8th Annual Brilliant Corners

Belfast’s only jazz festival, Brilliant Corners, has announced it's return with 10 days of the very best local, national and international talent.

There will be familiar names and brand-new stars. Expect sounds from Berlin, New Orleans, mid-Ulster and outer space.
The eight edition of the festival has grown this year with an extra couple of concerts, post-gig jam sessions at The Sunflower, and films.

The festival's ridiculously good value full-festival-ticket is back as well, giving access to 12 ticketed gigs for just £50 – or you can pay per concert.

Organiser, Moving on Music, stated: "We just want you to hear as much as you can, go to things you may not normally go to, and say things like 'I had no idea I would enjoy that so much!'."

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 it’s bijou glory!

This year’s line up includes:
• Francesco Turrisi (solo piano)
Thursday 27 February, Sonic Lab, Free
• Dinosaur
Friday 28 Feb, Black Box, 8pm, £14 (£10 conc)
• The Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra
Saturday 29 February, Black Box, 2.30pm, £7
• Wood River
Saturday 29 February, Black Box, 8pm, £12 (£8 conc)
• Dime Notes
Sunday 1 March, Black Box, 2.30PM, £14 (£10 conc)
• Parker / Niblock / Sanders
Sunday 1 March, Black Box, 8pm, £14 (£10 conc)
• Kenosha Kid
Tuesday 3 March, Black Box, 7pm, £12 (£8 conc)
• Linley Hamilton Quintet
Friday 8 March, Black Box, 7pm, £14 (£10 conc)
• Fuzzy Logic
& When The Dust Settles
Thursday 5 March, Black Box, 7pm, £12 / £8 conc
• Hejira
Friday 6 March, Black Box, 8pm, £12 (£8 conc)
• Joseph Leighton Quartet
Saturday 7 March, Black Box, 2.30pm, £12 (£8 conc)
• Binker Golding’s Band
Saturday 7 March, Black Box, 8pm, £14 (£10 conc)

The films:
• The Connection
Friday 28 February, Beanbag Cinema, 6pm, £4
• Imagine The Sound
Saturday 29 February, Beanbag Cinema, 6pm, £4
• The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith
Friday 06 March, Beanbag Cinema, 6pm, £4
• Mama Africa
Saturday 07 March, Beanbag Cinema, 6pm, £4

And finally, new for 2020, is the 'post-gig jamming session' upstairs at The Sunflower, led by local artists. All players/listeners welcome.

Brilliant Corners runs from 27 February to 07 March at various venues. For full information go to the dedicated website – brilliantcornersbelfast.com.

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