Line-up revealed for 40th Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

The event in October boasts a range of international and Irish talent

The line-up has been announced for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which runs for the last weekend of October. It’s the 40th anniversary of the event, and this year’s headliners include Dee Dee Bridgewater, Monty Alexander, Kenny Garrett and Nicholas Payton alongside a host of British and Irish talent. Gary Crosby will celebrate Miles Davis with a complete performance of ‘Kind of Blue’ while Ronnie Scott’s will set up a temporary jazz club in the city centre. Acclaimed German pianist will close out the festival on Sunday night. Some 40,000 people are expected to attend from October 27-29.

The confirmed line-up so far…

Kenny Garrett Quintet
Ladies In The Blues
Bad Girls Groove
Miles Davis’ “Kind Of Blue” W/ Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop
Stella Sings Ella
Gavin Povey & The Fabulous Oke-She-Moke-She-Pops Band
Monty Alexander Trio
Blues Brothers Banned
Andy Middleton & Nielsen/Guilfoyle Trio
Dan Shout Group
Nicholas Payton: Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
Dee Dee Bridgewater
The Swing Cats
Ronnie Scott’s Allstars
Scott Hamilton & The Champian Fulton Trio
Sarah Mckenzie
Sue Rynhart Trio
Imelda May
Booka Brass Band
Michael Wollny Trio

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