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2022-04-29 10:53
>>> NEW UPDATE Peter and Katja cannot attend this years Ballydehob Jazz festival. This came as a great disappointment to us as we’re sure it is to a lot of dancers. &nbs&hell…Read More
2021-04-16 10:19
The 2021 Ballydehob Jazz Festival line-up is now live. ReDiviDeR Sat 1 May | 8pm Cuar Sat 1 May | 9pm Cormac McCarthy Sextet Sun 2 May | 8pm Niwel Tsumbu & Eamonn Cagney Sun 2 May | 9pm… Read More
2021-04-12 15:17
JAZZ it up! Yes! We are taking to the streets of Ballydehob Well… to the street windows at least. The Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2021 is delighted to partner with the @Working-Artist-St… Read More
2021-03-29 15:17
Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2021 May Bank Holiday Weekend & Beyond The Ballydehob Jazz Festival Team have been working hard and we have an amazing Jazz & Arts programme to announce… Read More
2021-01-16 15:17
Ballydehob Jazz Festival is in great company today in the Irish Times ! Bring on 2021 ! Stay posted to the BJF FB page and for more announcements… … Read More
2020-04-04 22:14
It is with tremendous disappointment and heavy heart that I have to announce the postponement of the Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2020. The 14th edition of the festival had been due to take p… Read More
2019-04-07 08:26
Eve Clague is an Irish Urban-Folk/singer/songwriter, Hailing from west Cork Clonakilty. Eve Sings honest songs that tell stories and friendships, life and relationships. Her music is describ… Read More
2019-04-07 08:02
Described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”, the East Coast Jazz Band perform a high energy mix of popular jazz styles. Dixieland, Ragtime, New Orlea… Read More
2019-04-07 07:56
From the heart of Berlin 1920s revival, The Goodnight Circus bring you New Orleans Jazz, GypsySwing, Balkan & original tunes soaked in ragtime circus style Read More
2019-04-07 07:52
Following in the footsteps of the Barbershop Quartets and close harmony vocal groups such as The Mills Brothers, The Boswell Sisters and The Andrews Sisters, The Rooftop Barbershop trio are… Read More
2019-04-06 18:38
Nelson Lunding is a modern-day version of the travelling piano men, a tradition that traces roots back to the early 1890’s. Lunding began playing piano at the age of 6 in westchester N… Read More
2019-04-03 08:31
The Unknowns play a heady mixture of jazz, blues and funk. Formed five years ago in Cork, the band have been providing an alternative experience to the audiences in the city, most notably wi… Read More
2018-04-25 14:49
Fandango Duo exist to bring lively, fun, energetic, and soulful music to the concert platform. Whether it be the relentlessly rhythmic Tangos of Astor Piazzolla, the fiery Spanish dances of… Read More
2018-04-25 14:35
One of Australia’s most compelling and favourite bands performing jazz influence indie folk pop .Oh Pep’s 2016 debut album Stadium Cake has been described as “miraculous&rd&hell…Read More
2018-04-25 14:32
Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are touring their explosive live show nationally and internationally throughout 2018. This duo has been enthralling audiences for over a decade, while m… Read More
2018-03-21 17:08
The Ballydehob Jazz Festival features a Jazz funeral which, on two days over the bank holiday weekend, is staged late afternoon through the streets of the Village. The Jazz Funeral features… Read More
2018-03-21 07:38
Described by RTÉ Lyric FM as an ‘exceptional talent’ and HOTPRESS as ‘passionate and alluring’, Clare Sands is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer, and son… Read More
2018-03-21 07:35
Trainman Blues is a 4 piece modern blues/roots band, soaking the rawness and simplicity of 50’s style blues with modern production techniques. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark,  … Read More
2018-03-21 07:27
“Sassy, Soul/Swing Sounds from the South”     THE VIBE  With a voice husky as Amy Winehouse and distinctive as Dinah Washington, Runaway Retros’ charismatic… Read More
2018-03-13 14:10
  The Jazz Cannibals were formed in early 2011 in New Orleans USA. Jimbino Vegan gathered musicians with a flair for fun to play his original songs and some old jazz classics. After mov… Read More
2018-01-19 12:11
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES There’s no harder hitter than frontman Barrence Whitfield of Boston, MA. When he hits the boards with the Savages, you’re… Read More
2018-01-19 12:05
 (Zoran Starcevic & sons) performs its original guitar music, a fusion of Balkan music: Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek… Read More
