Welcome to the International French & Cuban Music Schools
Jazz summer school is based in the U.K. and attended by an international student body from around the world.
"Somehow, being away from home frees you up from the usual hangups about your own playing and makes you more willing to experiment. I learnt a lot of important principles here that stay with me today. Burned into my memory are visions of late night jams and french wine."
We offer 2 main schools:-
The International French Jazz Summer School:
Based in the South of France, the International French Jazz Summer School was started in 1995. Our Main Course is for instrumentalists and singers of all experience levels who want to improve their jazz skills. We also run a Specialist Jazz Singers Course and an Advanced Jazz Improvisers Course.
Our long experience and the quality of our tutors – all top jazz musicians in their own fields – has made this one of the most popular jazz music schools in the world. As well as the daily workshops for small and larger groups, we have specialist instrument tutorials, an evening club, a daily performance of workshop materials and a very popular end of week concert.
The International French Jazz Summer School runs from 6th - 13th August &/or 13th - 20th August &/or 20th - 27th August 2016.
The International Cuban Music School in Havana, Cuba:
Our International Cuban Music School offers an introduction to Cuban music for both instrumentalists and singers of all experience levels– and non players who would like to be part of the musical experience. Our tutors come from both the UK and Cuba - and the workshops feature top Cuban musicians.
On this exceptional course, the international student group receives a thorough introduction to key Cuban rhythms and traditional Cuban music styles, particularly Son. As well as taking part in the group and specialist workshops, students will make visits to the concerts and clubs of Havana to experience the best of Cuba’s exciting music scene and enjoy performances from some of the finest Cuban musicians.
In 2017, the International Cuban Music School runs from 4th - 11th Feb.