Jazz

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.

Info for entry 2017.

Jazz: Your Experience

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
 

Contact

Emily Mould, Jazz Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7379 / Email jazz@ram.ac.uk

Nick Smart

Head of Jazz: Nick Smart

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

Latest News

2015 graduates demonstrate success

03.08.2016

Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study

Latest Blog

Looking forward to the 2016 Proms

15.04.2016

Academy people appear throughout the schedule

Upcoming Events

Jazz Ensembles free

Tuesday, 04.10.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Jazz stars of tomorrow present the results of their work with a variety of guest artists.

Jazz Ensembles free

Thursday, 06.10.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Jazz Ensembles perform music on which they have been working with distinguished musicians

Jazz Ensembles free

Thursday, 13.10.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Jazz stars of tomorrow present the results of their work with a variety of guest artists

Keith Nichols and Academy Big Band present ‘Powerhouse!’

Saturday, 22.10.2016 19:30, The Musical Museum

The acclaimed Academy Big Band under the direction of legendary expert in the genre, Keith Nichols.

Norma Winstone 75th Birthday Gala Concert

Wednesday, 16.11.2016 19:30, Cadogan Hall

Don’t miss this extraordinary one-off opportunity to hear Norma with the combined forces of the Academy in a unique and special setting.

Jazz Ensembles free

Wednesday, 23.11.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Jazz stars of tomorrow present the results of their work with a variety of guest artists

Jazz Ensembles free

Thursday, 24.11.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Jazz stars of tomorrow present the results of their work with a variety of guest artists

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 25
Good luck to @ScottChapmanUK, @josh_arcoleo and @Rob_Luft, competing in @MusiciansCoJazz Young #Jazz Musician final @pizzajazzclub tonight.
@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 24
#Jazz student @Ash_henrymusic’s trio play @Omnibus_Clapham tomorrow – £5 for under 25s.
@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 21
Welcome back to @TheDaveHolland, #Jazz Artist in Residence.
@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 17
Preview track from #jazz #alum @RalphWyld’s debut #Subterranea on @EditionRecords bit.ly/2cEVgxI
@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 13
#Jazz #alum @Rob_Luft, winner of our Kenny Wheeler Prize 2016 in assoc with @EditionRecords, plays @606club tonight.

‘At the Academy you are free to find and explore your own stylistic influences’

Nick Smart