2017-04-29 12:18
We are very sorry to have to announce that 1 of our headline acts, Freedoms Trio, has been cancelled due to a delayed flight and missed connections. The GOOD NEWS is that everyone… Read More
2017-04-29 11:50
This years closing part happens in Levis Corner house on Monday evening at 8ish. STEPHANIE NILLES AND THOMAS DEAKIN DUO will be playing along with ANTONI O’ BRESKEY & CON… Read More
2017-04-29 09:40
There will be acts performing at the bank bandstand throughout the weekend (weather permitting!!) Acapellabella will be playing on Sunday at 1pm and keep an eye out for various other pop ups… Read More
2017-04-29 09:38
There will be loads of music happening alongside all the stalls at the market on Sunday to keep you entertained whilst browsing. 1.30 – STEPHANIE NILLES AND THOMAS DEAKIN DUO 2.30… Read More
2017-04-29 09:33
There will be a jazz mass happening at Aughadown Church of Ireland at 11am on Sunday morning. Aacapellabella will be playing along with The Nomadic Piano Duo This will be no ordinary Mass &n&hell…Read More
2017-04-27 12:22
Suitable for Complete Novices ZERO TO HERO SWING INTRODUCTION FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Teachers: Fancy & Arnas Location: Main Hall of the Community Hall Date & Time: Saturday… Read More
2017-04-27 09:52
We have special dance workshops for kids this year which will be led by the very talented Elisabet Monllor from Spain and they are split into 2 different age groups 3 – 6 years will ta… Read More
2017-04-24 14:22
Want to be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to every headline event in the 2018 Jazz festival????? Of course you do – so send us your photographs and videos of this years fest… Read More
2017-04-21 16:50
On Sunday afternoon between 2.30 and 3.30 come and try your hands at Circus Skills , suitable for any age at all. Have a go at juggling, stilt walking, spinning a plate or even riding a unic… Read More
2017-04-13 19:56
Enter the Archery Games on the Sports field alongside Ballydehob Hall Sunday afternoon. Only €10 per person! Archery Tag the fast growing new combat sport, think Hunger Games meets Nerf… Read More
2017-04-04 14:28
New Orleans Funeral – Ornamental, cacophonous, mourning at its most fun. Rumour has it our beautiful Mexican Catrina will not be alone in the skies over Ballydehob this year. Check out… Read More
2017-04-04 14:26
Musical accompaniment to the village Sunday worship. Deatils TBC Read More
2017-04-02 10:03
3 Vocals, 2 Guitars and 1 Sax – Prepare to be spellbound by this jazz femme trois reperoire. Triple Treats features Eve Clague from Clonakilty on guitar, vocals & sax, Skibbereen&r&hell…Read More
2017-03-31 14:20
Proteus are a jazz sextet [Sax, Piano, Bass, Lead Guitar,Drums, Vocals ] who have been gigging in Dublin/Wicklow for the past 4 years. We are delighted to return to Ballydehob Jazz Festiva… Read More
2017-03-31 12:35
After a bit of craic last year, they’re back…fair play to them. What they lack in blurb-writing abilities, they make up for in the moment with a saucy sax solo to make everythin… Read More
2017-03-31 11:15
Inviting all ages to The “Jazz Community Art & Puppet Workshops” This year’s theme for the New Orleans style Jazz Funeral is going a little Day of the Dead meets Bealta… Read More
2017-03-31 09:05
Traditional jazz, The Roaring Twenties, The Big Band Swing Era, speakeasies, house rent parties, vaudeville shows, flappers, ragtime, women smoking cigarettes, sexual emancipation, gangsters… Read More
2017-03-31 09:04
A central part of this years festival programme are the Jazz Dance Workshops, which are open to all. Our guest dance teachers have put a short, fun and concentrated program together for abso… Read More
2017-03-31 08:54
Home Jazz Band is an innovative and playful traditional  jazz and swing band from one of the most important places in the Jazz revival: Vilnius, Lithuania. Consisting of some of the bes… Read More
2017-03-31 08:49
Ballydehob’s very own Siobhán Heapes (vocals), Tim Abbott (guitar) and Dick Richards (percussion) deliver a thoughtful, emotional, and engaging set of songs from different genre… Read More
2017-03-31 08:46
Led by Caz Jeffreys, this vocal project delivers inspiring favourites and original work with a dynamic, harmony-filled sound Read More
2017-03-31 08:41
Although at home in a variety of musical styles, Cork trombonist/composer/arranger Paul Dunlea concentrates primarily on Jazz and Improvisation. This has furthered his reputation as one of I… Read More
2017-03-21 15:26
