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City of Derry Jazz Festival

Attending the City of Derry Jazz Festival? Book your stay at the Everglades Hotel now.

During the May Bank Holiday weekend the Walled City reverberates to the distinctive jazz rhythms echoing from theatres, bars, shopping centres, restaurants and on the city streets!

The annual celebration of jazz and big bands will feature artists from all over the world and welcome more than 60,000 revellers over the bank holiday weekend. Among the popular acts performing at the festival this year are Dinosaur, Heavy Beat Brass Band, The Revolutionaires, Kaz Hawkins & Sam York, and Basork.

An exciting addition to this year’s City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival is the Darren Beckett Masterclass. Open to all musicians, the world renowned drummer who has toured with Brandon Flowers and Madeline Peyroux, will impart his experience and knowledge on how to play dynamically and musically in a jazz setting.

This year’s Festival Headliner is Van Morrison, who will perform in the Millennium Forum Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018.

Guests can enjoy a wide selection of live Jazz music in the comfortable surroundings of the Lounge and Library Bar throughout the festive from leading local musicans. Further information on our lineup of performances can be found here

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