Things to do | Posted 15 Sep 2016
The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival is a jazz music festival that has been held in Cork City each year since 1978. The Cork Guinness Jazz Festival represents the largest jazz event in Ireland, with thousands of fans in attendance each year. Historically, the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival has attracted some of the biggest names in jazz, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis.

Attending the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival

Unlike some music festivals that use one central concert area for all of their shows, the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival takes place at a multitude of venues around Cork City, including the Cork Opera House, Cyprus Avenue, Everyman Palace Theatre, and Guinness Festival Club. Tickets for each show are available separately. You can book your tickets by visiting the homepage of the appropriate venue, calling the venue or visiting in person.

Cork Guinness Jazz Festival 2016

This year, some of the biggest names at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival include: Bell X1, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Booka Brass band, Cathy Davy, Picture This and Jack L.

This year the Guinness Jazz festival runs from Friday 28th October to Monday 31st October.

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