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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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The John Ongom Big Band

Posted on 15th Dec 2021 by Thomas Kuglin

John Ongom Big Band, featuring Catherine Lima, returns on 28 January 2022. The Archive is delighted that the John Ongom Big Band will be playing their third fundraising concert for us in Loughton on Friday 28 January 2022, starting at 7.30 pm.The outstanding 17-piece big band, directed by Angus Moncrieff, play the classic big band arrangements of …

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A musical portrait of Cole Porter

Posted on 19th Sep 2021 by John Rosie

Our next fundraising concert will be by James Pearson and his trio, who will be painting a musical portrait of Cole Porter. The concert will be on Saturday, 6 November, at Loughton Methodist Church, close to the National Jazz Archive. Part of the American Songbook, Cole Porter’s music became standards noted for their witty, urbane lyrics, with …

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Brubeck plays Brubeck

Posted on 2nd Aug 2021 by John Rosie

We're back! After more than a year of not being able to hold fund-raising concerts, the National Jazz Archive is excited to welcome the Darius Brubeck Quartet to our local venue of Loughton Methodist Church on Saturday, 18 September, 2021. The quartet will be celebrating the music of Dave Brubeck and includes Dave Brubeck's son Darius on piano, D …

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Fundraising Events

Posted on 21st Jul 2020 by John Rosie

We are looking forward to when we will be able to host fundraising events again. This has been a challenging time for charities and live performers and we are keen to promote great jazz music, as well as help generate much needed funds for the archive. We will keep everyone informed of our plans for future events as soon as the Government Covid-19 …

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100 years of Bird: 18 July - CANCELLED

Posted on 1st May 2020 by Nick Clarke

The National Jazz Archive has decided, with great regret, in the interests of the safety and well-being of our patrons and performances, to cancel the Martin Speake and Simon Spillett fundraising concert arranged for 18 July 2020. This decision is in line with clubs, theatres and concert organisers around the country. We will continue to monitor …

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Darius Brubeck celebrates Dave Brubeck: 18 April - CANCELLED

Posted on 9th Feb 2020 by Nick Clarke

The National Jazz Archive has decided, with great regret, in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of our patrons and performers, to cancel the Darius Brubeck Quartet fundraising concert arranged for 18 April 2020. This decision is in line with clubs, theatres and concert organisers around the country. We will continue to monitor guidelines an …

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