Jazz: your experience

The finest jazz musicians have always been complete musicians with a unified voice through their improvising, composing and arranging: from Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter to Kenny Wheeler. We strive to continue this tradition with a full and varied course covering many aspects and forms of jazz and applications within other genres.


The jazz programme is taught by an outstanding faculty of jazz musicians and educators of international reputation. Their experience covers the breadth of contemporary jazz practice. To further enhance your experience, there is a series of high profile masterclasses and projects with visiting world famous artists.

Head of Jazz

Nick Smart

International Jazz Artist in Residence

Dave Liebman

Visiting Professors of Jazz

Larry Goldings
John Hollenbeck


Next Event

Academy Big Band: Duke Ellington’s Fabulous 1941 Band

02.03.2018 19:30, Duke’s Hall

The Academy Big Band performs pieces recorded by the Duke Ellington Orchestra of the early 40s

Beautiful music played with passion and commitment

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