Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School

at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, EH10 5LG United Kingdom

In association with Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh EH10 5LG
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: +44 (0)131 455 6038


A week long intensive, hands-on course delivered by the cream of Scottish jazz musicians and educators, led by Edinburgh Napier University's Jazz Musician in Residence, Haftor Medbøe. We welcome instrumentalists age 14 and above of all abilities and experience. The streamed curriculum includes practical approaches to theories of improvisation, instrumental master classes, ear training and ensemble work, culminating in a concert at a city centre venue as part of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Students are offered complimentary tickets to nightly selected concerts promoted by our Festival partners. Prices: £340 full price / £260 concessions (Under 18, Student, Unemployed, Pensioner) Past tutors: Laura MacDonald Konrad Wiszniewski Martin Kershaw Dick Lee Chris Greive Eddie Severn Steve Hamilton Dave Patrick Tom Gibbs Mario Caribe Kevin Glasgow Kenny Ellis Tom Lyne Stuart Brown Paul Mills Chris Wallace Guest tutors have included: Bobby Watson Ingrid Jensen Greg Hutchinson Warren Vache Stan Tracey David Berkman Wayne Krantz 22nd - 26th July 2013

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Well now, that was a lot of fun. A full house of inspiring students and tutors topped by a truly terrific end of week gig at the Jazz Bar. Looking forward to next year already.

Published on 2015-07-28 15:42:21 GMT

Bookings are flooding in for this year's Summer School. Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment. Promises to be a bumper year with special guest tutors - announcement coming soon.

Published on 2015-05-20 00:06:45 GMT

We're offering a 10% loyalty discount to those who have flown with us before. You know who you are and we'd love to have you back.

Published on 2015-03-08 16:12:01 GMT

Day 1 a blinder. Bring on the rest of the week.

Published on 2014-07-21 22:20:38 GMT

Tuesday 22nd at the Summer School will feature a day of New Orleans themed jazz led by the inimitable trombonist/composer/arranger/educator Chris Greive.

Published on 2014-07-07 11:58:02 GMT

Gearing up for Napier Jazz Summer School 2014. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted.

Published on 2014-03-11 14:45:05 GMT

This year's Summer School finale concert will be held at the magnificent Palazzo Spiegeltent: http://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/programme/artists/napier-university-jazz-summer-school.html

Published on 2013-05-21 00:04:18 GMT

In other news, this year's Edinburgh Napier University Jazz Summer School is now almost fully booked. We have one space left for bass and piano respectively. If you have been unable to secure a place on this year's course, we hope to see you at next year's. Come along to the end-of-week performance at the Jazz Bar, Chambers Street on Friday 24th July at 14:00 to see what you have to look forward to.

Published on 2015-07-03 11:16:59 GMT

Booking is now open for this year's school and places are filling apace. For info and booking form, contact Haftor Medbøe [h.medboe@napier.ac.uk].

Published on 2014-04-08 15:38:49 GMT

We have a winner for the Julius Keilwerth sponsored place on this year's Summer School. Congratulations go to Sam and commiserations to those who weren't selected.