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we got the jazz - chuck stewart exhibition & special performances from harpist brandee younger

Chuck Stewart Exhibition for the first time in Ireland with special performances from harpist Brandee Younger.

About this event

We’re delighted to host the We Got The Jazz – Chuck Stewart Exhibition for the first time in Ireland with special performances from harpist Brandee Younger. Join us for an immersive visual experience that showcases the wonderful photography of Chuck Stewart accompanied by live music in the beautiful setting of St. Peter’s Church.

An absolutely unmissable free event for all fans of Jazz and great photography.

CHUCK STEWART – an African American fine art photographer, is the most important music photographer of the twentieth century. Period. He was the only photographer in the room when John Coltrane recorded the iconic A Love Supreme.

Every music label & top producers of the fifties and sixties counted Chuck as one of their go to photographers, his photographs have graced over 2,000+ album covers, including the cover of Nina Simone’s first album “Little Girl Blue.”

With a 60+ year career, every jazz luminary & other musical legends, at one time or other found themselves in front of Chuck’s lens. Many considered him a friend. A young Quincy Jones beckons before a studio orchestra, to Pharoah Sanders assuming a spiritual pose, Maya Angelou singing Calypso, before she was a world-renowned author, Sarah Vaughan looking after Jazz Trumpeter Thad Jones’ young son Bruce, in the studio as the music plays. The extraordinary, intimate jazz of the later half of the twentieth century.

BRANDEE YOUNGER – A leading voice of the harp today, performer, composer, educator, and concert curator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. She has performed and recorded with artists including Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Common, John Legend, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, and Lauryn Hill. In 2019, she released her fourth solo album, Soul Awakening, and her original composition “Hortense” was featured in the Netflix Concert-Documentary, Beyoncé: Homecoming. This same year, Ms. Younger was selected to perform her original music as a featured performer for Quincy Jones and Steve McQueen’s’ “Soundtrack of America.” Ms. Younger’s ability to seamlessly inject the harp into arrangements and venues where it has historically been overlooked is a testament to her deep love for and exemplary command of the instrument.

– Fri 28th | 11am – 5pm free entry to exhibit
– Sat 29th | 11am – 5pm free entry to exhibit
– Sun 30th | 11am – 11pm free entry to exhibit
– Mon 31st | 11am – 5pm free entry to exhibit
Special performances from Brandee Younger
– Fri 28th – Sat 29th | 6.30pm and 9pm
St. Peter’s Church
Fri 28th – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
St. Peter’s Church
Fri 28th – 9.00pm – 10.30pm
St. Peter’s Church
Sat 29th – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
St. Peter’s Church
Sat 29th – 9.00pm – 10.30pm
St. Peter’s Church
Sun 30th – 11.00am – 11.00pm
St. Peter’s Church
Mon 31st – 11.00am – 5.00pm
John Coltrane

John Coltrane – April 1962

Billie Holiday

Bille Holiday – May 1962



– 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


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27 – 31 OCTober | 11am – 5.00pm | St. Peter’s Church


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