Some comments from previous students...
"That course was really important for me. I met a lot of people that I learned a huge amount from and even ended up playing with, so am really very grateful for it, as I know a lot of other people are too." - Kit Downes
"Going to the Summer school for six years in a row ( from the age of 17!), was a fundamental part of my development as a jazz musician. I have really very special memories of the course..bonding and playing with my contemporaries such as Nia Lynn, Dave Smith, Brigitte Beraha, Darren Altman, Graham Fox, Patrick Davey..and forming friendships with many of the teachers,many of whom I've gone on to play with regularly. I'll never forget some of the tutor concerts..Pete Saberton accompanying Anita Wardell on "The Ballad of the sad young men"..Martin Speake and Geoff Simpkins playing "my shining hour"..Steve Berry staring at Dave Cliff in awe as he launched into an amazing bop/unbelievably modern solo on "yesterdays".. A solo concert by Alex Maguire, that i've never heard anything like since..a free improv between Simon Purcell and Liane Carroll..Hanging out and playing with the massive wealth of tutors and students really pointed me towards the amazing/ sometimes frustrating life of being a professional Jazz musician." - Barry Green
"To say the summer school has been an important feature in my life would be an understatement. I think I'm still learning from my repeat visits several years later. Great tutors, great students and a great vibe" - Rachel Musson