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Freedoms Trio have missed their flight

We are very sorry to have to announce that 1 of our headline acts, Freedoms Trio, has been cancelled due to a delayed flight and missed connections. The GOOD NEWS is that everyone else seems to have arrived in Ballydebop and everything is (pretty much) going ahead as planned!!! We will, of course, be making refunds in due course and can only sincerely …

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Closing Party 2017

This years closing part happens in Levis Corner house on Monday evening at 8ish. STEPHANIE NILLES AND THOMAS DEAKIN DUO will be playing along with ANTONI O’ BRESKEY & CONSUELO NEREA (AKA – NOMADIC PIANO DUO) and they will be joined by some friends. See you there!

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Late Night Moonshine Shindigs at The Festival Club

Saturday 10pm – Sunday 8pm  The Festival Club is where performers and punters will gravitate. The hottest tunes for music lovers and the fleet of foot, with an assembly of talent to keep blaze burning. Live Performances led by The Home Jazz Band. Guided by their band leader & international jazz dance instructor, Mindaugas Bikauskas, the musicians will perform old jazz songs spiced up …

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Triple Treats

3 Vocals, 2 Guitars and 1 Sax – Prepare to be spellbound by this jazz femme trois reperoire. Triple Treats features Eve Clague from Clonakilty on guitar, vocals & sax, Skibbereen’s own Marybeth O’Mahony on vocals and Emily  O’Donoghue from Galway on guitar & vocals. This trio have been building up a loyal following around Cork and will trance you …

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Proteus

Proteus are a jazz sextet [Sax, Piano, Bass, Lead Guitar,Drums, Vocals ] who have been gigging in Dublin/Wicklow for the past 4 years. We are delighted to return to Ballydehob Jazz Festival for the second year running. We play music from the eras of Ellington and Armstrong, Parker and Miles Davis, Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver. …

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Black Bean

After a bit of craic last year, they’re back…fair play to them. What they lack in blurb-writing abilities, they make up for in the moment with a saucy sax solo to make everything alright. Go to the show, it’s gonna be class

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Rhythm Lord Brothers

Traditional jazz, The Roaring Twenties, The Big Band Swing Era, speakeasies, house rent parties, vaudeville shows, flappers, ragtime, women smoking cigarettes, sexual emancipation, gangsters, hedonism, and Prohibition symbolize what is also known as The Jazz Age. Despite all the careless behavior, illegal liquor and raucous parties, all of this delicious debauchery never lost its proper form or posture; dodgy cats …

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Dance Workshops

A central part of this years festival programme are the Jazz Dance Workshops, which are open to all. Our guest dance teachers have put a short, fun and concentrated program together for absolute beginners of all ages- their “Zero to Hero” workshops will put everyone one at ease, teaching simple skills for partner dance, and fun tricks for solo dancing, …