Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazzband
Featuring some of Ireland’s finest professional musicians, over the years the band have accompanied many famous international jazz artists.
Led by drummer Des Hopkins, they have had a long association with the Dublin Guinness brewery, as Ireland’s Original Guinness Jazz Band. They were sponsored by the company from 1986-2003.
Ireland’s only professional band now playing in the Traditional Dixieland style.
The Band have played at countless international Jazz festivals throughout Europe, and have been featured at every Cork Jazz festival since 1980.
Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazz Band are in constant demand for corporate events, concerts, weddings, jazz, swing and art festivals.
Presenting an amazing programme of the great music from the jazz age, ideal for dancing or listening. The band play Traditional, Dixieland, and Mainstream jazz, with flair, excitement, showmanship, superb musicianship and exciting vocals.
The personal can vary, and operate from 3 to 6 musicians. On occasions the band is augmented by some of the finest jazz musicians from both Ireland and the UK.Watch us here on You TubeDes Hopkins Leinster Entertainment Awards. 2016
Latest Jazz news from DH Entertainment
Des Hopkins Dixieland Jazzband make regular appearances at following leading venues Arthur's Blues and Jazz Club DublinThe Harbour Bar Bray
Des Hopkins Dixieland Band will yet again play the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival at The Clayton Cork City Hotel
. The late great Gay Byrne reviews Des Hopkins memoir on RTE Lyric FM
Here are a few of our cherished memories, please enjoy and look forward to more gigs like these.
To watch a short clip of the us performing at Cork, click hereDes Hopkins Band playing for The Irish Derby 2019Des Hopkins Quartet Southport UK. with Tom Kincade, John McCormick, Bob LudlamSouthport in the rain.
DH Entertainment specialise in booking jazz artists of every genre from both Ireland and the UK.
Solo instrumentalists, Duo’s, Trio’s, Jazz singers, Bands.
'Showbands and all that Jazz, Memoirs of an Irish Drummer'
by Des Hopkins
First edition 2017 sold out. Second edition 2018 available now. Contact us for purchase details.Click here to listen to my interview in full on RTE Radio 1 Arena Programme
Showbands and all that JazzClick here to watch a documentry on book launch
A Corporate Appearance
John McCormick, Arthur O'Neill, Danny Hammerton, Des Hopkins, Tom Kincade, Allistair Allan
Des Hopkins Dixieland Band at The Abbey Tavern Howth
Chris Kenevey, John McCormick, Des Hopkins