Ulster University Jazz Band

A project by: Connor Kearney



from 2 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 03 Jun 2019
Jazz Band

Our Story

 The Ulster University jazz band first originated from the Culture Circus in 1971, where a group made up from students including lecturers toured Berlin and Frankfurt. The collection included a jazz band, which set the foundations for a jazz band to be established. Finally, in the 1980s, The University of Ulster’s jazz band was formed, though only appearing sporadically, since the jazz scene at this time in Ulster was in the very early stages of growth. The jazz band was later re-established in 2001 under Dr Frank Lyons as the University of Ulster Jazz Ensemble. From this, the Band played with Andy Sheppard and performed for President Bill Clinton in 2012. The Jazz Ensemble thrived and prospered under the leadership of Dr Frank Lyons and then later Dr Linley Hamilton.

The Ensemble is now known as the Ulster University Jazz Band as of 2018. The beginning of 2019 the U.U.J.B was re-established with the following: structure, committee, section leaders, sectionals and regular rehearsals. 

What our aim is, is to start a new chapter to recapture and provide more music variety at Ulster University. 

This is important, as for the first time the jazz band will be playing the Derry Jazz Festival with further goals. 

The money contributed by donors will be of great help in restoring the jazz band for future generations at Ulster University. 

Where will the money go?

The money will be allocated for hoodies, folders and music stand.

Folders £6.48

Music stands £4.00

Organising and hosting events 

Travel expenses for future concerts


Some of the cool rewards we have to offer 

Making other arrangements cd 

Meet & greet with band & signed photo of the band with Linley Hamilton 

Photo Opportunity with Mark Egan and Adam Nussbaum 


Evenings drinks reception 

Social media shout out 

Find us here


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