Building on last year’s success, they present a 4-day programme of events celebrating local musicians associated with the music, together with international contemporaries. After the amazing response to last year’s festival, there was no doubt the Brilliant Corners would be back this year.
The local jazz scene has never been healthier and there are many talented musicians involved in this year’s festival including, the Jeremy Lyons Dectet, Linley Hamilton Quartet, David Lyttle, Duke Special, Boxcutter, DJ Jason Deadman and Bourne/Davis/Kane (who will also be performing a World Premiere of Piers Hellawell’s ‘Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst’ As part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial).
There are tributes to icons of the genre, including a ‘Coltrane Night’ performed by one of the most uncompromising and talented reed players around, Paul Dunmall; flamenco flavours with Eduardo Niebla, the weird and wonderful in the form of Richard Dawson (cited as being ‘one of the most affecting performers you’ll ever see’) urban influences with twice MOBO winner Soweto Kinch, and one of the most exciting new bands on the scene right now, GoGo Penguin.
It’s a great time for jazz in Belfast, with more events and bigger audiences than ever before and Brilliant Corners is now firmly a part of it.
From post bop to free jazz, electronic to contemporary, R&B to flamenco, Brilliant Corners has it all. So pop along and enjoy Belfast’s only dedicated jazz festival.
In the words of Keith Jarrett “Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.”
BRILLIANT CORNERS – A FESTIVAL OF JAZZ IN BELFAST
Wed 26th – Sat 29th March