RIP Michael Garrick MBE (1933-2011)

With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear beloved leader and inspirer without whom Jazz Academy would never be. In light of that Michael Garrick's Jazz Academy will continue to carry the torch and spread the Joy and Love that permeates the creative music we call 'jazz'. We will go from strength to strength in his memory.- Gabriel Garrick

Course founder Michael Garrick MBE was one of the UK's leading jazz educators.

Formerly Professor of Jazz Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College of Music and John Dankworth's Wavendon Allmusic Plan, he led his own groups since the '60s and has approaching 1000 compositions in his catalogue.

Click HERE for details of Jazz Academy and Jovis records featuring Michael Garrick, Gabriel Garrick and course tutors past and present.

Click HERE to go to Gabriel Garrick's web site

Click HERE for a comprehensive appreciation of Michael Garrick