Cardiff University Jazz Society was formed in October 2011 from the long-established Big Band Society and is affiliated to the Cardiff University Students' Union. The society offers students the opportunity to perform, listen to, and appreciate live jazz music. They run several ensembles that perform regularly throughout each academic year and support students who wish to form and run their own groups. The current selection includes an auditioned Big Band, a Jazz Orchestra, a Sax Ensemble and a Jazz Choir. They run monthly Jam Nights in a local venue, and each summer go on tour. Previous tours have included Montreux Jazz Festival (2014), Ghent Jazz Festival (2015), Amsterdam (2016), Lake Geneva (2017) and Prague (2018).
This society also brings its members together to listen to, and appreciate, live jazz music with other like-minded students. Regular socials include going to gigs in bars around Cardiff as well as concerts promoted by the School of Music and other jazz venues in South Wales. Whether your interest is in the performance or appreciation of jazz music, this is the society for you - membership is just £10 per academic year.
For more information about the Cardiff University Jazz Society, please feel free to contact us.
Check out our Big Band playing Sussudio at The Great North Big Band Jazz Festival...