Support Us

The National Jazz Archive requires your support, financially and in kind. There are many ways in which you can help and contribute. For its continuing success, the National Jazz Archive requires a great deal of skilled work to conserve, catalogue and digitise our collections, and make them accessible to researchers, writers, journalists, students and jazz enthusiasts through our website. Expert staff are needed to manage and develop the Archive to professional standards.

Your support is vital for all these tasks, and to secure the future development of the Archive. In turn, your support will preserve the jazz heritage of the past and ensure its future.


You can make a regular or one-off donation using a credit or debit card securely through the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) or by cheque. If you are a UK taxpayer and are eligible to Gift Aid your donation, completing a Gift Aid declaration form enables the Archive to increase your gift by 25p for every £1 given (at current rate), at no extra cost to you or us.

If you wish to make a donation by sending us a cheque please download and complete a Gift Aid form and post it to us along with your cheque.

Leave a legacy gift in your will

A Legacy Message from NJA Patron – Sir Michael Parkinson

“Leaving a Legacy Gift in your Will to the National Jazz Archive enables us make a difference for all future jazz lovers. Legacies left to the charity have allowed us to develop the Archive by adding new material and ensuring the collection is accessible to jazz lovers everywhere via our web site. Legacies will also help us to plan vital research far into the future. Legacy Gifts are essential to the long-term success of the Archive.”

Download our legacy information pack.

Shop online and raise money

Easyfundraising is an easy way to donate to the National Jazz Archive whilst you shop online. If you purchase from online retailers Amazon, M&S, John Lewis and many others all you need to do is shop via the National Jazz Archive's Easyfundraising portal and Easyfundraising will pay the National Jazz Archive a commission for every purchase you make. To learn more about Easyfundraising click here.

Sell your vinyl and support your Archive

Are your beloved vinyl records and CD's just collecting dust? Have you replaced all those treasured tracks with MP3 downloads? Since 2007, Rabbit Records has been working with the National Jazz Archive to help people to donate or dispose of their collections of vinyl records and CDs. Read more about how your record collection can benefit the work and continued development of the Archive.

Buy National Jazz Archive images

The National Jazz Archive holds a number of important photograph collections covering jazz in Britain. Heritage-Images represent some of these collections, including the Denis Williams photographic collection. Jazz photographer Denis Williams (1933–2009) was a press photographer and an enthusiastic freelance photographer of jazz musicians and events. His photography represents a golden age of the popularity of jazz and his subjects included world famous artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich and many others.

Volunteer for us

The National Jazz Archive relies on volunteers for all sorts of vital activities. You can help with tasks such as packing and sorting our collections, identifying jazz musicians in photographs, editing oral history transcripts, organising events, social media and marketing.

If you are interested in giving us a hand get in touch or give us a call on (020) 8502 4701.

Join us, sign up and follow us

Come to our Fund Raising Events as posted on our News & Events Page. For regular updates on the Archive, our events and activities, sign up to our monthly newsletter. Past printed newsletters can be downloaded here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share Archive posts and news with friends and family.