- 12 Points Festival - July
- Ballydehob Jazz Festival - 29th April - May 2nd 2016
- Bray Jazz Festival - May Bank Holiday weekend
- City of Derry Jazz Festival - May Bank Holiday weekend
- Cloughtoberfest - October
- Cork Jazz Festival - October
- Doonbeg Jazz Festival - May / June
- Down With Jazz Festival - 10 / 11th June 2017
- Galway Jazz Festival - October
- Kinsale Jazz Festival - 28-31 October 2016
- Limerick Jazz Festival - September
- Sligo Jazz Festival - 19-24 July 2016
- Django Sur Lennon - 28-30 October 2016
- Spectrum - March 2017
Based in Dublin, with partners right across Europe, 12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent. Our mission is to assist and promote these emerging artists, bringing their music to new audiences.
Since its inception in 2007, the Ballydehob Jazz Festival has grown in stature and standard due to its commitment to a first-rate and varied programme of events. Over the years this off-beat little hamlet has hosted a string of extraordinary musicians and performers that include award-winners, child prodigies, Irish legends and pop stars such as Liane Carroll, Andreas Varady, Paddy Cole and Camille O’Sullivan, to name-drop but a few. Each May Bank Holiday weekend sees over 40 performances that range from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate side shows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment.
The festival enjoys a reputation for showcasing contemporary musical improvisers from both at home and abroad. While Bray Jazz is 'boutique' in scale we are proud to have hosted some of the very finest creators and composers working in contemporary music today.
During the May Bank Holiday weekend the Walled City reverberates to the distinctive jazz rhythms echoing from theatres, bars, shopping centres, restaurants and on the city streets! SWING by the city and join in our musical celebration of the music that unites the four corners of the world!
We started out in 2011 with Ireland's first ever festival of gypsy jazz, and now have 3 years of amazing music and collaborations between Irish and International artists under our belt.
This is Ireland's biggest and longest established jazz event and has taken place annually since 1978. Each year the festival attracts hundreds of musicians and many thousands of music fans to the city for a feast of jazz of all kinds.
The Doonbeg International Jazz Festival will be inviting old friends and new to come together and celebrate 16 years of Jazz in Doonbeg, and, once again, the June Weekend promises to be a great one for Jazz fans. With excellent bands from the USA and all over Ireland,
Down With Jazz, the festival that reels back the decades to the anti-jazz movement of the '30’s, is back for a fifth edition this June Bank Holiday weekend, presented by Dublin's Improvised Music Company. Contemporary and inclusive, Down With Jazz is a big tent that welcomes musicians and music lovers of all persuasions, from funk and electronica, to chamber pop and free improv, with a line-up that reflects our diversity today.
The Galway Jazz Festival presents a weekend of leading local, national and international jazz artists in a broad range of venues, throughout Galway City. Annually, the aim is to foster jazz as a contemporary art form in the West. Jazz admirers will have plenty to choose from in a line up that includes artists from Norway, The US, Germany, The UK and Italy and the best of Irish artists.
An offshoot of the Cork Jazz Festival this event has a slightly less frenetic pace than the larger festival but there is still plenty on offer for Jazz fans. With events running every day from lunchtime to late night at some 20 venues in the town, you can kick back and enjoy the tunes in Kinsale.
Limerick Jazz Society has been promoting music in the midwest for over 30 years. We run spring and autumn seasons featuring the best of Irish and international contemporary jazz.
Sligo Jazz Project (SJP) was formed in 2005 by a group of Sligo musicians with a view to filling the void in music education in the Sligo area, particularly in the genres of jazz and improvised music. The principal method of achieving this was to host world class educational and performance events by bringing leading international jazz educators and performers here, primarily via an annual international summer school and festival.
Manouche Jazz Festival celebrating the music of the great Django Reinhardt in the picturesque village of Ramelto, Co. Donegal. There are lots of informal Jazz sessions and performances in various venues around town over the festival weekend.
Spectrum is a new festival by Improvised Music Company, in association with Note Productions and Homebeat, billing itself as “creative music for curious ears”. It takes place in Dublin from March 10th to 12th this year and features music of jazz, progressive, rock, alt-folk to electronica persuasions.