Meet the Patrons of the National Jazz Archive

The National Jazz Archive is proud to have the following Patrons and is grateful to them for supporting and adding weight to the work and aims of the Archive.

Our Patrons help the Archive by publicly supporting our campaigns as well as promoting and attending fund-raising and other significant Archive events.

The Patrons of the Archive are well know in the fields of jazz performance, music journalism, photography, politics and broadcasting. Many of them are performers who have been at the forefront of jazz development in the UK and who are still delighting audiences today.

Patron Digby Fairweather founded the National Jazz Archive in 1988 to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers.

Biographies of our Patrons can be found by clicking the photographs or names of the Patrons below.


John Altman playing the soprano saxophone Baroness Amos Liane Carroll sitting by the piano during a concert
John Altman Baroness Amos Liane Carroll
Deidre Cartwright playing the guitar during a concert Gary Crosby playing the upright bass Digby Fairweather playing the cornet
Deidre Cartwright Gary Crosby  Digby Fairweather
Paul Jones smiling Soweto Kinch holding his saxophone in front of a wall Cleo Lane smiling with her hand resting on her face
Paul Jones Soweto Kinch Dame Cleo Laine
Profile of Stuart Nicholson smiling and resting his hand against his face Michael Parkinson smiling Courtney Pine playing his saxophone
Professor Stuart Nicholson Sir Michael Parkinson Courtney Pine
Monochrome picture of John Prescott Clare Teal smiling Kate Westbrook
The Lord Prescott Clare Teal Kate Westbrook
Mike Westbrook Val Wilmer  
Mike Westbrook Val Wilmer  

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