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Newsletter No. 7 for 2021

Posted on 27th Sep 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our seventh e-newsletter of 2021 with news for our followers and lovers of all things jazz.  Sign up to automatically receive our free monthly emails with news about the Archive. We have a review of our first fundraising concert of 2021 by the Darius Brubeck quartet, which was held earlier this month. There are also details of our ne …

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Do you like jazz and want to learn about social media?

Posted on 8th Sep 2021 by John Rosie

Do you like jazz, want to volunteer for the National Jazz Archive and learn about social media? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking for Social Media Volunteers and it's an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to learn about social media and help us engage with our many followers. A great opportunity This opportunity is ideal for …

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Newsletter No.6 for 2021

Posted on 15th Aug 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our sixth e-newsletter of 2021 with news for our followers and lovers of all things jazz.  Sign up to automatically receive our free monthly emails with news about the Archive. In a packed newsletter, we have lots of news to share about the Archive. Not least, information about the up-coming Darius Brubeck Quartet concert in Loughto …

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Ballroom and Band

Posted on 10th Aug 2021 by John Rosie

Following our work to make the journal 'Tune Times' available to view online, the National Jazz Archive has now done the same for its rare collection of Ballroom and Band magazine. You can access this great resource from the Journal pages of our Explore section. The monochrome Ballroom and Band was a monthly British magazine that provided dance tu …

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Tune Times magazine

Posted on 27th Jul 2021 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive has made its unique collection of 'Tune Times' magazine available to view online, which you can access from the Journal pages of our Explore section. Tune Times was a British magazine that started in September 1934 and claimed to be 'the leading musical monthly'. The run held by the Archive is a complete sequence up to Ma …

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The John Watson collection

Posted on 25th Jul 2021 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive is excited to be able to share its latest online photographic collection from music photographer and writer John Watson. John Watson started as a journalist and began his work as a jazz photographer nearly fifty years ago by photographing Chet Baker at the Rep Theatre in Birmingham. His photographs were nominated for Jaz …

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Newsletter No. 5 for 2021

Posted on 20th Jul 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our fifth e-newsletter of 2021 with news for our followers and lovers of all things jazz.  Sign up to automatically receive our free monthly emails with news about the Archive. We are pleased to announce a partnership with broadcaster Jazz FM, who will be using some of the recorded interviews by the late journalist Les Tomkins, who b …

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Jazz FM to broadcast interview recordings

Posted on 19th Jul 2021 by John Rosie

Jazz FM is to broadcast a three-part series of interviews with jazz giants Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan and Art Blakey that were recorded by the late journalist Les Tomkins and are now held by the National Jazz Archive. Hosted by Helen Mayhew, these three hour-long programmes will feature the highlights of many hours of interviews, …

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Newsletter No 4 for 2021

Posted on 18th Jun 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our fourth e-newsletter of 2021 with news for our followers and lovers of all things jazz.  Sign up to automatically receive our monthly emails with news about the Archive. Our newsletter provides details about our two new Trustees, Martin Astell and Ellie Pridgeon who have added a wealth of archive experience to the Board of Trustee …

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The Archive welcomes two new Trustees

Posted on 30th Apr 2021 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees to the Board: Martin Astell and Ellie Pridgeon.Both were appointed in April 2021 and bring a wealth of complementary archive experience to the 13-person Board.Martin is Manager of Essex Record Office, based in Chelmsford. He has worked with a range of archives, i …

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