Thursday 26 April 2018

Jazz 'spectacular' draws big crowds

Georgina O'Halloran

THE Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has been hailed as a spectacular success, with more overseas visitors flocking to Leeside for 'the jazz' than ever before.

Thousands descended on Cork to soak up the atmosphere and hear some of the top names in jazz.

More than 1,000 musicians from all over the globe have performed over the course of the four-day festival.

Grammy-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove was a draw for die-hard jazz fans, while hip hop trio De La Soul played a sell-out gig at the Cork Opera House.

Jazz programme director Jack McGouran said: "There is a great vibe around the city and the weather is great. So far it's a spectacular success for us."

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which is estimated to be worth over €6.5m to the local economy, ends today.

Irish Independent

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