Jazz

Why study at AMPA Jazz & Creative Music?

There is a lot of unique features we can offer you!

  • An exquisite team of teachers, click on your subject and see and hear what they do and what they think about teaching.
  • Close collaboration with very interesting partners:
    - Paradox Tilburg: One of the most renowned jazz venues of the Netherlands. Here you will perform with your ensemble, follow masterclasses by international artists, have your own session night, do your exams, visit concerts and get in touch with the (inter-)national jazzscene.
    - Fontys Rock Academy: Just like AMPA Jazz a part of Fontys School of the Arts. We're all in the same building, and so exchange is very easy. You can follow interesting RA modules, like Sound Engineering and Music & Finance. AMPA students record their music in the RA studio. We exchange or organise Masterclasses together. In your free space you can follow lessons there, e.g. in your main subject.
  • Our own agency - 'Impresariaat van de Kunsten'- with a lot of paid gigs, and there are many playing possibilities in numerous little jazzvenues in Tilburg.
  • Ensemble playing as a core business; You play in several ensembles that give live concerts at renowned venues in Tilburg and surrounding area. Ensembles play in all kind of styles: jazz, fusion, contemporary, latin etc.
  • Customize your study! We supply free space (with budget!) and a very personal approach that enables you to get the most out of your study and give your own twist in a high degree.
  • Playground: On a weekly basis students and teachers play together and work out music in Playground.

    Photos by Rens Bressers & Koektrommel Studio & Claudia Hansen