In a city with tremendous amounts of talent on show ranging genre to genre, it’s fantastic to see jazz being actively promoted within Belfast. Brilliant Corners will be running it’s second year in 2014 organised by Moving On Music.
Building on last year’s success, they present a 4-day programme of events celebrating local musicians associated with the music, together with international contemporaries.
The local jazz scene has never been healthier and they are privileged to have so many talented musicians involved in this year’s festival including, the Jeremy Lyons Dectet, Linley Hamilton Quartet, David Lyttle, Boxcutter, DJ Jason Deadman and Bourne/Davis/Kane (who will also be performing a World Premiere of Piers Hellawell’s ‘Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst’ As part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial).
With tributes to icons of the genre, including a ‘Coltrane Night’ performed by one of the most uncompromising and talented reed players around, Paul Dunmall; flamenco flavours with Eduardo Niebla, the weird and wonderful in the form of Richard Dawson (cited as being ‘one of the most affecting performers you’ll ever see’) urban influences with twice MOBO winner Soweto Kinch, and one of the most exciting new bands on the scene right now, GoGo Penguin.
It’s a great time for jazz in Belfast, with more events and bigger audiences than ever before. From post bop to free jazz, electronic to contemporary, R&B to flamenco, Brilliant Corners has it all. So come along and enjoy Belfast’s only dedicated jazz festival.
For more information visit: http://www.movingonmusic.co.uk/index.aspx