Jazz Services Reports
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 12:45

The Value of Jazz

As part of Jazz Services’ commitment to the development of its website and an online jazz music business resource, made possible with Lottery funding from Arts Council England, jazz Services commissioned the first ever mapping of jazz in the UK from the University of Westminster in 2006.
This report was produced by Jazz Services in 2004, after it was commissioned by Arts Council England, North East to undertake a review of the provision of jazz in the North East of England and make recommendations. The Jazz Services team that produced this report comprised Chris Hodgkins, Kathy Dyson, Ivor Widdison and Kate Roebuck. The report consists of an executive summary, the report with conclusions, analysis, recommendations and appendices. Each section is indexed for ease of reading.
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 12:24

Jazz Services Annual Report 2008-9

Central to the Jazz Services mission statement introducing its Annual Report for the year 2008-9 is the same message that has driven the organisation throughout the 24 years it has been making its crucial contribution to British music: Jazz Services has always seen its principal mission as being ‘to provide a voice and support for UK jazz'.
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:23

Response to ACE Consultation

Written in April 2010 by then Chair of Jazz Services, John Blandford, in response to the Arts Council England consultation which they ran from January to April 2010. This was undertaken with a view to building a strategic framework for ACE's decision making, investment priorities and relationships with artists and audiences.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:40

Jazz in the Media

The purpose of this report is to examine the coverage of jazz by Britain’s national ‘broadsheet’ newspapers, television channels and radio stations. Such coverage was monitored for a two month period at the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008. The principal conclusion of the report is that, despite the growth of interest in jazz, as evidenced by increases in festival and club audiences, the music is still treated as inferior to classical music in the press and on the air.
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