Cork Jazz festival trumpets booking boost

Ticket sales for this year's Guinness Cork Jazz Festival are up by 20 per cent on last year, while international bookings are also stronger, according to organisers.

6th October, 2012
Cork Jazz festival trumpets booking boost
Jazz festival director Jack McGouran, front, with Ken Marshall, Roy Kelleher and George Patterson from the Roaring Forties at the launch of the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival. Photo: Darragh Kane

Ticket sales for this year's Guinness Cork Jazz Festival are up by 20 per cent on last year, while international bookings are also stronger, according to organisers.

The event, one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, will see more than 1,000 musicians play 400 sessions in 55 venues across the city from October 26 to 28. It is estimated to be worth €20 million to the local economy.

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