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International Jazz Day

Posted on 30th Apr 2019 by John Dale

Ottilie Patterson To celebrate International Jazz Day, we take a look at a collection that has caused much excitement with researchers and for one …

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Don Lusher

Posted on 22nd Mar 2019 by John Dale

Don Lusher In October 2014 the Archive received some materials from Diana Lusher, wife of the late jazz and big band trombonist, Don Lusher. Don ( …

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Nat Gonella

Posted on 15th Mar 2019 by John Dale

Nat Gonella In March 2014 the National Jazz Archive acquired a collection of materials from Nat Gonella’s personal papers.  The collection was d …

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Arts Council of Great Britain Tours

Posted on 13th Mar 2019 by John Dale

Arts Council of Great Britain Tours One of the collections the Archive has is of promotional posters for the Arts Council of Great Britain Tours. I …

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Southall Swing Club

Posted on 11th Mar 2019 by John Dale

Southall Swing Club - 1948 In January 2014 Jo Blyghton, a NJA Project Archivist at the time, was searching for potential materials to add to our digi …

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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 …

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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 collect …

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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 wa …

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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. …

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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 t …

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