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Yenkee w/ support from Fehdah

Graham Cooney aka Yenkee is a Cork City-born musician based in London making dreamy, youthful tunes packed full of wit, insight and magnetic hooks. His journey into recording and producing his own music began at age 15, using minimal equipment purchased with money made from busking on the streets of Cork. He crafted his lo-fi bedroom recordings into sincere and soulful indie pop, inspired by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Pink. Using a reel to reel tape machine for its gentle hiss, Yenkee’s sound is produced using the tasteful palettes of 60’s and 70’s rock.

Since releasing his 2019 EP Cannibal Tree, he has sold out venues around Ireland and The UK and garnered over 5 million streams on Spotify.
Yenkee’s frank and honest lyrics paired with his otherworldly, intimate approach are destined for great things. With a genuine cult following already and soaking up all the experiences life has to throw at him, he is just getting started.

Live @ St. Lukes 
Sat 29th – 7:30pm – 10:30pm

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