Sligo Jazz Workshop

July 14, 2013 – July 21, 2013 all-day
Sligo, Ireland
Sligo Jazz Workshop

Sligo Jazz Project has just confirmed that the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra will return for this year’s main event at the Hawkswell Theatre on Friday 19 July. “The 16-piece big band gave us one of the highlights of Sligo Jazz Project’s festival history back in 2011 and we can’t wait to have them back again”, says SJP artistic director Eddie Lee. Also performing in Sligo again this year will be this year’s international summer school star tutors: New York pianist Kenny Werner, author of the best selling inspirational book about musicianship, “Effortless Mastery”, will be joined by Grammy winning US drummer John Riley (Village vanguard Jazz Orchestra, NY) UK singer Ian Shaw (twice BBC jazz vocalist of the year), bassist John Goldsby, saxophonist Jean Toussaint, electric bass wizard Janek Gwizdala and many others from the stellar summer school faculty. Summer School fees are from €320 and include admission to all concerts, workshops, masterclasses and jam sessions. Of course the festival and summer school events are also open to the general public! All evening concerts July 16-21 will take place in the Hawks Well Theatre, full line up & ticket prices to follow.