Limerick’s first jazz festival to kick off this Friday

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE inaugural Limerick Jazz Festival takes place this weekend, with a top line-up of acts coming to the city.

THE inaugural Limerick Jazz Festival takes place this weekend, with a top line-up of acts coming to the city.

Run by Limerick Jazz Society - who celebrate 30 years in operation this year - the festival is aiming to put the city on the map with a host of top acts.

The Black Magic Big Band get action underway in the Pery Hotel this Friday at 8pm, while the American Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer supergroup take to the stage in the Lime Tree at 8pm Saturday night, followed by the Liane Carroll Trio in Dolan’s Warehouse at 10.30pm and Crisis Point at the Belltable on Sunday at 3pm.

There is a host of fringe events taking place throughout the city over the three days of the festival, featuring marching bands and street events.

“The shows are concentrated in the four venues, but there will be fringe stuff going around the city, in Limerick City Gallery and so on and Limerick Jazz Improv are going to take to the streets on Saturday,” said John Daly of Limerick Jazz Society.

“I think the vibe in the city will be good,” he added.

See Limerick Jazz Festival for details.