Staff

Throughout the programme, jazz students choose their principal study professors for individual lessons in conjunction with the Head of Jazz, from a list of faculty that includes:

STAFF LIST

Head of Jazz Programmes

  • Nick Smart

Jazz Artist in Residence

  • Dave Holland (visiting artist, not teaching 1-1 lessons)

Visiting Professor of Jazz

  • Craig Taborn (visiting artist, not teaching 1-1 lessons)

Aural & Transcription

  • Tom Cawley

Rhythmic Studies

  • Barak Schmool

Composition & Arranging

  • Pete Churchill

Repertoire/Improvisation

  • Pete Churchill
  • Gareth Lockrane
  • Nick Smart
  • Tom Cawley

Jazz Supporting Studies

  • Nikki Iles

Creative Technology

  • Aram Zarikian

Bass (electric and acoustic)

  • Jeremy Brown
  • Laurence Cottle
  • Tom Herbert
  • Jasper Høiby
  • Michael Janisch
  • Michael Mondesir

Guitar

  • John Parricelli
  • Mike Walker
  • Femi Temowo
  • Chris Montague
  • Mike Outram

Piano

  • Tom Cawley
  • Nikki Iles
  • Gwilym Simcock
  • Liam Noble
  • Robert Mitchell
  • Kit Downes

History/Critical/Contextual Listening

  • Alyn Shipton
  • Keith Nichols
  • Martin Speake

Trombone

  • Mark Bassey
  • Gordon Campbell
  • Barnaby Dickinson
  • Winston Rollins
  • Trevor Mires
  • Mark Nightingale

Trumpet

  • Nick Smart
  • Mike Lovatt
  • Steve Fishwick
  • Tom Walsh
  • Byron Wallen

Vibes

  • Jim Hart
  • Anthony Kerr

Voice

  • Nia Lynn
  • Lauren Kinsella
  • Pete Churchill
  • Norma Winstone

Drum Kit

  • Martin France
  • Jeff Williams
  • Ian Thomas
  • James Maddren
  • Mark Mondesir

Saxophone

  • James Allsopp
  • Iain Ballamy
  • Nathaniel Facey
  • Tim Garland
  • Gareth Lockrane
  • Andy Panayi
  • Soweto Kinch
  • Julian Siegel
  • Martin Speake
  • Stan Sulzmann

Stan Sulzmann directs the Academy Big Band

06 October 2020
Black and white image of Stan Sulzmann

Academy Big Band

22 November 2020
Image of Academy Big Band in practice