Belfast trumpeter Linley Hamilton realised a long-held ambition in 2019 when he put together this new quintet featuring two heavyweights of US jazz: M(...)

Eddie Lee (second from left) with his daughter Mimi and two music legends who taught at the Sligo Jazz Project in 2015, bassist Chuck Rainey (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan) and saxophonist Ernie Watts (Marvin Gaye, Charlie Haden) with his wife Patricia

Eddie Lee remembers the moment when the improbable success that is the Sligo Jazz Project really took root. The former bass guitarist with melodic 198(...)

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play the Sugar Club

Saturday 22 Blue Sky Music Listen. Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 8pm, €10, listen.ie Composer Dylan Rynhart’s monthly music salon flies up into the (...)

Transatlantic “supergroup” (and regulars at the Sligo Jazz Project), the Impossible Gentlemen is an unusual, multigenerational project, driven compos(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Bloomsday, June 16th

January Out to Lunch 2-26 From Eamon Dunphy to Edna O’Brien, this Belfast festival has an eclectic line-up of music, spoken word and comed(...)

School of jazz: every year, the Sligo Jazz Project assembles a roll call of internationally renowned musicians and puts them in a local national school with a group of students from all over Europe

Rufus Reid has travelled the world and seen more than his fair share of jazz festivals, but the famous bass player has always felt particularly at hom(...)