Guinness Cork Jazz Festival:  the New York Brass Band in the city for the 2018 festival. Photograph: Provision

The future direction of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is in doubt after the departure of its director, Sinéad Dunphy, after just a year in the role. Du(...)

Guitarist Chris Guilfoyle’s Umbra head for the Kilkenny Arts Festival this week to hook up with international guests to create Superumbra on Wednesday 15th  

Súp Workman’s Club, Dublin Sunday August 12th 8pm €10 facebook.com/dublinjazzcoop Cork pianist Cormac McCarthy is one of the few jazz musicians from (...)

Mulatu Astatke:  deeply grooving hybrid of 1950s jazz and east-African traditions

Saturday, September 16th  MELTING POT MUSIC Match & Fuse Festival DLR Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin 2-5pm, €12/€10, matchandfuse.co.uk(...)

Umbra: Individually, each member of this exhilarating five-piece is a rising star of the Irish jazz scene

SUNDAY 3rd JOIN THE CLUB Nigel Mooney & Johnny Taylor Trio United Arts Club, FitzWilliam St, Dublin 4pm, €10, dublinarts.com Guitarist and sin(...)

Australian saxophonist Daniel Rorke hosts  Dwarf Jar Jazz on Wednesdays

Dublin Jazz Jam Session Grand Social, Dublin, Monday August 14th,8pm, Adm free thegrandsocial.ie Italian bassist Marco Santaroni was the original fo(...)

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play the Sugar Club

Saturday 22 Blue Sky Music Listen. Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 8pm, €10, listen.ie Composer Dylan Rynhart’s monthly music salon flies up into the (...)

Magnus Öström: “We were the guerrillas of jazz.” Photograph: Emil Nils Nylander

When talking to Magnus Öström, it’s hard to know when to raise the subject of Esbjörn Svensson, his friend and partner in the groundbreaking Esbjörn (...)

To call Ronan Guilfoyle a bassist and composer is not simply to describe him – it also hints at the creative tension between improvisation and writing(...)

Kenneth Killeen: ‘In the case of Whiplash, which reinforces the stereotypical view of jazz, that’s not good’

In the ever-bulging calendar of festivals offering musical gratification, a unique programme is likely to grab the attention. So you would imagine (...)