Psychedelic funk rockers Backroad Smokers Club are Waterford’s most exciting up and coming band. Freddy (Vocals), Chez (Guitar/Bass), Cal (Vocals/Guitar/Bass), Killian (Keys/Banjo) and… Read More
2017-03-21 15:25
FREEDOMS TRIO is a remarkable international collaboration. A meeting between the extraordinary Norwegian acoustic guitarist Steinar Aadnekvam and two top musicians, from Moçambique dr… Read More
2017-03-16 10:09
The Nomadic Piano Journey Trad meets the Blues “Pure sonic reverie” The Irish Echo Boston 2016 Antoni O’ Breskey is a composer, pianist, singer, trumpet player, writer and… Read More
2017-03-16 09:54
Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles blew audiences away when she played Ireland for the first time in 2016. Averaging 150 gigs a year through the US, Canada and Euro… Read More
2017-03-16 08:09
Join us for this years Ballydehob Jazz Festival launch party in The Woodford in Cork, on Thursday the 6th of April. There will be live music, nibbles, tunes and refreshments….wha… Read More
2017-03-15 08:21
Whet your appetite for this years festival by having a look back on the amazing extravaganza of last years bopalicious festival – more of the same again this year!! Read More
2017-03-15 08:12
Come on down to join us for a fundraiser night for this years Jazz festival. Mark O’Mahony will be quizmaster for the 1st part of the evening and he will be followed by the hilarious E… Read More
2016-05-12 10:48
Congratulations to all the prize winners of this years Raffle. There were amazing prizes up for grabs and a big thank you again to all the generous sponsors who donated the great prizes and… Read More
2016-04-04 08:03
Inviting all ages to…. The “Jazz Community Art Workshops” Which will take place in Ballydehob’s very own New Orleans Funeral Parlour…(next door to the funeral… Read More
2016-03-09 12:19
Described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”, the East Coast Jazz Band perform an eclectic mix of popular jazz styles ranging from Dixieland, Ragtime and S… Read More
2016-03-09 12:17
The Underscore Orkestra are coming back to Ballydehob after a great spell of gigs at last years festival. American Band, The Underscore Orkestra play a blend of balkan, klezmer, gypsy j… Read More
2016-03-09 12:13
Jack O Rourke’s debut EP, “The Otherside of Now” shimmers in the hinterland between piano balladry, noir folk rock and midnight blues. Dramatic, string driven pocket sympho… Read More
2016-03-09 12:09
Sam Clague is a unique kind of artist. Armed with the imagination of a Salvador Dalí and the musicality of a Jeff Buckley. He blends delicate fingerpickings with sultry jazz tones to… Read More
2016-03-09 12:05
Bean & Irene a healthy mix of originals and choice covers. they’re divils for the harmonies and like nothing more then the bita music. Read More
2016-03-09 12:02
Gary Baus will Once again be joining us at the Ballydehob Jazz Festival, both DJing and blowing his sax about the village. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, as opposed to Baltimore, West Cork, G… Read More
2016-03-09 11:59
Nelson Lunding The travelling Pianoman is travelling to Ballydehob for the jazz festival this year. Nelson Lunding is a modern-day version of the travelling piano men, a tradition that trace… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
BREAKING NEWS!! The Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2014 will be going ahead this year, more information will be uploaded within the next 24 hours, please appreciate the fact that we have a lot of… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Headline Concert - Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980′s… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Poco Rio A latin jazz band of family and friends from Cork, Edinburgh and Dublin.  Flavours of brazil and upbeat jazz from Bossa Novas to Van the Man. Harmonies from vocalist siste… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Kammerpop are a 7-piece musical anomaly, combining elements of classical, jazz and sweet, sweet pop to create their unique brand of music known as chamber pop. Following performances at Cast… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or to the lucky few who make it inside the packed speak-easy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in m… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Sponsored by Ger & Tonya Casey The CSM Jazz Big Band consists entirely of 3rd level students enrolled at CIT Cork School of Music. The band has shared the stage with many iconic jazz fig… Read More

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