Saturday 28 July


11am Lyons Café | The Old Market Street Swing Band


Amongst Sligo’s finest musicians, performing Gypsy Jazz and Western Swing favourites to start your day in a mellow swinging mood.

1:30pm Andersons Grill and Bar | Shannon Barnett Quartet


Shannon Barnett, trombone
John Goldsby, bass
Matthew Halpin, saxophone
David Lyttle, drums

A meeting of four very like-minded members of our stellar 2018 faculty, lead by Australian trombonist Shannon Barnett of the WDR Big Band in Koln. Shannon was a big hit last year in Sligo, don’t miss the chance to hear her with this fabulous all-star combo.

2pm Tobergal Lane | Sligo Concert Band


Sligo Concert Band was founded in 1990, with a membership of all ages drawn from far and near throughout Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh and Donegal. Members are recruited on a regular basis so if you play an instrument and have a fond interest in music, camaraderie and craic, do get in touch

3pm Sweetbeat Café | Sue Rynhart


One of Ireland’s most captivating and unusual contemporary artists, Sue Rynhart has received huge critical acclaim. Her concise, eccentric vignettes of relationships, motherhood and fragility draw on world, traditional Irish and jazz practices, but with a pop sensibility. Sue will be joined by the brilliant Sligo based composer-performer and improviser Cathal Roche on baritone saxophone. “Songs that sound at once ancient and modern, with echoes of folk and early music, contemporary jazz and the avant garde, recalling Theo Bleckmann, Bjork and a hint of Joni Mitchell.” - 4 Stars The Irish Times

4:30pm Hargadons | Free Trane featuring Julian Siegel


Julian Siegel (UK) Tenor Saxophone
Alan Niblock (NI) bass
Mark Sanders (USA) drums
Paying tribute to the music of John Coltrane (See Friday festival club)

6pm Riverside Hotel: Jam Session

jam Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school

8pm Hawks Well Theatre €20/18/10 | SJP ALL STARS


Sligo Jazz’s summer school faculty has grown exponentially over the years. Every year we celebrate the amazing musicians who come here for the week in a revue style concert this year lead by Malcolm Edmonstone. This year’s All Star concert features no less than 26 amazing musicians from 10 countries.
Voice: Liane Carroll. Sara Colman, Emilia Martensson (UK)
Piano, Composer in Residence: Brian Byrne (IE)
Piano: Malcolm Edmonstone (UK), Scott Flanigan (NI), Kieran Quinn (IE)
Saxophone: Paul Booth (UK), Meilana Gillard (USA/NI), Ciaran Wilde (IE), Cathal Roche (IE), Matthew Halpin (IE)
Drums: Neal Wilkinson (UK), Nicolas Viccaro (Fra), Paul Clarvis (UK) Steve Davis (NI), David Lyttle (NI)
Double Bass: John Goldsby (USA/DE)
Electric Bass: Henrik Linder (Swe), Federico Malaman (Ita)
Trombone: Shannon Barnett (AUS/DE)
Trumpet: Linley Hamilton (NI)
Guitar: Mike Walker (UK), Mike Nielsen (Ire), Joseph Leighton (NI)
Violin: Oleg Ponomarev (Rus/IE)

10.30pm Riverside Hotel: Jam Session


Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school

10pm Riverside Hotel | Plaza Real -the Music of Weather Report


Tom Caraher sax
Darragh O’Kelly keys
Barry Donohue bass
Eamonn Cagney percussion
Shane O’Donovan drums
Bassist Barry Donohue leads Plaza Real dedicated the music of 70/80’s jazz fusion group Weather Report. This is a really exciting project for Barry, as it pays tribute to a very special moment in his life - the moment his father Frank gifted him ‘Heavy Weather’, one of Weather Report’s most highly regarded albums, featuring Jaco Pastorius on electric bass. That album made a man-bass-player out of an innocent 13-year-old Barry who is joined here by some of the finest musicians on the Dublin scene.
Plus Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school