CUBE was formed by a group of students from the Cardiff University Lifelong Learning Jazz Studies courses in the early 2000s. The courses were run and tutored by well-qualified professional jazz musicians, notably Julian Martin and Paula Gardiner.

"Cardiff University Blues Explosion" began when the group performed for the first time at the Riverbank Hotel Jazz Club in 2001. In the early days, the membership varied as students changed or completed the courses. However, the band has now developed, as the skill and experience of its musicians has increased, to a semi-professional standard. Local jazz musicians have provided new members in recent times. The current band line up have been together since 2008, 3 of whom are founder members from the original jazz courses.

CUBE concentrates on playing selections of jazz and blues music over a range of styles to cater for all types of occasion and we have been fortunate to attract excellent vocalists to feature with the band including Natasha Cook, Sarah Brown and Alex Heavyside.

We are also tempted to dip into other musical styles to suit audience requirements!