Artists / Speakers

Hot can be cool & cool can be hot & each can be both.
But hot or cool man, Jazz is Jazz.

Louis Armstrong


Welcome to the Galway Jazz Festival 2017.

I am proud to be part of a team once again presenting a festival of the highest quality here in Galway. There are over 40 events - Local, National and International across 20 different venues. The festival highlights include Masterclasses, a film screening, a swing dance night, jam sessions, solo performances, large ensemble performance, poetry, panel discussion, a youth ensemble workshop and much much more in between.

We are indebted to all our local and national sponsors without whom this festival would not be possible, and we are delighted to be funded by Galway City Council, The Arts Council and Culture Ireland.

We hope you take away with you some of the spirit of improvisation, communication and creativity, which will be in abundance during the four days of the festival.

Matthew Berrill
Artistic Director
Galway Jazz Festival 2017

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