Over 40,000 people are expected to descend upon Cork city this weekend for the city’s most famous festival, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Celebrating 40 years in Cork city, the world famous celebration of jazz, funk and soul is worth millions to the local economy.
To kick off the famous festival, Jazz double bassist Gary Crosby will perform Miles Davis’s masterpiece Kind of Blue at The Everyman on Friday evening. Other headliners include Memphis jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy award-winner Kenny Garrett, Dublin-based singer-songwriter Soulé, Brian Deady and Imelda May who is set to play the Cork Opera House on Sunday.
To mark the festival’s 40 year milestone, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has also partnered with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club of Soho who will perform a popup jazz club at the Festival Club at the Metropole Hotel and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars’ band is also set to play at the Everyman on Sunday afternoon.
With dozens of hotels deals and additional free events taking placing in more than 70 Cork hotels and venues across the city as well as on-street performers and free open air concerts, the festival promises to be an unforgettable event.
For more details on this weekend’s festival see https://www.guinnessjazzfestival.com