The 19th Scarborough Jazz Festival23

Fundamental to the process of becoming a jazz musician is the art of reacting to and supporting each other. You will not only be encouraged to collaborate amongst your peers, but also with other musicians, dancers and artists from across Trinity Laban and beyond. London is buzzing with jazz venues, and we take full advantage of this. With Oliver’s Jazz Club on our doorstep in Greenwich, our regular Beats in the Bar series at Blackheath Halls, and performances at the London Jazz Festival, there is always somewhere for you to display your talents.

A recent collaboration with MOBO award-winning ensemble Empirical, themselves Trinity Laban alumni, saw students and professionals alike experimenting with traditional and contemporary approaches to jazz. The energy and dynamism of these young musicians characterises our commitment to innovative performance. Classes are practice-based, with focus on jazz harmony, rhythm, jazz history, arranging and composition, and coaching rhythm and horn sections.

If you know that conservatoire study is for you, but you don’t think that you’ll meet the academic or musical entry requirements, our four-year courses are an excellent opportunity to start studying your degree while you focus on your musical development. As with all our courses, studies in your specialist area will be supported by a broader curriculum designed to prepare you for your career in the Jazz industry. Our 3 year BA Music is designed for musicians who know they want to specialise in Jazz. This award-winning band from the USA plays highly original and eclectic music drawing on Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa, rock, South African high-life music and Brazilian sambas to forge a new sound enriched by these traditions. The resonance of button accordion and tenor saxophone is a rare, rich and beautiful sonority.

Modern online and venue ticketing systems, enabling you to buy your tickets online safely and securely with TicketSource. Tickets are delivered to your email account and can be printed at home, and are available to re-print should they be lost or damaged. Visit the Community Centre during the week between 9am and 1pm, and Monday to Thursday 6pm and 8pm. If you are a Reading football fan, we are also open on match days so pop in, grab a pint and some hot, tasty food before, during or after the match. Leeds Conservatoire has been working with the Music in the Round team on a number of programmes and initiatives throughout the month of May. As well as talks and tours specific to the courses you’re interested in, you can also chat to our staff and students.

This song would later be a big hit for Chet as a vocalist, but the original version by the Mulligan Quartet is a benchmark in the development of cool jazz. Our success in supporting students to develop their creative voices is reflected in the professional accomplishments of our graduates, who include many of London’s finest emerging jazz musicians. A trumpeter with a flawless Grammy-winning classical technique, he is also a son of New Orleans and from his early work with Art Blakey he has delved back into jazz heritage to create playing and compositions that have won fans and plaudits all round the world. Concert highlights for Luft are performances with Django Bates, Arve Henriksen, Loose Tubes and Dinosaur, Laura Jurd’s jazz/rock quartet.

He has a fantastic new programme The quartet still features amazing saxophonist and Parliamentary Jazz Award Winner Sam Crockatt. “Hannah Horton blows funky tenor, gutsy baritone and can write a good tune,” wrote Bebop Spoken Here on her latest release, Inside Out. ‘Rising star Hannah Horton … there’s bold and gritty playing on both baritone and tenor sax’, . This project demonstrates hard-bop with a frighteningly fresh feel; the music is wildly high-energy and unbelievably swinging. Featuring some of the very finest talent on the British Jazz scene. Always exploring new ground and always receiving the highest praise in our audience evaluations.

Few women in early jazz were instrumentalists, and the earliest great female jazz musicians were nearly all vocalists. Prime among them, Ella Fitzgerald could do almost anything with her flexible voice, perfect intonation and flawless diction. But here she duets with her one-time-lover Louis Jordan — who was himself one of the most accomplished interpreters of a song, as well as a pivotal figure in the launch of rhythm and blues with his jump-jive Tympany Five. Jazz is a collaborative process, growing organically from diverse musical cultures.