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.
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.