Jazz & Pop

After graduation

After graduation

Upon completion of the Jazz & Pop course, you will have the title Bachelor of Music. Because of the enormous variation within the Jazz & Pop course, ArtEZ produces very versatile musicians every year.

Graduates of Jazz & Pop in Zwolle are virtuosos, flexible, creative, practice-oriented, resourceful and focused on cooperation. They also have broad musical interests and a clear artistic identity. Graduates of the programme can be found in many different fields in the music world: from playing concerts in pop and jazz venues to creating theatre productions, from recording their own or others’ music in studios to musical directing and playing in bands. Many graduates are also active in the field of music education and the development of social projects.

Own business

The services ArtEZ offers its graduates include starter guidance in setting up their own business.

Further study

The Master of Music links perfectly with the Bachelor’s. In this Master’s course, you can further specialise in the direction that appeals to you most.


Former students include:

With a unique mix of soulful jazz and funkin’ Hiphop, The Cool Quest is present at many festivals. Apart from the lead singer Vincent Bergsma, the other four band members are all students or former students of the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Zwolle: Ilse de Vries (bass), Arjen Schipper (sax), Sander Moorlag (keyboard) and Thies Bouwhuis (drums).