Festival Archive

Sligo Jazz 2012 Programme of Main Events 
Sligo Jazz Trail 2012 – Free Events Schedule 
Our Programme is ready to go with a plethora of free events throughout Sligo as well as a stellar main concert line up to include Kenny Wheeler, Amy Winehouse’s musical director Femi Temowo, Rufus Reid’s SJP All Stars and Phronesis. Our biggest jazz trail programme yet will will be launched on July 15 after the weekly Jazz Ladds Sunday Lunchtime session in the Harp Tavern 1pm. Included in the jazz trail this year are the aforementioned Jazz Ladds, Richie Buckley, Dick Farrelly, Hugh Buckley, Gay McIntyre, Mike Nielsen, Paul Clarvis, Alan Barnes, The Roaring Forties, Des Hopkins and many more.
 
FESTIVAL MAIN EVENTS
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