (4.30pm)
Chester City Jazzband in Imperial Hotel - Free (5.30pm)
Dave Murphy Trio in Clarion Hotel - Free (4.30pm)

http://www.flynnhotels.com/Imperial_Hotel_Cork/Location/Top_10/Guinness_Jazz_Festival

Saturday, October 29th


Double Bill: Pee Wee Ellis & His Funk Assembly and DJ Grandmaster Flash in The Savoy - €35 (9pm)
Harlem Gospel Choir in Cork Opera House - €31 (8pm)
Double Bill: Bill Evans' Soulgrass with special guest Randy Brecker and Kyle Eastwood Quintet in Everyman Palace - €30 (8.30pm)
Cork Jazz Festival Club featuring The Jive Aces, Beat 'n' Blow, The Booty Band, Ric Yarborough QT, The Committed, Anything Goes, Harry Connolly, Bruce Barth Trio and more in the Metropole Hotel - €25 (8pm)
Double bill - Stanley Jordan and Ian Shaw Group in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (8.30pm)
Double bill - Trygve Seim & Frode Haltli and Jazz Crimes in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (3pm)
Singing Nina (Simone) with Karen Underwood & Band in Half Moon - €16/€12 (8.30pm)
Boxset - WoWos New York Sextet in Triskel Christchurch - €10 (11pm)
Daft Funk and De_Mau5 in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Brassroots and Avatar in The Pavilion - €10/€5 before 9.30pm (8pm)
Siomha Brock in Imperial Hotel - Free (12.30am in Pembroke Bar)
She's Electric in Imperial Hotel - Free (12am)
Zoot Serious & The Bellyful of Bop in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm in Main Area)
The Candidates in The Weir Bar - FREE (11pm)
Wiggle in Brú Bar - Free (10.30pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (10.30pm)
Double Time in Imperial Hotel - Free (10.30pm in Pembroke Bar)
Kings Go Forth in The Bodega - Free (10pm)
Bangers & Mash in An Realt Dearg - Free (10pm)
Empirical in The Crane Lane - FREE (10pm)
Zeppo in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm)
Chester City Jazz Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm in Main Area)
Ray O'Mahoney Quartet in An Spailpín Fánach - Free (9.30pm)
Swamp Stompers in The Woodford - Free (9pm)
Pat Elgart in Clarion Hotel - Free (9pm)
Terzij De Horde, Five Will Die and Gacys Threads in Fred Zeppelins - Free (9pm)
Balkan Boom in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (9pm)
Maksy, Eoghan O'Mahony and Big Daddy Can in The Vicarstown Bar - FREE (9pm)
Mystery gig from a Cork Jazz headliner and Leaflog in Cyprus Avenue - FREE (8pm)
The Hot 8 Brass Band in The Bodega - Free (8pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (8pm)
Skazz in Imperial Hotel - Free (8pm)
The Frank & Walters and Bona Fide Federation in The Slate - FREE (7pm)
ReDiviDer in The Crane Lane - FREE (7pm)
Elaine Dowling & Band in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (7pm)
Bobbie Carey in Clarion Hotel - Free (7pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in The Roundy - FREE (6pm)
Dave Duffy Quartet in The Bodega - Free (6pm)
Swingin' Bluecats in The Woodford - Free (6pm)
Swamp Stompers in Imperial Hotel - Free (6pm)
Brian Hanlon & London Jazz Allstars in The Crane Lane - FREE (5pm)
Smoking Giants in The Vicarstown Bar - FREE (5pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Weir Bar - FREE (5pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (5pm)
Jan Jelinek live, Persons & Tarseer, The Quiet Club and more in the Triskel Arts Centre - FREE (4pm)
Paul Dunlea Quartet in The Bodega - Free (4pm)
The Roaring Forties in Scott's - FREE (4pm)
Idle Hour in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (4pm)
Chester City Jazzband in Imperial Hotel - Free (4pm)
Rob Strong & Band in Door 51 - Free (3.30pm)
The Backline in Clarion Hotel - Free (3pm)
Empirical in The Crane Lane - FREE (3pm)
Afternoon jazz with Anita Williams & Rouge in The Pavilion - FREE (1pm)
Smoking Giants in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (1pm)
Fiona Kennedy in Clarion Hotel - Free (1pm)

