Sligo Jazz Project (SJP) was formed in 2005 by a group of Sligo musicians with a view to filling the void in music education in the Sligo area, particularly in the genres of jazz and improvised music. The principal method of achieving this was to host world class educational and performance events by bringing leading international jazz educators and performers here. We use our constant fundraising drives to keep our events affordable and inclusive so that musicians of all backgrounds, ages and walks of life can have an opportunity to improve themselves. Our annual summer school has grown to become one of Europe’s most important and inspiring jazz education events. The accompanying festival is a unique mixture of concerts, featuring the members of the summer school faculty and guest acts.
Our main concert lineup – all in the Hawk’s Well Theatre, 8pm:
(Full lineups TBC)
Tues July 22: The Bad Plus (USA)
Weds July 23: Alan Broadbent (NZ/USA) with special guest Judy Niemack (USA/AUT)
Thurs July 24: Drum & Bass night – Drummer Derico Watson (USA) and Grammy winning bassist Steve Rodby (USA) lead a concert of special guests.
Friday 25 July: Christian Scott (USA)
Sat 26 July: SJP INTERNATIONAL ALL STAR
S featuring the entire 2014 summer school faculty, lead by Grammy winning conductor/arranger, pianist Alan Broadbent.
Sligo is located in the north west of Ireland and is famous for its beauty, heritage and culture. We welcome visitors to come and sample each of these during what will be a wonderful celebration of music, fun filled days and family events in August.
Our team of volunteers is busy planning a whole series of events – many of them free – to entertain the many thousands of visitors that will descend on Sligo.
So whether you’re a competitor, a participant in Scoil Éigse, or simply a music fan, come and experience the fun of the Fleadh. And with our beaches, mountains and so many things to do, we hope you’ll want to come back again and again.”
Click here for full details www.fleadhcheoil.ie
Headlining Act this year is no other than SHERYL CROW.
Click here for more information www.sligolive.ie