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Event Info:

  • 23-28 July 2024
  • 10:00 - Late
  • IT Sligo , Hawkswell Theatre & Other Venues
  • Adult - €510.00 +Fee & Tax (Early Bird)
    Youth - €310.00 +Fee & Tax (Early Bird)
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This is what you get if you book your place on SJP summer school:

  • 10am-4pm Special morning workshops, masterclasses, ensemble workshops (as per summer school schedule page updated annually), each day Tues 23 July to Fri 26 July
  • Lunch included Tues 23 July to Fri 26 July
  • Morning ensemble and masterclass Sat 27 July
  • Admission to all Sligo Jazz Festival Concerts, Tues-Saturday,
  • Admission to Festival Club each night
  • Participation at Twice Daily jam Sessions, 5pm and 10:30pm and SJP BIG BASH Sunday afternoon 1pm

  • All summer school participants gain admission to a full-blown world-class jazz festival programme featuring the entire summer school faculty and a host of special guest acts. All the main evening concerts are held in the Hawk’s Well Theatre.

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    Accommodation Options We can offer our participants the newly refurbished luxury 4* Apartments at Benbulben Court located on the grounds of the Clayton Hotel, Sligo, just 2 minutes walk from the summer school venue and 10 mins walk from Sligo city centre.
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    To book your accommodation please email info@benbulbencourt.ie or phone +353 71 9199248


    Individual masterclasses can be attended by booking in advance – at the rate of €60 per class. Also, you can attend one day’s entire workshop and concert schedule for €140. However, please note that afternoon ensemble sessions are geared towards those attending for the whole week, however so that if you visit just one session you will be playing a bit part in the ensemble session.
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    What they said…

    Comments from Participants & Past Tutors’


    "best jazz festival in the world!"

    “THX guys!! It was great to work with you!!! BIG RESPECT.. :) one of the best weeks in my life!”..thank you so much for the most amazing, fun, inspiring week”.

    “Well done Eddie, and everybody else who helped organise this fabulous and inspiring week!”

    “I learned so much from the tutors and the jam sessions”

    “Thanks for organizing a memorable and, hopefully, seminal week”

    “Every aspect was rewarding and inspiring. I look forward to coming next year”

    “What an incredible week…thanks for putting it all together”

    “a blistering week of inspirational music :-) ”

    “Everyone’s getting sick of me cos I can’t stop talking about how incredible last week was “

    “Thanks so much to everyone for such an incredible and inspiring week”

    “It was a fantastic experience – both enjoyable and challenging”

    “All the tutors were top-class, I felt like I learned something new every five minutes!”

    “I thought the programme was a perfect mix of learning, participating, attending performances and socialising. It was challenging, stimulating and fun – it didn’t half keep us on our toes”.

    Testimonials from teaching faculty Members

    "There is no school on earth like this one".. Malcolm Edmonstone, Head of jazz Studies at Guildhall College of Music and Drama, London.

    “I have been teaching on jazz workshops and summer schools for the past 25 years in places like the US, France, Germany, the UK and Ireland. It is without doubt that I say the Sligo Jazz Project ….is the most organized and smoothly ran workshop that I’ve ever been involved with”…. Jean Toussaint

    “I had the pleasure of taking part in the Sligo Jazz Project 2011. The workshop and concerts were well organized and the faculty and participants were inspiring. Sligo is a lovely town, definitely worth a visit. Hope to see you there next year. ” … John Riley, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra drummer New York, and educator.

    “It was a pleasure to teach on the Sligo Jazz Project. The students and faculty were great to work with and I think it was a particularly creative and enjoyable experience for everyone”… John Taylor, UK piano legend

    “Joining the line up for Sligo 2011 International Jazz Summer School and Festival was one of the most inspiring weeks i’ve had in sometime! And judging from the feedback from the students and punters, this great festival is destined to be a very important fixture on the annual Jazz festival map” … Cleveland Watkiss, UK vocal maestro

     ”Sligo Jazz… we LOVED you”… David Lyttle, NI drum force

    “I had a wonderful week and feel completely invigorated by it. it’s such a lovely combination of teaching and playing, and your relaxed approach allows everyone to just do what they do. I thought it was a very strong faculty”. …Paul Clarvis, UK drummer/percussionist and educator.


    Schedule for Sligo Jazz Project 2018