Sunday, October 30th


Double Bill: Jean-Luc Ponty Band and Richard Galliano in Everyman Palace - €30 (8.30pm)
Double Bill: Tia Fuller Quartet and Greg Osby with the Michael Janish & Aruan Ortiz Quartet in Everyman Palace - €30 (2pm)
Amiina in Cork Opera House - €27.50 (8pm)
Cork Jazz Festival Club featuring Nato Jazz Orchestra, Mr Ebby, Len McCarthy Band, Ric Yarborough QT, Blues Brothers Banned, Anything Goes, The Jive Aces, Harry Connolly Band and more in the Metropole Hotel - €25 (8pm)
Double bill - Marius Neset Golden Explosion and Classical Cool: Jerry Creedon Ensemble in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (8.30pm)
Singing Nina (Simone) with Karen Underwood & Band in Half Moon - €16/€12 (8.30pm)
Kíla in Cyprus Avenue - €15 (8pm)
Boxset - ReDiviDer in Triskel Christchurch - €20 (11pm)
Fish Go Deep in The Pavilion - €10 (11pm)
Dan Le Sac in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
Double Time in Imperial Hotel - Free (12.30am in Pembroke Bar)
She's Electric in Imperial Hotel - Free (12am)
Zoot Serious & The Bellyful of Bop in Imperial Hotel - Free (12am in Main Area)
B-Positives in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (11.30pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Weir Bar - FREE (11pm)
Natty Wailer & Band in The Crane Lane - FREE (10.30pm)
Time Is A Thief in Brú Bar - Free (10.30pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (10.30pm)
Siomha Brock in Imperial Hotel - Free (10.30pm in Pembroke Bar)
Chester City Jazz Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm in Main Area)
The Hot 8 Brass Band in The Bodega - Free (10pm)
Brian Hanlon Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (10pm)
Ray O'Mahoney Quartet in An Spailpín Fánach - Free (9.30pm)
Bangers & Mash in An Realt Dearg - Free (10pm)
Smoking Giants in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (9pm)
Pat Elgart in Clarion Hotel - Free (9pm)
Kings Go Forth in The Bodega - Free (8pm)
Zeppo in Imperial Hotel - Free (4pm)
Randall "Big Daddy" Webster & Mark Russell in The Crane Lane - FREE (8pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (8pm)
Freezer Room in The Woodford - Free (7pm)
Bobbie Carey in Clarion Hotel - Free (7pm)
Idle Hour in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (6.30pm)
Soweto Kinch Trio in The Bodega - Free (6pm)
Skazz in Imperial Hotel - Free (6pm)
Mac Fleetwood in The Crane Lane - FREE (5.30pm)
The Candidates in The Weir Bar - FREE (5pm)
Des Hopkins Dixieland Spectacular in Clarion Hotel - Free (5pm)
Brian Hanlon & The London Jazz Allstars in The Bodega - Free (4pm)
Inner City Blues Band in The Woodford - Free (4pm)
The Roaring Forties in Scott's - FREE (4pm)
Chester City Jazz Band in Imperial Hotel - Free (4pm)
Ben Hudson & Alex Manning in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (4pm)
Reverend Peyon's Big Damn Band in The Crane Lane - FREE (3pm)
Crow Black Chicken in Fred Zeppelins - Free (3pm)
Wiggle in Brú Bar - Free (3pm)
The Backline in Clarion Hotel - Free (3pm)
Jazz Freaks in The Weir Bar - FREE (2pm)
Afternoon jazz with The Dan Clan in The Pavilion - FREE (1pm)
The Booty Band in The Woodford - Free (1pm)
John Trubor Trio in Bourbon Street (on MacCurtain Street) - FREE (1pm)
Fiona Kennedy in Clarion Hotel - Free (1pm)

Monday, October 31st


Tim Minchin in Cork Opera House - €29 (8pm)
Tom Waits: The Early Years tribute in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (8pm)
Halloween Monsters Ball with Lady Gaga tribute in Cyprus Avenue - €10 (11pm)
The Naildrivers in The Crane Lane - FREE (11.30pm)
Skazz in The Crane Lane - FREE (9pm)
Jawbone in The Crane Lane - FREE (7pm)
Jape and Toy Soldier in The Slate - FREE (7pm)
The Papa Zitas in The Pavilion - FREE (6pm)
Anita Williams & Rouge in The Woodford - Free (6pm)
Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane - FREE (4pm)
Earthship in The Bodega - Free (4pm)
The Big Band in Scott's - FREE (3pm)

Fx2 in Imperial Hotel - Free (3pm)

Bar Boot Sale downstairs in The Pavilion - FREE (1pm)

The Charms in Imperial Hotel - Free (1pm)


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*All times taken from the venue's official website. Please confirm times in advance in case of any programme changes.