About the Sligo Jazz Project 2017 Summer School

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Event Info:

  • July 25-30 2017
  • 10:00 - Late
  • Sligo IT, Hawkswell Theatre & Other Venues
  • Early Bird: Adult - €520 Student/ Concession €380
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Our full 2017 summer school schedule will be available in June 2017, if you want a sample schedule you can download our 2016 schedule HERE

This is what you get if you book your place on the summer school:

  • 10am-4pm each day Tues 25 July to Sat 30 July Lunch included Tues-Fri only:
  • Special morning workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Ensemble workshops
  • Admission to all Sligo Jazz Festival Concerts at Hawks Well Theatre, Tues-Saturday
  • Admission to Festival Club each night
  • Participation at Twice Daily jam Sessions, 6pm and 10:30pm and SJP BIG BASH Sunday afternoon

  • 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.

    2017 FEES AND ACCOMMODATION RATES

    All prices subject to change!
    EARLY BIRD RATES: Applicable to all fees paid before April 1, 2017.
    Standard Adult Early Bird Rate: €520
    Student/Unemployed Early Bird Rate: €380

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    Accommodation Options We can offer our participants the luxury 4* Apartments at Benbulben Suites located on the grounds of the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, a two bedroom 4* Suite comprising of a double room and a second room with a double and single bed. The apartments can sleep 5, but as our participants are generally single travellers, we offer these apartments as 2 single room options. However those seeking double and twin accommodation will be catered for too, at a slightly higher cost. Benbulben Suites are on Clarion Road, just 2 minutes walk from the summer school venue and 10 mins walk from Sligo city centre.

    NOTE: Accommodation fees cover 7 nights, Monday 23 July to Sunday 25th July inclusive Accommodation Costs (excluding Eventbrite or other service provider charges): €190 for a single ensuite room sharing a 2-bedroom apartment with other participants (common kitchenette area) or €260 for a twin/double ensuite room sharing an apartment or €450 for an entire two bedroom 4* Apartment at Benbulben Suites located on in the grounds of the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, a two bed 4* Suite comprising of a double room and a second room with a double and single bed sleeping 5.

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    WORKSHOPS: ONE OFF ATTENDANCE

    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 schedule for €100.
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    What they said…

    Comments from Participants & Past Tutors’


    Participants

    “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 our 2011 teaching faculty

    “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.