All that Jazz (And Lots More!) as the City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival Swings into Gear

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Ireland’s OTHER jazz festival kicks off this weekend.

Jazz, swing, big band, rockabilly and all points in between are represented at this year’s City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival.

Now in its 22nd year, the Derry Jazz Festival rivals the Cork Jazz Festival in popularity and sheer scale.

This year’s programme is staggering in its size – featuring A LOT of acts playing across nearly 70 venues across the city. Highlights include Luke Thomas & the Swing Cats, The Jiveolholics and The Red Stripe Band, but the full array of international and local acts is mild-melting. See for yourself at And, that’s not even mentioning the dance workshops and musical masterclasses on offer. Five days just won’t be enough!

What: City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival

Where: Derry (various venues)

When: April 27-May 1

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