Scott Flanigan, Kieran Quinn, Sara Colman added to faculty!

July 13:  Sligo Jazz Project has made a couple of late changes to its summer school faculty in the past week. Liane Carroll and Patrick Gilbert have had to pull out of the project and are replaced by Sara Colman and Scott Flanigan on voice and piano, respectively.

And such has been the influx of piano students this year, well known Sligo pianist Kieran Quinn has been added to the piano faculty and will also share Youth Academy duties with Cathal Roche next week.

Welcome aboard all!

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Scott Flanigan
Sara Colman
Sara Colman
Kieran Quinn
Kieran Quinn

 

 

 

Liane Carroll Announcement

Liane Carroll has unfortunately had to withdraw from Sligo Jazz Project’s workshops in 2016, due to a family illness. However, Liane will still fly in to perform on Thursday 21 July at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, with the specially-formed SJP Big Band. Liane will be replaced by Sara Colman, voice tutor and singer/songwriter.

Swedish singer Emilia Martensson is our second voice tutor in 2016.

Liane has sent this message to our summer school participants

 

THE RIVERSIDE SESSIONS 19-24 July

logoSligo Jazz Project is proud to partner with our official accommodation partner The Riverside Hotel Sligo, which also hosts our festival club and daily jam sessions 19-24 July. Each day of our summer school and festival we have jam sessions featuring our participants and tutors, at 6pm and 10:30pm. All these events are free admission.riverside-sligo-1

The Riverside is also the venue for our Saturday lunchtime concert (Admission €10) featuring the Zhenya Strigalev Never Group, and our SJP BIG BASH on Sunday 24 July.

Fine food served daily till 9pm. Come and enjoy our daily evening jam session, managed by our lovely Londoner Sarah Chaplin,  at 6pm and sample the lovely evening menu at the Riverside. The evening jam sessions are a great opportunity to hear some of the younger talented participants on our summer school and often throws up some memorable gems, such as Ernie Watts’ wonderful jam with our Youth Academy members last year.

We also have a jam session in our festival club each night at 10:30pm. The jam sessions take place in the bar while live bands perform in the function room each night, Thursday 21 to Sunday 24th July. Amazingly, admission to all festival club events is FREE!

 

David Lyttle, Ciaran Wilde, Patrick Gilbert added to Faculty

Drummer/composer/producer David Lyttle has been added to the 2016 faculty along with saxophonist Ciaran Wilde. Welcome back, guys!

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David Lyttle
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Patrick Gilbert
Ciaran Wilde
Ciaran Wilde

A new member of the 2016 Faculty is pianist Patrick Gilbert, who is becoming well know to Sligo audiences as a member of EddieLee3 and The Jazz Collective & The Soul Collective.

More info on our summer school schedule in June!

Buy Tickets for David Lyttle Trio – INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY SLIGO





Sligo Jazz Project Presents: International Jazz Day @ Tricky’s!30 APRIL 2016 Doors 7:30, BAND 8pm €10 (plus paypal charges, total ticket cost €10.40 via paypal)

PLEASE NOTE SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED in this venue – First 20 ADVANCE PURCHASED TICKETS will be guaranteed a seat.

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David Lyttle

DAVID LYTTLE TRIO

David Lyttle Drums

Tom Harrison Saxophone

John Goldsby Double Bass

 

Born Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, MOBO Award and Urban Music Award-nominated David Lyttle shifts seamlessly between the personas of jazz drummer, recording artist, songwriter, producer and record label owner. His latest album ‘Faces’ has commanded international attention since its release in March 2015, with Rolling Stone magazine USA describing it as ‘one of the best, robust listening experiences you’re likely to have all year’.
David has performed in over fifteen countries and collaborated with a range of music icons, including Joe Lovano, Soweto Kinch, Talib Kweli, Cleveland Watkiss, Jason Rebello and Duke Special. His jazz trio features young rising star British alto saxophonist Tom Harrison. Mentored by ex-Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint, he has been described as ‘one to watch’ by Jazz Journal and ‘fearsomely excellent’ by All About Jazz.

Also featuring prominently is John Goldsby, bassist with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Big Band in Cologne, Germany, since 1994. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he was active on the New York scene from 1980 through 1994 and has worked with Tom Harrell, Michael Brecker, Barney Kessel and John Lewis. In addition to his numerous albums as a leader and sideman, he is a highly respected educator. He has written three books, including the hugely successful ‘The Jazz Bass Book’.

