Jazz staff

Nick Smart Head of Jazz Programmes

Watch Nick’s video introduction to Jazz at the Academy

Dave Holland Jazz Artist in Residence

Larry Goldings Visiting Professor of Jazz

Bass (electric and acoustic)

Jeremy Brown
Tom Herbert
Jasper Hoiby
Michael Janisch 

Creative Technology, Academic Studies

Peiman Khosravi

Drum Kit

Martin France
Ian Thomas
Jeff Williams


Chris Montague
Mike Outram

John Parricelli
Mike Walker 

Jazz History

Keith Nichols
Martin Speake


Tom Cawley (Aural and Transcription)
Nikki Iles
Liam Noble
Gwilym Simcock
Kit Downes


James Allsop
Iain Ballamy
Tim Garland
Andy Panayi
Julian Siegel
Stan Sulzmann
Martin Speake


Mark Bassey
Gordon Campbell


Mike Lovatt
Steve Fishwick
Nick Smart (Head of Jazz)


Jim Hart
Anthony Kerr 


Christian Garrick 


Pete Churchill 
Nia Lynn
Norma Winstone

World Rhythms

Barak Schmool

Composition and Arranging

Pete Churchill

Repertoire and Improvisation

Tom Cawley
Pete Churchill

Nick Smart
Martin Speake

Jazz Academic Studies

Nikki Iles


Former International Jazz Artists in Residence

Dave Liebman 2015–2016

Dave Holland 2013–2015
Watch our Youtube video about Dave at the Academy

Dave Douglas 2011–2013

You can sense that Nick Smart's a natural collaborator, loved by his students

Jazz January blog