See our What’s Happening page for upcoming events and gigs. Here you can find some of the great annual jazz festivals around Ireland.
Bray Jazz Festival
Bray Jazz Festival is Ireland's leading contemporary jazz and improvised music festival to be held within the Greater Dublin Area, each year, May Bank holiday weekend.
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City each October bank holiday weekend and has been running since 1978.
Sligo International Summer School & Jazz Festival
Sligo International Summer School & Jazz Festival is a festival running in Sligo each July which aims to promote jazz and improvised music by hosting world-class, inclusive events that inspire, educate and entertain.
Limerick Jazz Festival
Limerick Jazz Festival has been promoting music in the mid-west of Ireland for over 35 years. The festival features the best of live Irish and international contemporary Jazz, and takes place in Limerick at the end of September.
Moving On Music, Belfast
Moving on Music is the leading promoter of jazz, folk, roots, traditional, classical and ‘other’ music in Northern Ireland.
Brilliant Corners Festival
Brilliant Corners is a festival of jazz in Belfast, presented by Moving On Music, Northern Ireland's leading not-for-profit promoter of Jazz/Folk/Trad/Classical/Roots music. The week-long festival takes place in March each year with a programme of live music, film and workshops.
City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival
City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival is an annual celebration of jazz and big bands which features artists from all over the world and welcomes more than 60,000 revellers over the May bank holiday weekend.
Doonbeg International Jazz Festival
Doonbeg International Jazz Festival is a weekend festival which features bands from Europe, USA, and all over Ireland, including swing, dixie, and jazz music on their programme. Usually May/June.
Ballydehob Jazz Festival
Ballydehob Jazz Festival is a small weekend festival which sees over 40 performances that range from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate side shows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment. Usually May bank holiday weekend.
Django sur Lennon Gypsy Jazz Festival
Django sur Lennon Gypsy Jazz Festival is a not-for-profit annual festival celebrating the music of the great Django Reinhardt in the picturesque village of Ramelton in Donegal. Dates: 27th - 29th September 2019
Bottlenote Music presents an annual festival of improvised music in Dublin, with a selection of improvising musicians from Ireland alongside their international counterparts for three days and nights of bold, challenging and innovative new music. Usually end of February.
Falcarragh Winter Jazz Festival
Falcarragh Winter Jazz Festival in Donegal debuted in 2018 with a programme that featured internationally renowned guitarist Jesse Van Ruller, and MOBO-nominated jazz artist David Lyttle. It was described as a “boutique festival of singular identity” in All About Jazz.