Launch of Derry’s Jazz and Big Band Festival

The 11th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival will be officially launched at the Waterfoot Hotel tomorrow evening, Wednesday, March 21.

This year’s event will take place in the city between May 3-7, and will mark the start of a series of celebratory events for the city as it prepares for being the first UK City of Culture in 2013.

The festival has gone from strength to strength over the years and the 2012 programme has something for all musical tastes with both international and local artists bringing a unique blend of sound to the city over the May Bank Holiday weekend.