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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(...)

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

Loud enough to wake the dead – that might well be the motto for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicked off Thursday night. The streets (...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Fusion bassist Stanley Clarke will bring his band to the banks of the lovely Lee for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, running over the October Bank Holiday weekend

In jazz’s journey towards artistic respectability in Ireland, the “good-time” image of the island’s principal jazz event hasn’t always been helpful. G(...)

The Blind Boys of Alabama will play the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Jazz aficionados heading for Leeside this year are in for a novel treat when the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival kicks off with a meeting of Halloween and(...)

Donny McCaslin
The best jazz gigs to see this week
  • Music
  • October 20, 2017, 05:00

Saturday 21st Zrazy. Baggots Hutton, Dublin, 8.30pm, €12, baggotshutton.com –Jazzy-pop (or is that poppy-jazz?) duo Zrazy - singer/flautist Maria Wal(...)

A candle in front of a painting of  David Bowie in Brixton, London, after his death was announced. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

In the wake of David Bowie’s death, the impulse to treat Blackstar like a puzzle to be solved was understandable yet seemed to defeat the point of his(...)

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s fiercely creative quartet chosen by David Bowie to play on Blackstar, the album that would be his swansong, after he hea(...)

Though a longtime New Yorker, composer Maria Schneider is still a midwesterner at heart. Her latest work for the celebrated ensemble that bears(...)

Antonio Sanchez: New Life
  • Music
  • March 12, 2013, 12:31

As the rhythmic drumming powerhouse behind guitarist Pat Metheny for the past decade, Antonio Sanchez has built a reputation as a percussionist(...)