Published on Jul 31, 2012
DOWN WITH JAZZ
24/25/26 August, Meeting House Sq, Dublin 2
New Years Day, 1934, Co Leitrim and Father Peter Conefrey earns a modest place in the history books, leading a mob on the first of the infamous Anti-Jazz marches against the 'evils of jazz'. Fast forward to 2012, and there'll be more jazz than you can shake a bishops crozier at the Down With Jazz festival in Temple Bar's Meeting House Square on 24th, 25th and 26th August.
Expect all styles and none at this free 3 day festival, with up and coming bands like OKO and Redivider, funky populists like Max Zazka and Mixtapes from The Underground, and established names like Michael Buckley and Christine Tobin. Between sets there'll be solo improvs and hot-cat activity telling the story of Irish jazz, with vintage vinyls on the decks for a late-night flavour of the music that caused all the fuss in the first place.
Down With Jazz is FREE but TICKETED
Log onto www.templebar.ie/events to book
Further ranting at www.downwithjazz.ie
An Improvised Music Company production
Made possible by Temple Bar Cultural Trust