4:30pm Hargadons
Paul Booth Trio with guests Liane Carroll & Sara Colman


Paul Booth sax, Scott Flanigan, Organ, Steve Davis, drums, guest singers Liane Carroll and Sara Colman

Having released five solo albums to date, Paul Booth has firmly established himself as an in demand solo artist, as well as a ‘first call’ sideman for many big names in both jazz and popular music worlds.  Paul arrives in Sligo straight from a European tour with the Eagles, having already toured this year with Steve Winwood on his European tour along with Steely Dan. Paul is joined here by the cream of Sligo Jazz’s 2019 faculty including guests Liane Carroll and Sara Colman.


Andersons 6 - 7:30pm: Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school

Hawks Well Theatre 8pm €18/15/9
National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland plus guest artist Yazz Ahmed, Trumpet


Music Director, NYOS Jazz: Malcolm Edmonstone  
Principal Conductor, NYOS Jazz: Andrew Bain

NYOS Jazz Orchestra makes its debut appearance at Sligo Jazz Festival, as part of its 2019 summer tour to Northern Ireland and Eire and we are thrilled to welcome guest artist Yazz Ahmed to inspire our students and audiences with her exceptional musicianship and flair. NYOS Jazz Orchestra continues to enjoy prestigious performance opportunities nationally and internationally under the directorship of Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain. Guest artists make an immeasurable contribution to the NYOS Jazz Programme and we are thrilled to welcome British-Bahraini trumpet and flugel player Yazz Ahmed. Her music, arranged for the Jazz Orchestra by Malcolm Edmonstone, will offer the orchestra and audiences alike the unique chance to immerse themselves in Arabic sounds and spirituality.
To complement Yazz’s music, Malcolm has also arranged a set written and inspired by female writers. From Billie Holliday and Mary Lou Williams via Alice Coltrane and Joni Mitchell to modern day composers like Nikki Isles, Esperanza Spalding and Norah Jones. Join us as we explore their captivating music.

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“The outstanding ability of every musician was more than evident as the orchestra played to the enchanted audience” 

Aberdeen Press and Journal

Shoot the Crows 10pm
World Music Jam with Members of NoCrows feat. Oleg Ponomarev and guests Paul Clarvis & Ghatam Giridhar Udupa.


(Essential to come early as space is very limited!)

Andersons 10pm till late
CATHAL ROCHE saxophone, with Matthew Halpin, saxophone John Joe Kelly, bodhran, Scott Flanigan, Piano, Conor Murray, bass & Steve Davis drums


Cathal Roche's Blues and the Sligo Truth is a new jazz suite which mines local reels, jigs and hornpipes to assimilate the melodic and modal intensities of the Sligo musical tradition within a jazz setting.  Through an harmonic and temporal sensibility of the post-bop era, Roche drives pulsating and elusive melodies through improvisational forms and modulating time.  The group of Irish jazz musicians assembled for the session include saxophonists Cathal Roche and Matt Halpin, pianist Scott Flanagan, bassist Conor Murray, with drummer Steve Davis being joined by John Joe Kelly on Bodhrán. 


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