Bray Jazz returns for its 14th year
This year's programme will welcome the great New York based Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias to our festival (Sun 5th), and will host headline concerts featuring a number of leading figures in European jazz.
Our programme kicks-off on Friday night, 3rd May, with a double-bill from Europe that includes the dazzling French trumpeter Méderic Collignon's Le Jus De Bosce and Swiss-based guitarist Christy Doran's 'New Bag', while that enduring winning-formula of ambient Norwegian jazz will take centre-stage on Saturday (4th May), when acclaimed bassist Mats Eilersen's Skydive headline.
Elsewhere, Bray Jazz will break new ground when we stage a day-long open air festival of Balkan music featuring musicians from Serbia, Russia, Romania, Turkey, Italy and the UK, present early evening recitals featuring musicians from Sweden and Scotland, feature a showcase for the best in Irish jazz, and will bring cajun, zydeco and creole to the party, on one of the most exciting international programmes in our 14 years history. Do come along and enjoy !