2019 Cork Jazz Festival (24-26 Oct) headliners announced

Peter Bacon reports: The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival celebrates its 42nd incarnation over the last weekend in October with a fine array of big names from jazz and related musics. They are: Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Spyro Gyra, Dr Linley Hamilton, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Mica Paris. Hersch will be bringing his Trio, Paris will be singing Ella, and Hamilton will head up a Quintet.

The Guinees Cork Jazz Festival launch (Publicity photo)

Here is more from the press release: “Every nook and cranny of Cork City will come alive to the sounds of over 1,000 music and creative artists from more than 20 countries as this year’s festival will host free gigs and entertainment in over 70 city venues from pubs, hotels and restaurants to galleries and public spaces. There will also be an exciting fringe element to the festival once again, details of which will be announced over the summer… “The legendary Festival Club at The Metropole Hotel, will be the central hub while the Everyman Theatre, Cork City Hall, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Opera House and Firkin Crane will also play host to jazz headliners.” More artists will be announced during the summer. In the meantime you can already book for these headline acts. LINK: More details and booking

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