Malafede Trio & Andreas Varady Triowith special guests Paul Booth and Jean Toussaint
FESTIVAL LAUNCH DOUBLE BILL
MALAFEDE TRIO (Italy) with special guest PAUL BOOTH (UK), saxophone
Sligo Jazz Project’s 2019 Band-in-Residence features Federico Malaman, one of the most influential bassists worldwide, with two other notable artists in the Italian music scene, guitarist Riccardo Bertuzzi and drummer Ricky Quagliato.
The trio will also be joined by guest sax ace Paul Booth (Stevie Winwood/Eric Clapton).
ANDREAS VARADY TRIO (Slo/IE), with special guest JEAN TOUSSAINT (UK), saxophone
Since Andreas Varady’s family moved to Ireland in 2007 his rise to prominence in the jazz world has been meteoric. From busking for the passers-by of Limerick and Cork, attending Sligo Jazz Project’s summer school, aged 13 he became the youngest ever headlining artist at Ronnie Scott’s in London, performed with some of the greatest names in jazz, appeared on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine and signed to Quincy Jones’ management company.
Andreas’s trio featuring his father Bandi and brother will be joined by guest saxophonist, Jean Toussaint, one of his mentors when he attended Sligo Jazz Project.