Simon Purcell jazz musician educator

Why research? In brief…

The Jazz Education community possesses abundant subject matter, play-alongs and an unstoppable harvest of reissues and new music available through the internet. However, while educators are better resourced, informed discourse about teaching and learning is comparatively undeveloped.

Click here for more… Jazz Education Research.


A contribution to the debate convened by the Worshipful Company of Musicians in London (October 2007). Some philosophy, facts and figures… click here… WCoM Jazz Debate

Welcome to what will eventually become my main website. For now, you can still access everything (music, charts and learning resources at