Over 1,000 musicians take over the city in an extraordinary blend of sounds across the entire jazz spectrum. With loads of free events, heaps of legendary headliners and over 50 venues taking part in the action including City Hall, the Opera House, Nano Nagle's, the Everyman theatre, and the festival club at the Metropole Hotel, and plenty more amazing places - there's something for everyone for the whole long weekend!
For the first time ever, the weekend will kick off with a fantastic carnival-like Dia De Los Muertos' Jazz Parade on Thursday evening, 25th October. This bright and colourful spectacle will roam through the streets of Cork bringing with it the alluring dance of the macabre. The deadly display, which is a nod to Mexico's famous Day of the Dead' Parade, will include street performers and floats from Cork Community ArtLink who will partake in a New Orleans funeral procession with live improvising jazz musicians paying homage to the greatest artists of jazz gone from this world. It's the perfect start to Halloween season and will make you want to get your jazz on for the weekend ahead.