Cork Jazz Festival 2006 Listings

There’s so much happening in Cork over the bank holiday weekend, I thought it would be better to keep the jazz listings separate for clarity. Here follows the listings for the main venues and acts…

(This isn’t complete yet… for more details see the official website:

Thursday 26th October 2006
11:00pm The Roaring Forties, Savoy Theatre

Friday 27th October 2006
6.00pm The Roaring Forties, Metropole Hotel
8.00pm Harlem Gospel Choir, Cork Opera House
8.00pm Branford Marsalis Quartet, Everyman Palace Theatre
8.00pm Les & Sam Clague, The Far Side, Victoria Road
9.30pm Guinness Jazz Festival Club, Metropole Hotel
9.30pm Melissa Stott Quartet, Maryborough House Hotel, (free)
10.00pm The Roaring Forties, Mount Oval, Rochestown

Saturday 28th October 2006
3.00pm [Jazz fringe] Sean O’Muircheartaigh and the Geezers, Sin É, Coburg St
3.00pm VSB Trio, An Bróg
3.30pm The Roaring Forties, Metropole Met Bar
7.30pm Les & Sam Clague, The Far Side, Victoria Road
8.00pm Courtney Pine + Cartoon, Cork Opera House
9.30pm Melissa Stott Quartet, Ambassador Hotel
10.00pm The Roaring Forties, Silver Springs Hotel
11.30pm Ed Deane, Half Moon Theatre
12.00am Greg Felton Quartet, Everyman Palace Theatre

Sunday 29th October 2006
3.00pm [Jazz fringe] Sean O’Muircheartaigh and the Geezers, Sin É, Coburg St
3.00pm VSB Trio, An Bróg
3.30pm Melissa Stott Quintet feat. Karl Rooney, Gresham Metropole
4.30pm The Roaring Forties, East Village, Douglas
8.00pm Joe Lovano Nonet + Mouton Reunion Quartet, Cork Opera House
9.30pm Melissa Stott Quartet, Ambassador Hotel
11.30pm Cartoon, Half Moon Theatre
11.45pm The Roaring Forties, Metropole Rhythm Room
12.00am Swing Street & Greg Felton Trio, Everyman Palace Theatre

Monday 30th October 2006
3.00pm [Jazz fringe] Sean O’Muircheartaigh and the Geezers, Sin É, Coburg St
4.00pm Melissa Stott Quartet, Barry’s, Douglas
5.00pm The Roaring Forties, East Village, Douglas

And here’s some more info about the artists playing over the weekend…

The Roaring Forties
The Roaring Forties
Thursday 26th: The SAVOY 11.15 til 1.15pm.
Friday 27th: Metropole 6.00pm
Friday 27th: Mount Oval: 10.00pm
Saturday 28th: Metropol Met Bar. 3.30pm
Saturday 28th: Silver springs 10.00pm
Sunday 29th: East Village 4.30 til 7.00
Sunday 29th: Metropol Rhythm Room 11.45pm
Monday 30th: East Village 5.00 til 7.00pm

Melissa Stott
Melissa Stott
Anglo-Chinese singer-songwriter Melissa Stott returns to Cork for a
series of concerts dedicated to original jazz songs from her new
album (to be released on UK label Feetfirst Records in February) and
standards by Porter, Golson, Ellington and others. She has been
described as a witty, accomplished songwriter with the ability to
deliver her material with beguiling, informal intimacy, and her debut
album, Why Now, has been acclaimed by critics and musicians alike.
This weekend she is performing with Italian pianist Max Chirico,
Irish bassist Rory Dempsey, who is currently based in London, and
Cork’s very own Niall Marron on drums. Sax player Karl Rooney joins
the line-up at the Metropole on Sunday.

Melissa Stott Quartet concerts:
Friday 27th October, Maryborough House Hotel, 9.30pm (free)
Saturday 28th October, Ambassador Hotel, 9.30pm (free)
Sunday 29th October, Gresham Metropole, 3.30pm (feat. Karl Rooney)
Sunday 29th October, Ambassador Hotel, 9.30pm (free)
Monday 30th October, Barry’s, Douglas, 4pm (free)

Ed Deane

Dublin born Ed Deane is rated one of the finest blues guitarists ever to emerge from Ireland. He began playing with his own band at the age of 16 and has worked with blues and R’n’B legends like Lowell Fulson, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, Mississipi Fred McDowell, Johnny Shines, Shuggie Otis, Richard Berry and Juke Boy Bonner. Ed has played guitar and slide with sensibility and eloquence in everything from blues and straight folk to many forms of rock for the better part of four decades. Since the 70’s he’s been one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the UK where he’s in great demand as a session player and slide guitarist and where the blues press have labeled him the King of British Blues. Ed has toured and played with musicians like Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, Geraint Watkins, Charlie Hart, Frankie Miller, Mickey Jupp, Dana Gillespie, Chris Jagger, Paul Jones and Bap Kennedy. He played guitar on soundtracks for ‘Stormy Monday’ (alongside BB King) and ‘Leaving Las Vegas’, both movies directed by Mike Figgis.

