The Guinness Cork Jazz Fest is BACK! And tickets go on sale this Friday

The 44th festival will have a stellar program, incredible line-up and new venues

Guinness announced yesterday that tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am for the 44th annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

The festival returns with a host of new and exciting acts, brand new venues, and unique experiences to surprise and delight attendees. The events will place over the October Bank Holiday weekend from the 27th – 30th, and this year’s line-up promises to be rather special with some of the biggest names in jazz gracing the stage for what is set to be the most magnetic Guinness Cork Jazz Festival yet!

Returning 32 years after they performed one the most memorable gigs that Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh has ever witnessed, New Power Generation return to celebrate their mentor Prince and perform something truly special in a tribute to one of the greatest musicians in recording history.

Brazilian living legend Hermeto Pascoal who Miles Davis once dubbed as ‘one of the most important musicians on the planet’ makes a return to Ireland for the first time in almost 20 years.

Hermeto Pascal

Winner of the Choice Music Prize Album of the Year for her mixtape ‘Go Bravery’, Denise Chaila is set to perform a special jazz flavoured performance as her final show of the year having headlined festivals across Ireland and the UK this summer.

Rory Sheridan, Head of Partnerships at Diageo Ireland mentions: “We are thrilled to return as sponsor of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. This year will see us welcome a world class line-up of both music and art to Cork, that represents, not just established artists, but also provides us with the opportunity to champion Irish and emerging talent on a global stage. We look forward to creating and enjoying unforgettable moments this October Bank Holiday Weekend.”

To top it all off, a world premier photographic exhibition dubbed; ‘We Got The Jazz The Music Photography of Chuck Stewart’ is taking place over the bank holiday weekend. The exhibition is carefully curated by festival director Mark Murphy and Brian Cross B+ under their Choice Cuts/mochilla monikers documenting a storyboard of never-before-seen jazz photos focussing on the work of Chuck Stewart in association with his family.

Tickets for the festival will be available from tomorrow Friday 26th August over on the Guinness Cork Jazz festival website.

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