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Lily Dior's Feeling Good: The Nina Simone Story

Posted on 31st Jan 2024 by Thomas Kuglin

  Loughton Baptist Church (map) Saturday 9th March 2024 Door time: 1:00pm; start time: 1:30pm £ £22.50 + booking fee   Following on from the success of our previous event at Loughton Baptist Church, we're excited to announce a very special fundraiser for the NJA, and a huge "welcome back" to the irrepressi …

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The Tara Minton Quartet presents: Swinging on a Harp String

Posted on 28th Oct 2023 by John Rosie

PLEASE NOTE: There is a venue change for this event - NOT OUR NORMAL VENUE!   Loughton Baptist Church (map) Saturday 2nd December, 2023 Door time: 1:00pm, Start time: 1:30pm   The harp is not renowned as a traditional jazz instrument, so we're excited to present a fascinating insight into this amazing instrument to …

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Hidden Man: The Altman Story - The many musical lives of John Altman

Posted on 28th Oct 2023 by John Rosie

The first in our exciting new series : The National Jazz Archive's Jazz Hub presents ...   Loughton: The National Jazz Archive (map) Saturday 9th December, 2023 Door time: 2:00pm, Start time: 2:30pm   This afternoon, composer, jazz musician and arranger, John Altman tells 'not to be missed' stories from his life …

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Tomorrow's Warriors Present the Gary Crosby Sexet

Posted on 7th Aug 2023 by Thomas Kuglin

We are very honoured to have secured this prestigious band! On Saturday 21 October at 2:30pm and in recognition of Black History Month, former Jazz Warrior bassist, Co-Founder of the incredible Tomorrow's Warriors, and NJA Patron, Gary Crosby OBE and his sextet (featuring world-class trumpeter Mark Kavuma) will bring together an incredible after …

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The Dudley Moore Story: Jazz from Dagenham to Hollywood

Posted on 10th May 2023 by Thomas Kuglin

Another fabulous storytelling concert from the National Jazz Archive, we're pleased to present the story of local-boy-done-good Dudley Moore on Saturday 15 July 2023 at 2:30pm. Famed for his phenomenal radio, TV, and Hollywood film career, Moore was a classically trained pianist from Dagenham who discovered and performed jazz at almost every opp …

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Jazz Africa: featuring Tony Kofi and Basil Hodge

Posted on 29th Mar 2023 by Thomas Kuglin

The next fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive will be on Saturday 29 April in Loughton, Essex, as we celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day! Telling the story of jazz from where it really came from, we're proud to present the Basil Hodge Quintet featuring two of the UK's busiest and most exciting jazz performers, the irrepressible …

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Celebrating Lady Day – Lily Dior Sings Billie Holiday

Posted on 1st Feb 2023 by Thomas Kuglin

The next fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive will be given by Lily Dior on Saturday 4 March in Loughton, Essex. Equally at home singing jazz, soul and blues, Lily Dior was first recognised at a very young age performing her own self-written show about Billie Holiday. Winner of countless Australian jazz awards and a long-standing re …

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Chris Ingram Quartet – ‘Stardust Memories’

Posted on 19th Oct 2022 by Thomas Kuglin

Chris Ingham’s Stardust Memories is packed with the songs and stories of one of America’s most enduring and endearing songwriters, Hoagy Carmichael. Wry, wise, sentimental, down-home and sophisticated, Hoagy’s songs are beloved for their warmth, wit and melodic beauty. This joyful, edifying and heartfelt salute to the ‘Old Music Master� …

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Nigel Price Organ Trio & Vasilis Xenopoulos

Posted on 6th Jul 2022 by Thomas Kuglin

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. The Organ Trio is Nigel's favourite line-up and with Vasilis Xenopoulos he will be performing jazz from his many albums and will feature tracks from his album Wes: Reimagined, N …

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Elaine Delmar and her Friends featuring Jim Mullen

Posted on 26th Jan 2022 by Thomas Kuglin

Elaine Delmar, singer and actress and a true ‘Weaver of Dreams’, brings along her good friends to conjure many of those dreams from the Great American Songbook on Saturday 9 April. In recent years Elaine has been the star vocalist in touring shows saluting the music of Cole Porter, and a musical celebration of George Gershwin. Her appearances …

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