Welcome to the website of
The Original UK Jazz Summer School
and The Online UK Jazz School
Winners of the UK Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education, we are a jazz summer school based in the UK which has, since 1966, consistently delivered the highest quality jazz tuition one can find.
It began in Barry in South Wales and has had several homes over the decades, including Porthcawl, The University of Glamorgan and Trinity College of Music, London. The course returned to South Wales in the summer of 2012 where it is now hosted by The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. This college is a beautiful state of the art facility which has benefited from a £22.5m investment. It backs onto the picturesque Bute Park and is only a 10 minute walk from the lively Cardiff City Centre.
We have many years of experience running the Summer School, and during this time have assembled a world-renowned team of tutors.
The course is open to all instrumentalists of all ages and levels of experience. We also welcome singers, who are specifically catered for by our two vocal coaches. We hope you find all the information you are looking for. Please take a moment to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page, and do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any further details.
Since the 2020 lockdown we have also hosted many live zoom workshops to students around the world through The Online UK Jazz School.
We now also offer video lessons and courses with some of our tutors, which include the ability to pause, rewind and rewatch the classes as often as you like. Every video lesson includes downloads of all the class handouts. Please see the video lessons menu above for immediate access to some of the best jazz tuition you can find anywhere!