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Make a difference and become a Trustee

Posted on 13th Feb 2021 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive is seeking two new trustees to join our team, with expertise in either fundraising or archiving. We are a registered charity founded in 1988 and hold the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz and related music from the 1920s to the present day together with an important collection of ora …

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Newsletter No 1 for 2021

Posted on 13th Feb 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our first e-newsletter of 2021. We're looking forward to the year with renewed vigour and are especially excited by the prospect of fundraising concerts being possible later this year. We have yet more selections for jazz enthusiasts from our popular secondhand book sale. For those wanting to understand more of what we've been doing the …

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Thank you for your support

Posted on 1st Jan 2021 by John Rosie

A huge thank you from the National Jazz Archive to everyone who donated in response to our email appeal in December 2020. Including Gift Aid, we have so far received donations in excess of £3,500 via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, this will go some way to compensate for the loss of income from ca …

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A Happy New Year!

Posted on 1st Jan 2021 by John Rosie

A very Happy New Year from the trustees and volunteers of the National Jazz Archive. As we move into 2021, there is hope that the impact of Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted later this year. However, as from 4 January 2021, the Archive will be closed temporarily once again in accordance with current Government guidelines.  Once major restrict …

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December's Newsletter

Posted on 18th Dec 2020 by John Rosie

A very Happy Christmas from everyone at the National Jazz Archive.  In the last e-newsletter of 2020 we have more selections for jazz enthusiasts from our popular secondhand book sale. We summarise recent events, including results from the on-going fundraising appeal and our recent AGM, as well a summary of the work being done to archive the John …

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Our first virtual AGM

Posted on 14th Dec 2020 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive held its first virtual Annual General Meeting on 7 December 2020.  Since the restrictions brought about in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of videotelephony has enabled charity organisations to maintain contact both internally, as well as with partners and supporters. The National Jazz Archive has been no exce …

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Do you want to know what we did this year?

Posted on 25th Nov 2020 by John Rosie

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, at 7pm on the 7th December 2020 you can find out all about the National Jazz Archive's year at our Annual General Meeting 2020.  By registering with us you will be sent joining details so you can watch the AGM live and online from the comfort of your own home. The proceedings will last no more than 60 minutes a …

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Update on Covid-19 restrictions

Posted on 5th Nov 2020 by John Rosie

It is with regret that from 5 November 2020 the National Jazz Archive will be closed to visitors until further notice. This decision has been made in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers and staff and is in compliance with changes to Government guidelines and Covid-19 related restrictions. All ongoing risk reviews continue t …

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October's newsletter

Posted on 22nd Oct 2020 by John Rosie

This month's newsletter provides details as to how you can make use of Free Wills Month in October to provide charities, such as the National Jazz Archive, with future legacies. 2020 has been a difficult year for all charities and any help that you can give to the Archive will be appreciated by all its hard-working volunteers. In a bumper edition …

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A new patron for the archive

Posted on 9th Oct 2020 by Paul Kaufman

We are delighted to welcome Val Wilmer as a Patron of the National Jazz Archive. Val occupies a very special position in our cultural landscape, both as a writer and a photographer.   Writings and interviews Val’s writing career began at the age of 17. Her first article, about Jesse Fuller, appeared in Jazz Journal in May 1957. Reflecting o …

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