One of the most prolific figures in the Irish jazz scene, Linley Hamilton has performed with artists like Paul Brady, Van Morrison and Foy Vance, and leads his own acclaimed jazz quartet playing trumpet and flugelhorn.

The Dr. Linley Hamilton Quintet will perform tracks from their new album For the Record, which is due for release in Spring 2020, at The Everyman, on Sunday October 27th at The Everyman, Cork, as part of this year's Cork Jazz Festival.

We asked the good doctor for his choice cultural picks...

FILM 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail... The first time I saw it was nearly 30 years ago, and I watched it on repeat. I still quote from the film - "Tell them we’ve already got one…" Hilarious…

ART

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, by Vincent Van Gogh. You can see the passion and the pain – it summarizes the man...

TV

Atlanta - one of the more exhilarating series I’ve seen…

BOOK

Bounce by Matthew Syed. This is the most inspirational book I have read in years -  a focus on hard work triumphing over talent.

MUSIC

Sounds of Mirrors by Dhafer Youssef. My favourite current artist - a four-octave range, with an innate ability to communicate the music...

Linley Hamilton is performing at the upcoming Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend in Cork from 24-28 October, featuring over 1,000 musicians and creative artists from more than 20 countries in over 70 city venues across the city - find out more here. 

For Guinness Cork Jazz Festival updates and tickets please visit www.guinnessjazzfestival.com