Catch red hot jazz on the streets of Cork during the Guinness Jazz Festival weekend from these six superb visiting bands.
The colourful groups are presented by the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Committee, kindly supported by local businesses, Diageo Ireland and Failte Ireland.
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From the historic town of Bergen op Zoom in Southern Holland, this rip-roaring and very stylish large street band creates a unique sound and live experience that leaves no audience untouched. Winning tunes are delivered with power, passion and punch.
They are back at the Jazz Festival by public demand – a stunning, very dynamic band that has many Cork fans. Lots of funky, New Orleans-style music ahead from one of the best street bands in Europe.
It’s great that this terrific band from Tilburg, Holland, is returning to Cork, a city and Jazz Festival that has enjoyed the happy and fun-filled jazzy sounds of this superb ensemble, which is one of Europe’s top street bands, on many occasions.
The Lamarotte have a diverse programme of jazz classics but add something special to what they do – great humour, classy sounds and that special Dutch feeling of joy and fun. Back in Cork with a bang – unmissable.
New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York, the band is part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK.
Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band. Back in Cork by public demand.
It’s great news that the guys of the May Day will be back in Cork for another weekend of brassy, punchy, groovy New Orleans sounds from Bergen op Zoom, Holland.
Their very impressive shows are all high energy and full of the happiest music on the planet. It’s a big band with lots of jazzy power, musicianship and colour – and a big favourite all over Europe and in the city of New Orleans, the home of street bands.
So be prepared to dance and boogie as these smartly dressed young hipsters rock the streets of Cork once again.
Here’s your chance to enjoy some of the hottest New Orleans brass band sounds this side of the Crescent City. Drawing together many of the finest musicians in Yorkshire, this rollicking band from Kippax, Leeds perform a wide range of jazz classics with a tinge of reggae and rock.
Renowned for their fun filled street performances and brilliant presentations, this funky, groovy group of swingsters will make their Guinness Cork Jazz debut in red hot style.
Hailing from the Annecy region of France, near the Swiss border, this famous street band comes to Cork for the first time, backed by an awesome reputation for delivering street music of the highest calibre, full of Gallic flair and fun. Its big New Orleans sound, stunning musicianship and madcap antics make it one of the most colourful and popular street bands in France and beyond.
Look forward to some of the best street enter tainment you’ll see or hear this year when La Ripaiile hits town. Magnifique!