Malin Wättring (Sweden) Sunday, 30th April
Lionel Loueke Trio (USA/Benin) Friday, 28th April
Maarja Nuut (Estonia) Sunday, 30th April
Shantala Subramanyam Trio (India), Saturday, 29th April
The Necks (Australia), Sunday, 30th April
Roamer (Ireland), Saturday, 29th April
Pilgrim (Switzerland) Saturday, 29th April 9.30pm

BRAY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

We're currently putting the final touches to our programme for this year's Bray Jazz Festival - which returns for its 19th edition on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

We have some great shows lined up, and are expecting to confirm some great artists from Scandanavia, the USA, France, Britain, Germany elsewhere across the globe in the coming days.  Lots to look forward to, so keep the May Weekend dates - this year falling on 4th, 5th and 6th May free in your diaries, and come back soon for more info.

We will be offering early-bird discounted ticket packages, as well as a limited edition 'WEEKEND PASS' - which provides access to all ticketed shows over the bank holiday weekend for a discounted price.  We're delighted to be back for another year, and hope to see you on the May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Highlights

Bray Jazz Festival is Ireland's leading contemporary jazz and improvised music festival to be held within the Greater Dublin Area, each year.  2017 will be our 18th year.

This year's festival will feature a host of great shows, including performances by Benin-born and US-based guitarist Lionel Loueke, by one of Sweden's most exciting young stars Malin Wättring , and by the irrepressible and much acclaimed British big band, Beats & Pieces.   We return for a second year to the wonderful church concert venue at The Well on Main St with performances by Danish trio The Firebirds, Swiss quintet Pilgrim, Ireland's very own Roamer, and the revered Australian cult trio The Necks.  A free to attend educational workshop with 'The Firebirds' will also be held (Friday 28th, 4pm).

Elsewhere, our popular early evening recitals at Bray Town Hall will present a series of captivating performances, with artists from Norway, India and Estonia featuring, while there will be lots happening at The Harbour Bar throughout the weekend, and a lots of other shows on the Wicklow Wolf Jazz Trail.

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