REPRO FREE Provision 160916 At the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (Oct. 28th-31st) programme launch in Cork City Hall : Oliver Elholtz and Clare Sands of the Clare Sands trio with Gemma Bell , Spnsorship Manager Guinness Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Oliver Elholtz and Clare Sands (Clare Sands Trio), with Gemma Bell (Cork Jazz Manager, middle)

The Cork Jazz Festival had its formal launch last night with a reception at City Hall.

Over a thousand musicians from twenty countries will take to over sixty venues over the course of four days throughout the October Bank Holiday weekend.

Louise Kearney, writes:

This year, American jazz pianist Justin Kauflin will open the festival at The Everyman on Friday,  October 28, in a powerful double bill with contemporary jazz star Jacob Collier.

Other jazz sensations include Grammy Award winner, Robert Glasper, top American jazz vibist Jason Marsalis, Sheryl Bailey, The Hot Club of Cowtown and Kurt Rosenwinkel

In addition to the jazz the Irish pop rock band Picture This will open an eclectic series of concerts at Cork Opera House on Friday 28th October, followed by an array of top attractions including Mexican superstars Rodrigo y Gabriela, hit makers BellX1, Cork soul sensation Brian Deady, and folk legend Loudon Wainwright III.

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More in the ‘sheet in the coming weeks.

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