Sligo Jazz Workshop

July 22, 2014 – July 27, 2014 all-day
Sligo Jazz Project
Temple Street
Sligo, Co. Sligo

2 April 2014:  Full faculty and summer school fees online now! Amongst our summer school tutors are two times grammy winning pianist Alan Broadbent, 13 times grammy winning bassist Steve Rodby and Victor Wooten’s amazing drummer Derico Watson as well as some more familiar faces. Faculty list:

Piano: Alan Broadbent (New Zealand/USA), Brian Priestley (Ireland)

Vocals: Judy Niemack (USA/Germany)

Drums/Percussion: Derico Watson (USA) Paul Clarvis (UK)  Stephen Davis (N Ire)

Double Bass: John Goldsby (USA/Germany), Steve Rodby (USA)

Electric Bass & Double Bass: Steve Rodby (USA)

Saxophone: Andy Middleton (USA/Austria), Matthew Halpin (Ireland)

Trumpet: Linley Hamilton (N Ire)

Guitar: Jeanfrancois Prins (Belgium/Germany) Mike Nielsen (Ireland)

Saxophone & SJP Youth Academy Director Cathal Roche (Ireland)

“You can have the faculty giving you masterclasses in the morning, eating lunch with you, go to their concerts, they play with you in the jam sessions, so its really inclusive, and its just a very feel-good vibe. Come to Sligo Jazz, its worth whatever it takes to get here”… Noah Fishman (Maine, USA), participant 2010 and 2013.

This will feature the SJP International Summer School of Jazz & World Music: A six-day event running concurrently with the festival, featuring workshops, masterclasses and special workshops featuring some of the worlds finest jazz educators and musicians . All summer school participants gain admission to a full-blown world-class jazz festival programme. All the main evening concerts are held in the Hawk’s Well Theatre. And the good news is: All paid-up summer school participants gain free admission to all festival events!

“I am still more and more aware of the true purpose of the music and the people who play it: to heal and unite the planet” – Kenny Werner – SJP Faculty, 2013