The biggest and best Jazz Festival is returning to Derry from 2nd – 6th May 2019. The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival will be back for its 18th year, featuring artists from all over the world and attracting over 70,000 revellers over the bank holiday weekend.
This year’s headliner is Marc Almond, who will perform in the Millennium Forum on Friday 3rd May. Some popular acts returning to the Festival will include the Red Stripe Band, The Roaring Forties, the Ska Beat, Jaydee Brassband and Heavy Beat Brass Band. New acts joining us in 2019 will include Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Motown Gold, Kitty LaRoar and Marc Almond.
Also featured will be a special Education Programme in the run-up to the Festival, as well as our Jazz Hubs at The Playhouse, Bennigans, and Great Hall at Magee. Visitors can also enjoy our Jazz Master Classes with respected Jazz musicians including drummers Darren Beckett and Adam Nussbaum, multi-instrumentalist George Colligan and bassist Mark Egan.
Book your stay now! For more information and the full programme visit www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com #derryjazzfest
Check out the full programme below: