Horace Silver in an image from the sleeve of the Blue Note record Senor Blues - Cool Eyes.

Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died at age 85.Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the (...)

German jazz band Beat N Blow performing on Patrick Street, Cork as part of the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival. Photograph: Darragh Kane

And after the rain, the jazz. For once the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival seemed to break from what has become a near tradition – that of jazz fans pick(...)

Danielle Haim of Haim

The summer of 2013 was a season of stellar musical highs from David Byrne and St Vincent at the Electric Picnic to Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour to C(...)