Monday, 23 September 2013 14:25

National Jazz Archive celebrates 25 years with two exciting lectures!

Written by  Administrator

Jazz Services has received the following press release from the National Jazz Archive about two upcoming events to celebrate its quarter century:

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The National Jazz Archive, in partnership with the British Music Experience presents two lectures at London’s premiere music venue.

• In partnership with the British Music Experience at the O2, Greenwich, the National Jazz Archive is pleased to announce two lectures on British jazz post 1930.

• On Saturday 19th October at 2pm, Dr Nicolas Pillai will talk on Jazz, Film and the Dissonant Image. This talk explores the place of jazz in the British visual imagination. Moving from the1930s to the 1960s, a range of clips from film and television will depict the interaction of jazz with the moving image. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

• On Thursday 24th October at 7pm, author Duncan Heining will present The Empire Jazz Rush. Using extracts from his recent book, Duncan will explore the bearing of the influx of Black and Asian Musicians on the Jazz scene of the '50s and '60s. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

• All tickets are £5.50 and are available from Talks will be held at the British Music Experience, within the O2, Greenwich. Parking is available on site; alternatively take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich for The O2.

• Additionally, The National Jazz Archive will be exhibiting at the British Music Experience on Sundays throughout October (Sunday 6th, 13th 20th and 27th) from 12 noon - 4pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Archive staff, handle material from the collection and contribute to the Archive’s knowledge by identifying mystery objects and unknown material.

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