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Must-see acts and events at this year’s  Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Programme is officially launched!

Thurs 26 Sept:  Guinness has launched the full programme of events for the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which takes place over the bank holiday weekend from 24th to 28th October 2019.  

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is one of the biggest and longest running events on the Irish music calendar. Every nook and cranny of Cork City will come alive across the festival weekend to the sounds of over 1,000 musicians and creative artists from more than 20 countries.

Jazz Mine No 226 Saturday 21st September 2019 incl Courtney Pine

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Pigfoot, Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra, Jon Batiste, Naked Allies, Django Festival All Stars, Django Reinhardt, Tara O'Grady, Gemma Sugrue & The Julien Colarossi Quartet, Courtney Pine and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 19.09.19 Jazz along the Wild Atlantic Way in Westport and Limerick

On this edition I have a look at some Jazz events in the West of Ireland, previewing the upcoming gig initiated by Westport Jazz featuring guitarists Julien Colarossi and John Keogh with singer Susannah De Wrixon, and there is a preview of some of the appearing artists at this year's Limerick Jazz Festival, music by the Darius Brubeck Quartet, the Beat+Pieces Big band and Septeto Internacional.

Jazz Mine no. 225 Saturday 14th September 2019 incl. Linley Hamilton

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Hank Crawford, Erik Truffaz, Orchester Fred Rabold, Linley Hamilton, Billy Cobham, Henri Texier Strada Sextet and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Hot Box #050 - A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 19 – The Letter S

We have a really fantastic line-up in The Hot Box #050 for Pianists under the letter S. Sampling multiple styles you will hear tracks from artists such as Ralph Sutton, Horace Silver, Helen Sung, Matthew Ship, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Martial Solal, Esbjorn Svensson, Bobo Stenson and more.

We also feature a track from Gwilym Simcock who is performing the New Ross Piano Festival Jazz Day on September 26th. You can view the event listing here. Then a wonderful track to close the lid on the 50th Episode of The Hot Box Podcast from Christian Sands entitled Reaching for the Sun.

Jazz Mine No. 224 Saturday 7th. September 2019 incl. trumpeter Stephane Belmondo

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Stephane Belmondo, The Phil Woods Quintet, Lee Morgan, Houston Person, Hendrik Lasure and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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