• Welcome to the Jazz Services website, home of the UK's foremost charitable support organisation for jazz music.

    Jazz Services is a registered charity providing a wide range of funding and facilities to those working in jazz in the UK.

    On this website you’ll find information on the various services we offer to industry professionals and the general public, a Directory of useful contacts from across the jazz sector, advice and resources for jazz education, career development and international work, a section on British jazz history, links and much more.

    You can also browse our monthly listings guide, Gigs, as well as reading archive issues of JazzUK magazine.

    Click here for more information on what we do, or navigate using the menus at the top of the screen and below.

    "Jazz Services are really there for the musicians. They support all of the different kinds of music that fall under the spectrum of jazz - they are not prejudiced in favour of any particular kind of style. They support people who are just coming up and people who are established. They're really one of a kind." 
    Christine Tobin, vocalist and composer.

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Shiver - one of the bands touring with JSL support from October-December 2014

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Join the jazz UK's lovers supporting Jazz Services by putting their hands up #4JazzFuture!

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Rick Taylor leads Jambone in their performance at PPL's 2014 Youth Jazz event at Portcullis House

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The Tom Green Septet - one of the bands awarded Recording Support from Jazz Services in 2013...

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Dan Messore's Indigo Kid is just one of the bands on tour in 2014 with Jazz Services support...

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Chris Hodgkins playing with Digby Fairweather at the 2013 British Jazz Awards

Abram Wilson at the St. Ives Jazz Club.  Photo by Tony Brown.

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  • JAZZ SERVICES - NPO FUNDING

    In July 2014 the Arts Council England announced its decision to discontinue Jazz Services' NPO funding from April 2015.  Since then, as well as continuing our normal work funding and support British jazz we have has been working hard to secure our own future and the future of the many individuals and organisations with whom we work.  

    This has included further discussions with the Arts Council, public consultations, support campaigns and an organisational review to help develop a stronger operational model that will allow us to secure future funding and continue our work with and for the UK's jazz scene.

    We've periodically released information and updates on the situation as it progresses and we'll continue to do so - you can follow the story and read all the relevant updates from July 2014 by clicking the link below:

    Click here to read our updates

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Jazz UK

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The National Touring Support Scheme run by Jazz Services offers financial support to bands touring around the UK.  Over the years we've helped hundreds of fantastic UK jazz artists take to the road, from seasoned professionals to the up-and-coming stars of the scene.  

Click here to find out more and to see who's currently touring the UK with Jazz Services' support!


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INTERNATIONAL

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 Events page.

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EDUCATION

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...

 


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JAZZ BUSINESS - ONLINE MUSIC BUSINESS RESOURCE

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.

 


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BRITISH JAZZ HISTORY

"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.

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Live Jazz

  • 28th November
    ARQ
    Barnfield Theatre,Exeter, South West, 8.00pm;
  • 28th November
    Indigo Kid II
    Peppers Aberjazz Club,Fishguard, Wales, 9.00pm;
  • 29th November
    Kate Daniels Quartet
    Pheasantry,London, London, 8.30pm;

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