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New to Jazz?

We’re very excited that you’re joining us on a journey into jazz.

There are so many exciting kinds of music to choose from - from the greats of the early 20th century to contemporary modern jazz, and many different styles of cross-genre experimentation.

If you’re interested in learning more about classic jazz, why not investigate our Wax On Podcast and playlists?

Wax On is both a listening party, placing the needle in the groove of a collection of favourite jazz albums, as well as an intimate space for story-telling and reflections.

Moderated by Irish Times music critic Cormac Larkin, with a panel of jazz aficionados, Wax On brings the audience on an intimate journey through the life and recordings of some of the most influential and important artists of the jazz genre.

One of our favourites is the legendary trumpeter & singer Louis Armstrong:

Listen to our playlist of Armstrong’s music here:

We also asked what Ireland’s favourite classic jazz was, and we've collected all those brilliant tracks into a playlist of Ireland's favourite classic jazz!

Favourite playlists by Irish artists

The best way to find the jazz you like is to listen, and we love finding mixes of the great music that Ireland’s jazz artists are creating.

For something classic, why not try this mix of golden classics covered and reimagined by Irish artists.

Or if you’re in the mood to explore, try an eclectic mix of Ireland's best jazz artists:

Festivals & events

For a small island, Ireland has a fantastic selection of jazz festivals and some amazing regular series. Check out upcoming festivals or find some live events.

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