There was loads on in pretty much every venue in Cork city over the weekend as the jazz festival took over. The likes of Ginger Baker in the Everyman and Lee Fields and Sharon Jones in the Opera House were always going to wow, while the Sextant is turning into the place to go for dance and DJs. Here’s a selection of what we saw on Saturday and Sunday, from actual jazz (tough to find despite the festival name) to Richie Egan’s new sideproject Dimman and local soul band Shookrah. Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble were the highlight though, coming onstage over an hour late at Deep South and blowing everybody away. Pictures below by BrĂ­d O’Donovan.

Blue Note Jazz @ the Roundy, Saturday, October 25, 5pm………………..

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Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble @ Deep South, Saturday, 6pm………………..

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Cape Grace and Dimman @ Triskel Arts Centre, Saturday, 11pm…………………..

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Stevie G and Shookrah @ Deep South, Sunday, 3pm……………………………….

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