Ed Deane’s appearance at The Half Moon Theatre at midnight on Saturday 28th October, during the Cork Jazz weekend, promises to be a great gig. Ed will be joined by some of Dublin’s finest musicians, James Delaney on keyboards whose CV includes working with the likes of Rory Gallagher, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry & Paul Brady. Ace drummer Noel Bridgeman (who has he not played with?) ex original Skid Row, more recently Mary Black and Mick Hanly to name but a few. Tommy Moore, a seasoned stalwart of the Dublin rock, blues, and dance scene, on bass. Ace session player Eamon Murray on saxophone and harmonica completes a terrific rhythm and blues ensemble.

Ed has just released his first solo album ‘Slideshow’ on the Blue Navigator label – 12 original tracks ranging in style from rough country blues to smooth city jazz and in mood from zen contemplative to cowboy. The Irish Times gave it 4 stars and it was CD of the week on Shannonside Radio.
“First solo album from acclaimed Irish session guitarist features a wealth of moods and styles, from excellent surf and film noir parodies to atmospheric blues and more impressionistic pieces. An impressive showcase for a very accomplished musician” –fRoots (UK)

This Jazz Festival sees a major new development for Cartoon as they have recently added the incredible bass playing skills of Jerome Rimson and percussion talents of Justin Ramirez. Jerome has played with many of the greats who influence Cartoon; Aretha Franklin, Detroit Emeralds, Van Morrisson and Thin Lizzy to name a few. The addition of live bass and percussion gives the band a new sound and allows them to fuse soul and house with other styles such as reggae, bossa nova and samba. With 11 onstage this is as big and as tight as Cartoon have been and the long awaited arrival of live bass will have the band swinging as never before.
The band for the jazz Weekend will feature 11 members; Gary Baus (sax), Joosep Niimeister (trumpet), Eoin Nash (trombone), Pa Murphy (tenor sax), Justin Ramirez (percussion), Darragh O’Connor (keys), John Ahern (guitar), Jerome Rimson (bass), Karen Underwood (vocals), Barry Fitzgerald (vocals) and Bob Jackson (drums).

April 28th saw the release of Ban the Use of Jazz Music in Ireland, the long awaited album from Cork eight-piece dance/soul collective, Cartoon. The album, released on the band’s own label Some Operation Records mocks a movement set up in Ireland in 1933 to attempt to prevent Radio 1 from broadcasting jazz and other irreligious music.

Formed in January 2004, the band have already created a huge live following across Ireland with their heady mix of soul, jazz, funk, soul and house music. Sitting is not an option at a Cartoon show, the will to dance is imperative! With three vocalists and a line up of immensely talented multi cultural musicians from as far apart as Estonia and Chicago, Cartoon are a breath of fresh energy in the dance arena already releasing four vinyl EPs on ultra chic Parisian label Brique Rouge run by international DJ David Duriez and French touch producer Llorca. Anyone who witnessed their blistering Oxegen sets can attest to their addictive beats, energetic house tunes and sexy swagger. In 2005 alone they played with the good and great of the nu-soul/funk scene including UK soul legend Omar, London’s acid jazz pioneers Incognito, internationally renowned DJ and producer Kerri Chandler and Detroit’s electronic nu-funkster Amp Fiddler.

MvM does JAZZ – The Greg Felton Quartet @ Everyman Palace Theatre, Sat 28th October
Our regular Saturday night at the Movies with a twist of Jazz!
Experience the most unique late night in Cork, as we welcome the Guinness
Jazz to the Everyman Palace Theatre. Our usual blend of Live Music and
Classic Cult Movie has the added flavour of the Greg Felton Quartet with a
jazz movie to complement the evening.
Tickets €10, Doors Midnight.
Booking on 021 450 1673

MvM does JAZZ – Swing Street & Greg Felton Trio @ Everyman Palace Theatre, Sun 29th October
Swing Street find a common passion in Ragtime, Jump and Boogie in the front
bar while in the back bar Greg Felton Trio perform complex yet accessible
original music that draws influence from jazz, contemporary classical, world
music and free improvisation. The Irish Times rates Greg Felton as ‘ the
most gifted young keyboard performer on the scene.’
Tickets €12, Doors Midnight.
Booking on 021 450 1673 or

2 Responses to “Cork Jazz Festival 2006 Listings”

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  • The Cork Jazz Fest this year was amazing, the Everyman Palace Theatre Sun Ra Arkestra was wild! Gilad Atzmon, unknown to me at the time was outstanding, I went to the double bill for Jack Dejohnette as much as I enjoyed him, Gilad stood out world-class to say the least! Other artists I had not heard of before Milk & Jade, wonderfull fresh stuff and the jazz poetry session by Morley Hayden & Haines in the Gresham Metropole was fantastic! Roll on Cork 2010!

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