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About Jazz Society

Do you like music? Specifically jazz? Do you like playing jazz? Do you like people who like playing jazz? This is the place for you.

If you're not a player, but you love jazz, read on! There's something here for you too!

The Jazz Society was unofficially started by students of the BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Degree program in St Pats but has officially expanded to include students from all disciplines, all campuses, all walks of life and we're excited to have you here! The society is geared towards musicians of all standards who like playing or would like to learn more about playing jazz music.

For those of you that simply like listening to jazz there will be performance nights (once we can get some assurances from venues about capacity and safety) where society membership will entitle you to a discount in and a chance of a good seat to sit back and enjoy the vibes of a real in-person jazz performance. 

Pre-COVID the society organised weekly and fortnightly Jam Sessions on and off campus for people to get up and play the music they've been working on with other performers, along with monthly hangouts and masterclasses. During lock down the society hosted monthly online listening hangouts where people could come and share the music they love and have been listening to lately. This was a great way to meet new like minded folks and discover some great new music. The aim of the society this year is (once safe to do so and adhering to guidelines) to run in person jam sessions and performances for players and listeners alike to enjoy. This will be combined with masterclasses and hangouts and maybe even a few public performances. 

The committee (and society as a whole) is full of friendly music-loving folks that are happy to chat and meet new music lovers and maybe even share some tips on how to bring your playing along. Feel free to send us a message, we'd love to hear from you. 

Jazz Society COVID-19 Coordinators
Aaron Murphy (Events Officer)
Emily O Rourke (Chairperson)
Current Committee 8
Chairperson Emily O Rourke
Treasurer Mary Murphy
Public Relations Officer Miles Stafford Ronayne
Clarinet Extraordinaire Heather Byrne
Events Officer Aaron()
Ladies Captain Nicole Martin
Mens Captain Adam Tait
Roadie Luca

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