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Booka Brass Band

In late 2012 Booka Brass Band were brought together by their classical background and desire to experiment musically. Since then their trajectory has been constantly on the rise, from the success of their critically acclaimed debut EP BBB, a sold-out nationwide tour alongside collaborations and live performances with Irish music heavyweights including The Frames, Lisa Hannigan, Jape and James Vincent McMorrow.

Their debut album Chilled Milk was released in September 2016 showcasing the band’s original sound with strong rhythmic displays throughout, and the band have been touring the album along with their famous covers since.

During lockdown 2020, Book Brass Band reformed as 5 piece band, The Booka Club. Now they’re back with their full line-up as the Booka Brass Band; playing their unique brand of New Orleans inspired urban brass with upbeat sets; bringing the festival atmosphere for the Cork Guinness Jazz festival straight to the stage of Cork Opera House.

Cork Opera House
Fri 28th – 6.00pm

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSICIANS ON THE PLANET

– Miles Davis

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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

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

– NPR

27 – 31 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