2015: JSL is changing...
Jazz Services Ltd. is the UK's foremost charitable support organisation for jazz music and musicians. Uniquely impartial in its outlook and aims, JSL has helped hundreds of the UK’s top jazz stars, from seasoned professionals to the stars of tomorrow. And we mean to continue doing so for many more years to come.
Since its inception JSL has offered invaluable support to individuals and organisations, providing a wide range of funding and facilities to those working in jazz in the UK. Our funding schemes have provided vital assistance to artists and promoters, we have enabled artist showcases both in and outside the UK, we have championed UK jazz education, we have helped promote UK jazz through our publications and advocacy, and we have offered a wealth of free advice and resources to those in need.
JSL celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, and following recent changes to our funding the organisation is now undergoing an extensive period of redevelopment. This will give us the time we need to restructure our focus and priorities in order to continue serving the UK’s jazz scene to the best of our ability in a changing environment.
Building on three decades’ worth of experience and prestige, 2015 will see JSL working towards relaunching itself as a newly invigorated organisation committed to continuing its invaluable work at the heart of the UK scene. The new organisation will offer a range of opportunities and a new programme of activities for artist and audience development.
Our existing funding schemes and other external operations will close from April 2015 onwards while these changes take place, but you can stay informed as we work towards our relaunch by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also donate to JSL's ongoing work by contributing to our '30 For 30' fundraising campaign!
In the meantime this website will stay active, and still offers a range of freely accessible resources. The Directory lists useful jazz contacts throughout the UK; the Education section lets you search for tutors and courses; archive issues of JazzUK magazine are available to read and download in full; access career development tools and guides in the Business section; and browse a range of handy Links to other UK jazz resources. There is also a list of alternative funding opportunities for those seeking support for their activities.
"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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- Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2015 - the winners!
- Winners of 2015 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition announced!
- Invitation to register on JSL stand at JazzAhead
- Final nominees announced for Parliamentary Jazz Awards!
- Heulwen Phillips appointed Project Director at Jazz Services Ltd.
- Simon Purcell - Recording Support Q&A
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.
2nd AprilBunch of Fives
Progress Theatre,Reading, South East, 7.30pm;
Wheatsheaf,Oxford, South East, 8.30pm;
8th AprilChristine Tobin
St James Social Club,Swansea, Wales, 7.30pm;