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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2024

The best jazz festival in Ireland!

Dates: October 24, 2024

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is a must if you visit Ireland in late October! This five-day jazz rave in Cork is renowned among Ireland's top events celebrating the blues. Since its inception in 1978, Cork Jazz Festival has actually grown into the largest jazz festival, drawing hundreds of world-class jazz artists and thousands of music fans from across the globe.

Previous years featured such prominent performers as The New Power Generation, Seun Kuti & Egypt80, Booka Brass Band, GoGo Penguin, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Buddy Rich, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Gregory Porter, Damon Albarn, John McLaughlin, and Dave Brubeck. Some years' editions also included non-jazz artists. Still, jazz has always prevailed in the Cork Jazz Festival's directory.

The concerts run at several venues, scattered throughout Cork. You can opt from The Everyman, Cork Opera House, The Metropole Hotel, St. Triskel Arts Center, Cyprus Avenue, Peter's Church, and St. Lukes. If you need a stay nearby, consider the accommodations map, showcasing available options in Cork and beyond.

The places, as well as schedule and lineups, are naturally subject to change. You can find all updates on the event's official website or Facebook, mentioned in the External Resources below. The same goes for the ticket purchases.

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Authors: Olha Savych