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Antoni O’ Breskey & Consuelo Nerea

The Nomadic Piano Journey Trad meets the Blues “Pure sonic reverie” The Irish Echo Boston 2016 Antoni O’ Breskey is a composer, pianist, singer, trumpet player, writer and music educator. “He is a man for whom the notion of borders means very little, a genius whose music is without frontiers, and whose originality makes him one of the most innovative …

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Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin Duo

Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles blew audiences away when she played Ireland for the first time in 2016. Averaging 150 gigs a year through the US, Canada and Europe, Stephanie captivates listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober. Having studied piano and cello since the age of six, Stephanie was …

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Jazz Festival Launch Party 2017

Join us for this years Ballydehob Jazz Festival launch party in The Woodford in Cork, on Thursday the 6th of April. There will be live music, nibbles, tunes and refreshments….what more could you want? Bus leaves Ballydehob at 6.30 with all of you revellers. Please contact Levis Cornerhouse or email ballydehobjazz@gmail.com for further information. See you there

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Fundraiser for the 2017 Jazz Festival

Come on down to join us for a fundraiser night for this years Jazz festival. Mark O’Mahony will be quizmaster for the 1st part of the evening and he will be followed by the hilarious Eileen and Marilyn Get the Blues. Levis’ Bar, Saturday the 25th of March!!!

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2016 Raffle Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the prize winners of this years Raffle. There were amazing prizes up for grabs and a big thank you again to all the generous sponsors who donated the great prizes and thank you to everyone who supported the festival by buying tickets! Prize winners are as follows: 1st prize of 5 Day Weight Lioss & Detox Program …

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Jazz Community Art Workshops

Inviting all ages to…. The “Jazz Community Art Workshops” Which will take place in Ballydehob’s very own New Orleans Funeral Parlour…(next door to the funeral home)… This year’s theme for the New Orleans style Jazz Funeral is going a little Day of the Dead, and we’ll be making a larger than life puppet, and much more… 11 am to 1pm, …

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Jazz Festival Launch – The Woodford Thursday 31st of March

The Ballydehob Jazz Festival will be holding it’s official launch on Thursday the 31st of March in The Woodford in Cork city. A bus will be leaving Ballydehob at approximately 6pm to bring all party goers to (and from) the Woodford. Fun, nibbles, good times and swinging music by The Darktown Strutters Contact Joe in Levis Corner House if interested in coming …

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The East Coast Jazz Band

Yay – the brilliant East Coast Jazz band are coming back to play at the 2017 Ballydehob Jazz Festival Described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”, the East Coast Jazz Band perform an eclectic mix of popular jazz styles ranging from Dixieland, Ragtime and Swing to Bossa Nova and Blues. Hailing from the sunny south …

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THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA

The Underscore Orkestra are coming back to Ballydehob after a great spell of gigs at last years festival. American Band, The Underscore Orkestra play a blend of balkan, klezmer, gypsy jazz and swing, with a repertoire of both original and traditional material. www.theunderscoreorkestra.com