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The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival takes place

        over the October Bank Holiday Weekend (25th
        to 29th October) and features an incredible

        line-up of all things jazz!                           Worth an estimated €35 million to the local
        Nearly 1000 jazz musicians from over 20 coun-         economy, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, pre-
        tries are flying into Cork for the weekend, in-       senting its 41st Festival, is undergoing a renais-

        cluding major headline acts like China Moses,         sance this year under the direction of new
        Laura Mvula, Blind Boys of Alabama, Nnenna            Festival Director Sinéad Dunphy, who promises
        Freelon, Stanley Clarke, Hypnotic Brass Ensem-        “an augmented and better than ever festival

        ble and The Maria Schneider Orchestra.                experience”.  “I aim to grow the Guinness Cork
                                                              Jazz Festival so that it emulates the success of
        Cork’s very own Paul Dunlea has also been an-         major international jazz events like Montreal

        nounced as the inaugural Artist in Residence of       and New Orleans.  This will ensure that Cork
        the Festival for the 2018/2019 period which will      continues to be the home of jazz in Ireland, and

        see Cork being represented at key jazz venues         one of the most important arts festivals in the
        and festivals around the world through numer-         world.  Our Festival has the potential to stand
        ous partnerships.                                     shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world

                                                              and my foremost intention is to bring Cork and
        The exciting new programme also includes a            its Jazz offering to the mainstage of the world

        ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Jazz Parade (Parade of           where we belong”.
        the Walking Dead), free Jazz on the Plaza with        “The Festival of course would not be possible
        open-air gigs, a bespoke light and jazz show,         without the ongoing commitment of sponsors

        Unity at Live at St. Likes,  flash mobs will bring    Diageo, the local publicans, the dedication of
        the streets to life, a live multi-disciplinary the-   the hard-working festival committee and the

        atre and jazz show, Requiem for Truth in Nano         tremendous support from local stakeholders”.
        Nagles, Goldie Chapel along with a Swing Jive
        in City Hall, and a Jazz Bites food fair, all of

        which will add even more excitement for rev-
        ellers over the weekend.










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