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Amaro Freitas

“When he sat at the piano time stopped. He played and played, each note growing, birthing new possibilities, stories within stories. The range of execution and emotive dynamism left me full of light.” – Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah.

From the slums of Recife in Brazil’s North-East to international jazz icon, Amaro Freitas has worked tirelessly to become the artist he is today. Gaining international attention for “an approach to the keyboard so unique that it’s startling” (Downbeat), his debut and sophomore albums Sangue Negro (2016) and Rasif (2018) arrived on a wave of instant acclaim. 

His new album Sankofa – a spiritual quest into the forgotten stories, ancient philosophies and inspirational figures of Black Brazil – is his most stunning and sincere work to date.

Triskel Arts Centre
Sat 29th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSICIANS ON THE PLANET

– Miles Davis

Brandee Younger - Carousel

Brandee Younger is the go-to harpist of her generation, with credits ranging from veteran saxophonist Pharoah Sanders to John Legend and Drake

– Ft.com

Denise Chaila - Carousel

Denise Chaila has established herself not only as a groundbreaking and award-winning artist, but also a profoundly influential voice in modern Irish society

– Hot Press

Seun Kuti - Carousel

SEUN KUTI FURTHERS HIS FATHER (FELA KUTI’S) MESSAGE

– NPR

27 – 30 OCTober | 11am – 5.00pm | St. Peter’s Church

LISTEN UP!

Our classics playlist is a melting pot of the best in jazz that we have featured at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the past 44 years. You will hear Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Mel Torme, Wynton Marsalis, Buddy Rich, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Tony, Allen, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Cleo Laine, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Gerry Mulligan, Stéphane Grappelli, Sonny Rollins, Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Gregory Porter, Billy Cobham and much more