The appearance of Maria Schneider and her Orchestra who will be playing Ireland for the first time is a coup for the Cork jazz festival this year. The Irish Times broke the story in the Irish national press, and which can be read in full here

The Blind Boys of Alabama, singers Nnenna Freelon and Laura Mvula; Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Stanley Clarke, Billy Childs Ensemble; Billy Cobham, Fred Hersch, T.S. Monk; Donny McCaslin, Linley Hamilton, Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Trio; and Pablo Ziegler Trio are all among the line-up.

Tickets go on sale on 31 May.