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City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival 2019


The Head of Culture presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the outcome of the 18th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival and also to seek approval from Members to progress the programming and promotion of the 19th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival in May 2020.


                        Councillor McCann welcomed the report and said that the festival was an excellent event for everyone.  He referred to the contribution that Gay McIntyre made to the Jazz festival and suggested that if possible officers considered renaming the Jazz Festival for one year in honour of Gay McIntyre’s contribution.  




                        After debate among the members, it was agreed that officers should consider ways to acknowledge the contribution of Gay McIntyre to the jazz in the city.


                        The Head of Culture agreed to bring back a paper with options for members consideration.


                        The Committee


                                                Recommended       that Members i) note the contents                                                        of the report and approve the                                                                programming, financial and                                                                   procurement arrangements for the                                                                  Jazz Festival in 2020.


ii) note that a report would be                                                               presented to outline proposals for                                                        Council to identify the                                                                              contribution that Gay McIntyre has                                                      made to the Jazz music industry  through the Jazz Festival. 


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