Introduction to the Jazz Department with Nick Smart

Introduction to the Jazz Department with Nick Smart

Jazz Department FAQs with Nick Smart

Jazz Department FAQs with Nick Smart

Welcome to the Jazz Department's Open Day page!

Our Jazz Department has produced an outstanding array of versatile, creative and highly employable jazz musicians since its foundation in 1987. You’ll find the atmosphere supportive, collaborative and engaged with your individual development as a jazz musician.

This year we will be hosting an in-person open day on 22 September, 2pm - 5.30pm (the Big Band rehearsal lasts until 9pm and all are welcome to stay). If you would like to attend, please sign up to confirm using the form at the bottom of this page.

To see all of the courses available, from clarinet to saxophone, vibraphone, electric bass, voice and more, see the courses tab on our main Jazz Department webpage.

If you still have unanswered questions, feel free to contact the Jazz Department directly.

JAZZ PLAYLIST

Here are four videos that showcase the range of performance opportunities available to our students.

In order we have:

  • Highlights from the Academy Jazz Festival, which you can watch in full on YouTube, July 2021
  • Livestreamed performance from our Big Band of music by Academy Professor Stan Sulzmann, October 2020
  • Repertoire class with Academy Professor Pete Churchill
  • Excerpts from the final concert in a week-long residency from visiting artists Dave Holland and Chris Potter, from 2018

Meet the Jazz Department

Meet the Jazz Department

Highlights from the Academy Jazz Festival 2021

Highlights from the Academy Jazz Festival 2021

Big Band concert with Stan Sulzmann

Big Band concert with Stan Sulzmann

Repertoire Class, led by Pete Churchill

Repertoire Class, led by Pete Churchill

Highlights from the Dave Holland and Chris Potter residency

Highlights from the Dave Holland and Chris Potter residency

Sign up below for joining instructions and more information on our Open Days