Cardiff University Jazz Society is a gold tier society and is one of the university’s leading musical societies. The society has nearly 100 active members and has four core society run ensembles and many smaller member run ensembles. The society run ensembles offer something for everyone; Jazz Choir, Sax Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra welcome all members to play in a friendly encouraging environment whether you are a beginner or experienced player, or just looking to keep music up as a hobby.
The society hold regular Jam Nights at various venues across Cardiff, these nights offer a relaxed environment for members of the society to play alongside like-minded musicians of varying standard. The Jam Nights have proved to be very popular not just among members of Jazz Society, but also members of the general public who have heard the sound of the music and come in to take a closer look.
The intimate settings of the Jam Nights allow the audience to be up close to the performance and mean that the musicians are able to interact with the people watching; encouraging them to clap and dance along to the music. The Jazz Society always come armed with numerous music books you can use, so there’s always a wide range of repertoire available to play. There are no constraints and anyone is free to play whatever they fancy.
The best thing about these nights is that you don’t have to be a hardened performer to go up and play. You don’t even have to be a music student; everyone is encouraged to get involved and perform, it’s good to gain experience in such an informal atmosphere. Jazz Society are a friendly crowd, so for many, performing in front of them can be a great confidence boost, all members will cheer you along and encourage you to have a go.
Jazz Society are holding their next Jam Night on the 15th March at 10 Feet Tall: a city centre bar boasting “a chilled and friendly atmosphere”, and would love to see as many of you there as possible, whether you are a musician or just someone who loves listening to live music you’re bound to enjoy it. It’s sure to be a fabulous night and a great opportunity to mingle with people who share the same passion for Jazz as you. For more information email Jazz Society at firstname.lastname@example.org