The demand for tickets was so high for the Yasiin Bey / Mos Def concert for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival that the organizers added a second concert at another venue over the weekend (October 22-25).
Ahead of his sold-out Cork Opera on Monday, October 25, the New York rapper will also perform the intimate Live at St Luke’s on Sunday, October 24.
Born in Brooklyn, the 43-year-old broke with his album Black On Both Sides in 1999 and has had numerous acting roles in film and television as well. He changed his name to Yasiin Bey in 2011.
Another of the sold-out weekend jazz concerts is Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Everyman on Sunday evening, so they have also been booked for another concert in St Luke for Sunday afternoon.
The other event for which all available tickets have already been purchased is Jenny Greene’s DJ set at Cork Opera on Saturday 23 October.
Meanwhile, the Triskel Arts Center rounded out its programming for the festival with the addition of acclaimed American pianist Marc Copland to the venue’s roster for Saturday.
Traditionally the flagship of quality jazz in a festival that has broadened its appeal with the inclusion of many genres, Triskel also hosts Cork musicians Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy, British jazz star Kit Downes, as well as Xenia Pestova Bennett. and Ed Bennett performing a reinterpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
The Everyman added a non-jazz concert to their roster this weekend, with James Vincent McMorrow performing on Sunday 24 at 10:15 pm.
- Tickets for Yasiin Bey / Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Live at St Luke’s will be available via https://uticket.ie/