Jazz musicians who teach, not teachers who know about jazz.....
At JMA we believe it's important that our faculty are active jazz musicians with wide experience in the industry, not just as educators but as performers, composers and arrangers of the highest calibre.
Our 2021 Faculty includes, Gavin Franklin, Carl Mackey, Matthew Jodrell, William Morrison, Phil Stack and James Morrison.
We have a philosophy that you need both 'core' teachers, who are with students over a long period - and also varied guest tutors, who bring a multitude of views, experience and philosophies of jazz to the Academy. With this in mind, guests we've already had at JMA include (from around the world) Troy Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Clayton, Branford Marsalis, Adam Page, James Sherlock, Ricky Woodard, Marian Petrescu, Brian Kellock, Mark Nightingale, Martin Wind and Ian Date.
Click on the 'Faculty' menu above to see details of our core staff for 2021.