See the sligolive website for the full line-up of artists including Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (18 Oct) to appear across a number of genres. Festival dates are 18-28 October.
• Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are also playing in Westport, County Mayo on 23 October.
Austrian saxophonist, flautist, bandleader and educator Karlheinz Miklin died on Saturday afternoon following a stroke. He was 72. The Carinthian culture minister and governor Peter Kaiser expressed his deepest sympathy to Miklin’s family and said that Carinthia has lost an inspirational cultural ambassador.
Miklin appeared in numerous projects, including with Albert Mangelsdorff, Art Farmer, Mark Murphy, Horace Parlan, Mel Lewis and Barre Phillips and appeared at festivals all over Europe during a long career. From 1983 to 2000 he led the jazz department of the Graz University of Arts.