Editors feature

April 2014

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

-UNESCO International Jazz Day is on April 30, 2014. The main event will take place in Osaka, Japan. Featured artists at the all-star concert include Herbie Hancock and Makoto Ozone, Roy Hargrove, Gregory Porter, Earl Klugh, Kenny G, Courtney Pine, Kenny Garrett……..Jazz Day was an initiative started by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock to promote jazz as a bridge for peace and intercultural dialogue.  The first International Jazz day took place in April 2012. More Below

-The 15th Bray Jazz Festival will take place over the May back holiday this year with a very impressive international line up.  There is no doubt that the Bray Jazz festival is one of the best small festivals in Europe and owes a lot to the dedication of the organisers and staff who support the festival director George Jacob. More Below

-The Ernie Watts concert on the 8th May is shaping up to be one of the major Jazz events this year. Ticket pre-sales have been very strong and the event has now been strengthen by the inclusion of two Dublin based musicians Suzanne Savage and Julien Colarossi. More Below

-A big shout out to Christine Tobin who is enjoying phenomenal success with her latest album A Thousand Kisses Deep. Christine has been getting rave reviews from the UK Jazz press since the launch of the album in Ronnie Scotts on March 17th. Best of Luck with your first Scottish Tour in May!

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