For many years, the Academy has produced the most outstanding array of exciting, versatile, creative and employable musicians to emerge on to the jazz scene.
We offer a supportive environment in which to learn and experiment with this extremely broad art form. We encourage our students to find their own creative voice and equip them with the skills needed to enable them to pursue a future as working jazz musicians.
At the Academy we offer Principal Study to both undergraduate and postgraduate jazz musicians on:
Piano | Saxophone | Trumpet | Trombone | Guitar | Bass (Electric and Acoustic) | Drum Kit | Voice | Vibraphone
We do accept applications for other instruments as well – if you are interested in studying jazz at the Academy and do not see your instrument listed above, please contact the jazz department administrator.
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
Emily Mould, Jazz Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7379 / Email email@example.com
Prominent jazz trumpet soloist and dedicated educator
Active performer in groups such as the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, James Taylor Quartet and the Stan Sulzmann Big Band
Director of Troyk-estra and founder of Nick Smart's Trogon
Head of Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music since 2010, his work has been celebrated with the Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education in 2013
Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study
Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017
André Charlier, Lupa Santiago and Jim Hart lead groups of Academy students
Michael Janisch, Benoît Sourisse and Joe Locke lead groups of Academy students
Academy Big Band presents the Music of international jazz musician Gareth Lockrane
The Jazz Department’s Ensemble Concert Series begins with performances from our students
The Jazz Department's Ensemble Concert Series continues with performances from our students