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Jazz Festival Comes To Bray On May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Bray Jazz Festival will take place on Friday-Sunday, 3rd to 5th May

This year’s 23rd Bray Jazz Festival will host a first ever Bray visit by iconic American jazz pianist Ethan Iverson, welcome back celebrated New York trumpeter Dave Douglas, and stage performances by three women band leaders at the forefront of contemporary British jazz. They will appear on a programme that also includes international visitors from Finland, Holland, Syria, France, Italy, Switzerland and Armenia, alongside some of the best known names in jazz in Ireland.Bray Jazz Festival will take place on Friday-Sunday, 3rd to 5th May next, and will stage headline concerts at Bray’s Mermaid Arts Centre featuring British-Bengali pianist Zoe Rahman, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab, and a quintet co-led by trumpeter Dave Douglas and British saxophonist Trish Clowes on successive nights.

Friday, MAY 3

6.30pm Town Hall: Trio Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola (Finland/Holland)

6:30pm Harbour Stage: Luisa Annibali Quartet (Italy/Irl)

8:00pm Mermaid: Opening: Meilana Gillard Quartet (US/Ireland)

9.00pm Mermaid: Feature Presentation Zoe Rahman Quintet (UK)

8:00pm Whale Theatre, Greystones: Georgia Cécile Quintet (Scotland)

8:30pm Harbour Stage: Collider (Irl)

10.30pm Harbour Stage: The Workshop (Irl)

10.45pm The Gallery @ Mermaid – Scott Flanigan Organ Trio (Irl)

Saturday, MAY 4

2.30pm Matinee: Ethan Iverson Trio US/Irl)

4.30pm Harbour Stage: BIK SAM (S.Korea/Brazil/Irl)

6.15pm Harbour Stage: Carole Nelson Trio (Irl)

6.30pm Town Hall: Naïssam Jalal & Claude Tachmitchian (Syria/Armenia)

8:00pm Mermaid Opening: Tommy Halferty In the Round Trio (Ireland)

9:00pm Mermaid Feature Presentation: Orchestra Baobab (Senegal)

8pm Whale Theatre, Greystones: George Colligan Quartet (US/Irl/Belg)

8.30pm Harbour Stage: ATSCH (Ger/Irl)

10.30pm Harbour Stage: Shy Mascot (Ireland/USA)

10.45pm Gallery @ Mermaid: Halpin/Jermyn/Beckett (Irl)

Sunday, MAY 5

2.30pm Matinee: Marie Kruttli Trio (Switzerland)

4.30pm Harbour Stage: Gustavo de Marias Trio (Brazil/Irl)

6.30pm Town Hall: Catrin Finch & Aoife NiBraonin

7.00pm Harbour Stage: Aleka Potinga ‘Songs of Love & Longing Quartet (Romania/Irl)

8:00pm Mermaid Opening: Next Experiment (Venezuela/Irl/Spain/Hungary)

9:00pm Mermaid Feature Presentation: Dave Douglas & Trish Clowes EYES UP Quintet (US/UK)

9:00pm Harbour Stage: Stella Bass & The Johnny Taylor Trio (Ireland)

10.30pm Harbour Stage: Lee Meehan Quintet (Ireland)

10.45pm Gallery @ Mermaid: Phil Robson’s Organ Trio (UK)

Jazz Fringe May 3rd-6th

Friday, MAY 3RD

9.30pm – Duff’s Bar – Straight Up Organ Trio

9.30pm – Hibernia Inn – Danny Bugle

Saturday, MAY 4th

9.30pm – Hibernia Inn – Lulu’s Latin Jazz Quartet

9.30pm – Martello Hotel – SKAZZ

9.15pm – Duff’s Bar – Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazz Band

Sunday, MAY 5TH

6.15pm – The Palm – Trio Biotuva

9.30pm – Martello Hotel – La Orquestra Kalamares

9.30pm – Hibernia Inn – Danny Tobin Blues Band

9.30pm – Duff’s Bar – SKAZZ

Monday, MAY 6th

2.30pm – Wicklow Wolf, Newtown – Orlando Molina Latin Quintet

6.30pm – Duffs Bar – L & R Duo


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