Welcome to Europe's biggest and best summer school of jazz and improvised music. Each year we host world-class workshops, masterclasses and ensemble sessions at IT Sligo, and over 120 participants who sign up for the summer school also gain admission to all Sligo Jazz Festival concerts included in their summer school fees!
This year’s faculty is our biggest ever, with 26 tutors, including some notable newcomers, familiar faces and even a little bit of Hollywood!
Brian Byrne is our very first Composer-in-Residence and will give composition masterclasses each day.
Our 2018 faculty includes electric bassists Henrik Linder (Dirty Loops) and Federico Malaman, all five of our fabulous female vocal tutors from last year including Liane Carroll, two first call UK session drummers, Neal Wilkinson and Paul Clarvis, French virtuoso drummer Nicolas Viccaro, stellar session sax ace Paul Booth, guitarist Mike Walker and many others. We are confident this is the most stellar line up of any summer school in Europe, ever!
Our Youth Academy in association with Music Generation Sligo is now open to all Irish residents continues to flourish under the tutelage of Kieran Quinn, Cathal Roche and Ciaran Wilde. If you are outside Rep of Ireland aged 10-18, you can also enrol in the Youth Academy, subject to conditions and waivers - see these on the registration page: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sligo-jazz-project-youth-academy-in-partnership-with-music-generation-sligo-registration-43656148716
Sligo Jazz Project International Summer School 2018 Faculty Members
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)
Youth Academy in Association with Music Generation Sligo: Cathal Roche, Ciaran Wilde and Kieran Quinn.