JazzSoc exists to promote and encourage the development of the University jazz scene. We aim to provide the main arena for student players to interact musically, whilst also encouraging a non-student contingent. We want to introduce new music and musicians to the Oxford jazz scene.
We host weekly jam sessions on Tuesday nights at Copa Bar on George Street, Oxford. Each week, an up and coming jazz ensemble play a house band set which is usually based around a theme such as 'Latin Jazz night' or 'Miles Davis Tribute'. The floor is then opened to everyone and anyone with a desire to jam.
About once a term, we put on a 'Spectacular' whereby we invite a leading UK professional jazz musician to grace our jam with his/her presence and show us the way of the jazz.
Additionally, we are the main point of contact for jazz band hire sourcing ensembles of all sizes and styles for functions of any kind.