Doors: 7:30 PM. Admission: €10. You can purchase tickets here via our paypal link on top of page

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY Sligo Schedule of Events

2016_Facebook_Profile_160x160DOWNLOAD A Sligo Jazz Day Schedule here

11am Lyons Café:  The Eddie Lee 3 (Adm Free)

2pm Quayside Shopping Centre: Sligo Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra (adm free – donations to Northwest Hospice)

2pm The Model: Tuned In! Composition & Improvisation Concert/Workshop with Caimen Gilmore – presented by Sligo International Chamber Music Festival & Music Generation Sligo – Tickets €5

4pm, Hargadons: The Old Market Street Swing Band (free)

6pm The Glasshouse: The Eddie Lee 3 (free)

8pm, Tricky’s McGarrigles: David Lyttle trio feat. John Goldsby (USA) & Tom Harrison (UK) €10

10pm Tricky’s McGarrigles: The Soul  Collective (free)

11am Lyons Cafe: The Eddie Lee Three feat Ciaran Wilde, sax/clarinet and Patrick Gilbert, piano, vocals (Adm Free, breakfast extra!) The brilliance of Ciaran Wilde’s clarinet/saxophone playing has been a feature of the Sligo jazz scene for the past six months, particularly on his new Hargadons residency with The Eddie Lee Three, featuring SJP’s resident bassist Eddie Lee and pianist/vocalist Patrick Gilbert. England-born, New York-trained and based in Kansas City until his move to Sligo last year, Gilbert’s blues/gospel piano chops and velvet vocals complete the trio’s mellow sound, which features in two International Jazz Day Sligo events at Lyons Cafe (11am) and the Glasshouse (6pm).

2pm, Quayside Shopping Centre: Sligo Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra – in aid of the North West Hospice (Adm Free, donations to Hospice welcome)

A great chance to hear Sligo Academy of Music’s wonderful Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of Stan Burns and Con Schmaucks, fresh from their triumphant silver level performance award at the YoungBohemia Prague Festival.

Sligo Academy of Music Jazz Orchestra

2pm The Model: Tuned In! Composition & Improvisation Concert/Workshop with Caimen Gilmore – presented by Sligo International Chamber Music Festival & Music Generation Sligo – Tickets €5

4pm, Hargadons: The Old Market Street Swing Band (adm Free)

Gerry Grennan, one of Sligo’s most preeminent musicians, has been contributing so much to our music scene across several decades and many genres and will feature on Jazz Day in Sligo with his latest project, The Old Market Street Swing Band who will be playing jazz and western swing hits from the past 100 years in Hargadons pub from 4-6pm. Gerry Grennan on mandolin and vocals, Jim Meehan on guitar and vocals, Brian Mulligan on double bass and vocals) and Vinny Casey on drums,

The Old Market St Swing Band Photo by Colin Gillen

6pm The Glasshouse Hotel, The View Bar (free adm): The Eddie Lee Three feat Ciaran Wilde, sax/clarinet and Patrick Gilbert, piano, vocals. The brilliance of Ciaran Wilde’s clarinet/saxophone playing has been a feature of the Sligo jazz scene for the past six months, particularly on his new Hargadons residency with The Eddie Lee Three, featuring SJP’s resident bassist Eddie Lee and pianist/vocalist Patrick Gilbert. England-born, New York-trained and based in Kansas City until his move to Sligo last year, Gilbert’s blues/gospel piano chops and velvet vocals complete the trio’s mellow sound, which features in two International Jazz Day Sligo events at Lyons Cafe (11am) and the Glasshouse (6pm).

8pm Tricky’s McGarrigles, Upstairs Adm €10 (Doors 7:30): The David Lyttle Trio featuring Tom Harrison (UK), sax & John Goldsby (USA/DE), bass

10pm till late, Tricky’s McGarrigles, (adm free): The Soul Collective featuring Famous Dave: This  5-piece band performs soul and jazz hits by Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Nina Simone  and many more.

Sinead Conway, vocal, Famous Dave, vocal, guitar, Patrick Gilbert piano, synth, vocal,  Steve Kohlmann drums, Eddie Lee bass & vocal.11062782_728261357311525_3162617067279067137_o