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June's newsletter

Posted on 5th Jun 2020 by John Rosie

This month's varied newsletter provides an update on Darius Brubeck, who is now recovering after his serious illness. We have an update on the National Jazz Archive website changes, and information on a range of second-hand jazz books available to buy at reasonable cost. Any book sold will help add funds to the Archive. There's also news of two n …

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Call for a Social Media volunteer

Posted on 21st May 2020 by John Rosie

If you're interested in developing your social media skills, this could be the opportunity for you.  The National Jazz Archive is actively seeking creative volunteers who can help develop and maintain the Archive's online social media presence. You will be helping to maximise awareness of the National Jazz Archive and the impact of the work the …

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April's newsletter

Posted on 1st Apr 2020 by John Rosie

In our April newsletter we share some of our favourite music and programmes about jazz for you to enjoy during the lockdown.  This particular selection was chosen by newsletter editor Nick Clarke. We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us via social media or email to let us know what you've been listening to. Read the April 2020 newsle …

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A message from the National Jazz Archive

Posted on 18th Mar 2020 by Nick Clarke

We have been carefully considering the coronavirus developments and Government advice. It has been decided with great regret to close the Archive to visitors for the time being. It has also been decided, in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of our patrons and performers, to cancel the Darius Brubeck Quartet fundraising concert arranged f …

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March's newsletter

Posted on 1st Mar 2020 by John Rosie

Our newsletter for March includes a message from the Archive's Trustees regarding the impact of the current epidemic - Also shown as a separate post. We also have a review of the fantastic Simon Spillett Quartet fundraising concert held in Loughton.  It was a great tribute to Tubby Hayes and hugely enjoyed by the audience. Read the March 2020 ne …

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February's newsletter

Posted on 1st Feb 2020 by John Rosie

Another packed newsletter this month. There are articles on the BBC TV programme Jazz 625, which has won the Best Music Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2020, and the Documenting Jazz conference held at Birmingham City University. We also highlight the exhibition in Croydon later this year of photographs by Brian O`Connor.  The exhibition is ent …

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December Newsletter

Posted on 4th Dec 2019 by John Dale

Take a look at the December newsletter packed with great articles and seasons greetings. One of the features is a report on the last very successful fundraiser of the year when the big band sound returned to Loughton. Read the December newsletter here and browse our newsletter archive here. Sign up here to receive our monthly emails with n …

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October's Newsletter

Posted on 20th Oct 2019 by John Dale

Another packed newsletter this month. Read about the Adrian Cox Quartet reviews from our last fundraising concert. There is news on our AGM this coming December along with a couple of dates for next year fundraisers. There are pieces on remembering Ian Hunter-Randall, celebrating the 100 Club and Ronnie Scott's. And much, much more. Do …

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September Newsletter

Posted on 10th Sep 2019 by John Rosie

September’s Newsletter This issue has news about our forthcoming fundraising concerts and a report from our last ‘sell out’ concert. The ‘Gems from the archive’ this month are about George Shearing with links to interviews (go to EXPLORE > INTERVIEWS). There are also some pieces on where the archive has been involved in helping wit …

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Volunteer Imaging Assistant

Posted on 15th May 2019 by Thomas Kuglin

Interested in a volunteering role with us? National Jazz Archive (NJA) holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day. Its vision is to ensure that the rich cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals …

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