Members of Cork’s Groove Collective Cian O’Sullivan, Fiona Nolan and Seb Schneider as the 34th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival gets under way. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bridge may have an image as that most sedate and genteel of card games while jazz originated in the dangerously seductive world of New Orleans brothe(...)

Internationally Acclaimed guitarist Louis Stewart who is Artistic Director of the Jazz School concertrating as he gives a porformance at the Official opening of the ESB West Clare Jazz School in Kilbaha Co.CLare.Pic.Brian Gavin/Press 22.

Though his laid-back demeanour and typical self-deprecation might have suggested otherwise, Louis Stewart was widely regarded as one of the world’s le(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)

DAN CROLL It’s time for Dan Croll’s fantasy festival. Where would you hold it? Somewhere with the natural landscape for it, maybe the Minack Th(...)