The City of Derry Jazz Festival welcomes you to join in the celebrations for the 14th instalment of the event!

During the May Bank Holiday weekend the Walled City reverberates to the distinctive jazz rhythms echoing from theatres, bars, shopping centres, restaurants and on the city streets!

SWING by the city and join in our musical celebration of the music that unites the four corners of the world!



Familiar Faces

We are delighted to showcase our highly acclaimed homegrown talent such as Gay and Paul McIntyre, and welcome to the city firm festival favourites, the Jive Aces, Harry Connolly, Ricky Cool and the In Crowd, Derry Jazz Quartet, The Roaring forties, Cat Scratch Fever and Mission Impossible to name but a few!

The Playhouse Speakeasy Bar is back!


Experience the excitement of the prohibition era and enjoy jam back sessions and live performances in a sumptuous 1920’s style speakeasy club setting.


Jazz Festival 2014 Highlights