The Fringe

The most interesting things that happen often take place at The Fringe. It’s the variety and unpredictability that make them worth a look, and these acts are no different, so make sure to catch it for yourself.
A series of FREE fringe event activity, all aimed at extending the Festival experience for locals and visitors alike.
If you would like to volunteer or support the Fringe, please email fiona@thecorkjazzfestival.org

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY 

WEDNESDAY 23RD OCTOBER @ 11AM

MUSIC LIBRARY, CORK CITY LIBRARY, GRAND PARADE 

'Lets Sing' presented by Grainne Ryan (featured vocalist at the Cork Jazz Festival, Kinsale) & Dr Ian Darrington MBE.

A practical session aimed at those wanting to get into singing jazz and which will involve learning at least one well-known jazz tune. The presentation will cover such topics as working with a rhythm section, the importance of the lyrics, microphone technique and stage presentation.

**Suitable for any age group and would be of particular interest to school pupils**

 

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY 

THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER @ 11AM

MUSIC LIBRARY, CORK CITY LIBRARY, GRAND PARADE 

'How Brass Instruments Work' presented by Dr. Ian Darrinton MBE

A practical session for people of all ages…come along and hear how sounds are produced on trumpets and trombones. Try out the instruments for yourself and have a fun time learning all about brass instruments.


**Suitable for any age group and would be of particular interest to school pupils**

 

THE ARTISTRY OF FRANK SINATRA 

THURSDAY 24TH & FRIDAY 25TH @ 8PM

RORY GALLAGHER THEATRE, CIT

From Saloon style ballads to Big Band classics, Frank Sinatra greatly influenced the history of popular music. Enjoy an audiovisual performance which will include some of his best-known songs performed live in an intimate theatre setting complete with the original and authentic arrangements.
Tickets 10euro from events.cit.ie.

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR 

FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER @ 2PM

MUSIC LIBRARY, CORK CITY LIBRARY, GRAND PARADE 

Come and hear the wonderful brass sounds in the music library – the perfect way to kick off the afternoon.

 

JAZZ ON THE PLAZA 

SATURDAY 26TH & SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER FROM 2PM

OPERA HOUSE PLAZA, EMMETT PLACE

Visit our Super Dome Jazz Stage on the Opera House Plaza, Emmett Place, in the city centre on Saturday and Sunday Afternoon from 2pm for live music throughout the afternoon.

 

A TOUCH OF BLARNEY 

SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER, 3.30PM - 5PM

DAUNTS SQUARE 

Enjoy a concert of light and popular music played by award-winning Blarney Concert Band on Saturday afternoon 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in Daunt’s Square, Plaza.

 

BEAT ON THE STREET 

FRI, SAT & SUN VARIOUS TIMES

CORK CITY CENTRE 

Enjoy happy jazz from some of Europe’s best marching bands as they parade the city streets on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  This year’s entertainment will be provided by OhnO Jazzband  (Netherlands), New York Brassband (UK), Hyde Park Brass Band,(UK), Lamarotte (Netherlands).

 

JAZZ FOOD FAIR 

SATURDAY 26TH & SUNDAY 27TH, 12 NOON - 5PM 

EMMETT PLACE

Monster Food Market in Emmett Place on Saturday and Sunday from 12-00 noon to 5-00pm with live music plus lots of happy jazz happenings in other locations.

 

JAZZ GOSPEL SERVICE 

SUNDAY 27TH @ 10.45AM 

ST.ANNE'S CHURCH, SHANDON 

Join St. Anne’s celebratory and spiritual Harvest Jazz Service at Cork’s iconic church. A morning of jazz joy featuring St. John’s Gospel Choir and the New York Brassband. This is a free event, but tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available from St. Anne’s, Shandon and the Jazz Committee.

 

JAZZ JAMBOREE 

SUNDAY 27TH @ 5PM

EMMETT PLACE

Join our visiting European bands in a Farewell Gathering on Opera House Plaza. This great Jam Session will feature all the brass bands as they bid farewell to Cork and the Festival for this year.

 

JAZZ FESTIVAL CLUB 

ALL WEEKEND

THE METROPOLE HOTEL, MCCURTAIN STREET

The home of the Jazz continues to entertain with entertainment for families on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoon.

 

JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE 

ALL WEEKEND

RIVER LEE HOTEL, WESTERN ROAD

Enjoy Bank Holiday Monday Jazz in Riverside Bar of River Lee Hotel with live music by Mayday Jazz Band and New York Brassband.

 

JAZZ CHARITY 

The Irish Community Rapid Response Unit is the Jazz Charity for 2019. Irish Community Rapid Response – By Land and Air are committed to providing safe, effective, and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland through the provision of a network of volunteer doctors, Rapid Response Vehicles and a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

 A number of items will take place within the community of Cork. Visits to hospitals, Schools and shopping centres – Bringing the Jazz to you!

 

JAZZ INFORMATION DESK

FRI, SAT & SUN 11AM - 6PM 

THE METROPOLE HOTEL FOYER

For all the information you need on the Festival, please visit the information desk in foyer of Metropole Hotel. The desk will be open on Fri, Sat, Sun. from 11-00am to 6-00pm.

 

The programme of fringe events presented at the festival would not be possible without the support of Guinness, Failte Ireland, Cork City Council, Cork Airport and local businesses. Many of their business logos are listed here.

The committee of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival reserves the right to add, withdraw, or substitute artists and vary the advertised programme if necessary.