Deise Brass

The Deise Brass Band – talented veterans of the brass era will bring a taste of classic New Orleans music to Doonbeg Jazz Festival when they play jazz, blues, and gospel.


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Aoife Doyle & Band

‘Aoife Doyle catches our attention with her personal ease and presence, and powerful scat singing of studied scat sequences integral to the songs; Intelligent not intellectual. We are treated to a stunning ‘September Song’ and I get chills down my spine during ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’. Her abilities and passion are evidence of a trained but natural gift. This is fully absorbed fresh jazz singing, no messing and no holding back.’ Nessa Jennings, Bray Jazz Festival 2009

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Riff Raft

Guitarist and singer, Bren Ó Ruaidh, came back from a trip of a lifetime to New Orleans full of inspiration. Having played with some of the best musicians in the world, and experiencing the pure joy of jazz in the Big Easy, he has brought that magic back to Cork with his new band, Riff Raft.

All sorts of songs from Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and more, with some bebop and a few contemporary songs thrown into the mix. This band will get you on the dancefloor and you’ll never want to leave. Get on the raft and party!

Bren Ó Ruaidh (Guitar and Vocals)
Matthew Hart (Guitar)
Dave O’Keefe (Trumpet)
Tony Adams (Clarinet)
Ronan Hickey (Drums)

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joan talbot

Joan Talbot and the  band Jazz Gazette with Gerard Bradley piano, Peter Doherty DBass, Mark Bradley Trumpet, Paul Maguire Guitar and Aidan Dunphy Drums, have played together for the past 7 years and have a great following .They  are regulars in many festivals throughout Ireland inc. Derry, Limavady, Belfast, Dunfanaghy and this their 4th year performing in Doonbeg.
The musicians are from Strabane and Joan is from Dublin. With a great programme of swing jazz ballads & blues this year they will pay tribute to American jazz legend Anita O Day also known as The Jezebel of Jazz. She became synonymous with such songs as “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Sweet Georgia Brown”, “Tea for two” and  a great version of “Have you met Sir Jones”/ “Mad about the Boy plus many more.
The line up of wonderful musicians with the smooth vocals of Joan Talbot will make this a gig not to be missed .



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East Coast Jazz Band

Described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”, the East Coast Jazz Band perform an eclectic mix of popular jazz styles ranging from Dixieland, Ragtime and Swing to Bossa Nova and Blues.

Hailing from the sunny south east, the band has been playing festivals and gigs throughout Ireland for almost twenty years. They had their inaugural performance at the world renowned Guinness Cork Jazz festival in 1998 and have been welcomed back EVERY year since. This culminated at 2013 festival when the band played 3 performances at the flagship Metropole festival club in addition to other venues.

Their high energy take on jazz classics ensure they appeal to all walks of music fans. The band tours various festivals throughout Ireland, including the Kilkenny Arts Fest, Arklow Maritime Fest and the Jazz festivals at Doonbeg, Ballydehob and Bray.


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Jazz Lite – Limerick

Good Ol’ Bevis “That’ll be extra”, and his friends are back with “Jazz Lite” from Limerick and will be entertaining us with their music. This four piece band have appeared regularly at the Cork Jazz Festival as well as many functions in the Limerick area.


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Downtown Dixieland Band – Limerick

Downtown Dixieland Band formed in 2007. Played its first public gig in Boston during that year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Band formed along the traditional 7-piece Dixieland band lineup: 4 Horns [Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone/Euphonium, Tenor Saxophone], Guitar/Banjo, Bass, Drums

Downtown Dixieland band plays the original arrangements of well-known and not-so-well-known standards from the traditional jazz repertoire of the 1920s straight through to the advent of the Big Band sound of the 1950s. The Band’s own repertoire – which is continually expanding – stands currently at 175 tunes [e.g. Down by the Riverside, Creole Jazz, Trouble in Mind, Tin Roof Blues, Bourbon St. Parade, When the Saints, High Society, On the Sunny Side of the Street…]

Dixieland Jazz (aka Tradjazz, New Orleans Jazz) is a very rhythmic, uplifting type of music which was the precursor of ‘swing’ music. The Downtown Dixieland band continues this tradition of playing ‘feel-good’ music that always gets the punters tapping their feet or singing/dancing along to the infectious beat.

To date the Band has limited its playing to Jazz Festivals (e.g. Cork Jazz Festival, Doonbeg Jazz Festival – where it was voted band of the festival on three occasions), and both private and corporate functions, such as Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays, Press Receptions, Book Launches etc.

In the past year, the Band has widened its ‘playing out’ area to include pubs, hotels, street recitals and arrival receptions at weddings.

Downtown Dixieland Band is also called upon regularly to perform at charitable functions and fundraising events in Limerick City and its environs.

PR/Booking Manager: Damian Daly (+353831208169)


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Jazz Main – Scotland

JazzMain is a four piece jazz band, based in Edinburgh, comprising a talented and experienced line up of Saxophone, Bass, Keyboards and Drums.