There will be a double bill of jazz at Cork University Hospital on Friday 27 October 2017 to celebrate 40 years of the Cork Jazz Festival. The Cork Light Orchestra and the Lamarotte Jazz Band from Holland will be performing on the day.
The Cork Light Orchestra will play from 12 until 2pm in the Staff Dining Room to help staff dine in style and unwind for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Orchestra plays light instrumental music inspired by the salon, jazz and light orchestras of the 1920s and 30s.
Lamarotte, one of Europe’s top street bands, is comprised of 12 strolling musicians from Tilburg in Holland. From 12.40pm to 1.30pm, they will play their way into the hospital and into the Cardiac Renal Centre Atrium. Some of the musicians will go up the glass lift and out onto the balconies and play near the wards. This ‘flash mob’ style experiment will be a first for CUH.
‘We picked Lamorette specifically for the Cardiac Renal Centre venue, which we are very familiar with, as we knew that their street style would work perfectly in the light filled venue with multiple balconies, and the big sound would fill the space with Jazz to delight the hospital audiences.’ – Tony O’Neill, Chairperson of Cork Jazz Festival
If you wish to follow the band Lamorette as they stroll and play music you can find them in various Jazz Parades in Cork City and County over the weekend.
See www.guinnessjazzfestival.com for the full festival programme.