JazzWaterford Jazz Weekender takes place at outdoor and pub venues in the Viking Triangle from September 5th to September 7th 2014. The brand new festival which will host an eclectic mixture of Jazz combos: Swing, Bebop, New Orleans, Jazz-Funk, Modern, Gypsy Jazz, Big Band and a generous helping of The Blues at a variety of 10 FREE gigs over the weekend.

Friday, September 5th at 1pm an outdoor lunch-gig at Bailey’s New Street with The Waterford Jazz Weekender Festival Combo. On Friday evening at 7:30pm in Jordan’s Bar a Vocal Jazz session with The Jane O’Brien Moran Trio. Friday night’s gig at 10pm in The Munster Bar sees The Groove Merchants perform a funky jam session of tunes from the classic hard bop era. Jazz

Saturday festivities commence at 1:30 pm on Bailey’s New Street with Gypsy Jazz band ‘Paris Swing’. Also on Bailey’s New Street at 3pm The Waterford Blues Club will be playing the blues. On Saturday evening at 8pm The Harry Connelly and Len McCarthy Group, who are both legends of the Cork Jazz scene will be accompanied by resident Waterford musicians. Saturday night at 10pm in Jordan’s Bar Traditional Blues are on offer with ‘Rue de la Coup’.

Sunday’s entertainment commences at 1pm on Bailey’s New Street with New Orleans Jazz from ‘DIXIELAND EXPRESS’. At 3pm in The Reg Bar ‘Little Waits’ will entertain playing a mixture of classic jazz tunes along with solid grooves and original music. On Sunday evening at 7:00pm The Munster Bar is the place to be with Big Band Jazz experts Opus Pocus set to entertain.  Taking the weekend to a close on Sunday evening at 9.30pm in The Munster Bar with bebop jazz will be ‘The Red Hot Jazz Trio’.

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