The most interesting things that happen often take place on 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 email@example.com
The programme of Fringe events presented at Guinness Cork Jazz would not be possible without the support of
Guinness, Failte Ireland, Cork City Council, Cork Airport and local businesses. The committee of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival reserves the right to add,
withdraw, or substitute artists and vary the advertised programme if necessary.
LIVE AT THE LIBRARY
VARIOUS TIMES ALL WEEKEND
CORK CITY LIBRARY, GRAND PARADE
South African Jazz Tunes ‘Old & New’ – Wednesday, October 25th @ 11AM
Mo O’Connor, Cork and Dan Shout of South Africa will present a very special musical programme at the Rory Gallagher Music Library.
Jazz Tunes from Around the World – Thursday, October 26th @ 11:00AM
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Ian Darrington, OBE on those iconic tunes and what made them so special, fashionable and also very influential.
The New York Brass Band – Friday, October 27th @ 2:00PM
Come and hear the wonderful brass band from York as they return to Cork for a very special performance in the Library.
Colouring Competition – On-going
Pick up a colouring sheet from your local Cork City or County Library. All completed entries must be returned before Wednesday October 26th. Prizes are kindly sponsored by the Metropole Hotel.
BEAT ON THE STREET
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), Mayday Jazzband (Netherlands), Hyde Park Brass Band,(UK), Lamarotte (Netherlands).
CORK CITY CENTRE
Our open top jazz bus will be touring Cork City Centre on all through Guinness Cork Jazz weekend, with one of our top European bands aboard. Make sure to give them a wave if you see them zipping past!
SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER @ 10:00PM
THE METROPOLE HOTEL
The Enable Ireland charity team will be on the streets of Cork inviting you to purchase a raffle ticket for a substantial prize to be drawn on Sunday night at Guinness Festival Club, Metropole Hotel at 10:00PM.
RECORD & CD FAIR
11:00AM TO 6:00PM, ALL WEEKEND
UNITARIAN CHURCH, PRINCE’S STREET, CORK
Add to your music collection with vintage vinyl and CD classics.
JAZZ ON THE PLAZA
FROM 2:00PM, SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER & SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER
OPERA HOUSE PLAZA, CORK
Visit our Super Dome Jazz Stage at the Opera House Plaza, Emmett Place on Saturday and Sunday Afternoon from 2pm for live music throughout the afternoon.
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER @ 1:00PM
Join the Jazz Parade on Saturday, October 28th from 1.00pm, starting on Grand Parade and winding its way through Oliver Plunkett Street, Winthrop Street, and Patrick Street, to the Opera House Plaza on Emmett Place.
A TOUCH OF BLARNEY
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER @ 3:30PM
Enjoy a concert of light and popular music played by award winning Blarney Concert Band on Saturday afternoon.
JAZZ FOOD FAIR
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER & SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER @ 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Come and sample some delectable dishes and treats at the Jazz Food Market, taking place right in the centre of the jazz action at Emmett Place.
JAZZ GOSPEL SERVICE
SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER @ 10:45PM
ST. ANNE’S CHRUCH, 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.
SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER @ 5:00PM
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
THE METROPOLE HOTEL
Celebrating its 40th year as Guinness Festival Club, The Metropole Hotel continues to entertain with a host of jazz acts and fun festivities for all the family, all weekend long. For more information, visit our Guinness Festival Club page by clicking here.
JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE
THE RIVER LEE HOTEL, WESTERN ROAD
Enjoy Bank Holiday Jazz in The Weir Rooms at The River Lee hotel, with live music by Mayday Jazz Band and New York Brass Band and many more.
Jazz Brunch Sunday 29th “Jack O’Rourke will provide a unique dining experience – singing originals as well as unique interpretations of Dr. John, Tom Waits, Billie Holiday and even Bowie for a special jazz brunch at the grand piano.”
Pre bookings required €35.00 021 4937790
OPEN JAM SESSION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
CRANE LANE THEATRE
Join Paul Dunlea and his group as they host the only “Jam Session” in town. Here is your opportunity to display those hidden talents! Just join us in the Crane Lane Theatre on Bank Holiday Monday
JAZZ AT THE GAOL: THE ART CRIMES BAND
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29TH @ 4PM
CORK CITY GAOL & RADIO MUSEUM
Recently listed by Pure M Magazine as one of the top bands in Cork, The Art Crimes Band return for their now legendary regular appearance at The Cork City Gaol,for the first time since launching their debut album ‘Radio’.
ADMISSION €5 AT THE DOOR.
ADVANCE TICKET BOOKINGS PLEASE CONTACT CORK CITY GAOL ON 021-4305022
A number of items will take place within the community of Cork. Visits to hospitals, Schools and shopping centres – Bringing the Jazz to you!
FACES OF THE FESTIVAL
A special exhibition of selected images celebrating the last 40 years of Jazz in Cork. These photographs will be placed around the city for you to seek out the story of the festival. Can you find them all?
JAZZ PHOTO EXHIBITION
“Visions of Jazz” a photographic exhibition, looking back at the artists that have played at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival throughout it’s 38 year history. The exhibition is curated by the Johnson family in memory of their father Bill Johnson a former Chairman of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
JAZZ INFORMATION DESK
FRI / SAT / SUN FROM 11AM – 6PM
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.
JAZZ AT THE GAOL
CORK CITY GAOL
Recently listed by Pure M Magazine as one of the top bands in Cork to keep an ear to the ground for The Art Crimes Band return for their now legendary regular appearance at The Cork City Gaol since launching their debut album ‘Radio’. Music journalist Ger McAuley.said of the group: “An incredibly versatile band who are as equally at home playing jazz, funk and pop styles. Veterans of Cork’s annual jazz festival will surely recognize these guys from their many appearances and their busy gigging schedule makes them a must see if you happen to be in town.”