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The New Power Generation - Celebrating Prince

Cork Opera House

The NPG’s “Celebrating Prince” shows have been described as a “non-stop musical kaleidoscope of the most iconic chart-topping hits from all eras of Prince’s illustrious four-decade career,” and the band plays as if their famous boss was still front and centre. Keyboardist Morris Hayes, who was in the NPG for more than 20 years and served as Prince’s Musical Director for much of that time, put the band back together for the official Prince Tribute concert in October 2016. After that historic night, they decided to reunite to bring a smaller version of the performance honouring their former band leader, Prince, on the road. Lead singer, MacKenzie, has been called a “discovery of note” and has overwhelmingly won over both fans and critics alike. MacKenzie is joined on lead vocals by rapper Tony M, who Prince featured on early Prince & the New Power Generation releases.
Cork Opera House
Sat 29th – 7.00pm – 10.00pm

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