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, a Jazz Orchestra, a Sax Choir 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) and North Sea Jazz Festival (2022).
Socials include going to gigs in bars around Cardiff and other jazz venues in South Wales as well as collaborative events with other music-based societies. Whether your interest is in the performance or appreciation of jazz music, this is the society for you.