• Down With Jazz

    Returning for their 5th edition, Down With Jazz will once again take over and transform Dublin’s Meeting House Square in Temple Bar this June bank holiday weekend (June 4/5). With a stellar line-up including ambient folk from Dublin-born, London-based improvising vocalist Lauren Kinsella AKA Snowpoet (pictured), “two-horns-no-chords” quartet ReDiviDeR, the masterful, guitar-based Weird Glitches and Dublin guitarist, rapper and composer Zaska, organisers said “we’re following in the centenary theme of 2016, on the basis it is roughly 100 years since the birth of jazz (the early jazz period considered to be 1916-1922) which we feel juxtaposes nicely with the struggle for Irish freedom and…

  • 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…

  • 12 Points festival

    Running from April 15-18 at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, 12 Points Festival will showcase 12 young European jazz ensembles, creating a unique networking opportunity for its participants. The schedule for this year’s outing – featuring the likes of Black Dough, Virta, Auditive Connection and Moskus –  is both impressively varied and extremely inviting for first-time attendees. Hit up the 12 Points Festival page here to check out the full line-up and to buy tickets.

  • Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival

    After its successful first outing last year, Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival will return to Belfast for a four-day programme from Wednesday, March 26 to Saturday, March 29. Presented by the thoroughly forward-thinking Moving On Music team, the showcase will feature performances from the likes of the Jeremy Lyons Dectet, BDK (Bourne/Davis/Kane trio, pictured) and David Lyttle featuring Soweto Kinch and Duke Special amongst others. Tickets for each show, which vary in price, can be purchased from all participating venues including The Mac, Black Box and Crescent Arts Centre. Go here for more info.