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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 hosted by The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. This college is a beautiful state of the art facility which has recently 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. Click here for a 360 degree virtual tour. 

Course directors Dave Wickins and Buster Birch have had 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 vocal coach. 

Please see for more information including... application forms, maps, FAQs, venue info, accommodation info, under 18s policy, online payments, etc. 

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The Original UK Jazz Summer School promo movie

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