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The Hot Box #084 – New Recordings

This edition is full to bursting with new material, and includes another track - never before heard -from Honor Heffernan and Louis Stewart, as well two new ECM releases and pieces from the first volume of the all-guitar tribute to Pat Martino on the High Note label.

Edel Meade receives 2022-2023 Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship Award

Edel Meade received the prestigious Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship Award and Mary McPartlan Bursary in a ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs at Iveagh House, Dublin on Thursday 9th June 2022 - the only professional artist and musician in the country to receive this award out of the 40 selected candidates.

Edel will be based at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley for 6 months from January 2023 exploring the intersection between jazz and traditional Irish song under the mentorship of world-leading jazz educators. Her Award will culminate in a world premiere live concert performance in collaboration with Bay Area musicians at the California Jazz Conservatory in June 2023. Edel is a recipient of the Fulbright Ireland Mary McPartlan Fund.

Tales from the far Side 02.06.22 Remembering Charnett Moffett



an extraordinary bassist and composer remembered on this edition of TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE (broadcast on CRC102.9fm and on www.crcfm.ie Thursday 8-10 pm.WET. with podcasts available on www.mixcloud.com/wernerlewon and on www.jazzireland.ie

Tales from the far Side 26.05.22 Jazz in the 21st Century Part 1 Embracing the Tradition

JAZZ in the 21st. Century ....

exploring the "soundtrack" to Phil Freeman's exciting book

"Ugly Beauty" in a series of editions of TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE

Contributions by JD Allen, Jeremy Pelt, Victor Gould, Orrin Evans, Wayne Escoffery, Ethan Iverson, Jason Moran and others

Sligo Jazz Project Ready to Roll Again


Sligo Jazz Project’s (SJP) International Summer School of jazz and improvised music returns as a live event this July 19-24 at ATU Sligo with a faculty of 30 international and Irish tutors and a full-blown jazz festival hand in hand with Europe’s most inclusive jazz education event

SJP’s Youth Academy partnership with Music Generation Sligo has also been renewed, with 20 subsidized places for young Sligo resident musicians aged 10-18 available at this world-class event.

SJP is a well-established international event running for 17 years, with a hectic schedule that leaves all who attend elated, inspired and educated. SJP’s visiting tutors, many of them major international figures in the jazz world, play host to morning workshops from 10am each day at ATU Sligo, on a variety of subjects, then give masterclasses till lunch. Participants and tutors have lunch together in the IT canteen, and then get down to the business of working on their performance skills in ensembles. SJP Youth Academy has its own dedicated faculty to work with its youth ensembles.