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Dizzy Gillespie

Posted on 4th Mar 2019 by John Rosie

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 was a regular at the Bracknell Jazz Festival and London venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the …

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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 Paris, his single engined C-64 Norseman aeroplane disappeared and Glenn Miller was lost. The Archive h …

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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 can be found here: Issue 1 Spring 1996; Issue 2 Autumn 1996; Issue 3 Spring 1997; Issue 4 Autumn …

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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 visiting Birmingham City University (BCU), to discuss arrangements for closer cooperation of the Archive …

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