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Hot Jazz New Orleans Style with Pete Lay's Gambit Jazzmen

Posted on 19th Jun 2024 by Thomas Kuglin

  Loughton Methodist Church (map) Saturday 20th July 2024 Door time: 1.45pm; start time: 2.30pm £ £22.50 + booking fee   It's foot stomping time again as we bring the fab jazz of New Orleans to Loughton! The Gambit Jazzmen are probably the UK's most experienced proponents of trad jazz and are lead by lead …

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CHANGE OF VENUE: Dee Byrne's Outlines

Posted on 8th May 2024 by Thomas Kuglin

Please note that the venue for this event has changed; it will now take place at the Jazz Hub. Jazz Hub @ The National Jazz Archive (map) Saturday 1st June 2024 Door time: 12.30pm; start time: 1.30pm £ £22.50 + booking fee   Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London. Active within …

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Book Launch: Labyrinth – British Jazz on Record 1960–75

Posted on 18th Apr 2024 by Thomas Kuglin

Book Launch for International Jazz DayLABYRINTH: British Jazz on Record 1960–75Richard Morton Jack in Conversation With Jon Newey   Jazz Hub @ The National Jazz Archive (map) Saturday 27th April 2024 Door time: 9.30am; start time: 10.30am £ £10.00 + booking fee   Helping us celebrate International Jazz …

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Joe Harriott & John Mayer's Indo-Jazz Fusions Revisited

Posted on 11th Mar 2024 by Thomas Kuglin

  Loughton Methodist Church (map) Saturday 27th April 2024 Door time: 1.30pm; start time: 2.30pm £ £22.50 + booking fee   Born in 1930 in Calcutta, composer and violinist John Mayer studied in Bombay before coming to England in 1952 to take up a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. We are really exc …

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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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