Jazz Society

Cardiff University Jazz Society was formed in October 2011 from the long-established Big Band Society. We offer students the opportunity to perform, listen to, and appreciate live jazz music. We run several ensembles that perform regularly throughout each academic year: an auditioned Big Band,Jazz Orchestra,Sax Choir, Womxn's Group and Cardiff University Singers in collaboration with Music Society. We also run Jam Nights in local venues and go on tour each summer. Previous tours have included Montreux Jazz Festival (2014), Ghent Jazz Festival (2015), Amsterdam (2016), Lake Geneva (2017), Prague (2018), Belgium (2019), North Sea Jazz Festival (2022) and Jazz of Vienne (2023)

Socials include pub trip after ensmeble rehearsal, going to gigs around Cardiff and other jazz concerts/festivals. Collaborative events with other music-based societies includes the Music Ball with Music Society and Cardiff University Brass Band Society. Whether your interest is in the performance or appreciation of jazz music, this is the society for you!


Elected Ensemble Coordinator

Elected Events Coordinator

Elected President

Elected Secretary

Elected Treasurer

Elected Wellbeing Officer

Ensemble Coordinator

Events Coordinator




Wellbeing Officer


  • Jazz Society Standard Membership£10.00
  • Jazz Society Associate Membership£10.00
Concert Trip to see Yussef Dayes concert
4th October
Tramshed Cardiff (Meet in front of School of Music)
The Jazz Society committee are planning to go and see Yussef Dayes on 4 Oct, come join us if you want to see the famous Jazz drummer play! We are meeting up in front of the School of Music at 6pm if you wanna join us walking to there together!
Womxn’s Group GIAG
5th October
Cardiff University School of Music Small Lecture Theatre
Hey everyone! This is a GIAG rehearsal for the Womxn's Group, Please come along to experience how we run the rehearsal and meet our Music Director Jess Fitzsimons! No audition is needed for this, all female and non-binary are welcome!
Big Band audition
7th October
Cardiff University School of Music Small Lecture Theatre
Please sign up for the Big Band audition if you would like to be considered in our Big Band this year!
2nd Big Band GIAG
10th October
Small Lecture Theatre
Hey everyone! This is our 1st official rehearsal for Big Band! You don’t need a membership yet. This will be a good opportunity to see who will be in the band as this will be an auditioned session! P.S.Pub trip after.