The festival itself is next month with Tony Kofi, Trypl, Christine Tobin, Cathal Roche, the Daniel Herskedal Trio, the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra featuring Mike Walker, and the Paul Clarvis quartet feat. Cathy Jordan among the many Sligo highlights in prospect.
The festival's artistic director Eddie Lee writes in the 2022 programme notes: ''Our Artist-in-Residence this year is award-winning UK composer and bandleader Nikki Iles. We have assembled an all-star jazz orchestra for her performance on Thursday 21 July which like many of our events at Sligo Jazz each year, gives it that familiar one-off appeal. It highlights the return of guitarist Mike Walker, who last time round was a member of the band in residence, jazz supergroup The Impossible Gentlemen, and for whom Nikki has written several pieces of music. Her husband Pete Churchill is here too, one of the UK’s most celebrated jazz vocal educators and arrangers, so expect him to pop up where you’d least expect.'' Sligo dates are 19-24 July: click for more