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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.

Tales from the far Side 12.05.22 Plenty Guitars and magic strings - Contemporary Jazz Guitarists

On this edition you can hear some of the finest contemporary Jazz Guitarists with music by Peter Bernstein, Phil Robson, Mike Nielsen+Aengus Hackett, Philippe Coignet, Mary Halverson, Gilad Hekselman, Pasquale Grosso and others

The Hot Box #083 - The Nostalgia Show

The Hot Box 83 “The Nostalgia Show” all started with a listener request to look at some of the music that ignited a whole new era for jazz audiences, the last of the 50s and the full post-bop era.

Tales from the far Side 28.04.22 Shorter's Footprints - interpreted by others

On this edition you can hear some of Jazz Giant Wayne Shorter's groundbreaking compositions interpreted by a new generation of musician and some of his contemporaries from Ron Carter to Mark Turner, from Dave Liebman to Ingrid Jensen and others.