Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

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. One of Ireland's biggest Jazz Events, the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork kicks off at the end of October.

The Cork Jazz Festival is celebrating in association with Guinness with around 1,000 musicians from over 30 countries playing at over 80 venues throughout the city, along with a host Fringe events, in a weekend to remember in Cork.

Around 40,000 music fans from around the world are expected in Cork for the Jazz Festival that feature some of the biggest names in Jazz. Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Cleo Laine and Chick Corea have headlined the Cork Jazz Festival in the past. This year it's the turn of more amazing jazz musicians to thrill the Cork audiences.

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Festival Dates - 2018 - 25th - 28th October

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