All Weekend there will be a Live Music Trail across the village featuring over 30 performances from Irish and International acts (Fixity, Donal Dineen, Goodnight Circus & more to be announced). Entry to all performances is FREE.

Full details in Jazz Festival Programme. Times subject to change.


Donal Dineen

Levis’ Sunday 4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm

An Irish photographer, filmmaker, DJ and broadcaster from County Kerry, Donal has spent more than twenty years exploring the most exciting and experimental sound makers working in Ireland.


Goodnight Circus

Levis’ Friday 5pm
Rosies Friday 10pm
Irish Whip Sat 9.30pm
Market Hall Sun 1pm
Irish Whip Sun 4pm
Rosies Sun 10pm”

BJF is thrilled to welcome back Goodnight Circus, with their infectious blend of New Orleans jazz, Gypsy, swing, Balkan and original tunes soaked in ragtime circus style.


Runaway Retros

The Irish Whip Friday 10pm
Rosies Sat 9.30pm

A welcome return to BJF for Runaway Retros. This Cork-based quintet play lively vintage soul, swing and blues alongside contemporary icons and original tunes. “We make old music new and new music classic.”


Jabin Ward Trio

Rosies Sat 4pm
Levis’ Sat 9.30pm
The Jabin Ward Trio is a contemporary improvising Jazz group. Drawing on years of collective experience, this accomplished group draws on a long-standing tradition of real-time composition in jazz.


Fixity

Levis’ Sun 2pm
Fixity is an experimental music group led by composer/drummer and Cork native Dan Walsh. Tunes are explored in collective improvisation with a fluid cast of musicians from various fields of intrigue.


67 x NAKED

Levis’ Fri 9.30pm
Irish Whip Sat 5.30pm
O Briens-Bally Bia Sat 8pm
Levis’ Sun 10pm
Rosies Mon 5pm
Levis’ Mon 8pm

Since 2018, Finnish jazz band 67 x NAKED have made a big impact on the swing scene. Their highly improvised, powerful and joyous shows keep the spirit of 1920s-1940s New Orleans jazz alive.


Eve Clague

Levis’ Sat 3pm
Yay Burger Sun 4pm

Hailing from Clonakilty, Cork, Eve Clague is an singer/songwriter whose distinctive voice and style creates a colourful and personal, guitar-driven blend of soul, folk and jazz.


The Underscore Orkestra

O Briens-Bally Bia Sun 4pm
Sandboat Sun 7.30pm
Irish Whip Sun 10pm

Based in Cork, but with band members from all over the world, The Underscore Orkestra play standards and originals from New Orleans to Eastern Europe and Manouche swing to acoustic metal.


Dylan Howe and Killian Browne

Sandboat Sat 8pm
Levis’ Sat 5pm

Cork multi-instrumentalist and singer, Dylan Howe is teaming up renowned jazz pianist Killian Browne from Waterford. With both of them embracing a wide range of styles, from jazz to funk to blues and contemporary this promises to be a great set.


Organ Trio

Yay Burger Sun 7pm
Irish Whip Mon 3.30pm

Sam Clague (Guitar) joined by Ultan Lavery(Organ) and Dan Walsh (Drums).The 3 intrumentalists ans staples ofthe cork music scene get together to play some soul-full jazz fro mthe 50s and 60s


Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy

Levis’ Sun 11.45 am
Rosies Sun 4pm

Paul Dunlea (trombone) and Cormac McCarthy (keys), are back for their fourth year playing together at BJF. The pair have recorded and played together frequently, something you can hear in their effortless and sophisticated sound.