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

    Jazz Services is a registered charity established in 1967, 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 read our regular JazzUK magazine online and browse our monthly listings guide, Gigs.

    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, singer.

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

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Advertise in JazzUK to reach a dedicated national audience via 25k physical copies PLUS free digital editions...

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

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Ivo Neame's quintet is just one of the bands on tour in 2014 with Jazz Services support...

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Jazz Services' 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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A selection of international players make up the M&F Big Band at Dalston's match&fuse Festival 2012

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trioVD play at the first match&fuse Festival held in Dalston, London, in June 2012

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Get The Blessing perform as part of the Made In The UK series in Rochester, NY

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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.

International blog

 


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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

  • 25th April
    Vasilis Xenopoulos and the Wind Machine
    St Cuthbert's Centre,Crook, North East, 8.30pm;
  • 25th April
    Gabrielle Ducomble Band
    Plough Arts Centre,Torrington, South West, 8.00pm;
  • 25th April
    Rob Terry Trio
    Holywell Music Room,Oxford, South East, 8.00pm;

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