All 8pm Concerts in Hawkswell Theatre unless stated otherwise. Click on Events to Book Tickets
July 23 – ZAKIR HUSSAIN – MASTERS OF PERCUSSION
July 24 – PHRONESIS
July 25 – MARSHALL GILKES QUARTET with Matthew Halpin
July 26 – FEMI TEMOWO QUINTET
July 27 – The Music of KENNY WHEELER
July 28 – RUFUS REID’S SJP ALL-STARS
- CLUB NIGHT: The Clarence is our festival venue partner for Thursday 26 July: Star DJ Gilles Peterson will appear at the Clarence late festival club.
- Gilles Peterson
The man who has arguably brought jazz music to a whole new audience will play after a set by SJP’s own funky one, David Lyttle. The SJP jam session that night will take place in the Clarence front bar. All in all the stage is set for a really fun, funky night, for jazz fans and clubbers alike. This late club follows the wonderful world music concert in the Hawkswell Theatre featuring guitarist Femi Temowo‘s Quintet.
- EXTRA DATE!! Monday July 23rd has been added to the Festival concert line up featuring Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion. (Courtesy Hawks Well Theatre)
- Phronesis confirmed for Sligo Jazz Project! Bassist Jasper Hoiby’s wonderful award winning trio will perform at Sligo Jazz Festival, Tues 24th July…
- Top acts also confirmed including jazz legends Rufus Reid, John Riley and Irish sax legends Gay McIntyre and Richie Buckley.
- Other jazz trail musicians include Dublin’s best guitarists, Hugh Buckley & Dick Farrelly, and singer Mia Parsons.
- WORLD MUSIC features strongly this year with acts such as Owiny Sigoma Band (UK/Kenya), and Brian Dunning & Sean Whelan who mix Irish trad, folk and jazz.
- Traditional jazz features strongly in the form of the Jazz Ladds, Des Hopkins Group and festival favourites The Roaring Forties