Sligo Jazz Summer School And Festival 24-29 July 2012
The best value summer school in Europe! Sligo Jazz Project, an organization run by musicians for musicians ensures all funds raised go towards keeping its annual main event— a six day intensive summer school and full blown jazz festival—as inclusive as possible and open to all musicians from all backgrounds!
Sligo Jazz Project's stellar 2012 faculty
Double Bass: Rufus Reid (USA) - John Goldsby (USA/Germany)
Electric Bass: Michael Janisch (USA/UK)
Vocals: Diana Torto (Italy)
Drums: John Riley (USA) - Stephen Davis (N I) – David Lyttle (NI)
Piano: John Taylor (UK) – Brian Priestley (UK/Ireland)
Percussion (Jazz/Afro Cuban/Brazilian): Paul Clarvis (UK)
Saxophone: Alan Barnes (UK), Matthew Halpin (Ire)
Trumpet: Linley Hamilton (N Ire)
Trombone: Marshall Gilkes (USA/Germany)
Guitar: Sandro Gibellini (Italy), Mike Nielsen (Ireland)
Summer school fees from €275 include admission to all workshops & evening concerts, with the exception of the concert at Hawks Well Theatre on Monday 23rd July.
The accompanying festival will feature amongst others British/Scandinavian power trio Phronesis, Zakir Hussein's Masters of Percussion, Rufus Reid's SJP All Stars, Marshall Gilkes Quartet, Femi Temowo Quintet (UK), and guest of honour Kenny Wheeler's Somethin' Else Quartet featuring John Taylor, Diana Torto and John Goldsby.
Jam sessions nightly for participants and tutors, and a pub and cafe jazz trail throughout the week. More TBC, see web for details