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Eurojazzers unite in Dublin for 12 Points

12 Points brings the cream of new European jazz to town in April

Finnish trio Virta head to 12 Points. Illustration: Mark Boardman (http://www.mark-boardman.com/)

Mon, Feb 9, 2015, 14:54


12 Points, one of the best new music festivals in Europe, returns to Dublin in April to give local audiences a chance to catch some of the finest jazz newbies around in action. The annual festival, which alternates between Dublin and another European city, returns to the capital’s Project Arts Centre from April 15 to 18.

The acts playing this year are Auditive Connection (Belgium), Moskus (Norway), Stuff (Belgium), AMP Trio (Hungary), Elias Stemeseder (Germany), Virta (Finland) Laura Jurd Quartet (United Kingdom), SVIN (Denmark), BRUUT! (Netherlands), Black Dough (Sweden), Umbra (Ireland) and Hildegard Lernt Fliegen (Switzerland).

There will also be a Jazz Futures seminar as part of the event as well as various fringe events.

Tickets are €50 for a festival pass (early bird festival pass on sale until February 28 for €40) or €15/€12 for daily tickets (all prices plus booking fees) and are now available from Project Arts Centre box office.