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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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Newsletter No 3 for 2021

Posted on 30th Apr 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our third 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. There are details in the newsletter about the Jazz FM series 'The definitive history of jazz in Britain'. This great radio series has included contributions from a …

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The new John 'Hoppy' Hopkins Collection

Posted on 6th Apr 2021 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive is excited and honoured to display online a collection of photographs by John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins (1937 to 2015), who was an iconic leader of the 1960s ‘counter-culture’ movement in Britain. ‘Hoppy’, a jazz fan and social activist, captures this heady, fast-moving period in a series of evocative images.  Artists …

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Newsletter No 2 for 2021

Posted on 11th Mar 2021 by John Rosie

Welcome to our second e-newsletter of 2021 as we move out of winter and into spring.  Sign up to automatically receive our monthly emails with news about the Archive. In this latest post we have more second-hand books available to buy in a half-price spring sale, which will be of interest to all jazz researchers and aficionados. We also have t …

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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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