Fri 19 Oct – Fri 2 Nov 2018
Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie … just a few of the legends who’ve appeared at the Cork Jazz Festival through the years, and just three of the names who’ve been photographed in the city by the Irish Examiner.
A new exhibition at Triskel Arts Centre in Cork features over 20 pictures from the Irish Examiner/Evening Echo archive of the early days of the festival. It includes Ella performing in 1980, Stephane Grappelli relaxing at his hotel during an interview for the newspaper, and even Gay Byrne introducing a special jazz Late Late Show from Leeside in 1985. There will also be a photograph of the late, great trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, taken by Provision photographer Mike McSweeney, on location at Christchurch in 2007 before its restoration.
The exhibition opens at Triskel Arts Centre on Friday 19 October and runs for two weeks.