Jazz fes­ti­val hosts up to 40 con­certs

Bray People - - NEWS FOCUS -

BRAY JAZZ FES­TI­VAL will host up to 40 con­certs, recitals and jazz trail shows this May bank hol­i­day week­end as part of The Gath­er­ing 2013.

Mu­si­cians and jazz fans from all over Ire­land and the world are ex­pected to con­verge on the town for the three days of the fes­ti­val to en­joy mu­sic and good com­pany.

This will be the 14th an­nual jazz fes­ti­val with hun­dreds of mu­si­cians to par­tic­i­pate as solo acts, trios, or quin­tets and in a wide va­ri­ety of styles.

Last year's high­lights in­cluded Nor­way's Tord Gus­tavsen Trio at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Su­sana Baca from Peru at the same venue, and Don By­ron's New Gospel Quin­tet, also at Mer­maid.

This year will also in­clude the fes­ti­val trail around the town's pubs, bring­ing mu­sic to the masses free of charge.

The now in­dis­pens­able ' World Stage @ Katie's' will con­tinue to be a sta­ple of the renowned Bray mu­sic fes­ti­val, as well as the late-night shows up­stairs in the Martello.

Fes­ti­val Di­rec­tor Ge­orge Ja­cob has been there from the very start and has stuck with the fes­ti­val through good times and bad.

De­spite fi­nan­cial pres­sures, the fes­ti­val's rep­u­ta­tion has re­mained stel­lar in in­ter­na­tional jazz cir­cles year in year out.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.bray­jazz.com where a full pro­gramme of events will be avail­able in the coming months.

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