City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
28 April – 01 May 2011 | www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com
Do you love jazz, blues and big bandstyle swing? Then you’ll adore the 10th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival – Northern Ireland’s glittering ode to a stunning musical era. Over 300 musicians will descend on the city to play five days of gigs in over 75 venues – featuring everything from classical jazz to rockabilly, jump jive to swing and every type of big band extravaganza in-between.
Last year saw Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones playing with his new band, The Rhythm Kings – as well as jazz supremo Mirenda Rosenberg, blues Cat Scratch Trio and our very own Derry Jazz Quartet.
It doesn’t get much better...
While you're here...
City Hotel Derry
4* sleepover destination in the city.
Queens Quay, Londonderry | T. 028 7136 5800
Sandinos Cafe Bar
Derry’s premier live music venue with a packed live music programme.
Water Street, Londonderry | T. 028 7130 9297
The Gweedore Bar
Another super-cool live music hang-out – featuring some great contemporary bands.
Waterloo Street, Londonderry | T. 028 7137 2138
Belfast Music Exhibition
Everything from DJ culture to jazz and the show-bands era.
Oh Yeah Music Centre, 15-22 Gordon Street, Belfast | T. 028 9031 0845