International Women's Day

Posted on 8th Mar 2019 by John Dale

International Women's Day Happy International Women’s Day! At the archive, we are incredibly lucky to have so many dedicated women who volunteer and work for us (such as Jenny pictured working on the digitisation of the Brian Foskett collection, …

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Joe Daniels

Posted on 6th Mar 2019 by John Dale

Joe Daniels As well as the many photographs, books, programmes, journals, posters and letters that get donated to the Archive as part of jazz collections, we also have some jazz related objects donated. One of these jazz related objects donated to t …

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Dizzy Gillespie

Posted on 4th Mar 2019 by John Dale

Dizzy Gillespie One of the donations received by the Archive is the photographs and negatives taken by the late Denis Williams (1933-2009). Denis was a press photographer and enthusiastic freelance photographer of both jazz musicians and events and …

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Glenn Miller

Posted on 1st Mar 2019 by John Dale

Glenn Miller On March 1st 1904, in Clardina Iowa, Alton Glen Miller was born. He went on to become the trombone player and bandleader Glenn Miller. Sadly, on December 15th 1944, while flying across the Channel on his way to entertain troops in Par …

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Past Newsletters

Posted on 26th Feb 2019 by John Dale

Read all our past newsletters In 2018 the National Jazz Archive celebrated its 30th Anniversary. If you want to know what we have achieved in those thirty years the best place to start is looking through all our newsletters. This early newsletters …

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Read our February newsletter

Posted on 23rd Feb 2019 by John Dale

This month's newsletter features a review of the 100 years of jazz piano as performed by The James Pearson Trio. It also has a report of the NJA at ‘Documenting Jazz’ held at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Trustees visiti …

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Become a Trustee for the NJA

Posted on 29th Jun 2018 by Angela Davies

The National Jazz Archive, based in Loughton, Essex, seeks a trustee with experience of fundraising and grant applications. Founded in 1988 the NJA holds the UK's finest collection of printed material on jazz and related music. The twelve current tru …

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