Welcome to the Jazz Services website, home of the UK's foremost charitable support organisation for jazz music.
Jazz Services is working hard for jazz, promoting its growth and development and offering services on touring, recording, information, international support, education and communications, publishing and promotion.
- Invitation to participate in musicians' health study
- Veryan Weston - open call for 'Make' and Christine Duncan's Element Choir
- Jazz Summer Schools: anything goes, or does it?
- Will Michael Jazz Education Awards 2013 - report
- Made In The UK Cardiff: 23rd - 26th October 2013
- 2013 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award Launched
Jazz Services is the UK's support organisation for jazz and owns and manages the Jazz Site and Jazz UK. Jazz Services provides a voice for jazz promoting its growth and development by offering services in information, education, touring, communications, marketing and publishing.
The fantastic Zara McFarlane graces the cover of this issue; inside she speaks about her new album and Jazz Services supported tour, while we also catch up with the RAM's Nick Smart to talk jazz education. Peter Bacon's The Jazz Breakfast blog is in The Guest Spot, HotHouse brings us…
Jazz Services has played an important role in promoting British jazz overseas and in supporting and advising artists, managers and agents as they look to develop their careers in international markets. We do this by partnering with funders and industry experts at a range of events, festivals and showcases worldwide. The bands showcased are of the highest quality and reflect our rich and diverse jazz scene, and artists interested in submitting themselves for consideration for these opportunities can do so by following the instructions on our International Showcases page.
Incorporating the MusicEd website and drawing on Jazz Services' own Education resources, the Education section of the Jazz Site will help you further your development whatever your interest in jazz. As well as reading the Education Blog, you can find information on Jazz Services' own Educational activities and the National Youth Jazz Orhestra, you can use the options on our Jazz Education Seach page to find a tutor, orchestra, course or institution to suit your needs...
Jazz Services commissioned Debbie Dickinson of City University to develop this definitive guide to managing your career. With help from Noel Dennis of Teeside University Business School and Mykaell Riley of Westminster University and financial support from the Arts Council England's lottery funding, theOnline Music Business Resource (OMBR) has been able to draw on a wide breadth of professional insight and experience, in order to generate a wealth of information and materials relevant to the current climate.
"There’s currently a buzz about British jazz. It’s on a roll. New bands and fresh faces that demand attention seem to be popping up every month" - Professor Stuart Nicholson
The contemporary UK jazz scene in all its forms has not emerged out of a vacuum. The story of British jazz began nearly a hundred years ago and has developed through the decades in creative and unexpected ways sometimes mirroring and often influencing jazz movements in USA and the rest of the world. Use this section of the site to browse profiles of British musicians and learn more about the UK's great contribution to the global jazz scene.
6th DecemberDominic Lash Quartet
University of Gloucester Chapel,Cheltenham, South West, 8.00pm;
7th DecemberDominic Lash Quartet
Colston Hall - Foyer Performance Space,Bristol, South West, 7.00pm;
7th DecemberZoe Gilby Quartet
Lanercost Priory,Lanercost, North West, 8.00pm;