Guinness Jazz Festival
From: Friday, October 26 2007, 9:00 am
to: Monday, October 29 2007, 7:00 pm
Ireland's largest jazz event the Guinness Jazz Festival takes over Cork for four days every year, promising a top line-up of jazz in all its guises - from Dixieland to swing, bebop and traditional. Performances take place at the Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork Opera House and various venues around town. Highlights of this year's line-up include The Phil Woods Quintet, EST and The Gary Burton-Richard Galliano Quartet.
The event has attracted many of the greats over the years, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey. This year, up to 1000 musicians from 25 countries entertain the fans in venues citywide. The Guinness Festival Club at the Gresham Metropole Hotel offers world-class jazz on five stages day and night.