Booka Brass Band

Friday October 25th // 12am // Cork Opera House 


Ireland's first New Orleans style brass band and Irish festival favourites Booka Brass Band make their annual return as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. 

Booka Brass Band are a group of eight musicians that span the length and breadth of Ireland stretching from Belfast all the way to Cork. Formed in November 2012, since then they have quickly gone from strength to strength on the live music scene in Ireland. With regular shows in venues all over Dublin including The Sugar Club, Whelan’s and Twisted Pepper, alongside stomping sets to festival crowds at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Longitude, their unique offering and incredible live energy has brought them an unusual level of success in their first year together.

Booka Brass Band have developed their sound and set up over the last twelve months through a succession of great opportunities, all well-deserved and well executed. They have also grown in size, now containing seven members consisting of two trumpets, two trombones, saxophone, sousaphone and drums. With six band members still full-time students, they also stretch the length and breadth of the country coming from Cork all the way to Belfast, studying everything from medicine to law. Classically trained, the band also brings a great understanding of classical harmony which can be heard behind the beats of their original tunes.

*Tickets may be subject to booking fees.

Strictly over 18's - ID required.