Sligo Jazz Project’s annual International Summer School and festival will feature two bass faculty members, double bassist John Goldsby and electric bassist Michael Manring.
Sligo Jazz Project was founded in 2005 by four Sligo-based musicians to promote jazz education and performance in the area. All faculty members give one master class and two ensemble sessions each day, and perform at least twice during the week. The school is performance oriented and features jam sessions between participants and tutors each night after the evening concerts, and the week ends with an afternoon concert featuring all participating jazz students.
Also on the 2010 faculty are UK vocalist Anita Wardell, US pianist Bill Carrothers, guitarists Mark McKnight and Mike Nielsen, trumpet and ensemble leader Dr. Ian Darrington MBE, drummers Paul Clarvis and Stephen Davis and saxophonists Frank Griffith and Matthew Halpin, a 2009 Berklee Presidential Scholar and former SJP student.
The event, held in northwest Ireland, will take place from July 20-25, 2010. The fee for the six-day event is €350 if booked by May 1st, and includes admission to all of the event concerts. Visit the SLP web site for more.