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Sligo Jazz Project

SJP 2017 will take place 25-30 July 2017…
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Summer School

Sligo International Jazz Summer School is a 6 day event (July 25-30, 2017) featuring workshops, masterclasses and jam sessions with some of the world’s finest jazz educators and musicians.

World Class Music

Jazz Festival

Previous festival acts have included Mike Stern/ Victor Wooten Band, Dhafer Youssef, Kenny Werner, Avishai Cohen, Yellowjackets, Christian Scott, The Bad Plus and many more.

Quality Sessions

Powerful Performances

Sligo Jazz Festival also features quality pub/hotel/cafe sessions with the best of Irish and international jazz acts, plus jam sessions featuring summer school participants and tutors alike.


What did they Say?

Sligo Jazz Project International Summer School and Festival 2016. What the participants, tutors & performers said about this special week. 112 participants, 21 tutors, jam sessions, concerts, workshops, master classes, climaxing in a four and a half hour Sunday afternoon concert with 15 bands.



Music Network presents new British jazz "supergroup" Dinosaur, who skilfully weave electric-jazz, Celtic folk melodies and north African drumming styles into a sound reminiscent of late-1960s Miles Davis.

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International Jazz Summer School

International Jazz Summer School is workshops, masterclasses and jam sessions featuring some of the world’s finest jazz educators and musicians.

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We use our constant fundraising drives to keep our events affordable and inclusive so that musicians of all backgrounds, ages and walks of life can have an opportunity to improve themselves.

Our annual summer school has grown to become one of Europe’s most important and inspiring jazz education events. The accompanying festival is a unique mixture of concerts, featuring the members of the summer school faculty and guest acts. Our summer school faculty has included the cream of Irish jazz musicians and international luminaries such as Rufus Reid (USA), Ernie Watts (USA), Paul Clarvis (UK), Adam Nussbaum (UK), Steve Rodby (USA), John Riley (USA), Paul Wertico (USA), Michael Manring (USA), Jean Toussaint (USA/UK), Janek Gwizdala (USA), Liane Carroll (UK), Jamie Oehlers (Australia), Ulf Wakenius (Sweden), Andreas Oberg (Sweden), Anita Wardell (UK), Dominique DiPiazza (France), Norma Winstone (UK), John Taylor (UK), Cleveland Watkiss (UK) and many more.

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What the Participants Thought?

Customer Testimonails

“What a delightful, colourful week, full of character, classless, ageless, bounding with joy and spirit and good humour….connecting, encouraging self-expression, interaction… opening doors that maybe some thought would forever remain closed, and others didn’t even know were shut tight”

Mike Walker Guitar Tutor 2015-16
Customer Testimonails

“I am still more and more aware of the true purpose of the music and the people who play it: to heal and unite the planet”

Kenny Werner SJP Faculty 2013
Customer Testimonails

“You can have the faculty giving you masterclasses in the morning, eating lunch with you, go to their concerts, they play with you in the jam sessions, so its really inclusive, and its just a very feelgood vibe. Come to Sligo Jazz, its worth whatever it takes to get here”

Noah Fishman (Maine, USA), participant 2010/2013.