Drummer Ginger Baker to play Cork Jazz Festival
Some 40,000 music fans expected in city for festival over October Bank Holiday
Ginger Baker (left) - who formed Cream in the 1960s with Eric Clapton (right) and Jack Bruce and later played with Blind Faith - will perform at the Everyman Theatre at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. This image is of a Royal Albert Hall show in 2005. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
The festival kicks off on Thursday, October 23rd, at Cork Opera House for the first of two concerts by Imelda May, followed by The Frank and Walters’ 25th birthday show.
Guinness commercial manager Michael Lyons said a fringe programme will include exhibitions, performances and workshops and street music from overseas marching bands.
“We also have the Cork Jazz Camp at the Cork School of Music which will see well known jazz educators performing workshops and master classes free of charge to all comers.
“It should be another hugely successful jazz festival and we are expecting up to 40,000 people to attend over 400 superb music sessions throughout the jazz weekend.”
For full details see guinnessjazzfestival.com