SATURDAY 27 JULY
** ALL EVENTS ARE FREE EXCEPT WHERE STATED **
Andersons 1pm (€15): DOUBLE BILL
1:30pm Sue Rynhart and Huw Warren
2:45pm Ryan Quigley Group
Con Schmaucks, drums, Jaimie Carswell bass, Mark Murphy piano, Ciaran Wilde saxophone/clarinet.
Sue Rynhart is “an excellent vocal technician, a captivating singer and an accomplished songwriter and lyricist. With a background in early music, classical, choral singing and improvisation she often sings in a very bright clear voice with folk, early music and jazz influences. She creates an edgy blend of modern jazz and different sounds pushing the music forward with her own unique vision of things. Back at Galway Jazz Festival, award winning pianist Huw Warren met rising young vocalist Sue Rynhart and they decided to jam to see what happened. Well what happened is a slew of originals, rethinkings, strange wonderful takes on Alban Berg, traditional Irish song and more.”(Bernard Clarke, Lyric FM)
Ryan Quigley Group
Ryan Quigley is an award winning jazz and lead trumpet player and an in demand studio musician, composer, arranger and educator whose recording and touring credits include Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Michael Buble, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Bob Geldof, Randy Brecker, Till Bronner, Michel Le Grand and Kurt Elling. He has been guest trumpet or soloist with many orchestras including the BBC Big Band and the Halle Orchestra.
Hargadons 4pm: The Little Big Band
Fraser Gaine, alto saxophone, Peadar Murphy, tenor saxophone, Tom Ryan, Baritone saxophone, Sam Purcell, drums
We do love to showcase blossoming young Sligo musicians - since that is what Sligo Jazz is all about - and especially those summer school attendees we have seen grow each year in confidence and musicality. This up-and-coming Sligo band features a trio of alto, tenor and baritone saxophones and a drum kit, performing a great variety of music, full of harmony and groove, a great mix of covers of iconic songs in a multitude of genres and original pieces.
Andersons 6 - 7:30pm: Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school
Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school.
Hawk’s Well Theatre 8pm €20/€17/€10: SJP INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS 2019
What a line up we have this year: Sligo Jazz Project’s All Stars 2019 features an astonishing 26-strong group of international and Irish musicians who have been teaching and performing all week at Europe’s biggest jazz education event. Tonight features small, medium and large groups, guided through a hugely varied set of diverse styles by arranger, musical director and bandleader Malcolm Edmonstone, whose only problem tonight is finding a way to feature so many great musicians!
Ghatam Giridhar Udupa
Andersons 10:30pm till late (€10): AJA
Performing the music of Steely Dan, AJA are a tribute band a class above the rest. Their two-plus hour show features an eight piece band with brass section, performing a repertoire of Steely Dan hits, including the classic Aja album in its entirety.
Johnny Graham: Vocals
Sinead Stone: Vocals
Tommy Moore: Bass and Vocals
Colm Lindsey: Guitars
Gerard Farrelly: Keyboards
Alan Cunningham: Drums
Mark Wilde: Saxes
Seorge Stavilla: Saxes