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Brilliant Corners 2016


One of the country’s most reliably consistent and forward-thinking jazz festivals, Brilliant Corners will return to various venues in Belfast from March 5 to March 12.

As expected, the bill for this year’s festival – hosted by Moving on Music – is as delightfully idiosyncratic as expected; Vein Trio will bring Latin Rhythms to the Belfast Parge, recently-passed jazz legend Ornette Coleman will receive due tribute, the synth-soaked free jazz of OKO and Tim Berne will illuminate the Black Box, whilst Dinosaur and Alarmist will team up for what’s set to be a highlight of the festival.

Elsewhere, artist-in-residence David Lyttle will co-ordinate a series of brand new ensembles and there will be a series of films screened in association with Belfast Film Festival

For more information and to buy tickets go here.

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