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Cork Jazz Festival

22nd - 25th October

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is Ireland's biggest and most prestigious jazz event and is one of the most important events on Ireland's arts and cultural calendar.

Cork City, situated on Southern Ireland's scenic coast, is well used to invasion. For two hundred years the Vikings made it an important trading post, then it was the turn of the Anglo Normans. Now it's the turn of up to 40,000 music fans who travel to Cork each October to sample great music, atmosphere, food and fun plus plenty of the Dark Stuff aka Guinness


Renowned as Europe's friendliest Jazz Festival, the event has hosted many of the jazz 'greats' in its 26 year history - Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Cleo Laine, Dave Brubeck, Benny Carter, Joe Zawinul, Art Blakey, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Stephane Grappelli, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and lots more.

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