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Entertainment for hotels, bars and restaurants


The Jazz Dude is a solo performer providing jazz and swing music for hotels, bars and restaurants. He can be booked for wedding receptions, wedding meals, champagne receptions, corporate functions, anniversaries, birthday parties & launch events. He offers a unique combination of voice and electric cello backed by studio recorded backing tracks.


Douglas Kelly (The Jazz Dude) is a professional musician with over 25 years experience in the wedding and corporate industries. Originally trained as a classical singer and cellist Douglas has only turned his hand to jazz and swing in the last 2 years. He has found his calling and loves his new career.

voice and electric cello


Saturday March 16th @ 9:30pm
Park Bar & Grill, Charleville Park Hotel

Saturday March 23rd @ 9:30pm
Park Bar & Grill, Charleville Park Hotel

Sunday March 31st @ 1pm
Bistro, Carrigaline Court Hotel

Book The Jazz Dude for your wedding reception and get €100 off your ceremony music with

Veronica and Douglas are They are a highly experienced versatile duo specialising in wedding ceremony music. They are both classically trained vocalists and instrumentalists giving you a wide range of musical options to choose from. Be it classical or pop, solo male voice, solo female voice, famous duets or even cello and piano instrumental pieces they are sure to provide you with the perfect soundtrack to your ceremony.


“The Jazz Dude played at a recent Gatsby Themed Corporate Event for us and I must say he was a fantastic addition to the evening. Everyone loved him and he created a fabulous atmosphere as everyone arrived. Excellent musician and a lovely personality to add. Would recommend him for any event.”

Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods

Carrigaline Court Hotel

“We booked Douglas for our wedding reception and couldn’t say enough about how good he was. All the guests loved it and even today months later some people still comment on how much they enjoyed it. My aunt was so impressed with the electric cello that she even wanted to get her son to play the cello when she got back to Australia. We couldn’t recommend The Jazz Dude more. He was brilliant!”

Yvonne & Rob

Commodore Hotel, Cobh

“Amazing music during our wedding meal, really set a fantastic tone for the rest of the night. Got some wonderful feedback from our guests. Would highly recommend.”

Rita & Brian

Armada Hotel, Spanish Point

“The Jazz Dude is a top class performer. We booked him for a launch event and he made the evening for us. Everyone was raving about him and he created a perfect atmosphere.  Booked him for two more events that evening because we were so impressed. Would highly recommend him!!”


Blackrock, Cork

“Douglas performed for our Fundraising Ball and was incredible from start to finish. We could not recommend him more highly. The guests arrived stressed and rushed and after 2 minutes he had them calm and relaxed. Thanks for getting our event off to such an incredible start. We look forward to having you down here again.”

Ballyneety Golf Club

Ballyneety, Co. Limerick

“The Jazz Dude has played a number of events for us at the Carrigaline Court Hotel and has always provided a wonderful atmosphere. We would gladly recommend the Jazz Dude for any function.”

Carrigaline Court Hotel

Carrigaline Court Hotel

Carrigaline, Co. Cork

“Douglas was absolutely fantastic at our wedding! From my initial contact with him, he was nothing but responsive, professional, enthusiastic, and organised. He played and sang beautifully during our drinks reception and all our guests commented on the atmosphere he created. 10/10 would recommend! Thank you so much, Douglas, for helping to make our day so special.”

Elaine & Liam

Elaine & Liam Profile

Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney

“We have worked with Douglas, The Jazz Dude for a couple of years, we love his music, he really caters for our customers, be it for weddings or some nice evening bar music. He is really obliging and a pleasure to work with.”

Charleville Park Hotel

Charleville Park Hotel

Charleville, Co. Cork

“The Jazz Dude performed at my sister’s hen party and he was amazing! Everyone was blown away by the music – extremely talented! I would highly recommend Doug!”



Imperial Hotel Cork

Wonderful day for a BBQ and jazz. Rod Stewart even borrowed my electric cello for a few minutes. Thank you @corkinternationalairporthotel for the booking!

Cork International Hotel
Rod Stewart has kindly agreed to preform for our corporate BBQ today ahead of his concert this Saturday. @aikenpromotions @paircuichaoimh @sirrodstewart #summerbbq #rodweekend #corporate #summersun
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9 hours ago

About to kick-off the jazz in The Carrigaline Court Hotel. Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there!

About to kick-off the jazz in The Carrigaline Court Hotel. Happy Mother's Day to all the mum's out there! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Congratulations to Deborah and Laurence on tying the knot last Saturday! It was a privilege to entertain you and your guests for your drinks reception.

Congratulations to Deborah and Laurence on tying the knot last Saturday! It was a privilege to entertain you and your guests for your drinks reception.
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2 months ago

Drinks and jazz in the Carrigaline Court Hotel at 6! Really looking forward to it, though mine will be alcohol free due to the fact that I need to remember my lyrics! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

This weekend is almost over, but don't worry because the next one is only 5 days away! Join us next Friday evening for after work drinks with live music by The Jazz Dude in Collins Bar from 6pm. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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