Sligo Jazz Project's annual summer school, which takes place each July, has grown into Europe's premier jazz education event. The 2019 event runs July 23-28. Running concurrently with our summer school is one of Europe’s most unique boutique jazz festivals.
Tutors at the summer school have included Ernie Watts, Rufus Reid, Kenny Werner, Liane Carroll, John Taylor, Federico Malaman, Virgil Donati, John Goldsby, Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum. Performances by Yellowjackets, Victor Wooten, Mike Stern, Avishai Cohen and The Bad Plus have been some of our festival highlights.
Education – Summer School
Sligo International Jazz Summer School is a 6 day event (July 23-28 July 2019) featuring workshops, masterclasses and jam sessions with some of the world’s finest jazz educators and musicians.
World Class Music – Jazz Festival
Previous festival acts have included Mike Stern/ Victor Wooten Band, Dhafer Youssef, Kenny Werner, Avishai Cohen, Yellowjackets, Christian Scott, The Bad Plus and many more.
Quality Sessions – Powerful Performances
Sligo Jazz Festival also features quality pub/hotel/cafe sessions with the best of Irish and international jazz acts, plus jam sessions featuring summer school participants and tutors alike.