Brilliant Corners, a festival of jazz in Belfast 2018

Hello and welcome to Brilliant Corners #6. We’re back with another wonderful line-up featuring the very best of jazz and its associated musics.

Belfast’s finest, Blue Whale will kick things off, the inimitable guitarist Jim Mullen performs with The Ronnie Greer Organ Band, we’ve an Irish showcase featuring Joseph Leighton Trio, Sue Rynhart, and The Paul Dunlea Group. Detroit’s son JD Allen visits with his trio, as does Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler. Brussels based trailblazers Thunderblender will raise the roof, the Elliot Galvin Trio with leave you in awe, you’ll be transported by David Lyttle Trio, rattled by the Brian Irvine Ensemble, and you’ll be fit for nothing after Sons of Kemet.

There’ll be films too, with the Belfast Film Festival once again screening some not to be missed flicks at the Bean Bag Cinema.

If you have been before, you’ll know what to expect; amazing, surprising, life-changing music. If you haven’t, we hope you’ll come along and experience Belfast’s only jazz festival in all its bijou glory
Sat 3 Mar Blue Whale ‘Process’ Album Launch 9pm Black Box
Sun 4 Mar Ronnie Greer Organ Band with special guest Jim Mullen 2pm Black Box
Tue 6 Mar Irish Showcase: Joseph Leighton Trio, Sue Rynhart, The Paul Dunlea Group 8pm Black Box
Wed 7 Mar JD Allen Trio 8pm Black Box
Thu 8 Mar Kaja Draksler (solo piano) 1pm Sonic Lab
Thu 8 Mar Thunderblender+ Elliot Galvin Trio 8pm Black Box
Fri 9 Mar Brian Irvine Ensemble 9pm Black Box
Sat 10 Mar David Lyttle Trio (afternoon)support: Jack Kelly Trio 2.30pm Black Box
Sat 10 Mar Sons of Kemet 9pm Black Box

Fri 9 Mar Lift to the Scaffold) 1958 8pm (start) Beanbag Cinema
Sat 10 Mar Shadows (1959) 4pm (start) Beanbag Cinema
Sat 10 Mar The Pawnbroker (1964) 6pm (star) Beanbag cinema
All gigs priced from £10 - £16, films £5 (£3 conc.), a £40 festival ticket is available giving access to all 9 concerts (excludes films). Tickets available online, from the Belfast Welcome Centre, and at the door unless sold out. Booking fee is included in the ticket price.
Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) - Cloreen Park, Belfast BT9 5HN  T:028 9097 4829
Black Box - 18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA  T:028 9024 6609
BeanBag Cinema – 23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF  T:028 9032 5913
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