Read about the latest news from the Archive

2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Posted on 2nd Jul 2020 by John Rosie

The National Jazz Archive is pleased to announce that one of its Trustees, Corey Mwamba, is a recipient of the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Jazz Media.  This award recognises Corey's work for his BBC Radio 3 show, Freeness. The Parliamentary Awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throug …

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UK Jazz in 100 Images

Posted on 22nd Jun 2020 by John Rosie

There has often been something very distinctive about UK jazz. It has constantly absorbed innovations from across the Atlantic but there have been wider influences at work. This has resulted in a body of music that could only have been created in this country, which has developed such a diverse and cosmopolitan culture. Matthew St Pier, a voluntee …

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Black Lives Matter

Posted on 12th Jun 2020 by John Rosie

A statement from the trustees of the National Jazz Archive.   As trustees of the National Jazz Archive we recognise the enormity of recent events in the USA, and the impact they have had in galvanising reflection and calls for change from Britain and across the world. The contents of the archive show clearly that such events are not confined to …

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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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