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Play your own thing: jazz is an attitude and a philosophy. Developing a personal musical language is a top priority at the Institute of Jazz.
The bachelor degree programme in Jazz focuses on the development and promotion of a personal musical idiom. The course blends together a theoretical knowledge and an appreciation of the history of music with care and precision.
The School has national and international links and maintains collaborative relationships with various jazz festivals in Switzerland and other well-known institutions. The School also has its own live music venue – the Jazzkantine. The Jazzkantine acts as a platform for the Jazz Institute's musical activities. The School's own big band (musical director Ed Partyka) presents a wide repertoire of classics from the big band genre, as well as contemporary material.The School's very own internet-radio station plays 90% Swiss jazz music of bands and ensembles in which lecturers at the Institute of Jazz are involved. The bachelor's degree programme in Music - Jazz takes three years to complete and forms the basis for the MSc degree and its majors.
Bachelor of Arts in Music (Only in German)
Bachelor of Arts in Music
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February 28, 2019
September 16, 2019
This jazz ensemble, directed by Ed Partyka presents a wide repertoire of classics from traditional big band to contemporary material.
The Jazzkanal presents lecturers from the Jazz Institute, its workshops, and gigs featuring lecturers and students performed at the Jazzkantine.
The Jazzkantine is a platform that showcases the musical activities of the Jazz Institute.