LEARN FROM AN OUTSTANDING FACULTY OF TEACHERS WHOSE EXPERIENCE COVERS THE BREADTH OF CONTEMPORARY JAZZ PRACTICE
Our Jazz Department has produced an outstanding array of versatile, creative and highly employable jazz musicians since its foundation in 1987.
We support students to find their unique creative voice, which will speak equally across performance, improvisation and composition. We do this through full and varied undergraduate and postgraduate courses that cover many aspects and forms of jazz and its meeting points with other genres.
We foster an encouraging environment in which to learn and experiment with this extremely broad art form, equipping you with all the skills you’ll need as a working musician. Thanks to the scale, focus and personal approach of our training, students get frequent performance opportunities. Our regular ensemble projects and annual Jazz Festival offer students the chance to work intensively with some of the finest jazz players and composers in the world.
Dave Holland and Chris Potter with the Academy Big Band