Guinness Cork Jazz Festival takes place in late October each year in Ireland's scenic southern capital of Cork. It is one of Ireland's flagship arts and cultural events, attracting visitors from all over the world. The festival has gone from strength to strength with a outstanding programme of world class jazz and jazz related sounds in over 90 venues. It is renowned as one of the best jazz festivals in Europe. Over the years the many of the top names in jazz have featured including Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea , Herbie Hancock , Dizzy Gillespie and dozens more. There's a superb music trail offering music free of entrance charges and a buzzing Festival Club - plus street entertainment, workshops, lectures, a jazz choir, a Jazz Camp for student musicians, and lots of participation events. Cork becomes Europe's jazz capital at the exciting Guinness Cork Jazz Festival weekend!