Jazz News

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale

19.07.2017

Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale

The Principal and the EU

29.03.2017

A personal message from the Principal

Academy alumni win Grammys

15.02.2017

Royal Academy alumnus Jacob Collier won two Grammy Awards at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, 12th February. His prizes we...

2015 graduates demonstrate success

03.08.2016

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

Rob Luft wins Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize 2016

26.07.2016

Outstanding guitarist and composer is sixth winner of annual prize, presented with Edition Records

Autumn 2016 events

25.07.2016

Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music

07.05.2016

HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

2016 JazzFM Awards

28.04.2016

Academy people celebrate success

Summer 2016 at the Academy

22.03.2016

Announcing our Summer events schedule

Junior Academy trumpeter Alexandra Ridout wins BBC Young Musician Jazz Award

14.03.2016

Four out of five finalists were Academy students

2016 Honours are announced

04.03.2016

Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Success at BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award

28.01.2016

Academy jazz students are four out of five finalists

Tom Ridout awarded Richard Turner Jazz Fund

26.01.2016

Talented saxophonist is fourth recipient of annual award

Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2015

10.12.2015

Three Academy ensembles amongst the four winners

Academy composers shortlisted for BASCA British Composer Awards

04.11.2015

Congratulations to Royal Academy of Music composers, staff and alumni who have been shortlisted for BASCA British Composer Awards.

The Evening Standard’s The 1000

18.09.2015

Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors selected as some of the 1000 most influential people in London

Dave Holland becomes patron of Junior Jazz

17.09.2015

The iconic bassist, composer and bandleader succeeds the late Kenny Wheeler

EFG London Jazz Festival

07.08.2015

Academy students, alumni and professors feature strongly again

Dave Liebman and Larry Goldings join Jazz Department

20.07.2015

Nick Smart welcomes international artists to his staff for 2015/16

Quincy Jones DMus

03.07.2015

The Academy honours a musical legend with an Honorary Doctorate

Graduation 2015

02.07.2015

Congratulations to all Academy students, and welcome to Quincy Jones DMus

Success at London Music Rising Star Awards

12.06.2015

Academy alumnae Belle Chen and Espa win awards; current students Jacob Collier and Bofan Ma are Highly Commended

2015 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize awarded to Ralph Wyld

11.06.2015

Outstanding vibraphonist and composer is fifth winner of annual prize, in association with Edition Records

Rising Star Nominees Announced

15.05.2015

The nominees for London Music Rising Star Award have been announced today.

Honorary Doctorate for Quincy Jones

25.03.2015

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce the award to Quincy Jones of Honorary Doctorate of the University of London.

Jazz week at the Academy

09.02.2015

The Jazz department are presenting a week, starting today, of jazz events with six ensembles.

Richard Turner Jazz Fund

30.01.2015

Saxophonist Greg Barker becomes the third recipient of the Richard Turner Jazz Fund

Kenny Wheeler, 1930–2014

18.09.2014

A personal message from Nick Smart

Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize Winner

18.06.2014

Edition Records and The Royal Academy of Music are pleased to announce that the 2014 winner of the “Kenny Wheeler Jazz Pri...

Troyk-estra

19.05.2014

It’s been a particular pleasure to watch the rapid rise in the jazz firmament of Troyk-estra.