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Jazz Society

Welcome to the KCL Jazz Society page!

Please join this group to keep in touch with everything that is going on in the world of jazz at Kings College London and in the capital in general.

The Society consists of the award-winning King's Big Band and some smaller groups, both of whom perform on many occasions over the year, both inside and outside of Kings College London. We also have a lively social calendar, with many nights out planned to Jazz bars and gigs taking place within the vibrant London Jazz scene. We welcome both playing and non-playing members to join this active and ambitious society. So join this group and get in touch if you would would like to find out more!

The Society's ensembles have recently performed at The Grand Connaught Rooms, HMS President, St Thomas' Westminster, The Waldorf Hilton, The House of Lords, The Hurlingham Club, Foundation and recorded for BBC2 television.

The King's Big Band have also recently recorded an album at the University of Surrey - Wind Machine - available on Spotify and Apple Music.


Mailing list

Please email with the subject line 'MAILING LIST' to join our mailing list and receive our monthly newsletter with updates about events, gigs, socials and more.


Big Band:

King's Big Band is auditioned at the beginning of each academic year and perform at a variety of events throughout the academic year including private functions, balls and College events.

This years auditions have already passed, however, if you want to join next year details will be published in Fresher's Week 2020.

Rehearsals are every Wednesday of term-time from 7-9pm

Sight-reading competency is required; improvising ability is desirable.


Small Band Workshops:

Regular small band workshops take place on Thursday nights in term-time. This is a great way to meet fellow jazzsters and work on your improvisation and playing abilities. 

There is no need to audition for small band workshops and no commitment - come whenever you want!

Once you've found your own small band in the workshops there will be regular concert opportunities, supporting the King's Big Band at their events as well as individual small band gigs. 

The small bands are also available for hire, so you can gain valuable opportunites and experience playing around King's College London as well as in numerous external venueus.



The Society also hosts regular jam sessions throughout the year at various venues around King's and KCLSU. Follow our Facebook page (KLC Jazz Society) for updates. 



The King's Big Band and Small ensembles are available for hire - highly suitable for spicing up your wedding / Christmas / Birthday / Work Function / Ball / Dinner / Baby Shower. Email Will Bruce at for more information and check out our website at



  • Jazz Society Standard Membership£0.00
  • Jazz Society Associate Membership£0.00

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