Three of the best for de jazz
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival isn't solely about jazz but it is about fun and the three new additions to the lineup will certainly bring this!
These acts, fresh from the stages of Electric Picnic, will bring something a little different to the majority of the other jazz acts.
Dec Pierce (Friday 28 October) and Jenny Greene (Saturday 29 October) have been announced alongside King Kong Company (Sunday 30 October) to headline the late shows of the festival. Always bringing packed dancefloors, these three acts have all sold out Cork Opera House before.
King Kong Company have established themselves as one of Ireland’s most renowned live acts. The Waterford outfit bring an energy-filled show with the incredible hype-dancer Box Head adding a fantastic visual and theatrical element to the performance. Meanwhile, two of this country’s most popular artists, Jenny Greene and Dec Pierce need little introduction to Cork audiences having played several Cork Opera House, Live at the Marquee and Indiependence shows. Jenny has managed to have an entry in the Guinness Book of Records (for the longest continuous DJ set), become a mainstay on national radio and sold out shows across the country both as a solo artist and with the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin’ Beats first hit Irish airwaves in 2018, and its combination of classic ‘90s dance hits, timeless R&B and lively hip-hop was extremely popular. The live show is a performance of the world’s biggest dance anthems featuring a DJ set, live tribal drummers and special guests.