Birmingham City University Partnership

An initial collection of jazz material has been moved to create a satellite of the National Jazz Archive at Birmingham City University (BCU). The partnership between the National Jazz Archive and BCU aims to develop the archive’s holdings, plan new projects and expand the research base of our work.

Through exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops, our joint aim is to create a vibrant, living archive known for innovative research and outreach programmes that are anchored in the wider community.

Parkside Building

The Parkside building of Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is a leading centre for jazz research in Europe. The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, one of the constituent parts of BCU, hosts some of the country’s leading jazz performance programmes at BMus, MMus and PhD level, nurturing the next generation of great players.

The internationally respected jazz academics in the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research are active in publishing books and journals, practice-based research in performance and composition along with projects which explore jazz festivals, the place of the music in the media, and the role of women in jazz.

Dr Pedro Cravinho

The National Jazz Archive collection is housed in BCU’s Arts, Design and Media Archives at Parkside Building.

This collection is available to all by appointment with the Keeper of the Archives, Dr Pedro Cravinho, who can be contacted by email.

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More information on the Birmingham City University archive can be found on their Arts Design and Media website.


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