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About Krakow

Jazz School

Krakow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music offers secondary level of music education, preparing students to professional work.
The school was founded in September 1994 at the Youth Centre of Culture in Krakow.
In 2001 in the process of development the school became an independent, private institution, registered and authorized by the Ministry of Culture. Initially the school educated 40 students. The number has been steadily growing to reach the amount of 150 students.
The 22 faculty members are professional musicians, graduates of music academies, playing in jazz bands and jazz-rock groups. Besides, the school cooperates with outstanding artists both from Poland and abroad. An interesting and modern educational programme and excellent, well-prepared teachers have attracted students not only from Southern Poland, but also from other parts of the country and from abroad (e.g. Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Italy, Spain).

Additionaly the school organizes:

  • master classes and workshops
  • The International Jazz Festival "Masters and Youngsters"
  • The International Summer Jazz Academy
  • the charity concert (part of one of the greatest world charity actions "The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity"
Students and teachers take part in various international cultural projects organized by the City of Krakow.

Krakow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music is a member of International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) and hosted the 15th Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting Krakow 2005.