The International Jazz Summer School & Music Fest – Ireland | July 24th-29th, 2012

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International Jazz Summer School & Music Festival, Sligo, Ireland. 24th-29th July 2012

SLIGO, Ireland, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

One of the worlds most unique music festivals, Sligo Jazz Project (SJP) has announced a stellar 16-strong summer school faculty and jazz festival line up for its 2012 main event, which runs from July 24-29 in the northwest of Ireland gateway city. Most significant is the return of jazz double bass legend Rufus Reid who joins renowned drum guru John Riley, bassists John Goldsby and Michael Janisch, trombone maestro Marshall Gilkes, pianist John Taylor, vocalist Diana Torto and festival guest of honour Kenny Wheeler. Sligo Jazz Project features 16 renowned international musicians and educators at their music school summer course. Six days of intense activity, with workshops and masterclasses each day, concerts in the evening and jam sessions each night, provides the best possible training for any jazz musician. SJP’s Eddie Lee sums up the event: “We try to keep the event educational and inspirational, combining masterclasses, workshops, concerts and jam sessions in an action packed week which is subsidised and therefore affordable and inclusive to musicians of all levels and backgrounds”. SJP summer school fees (Starting at €275) include admission to a full blown jazz & world music festival which includes concerts by all the faculty members plus Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby’s Phronesis, Kenny Wheeler, Zakir Hussein’s Masters of Percussion, Femi Temowo and many others TBC. For more info: />

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Testimonials from SJP’s 2011 summer school 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.

“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

“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

“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.

“I had no concept of what a big operation it was until I experienced it for myself. The administration team you assembled was brilliant, the tutors were treated like Royalty and the programming of workshops, events and gigs made it considerable value for money for the participants of the workshops” … Linley Hamilton, tutor and BBC Radio Ulster Presenter

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