Introduction to the Jazz Department with Nick Smart

Introduction to the Jazz Department with Nick Smart

Welcome to the Academy Jazz Department's online Open Day!

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.

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.

In the videos below you can watch our webinar sessions for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate jazz students, recorded at our Virtual Open Day in September 2021.

Jazz Undergraduate Open Day Webinar 2021

Jazz Undergraduate Open Day Webinar 2021

Jazz Postgraduate Open Day Webinar 2021

Jazz Postgraduate Open Day Webinar 2021

Jazz Department FAQs with Nick Smart

Jazz Department FAQs with Nick Smart

JAZZ PLAYLIST

Here are five 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 Big Band concert celebrating Women in Jazz led by Academy Professor Nikki Iles, November 2020
  • 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

Highlights from the Academy Jazz Festival 2021

Highlights from the Academy Jazz Festival 2021

Celebrating Women In Jazz, Conducted by Nikki Iles

Celebrating Women In Jazz, Conducted by Nikki Iles

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