The Hot Box #020 – A Tale of Two Festivals

In Hot Box Episode 20 we pay homage to two jazz festivals that present contrasting pleasures to jazz fans over the October public holiday weekend in Ireland. The one celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017 and is recognised worldwide as one of the major jazz-focussed events in the calendar, the other remains something of a secret, but gaining in its reach and appeal each year.

So listen in as Donald Helme takes into the world of gypsy jazz at Django Sur Lennon, (in Ramelton, County Donegal) and checks out a couple of the headliners at Cork 2017 (well you know where that is).

And in The Hot Spot this time are tracks from Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ambrose Akinmusire.