Welcome to the International French & Cuban Music Schools

Tutors & Students play together at the International French Jazz School


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Members of Sierra Maestra perform at the International Cuban Music School


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The evening meal at the International French Jazz Summer School


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A small group workshop at the International French Jazz Summer School


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Cuban friends play with us on the International Cuban Music School


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Jazz summer school is based in the U.K. and attended by an international student body from around the world.

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 Friday 11th - Friday 18th &/or Friday 18th - Friday 25th August 2017

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.