Eddie Lee

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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(...)

 An impromptu rehearsal in Gurrie’s Launderette, Sligo with Dean Gurrie on guitar,   father and son Rory and Paul Maitland, and husband and wife Kieran Quinn and Sinead Maguire in song. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

Many of them have day jobs such as being a chef, barber or boutique manager but Sligo musician Kieran Quinn has no qualms about bringing the(...)

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(...)