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International Jazz Day 2022

Celebrate International Jazz Day with some #jazzfromireland !

If you're posting any music for the day that's in it, use the hashtag #jazzfromireland for us to share and spread the word!


Bray Jazz Festival
Saturday of the Bray Jazz Festival features the Yazz Ahmed Quartet, Aoife Doyle Band, Conor Guilfoyle Octet, Andrea Jones Quartet and more! Amazing performances from international and Irish performers all weekend.

Ballydehob Jazz Festival
Saturday features Tatiana Evlana Marie & the Avalon Band, the Moonshine Jazz Club with the Cannibal Dandies, a jazz poetry slam plus loads more great events all weekend!

Derry Jazz Festival
Saturday features the Paul McIntyre Quartet, Suzanne Savage, Scott Flanigan Trio, Luke Thomas & the Swing Cats, the Dougie Breslin Quartet, Harry Connolly Band & LOADS more. Stacks of performances and other events on all weekend.


Kevin Lawlor
For folks in the south-east, Wexford drummer Kevin Lawlor will be at the GreenAcres Gallery with a programme of originals and standards, and even showcasing the next generation of jazzers with performances from County Wexford School of Music’s student jazz ensembles

Diatribe Jazz Triple Bill at New Music Dublin
This triple bill celebrates the launch of albums from three of Ireland’s most innovative improvising acts – poetry inspired compositions from Roamer; spontaneously generated electronics and guitar improvisation from Shane Latimer and a fully immersive musical experience from BigSpoon, a culmination of bandleader Chris Engel’s work in the fields of free improvised music, jazz and electronic music.


Aoife Doyle - Infinitely Clear
An animation created by artist Marc Corrigan for the title track from Aoife Doyle's album Infinitely Clear.

The Art Crimes Band - If Only
Grace & Katie from the Art Crimes Band offer an intimate performance of the band's 2015 jazz ballad 'If Only' specially recorded for International Jazz Day.

Highlights from Down With Jazz
Enjoy some music from the Dana Masters Band, ZASKA, the Aoife Doyle Band, and Toot Sweet & the Shadowman from Down With Jazz at Meeting House Square.


Jazz Radio Ireland
Tune in for some new and old hits on the digital Jazz Radio Ireland or donate to help the station keep going - they’re a non-profit dedicated to supporting jazz in Ireland!

Melanie O’Reilly ‘Jazz Across the Bay’
Melanie O'Reilly presents two special online radio shows for International Jazz Day, in affiliation with Wexford Arts Centre & LirMedia. Brazilian jazz singer Flora Purim, acclaimed as one of the most influential singers of her generation and popular New York based jazz singers Vicki Burns and Suzanne Pittson.

Ellen Cranitch - Vespertine on Lyric FM
Let Ellen Cranitch be your guide on a night-time voyage, crossing time and space to share a selection of classical, jazz, roots and contemporary music.


Why not enjoy some recent releases in Irish jazz for the day that’s in it?

ZASKA - 'Calm Down' - Find it on Bandcamp
Aoife Doyle - Infinitely Clear - Find it on Bandcamp
Robcobra Quartet - 'Wellness' - Find it on Bandcamp
ÄTSCH - 'Parachutes' - Find it on Bandcamp
Rodrigo Almonte - 'Distancia' - Find it on Bandcamp
Ríona Sally Hartman - 'Seed & Bloom' - Find it on Bandcamp
LL Groove Band - 'Grateful' - Find it on Bandcamp
Kevin Brady - 'Plan B' - Find it on Bandcamp
Matthew Halpin - Agreements - Find it on Bandcamp

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