Get you out of your comfort zone. Spark your imagination and encourage you to develop your own individual sound. That one style that makes you stand out and brings you recognition. That versatile musical idiom you use to set the tone. Playing jazz requires creativity. The ability to see beyond your own boundaries. To let go and then regain control.
In lessons, but also during special theme days, workshops, projects, and masterclasses by internationally renowned guest lecturers, we explore styles, musicians or bands, rhythms and concepts. Thanks to our central location in Europe, and festivals like the Jazz Night, Spring Jazz and our participation in Jazz Maastricht and Het Parcours, you can gain experience at major venues. Playing. Jamming. Improvising to your heart's content. Maastricht venues like Intro In Situ, Theater aan het Vrijthof, AINSI and Muziekgieterij, as well as the cafés, offer countless playing and jamming opportunities on a daily basis. We will also help you to produce projects, CDs and videos in our professional sound studio. Everything we do is geared towards your future as a musician, band leader, teacher or composer/arranger. You may even end up working in a recording studio or concert agency. Your decision. Your enterprise. The Jazz department has around 120 students, most of whom are foreign. A great network. You will get to know the world. And the world of jazz.