City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival returns in 2015!

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival for its 14th installment, in 2015!
During the weekend of 30th – 4th May 2015, Jazz fever will indeed sweep through the city once again, with tantalizing tunes reverberating through streets and venues, showcasing exceptional talent from both local acts and up and coming acts, as well as welcoming some of the top International Jazz and Blues acts to the North West.

Familiar Faces
We are delighted to showcase our highly acclaimed homegrown talent such as Gay and Paul McIntyre, and welcome to the city firm festival favourites, the Jive Aces, Harry Connolly, Ricky Cool and the In Crowd, Derry Jazz Quartet, The Roaring forties, Cat Scratch Fever and Mission Impossible to name but a few!

The Playhouse Speakeasy Bar is back!
Experience the excitement of the prohibition era and enjoy jam back sessions and live performances in a sumptuous 1920’s style speakeasy club setting.



Jazz Festival 2014 Highlights