Jazz Services News

When their club first opened in 1959, Ronnie Scott and Pete King could only book British artists because of an MU ban on overseas musicians. Fifty years on, Ronnie Scott’s Club celebrates its Golden Anniversary by paying tribute to those early days and presenting two weeks of all-British Jazz. The Ronnie Scott’s Brit Jazz Fest, from August 1st-15th, celebrates British Jazz with a diverse range of home-grown talent, from established…
The state of Jazz Festivals in the UK is to be explored as part of a unique one day conference to be hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University on Wednesday 13th May. The State of the Art – Jazz Festivals is an opportunity for a number of leading voices in the Jazz and Festival world to explore the considerable challenges facing organisers of Jazz Festivals today. Paul Gudgin, Visiting Professor at…
The nominations have today been announced for the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Paul Gambaccini will be returning to host the ceremony, now in its fifth year, which is organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG). The awards are sponsored by music licencing company PPL and Jazz Services and feature nine categories; Jazz Musician of the Year, Jazz CD of the Year, Jazz Ensemble of the Year, Jazz…
The growth of interest in jazz, as evidenced by increases in festival and club audiences, has not been matched by increased coverage of the music in the British media, according to a new report, Jazz in the Media. The research, carried out for Jazz Services Ltd, the national support agency for jazz, has found that jazz is still treated as inferior to classical music in the national broadsheet press and…
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