Movie: The Fabulous Dorseys

Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey play themselves in this 1947 bio-pic. It tells the story of their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise to musical prominence, their acrimonious break-up, formation of successful individual bands, and final personal reunion. The storyline is perfunctory, but the film accurately portrays their music and…

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Parkinson cuts the ribbon to Britain’s First Centre for Jazz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sir Michael Parkinson will cut the ribbon to The Jazz Centre UK’s biggest development yet. In a Grand Relaunch on Saturday October 20th, The Jazz Centre UK will triple the size of its premises to open: an Art Gallery, ‘Jazz Café’, jazz record shop, a state of the art…

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Live Jazz: Picante (Derek Nash) perform at The Jazz Centre UK

Derek Nash, Picante Saturday 29th September, 2pm – 4pm The Jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-sea, essex What can we say about Derek Nash. The Guardian described him as being a “Saxophonist on the forefront of the British Jazz Movement” and they are not wrong. We are very excited to have Picante perform…

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Live Jazz: Andrea Pozza performs at The Jazz Centre UK

25th August – 2pm-4pm Spikes place at TJCUK, Southend-on-Sea, Essex,  presents Andrea Pozza (Piano), Simon Wolf (Bass) and Matt Home (Drums) for a trio performance that will truly exploit the craft of piano improvisation. Andrea Pozza is a renowned Jazz pianist and composer from Italy. He is currently a professor of “Jazz…

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Celebrating the heritage, culture and future of Jazz Women | Jazz Women Exhibition

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE – SATURDAY 18th AUGUST At the jazz centre UK,  Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-sea, Essex The Jazz Centre UK is holding a seven-week exhibition to celebrate the contribution of women to the arts and crafts of jazz music and to encourage young female performers and commentators to step up and…

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Press Release for ‘Jazz Women’ Exhibition

for immediate release The Jazz Centre UK celebrates the heritage, culture and future of Jazz Women ‘Jazz women’ is the second of The Jazz Centre UK’s events sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund and runs from Saturday 30th June to Saturday 18th August at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-Sea. The Centre’s…

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Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin Masterclass

Laura Jurd Jazz Masterclass in Essex April 14th, 11am – 4:30pm Only an hour from London in Southend-on-sea, Essex, poll-winning trumpeter LAURA JURD and keyboardist/inventor Elliot Galvin are running a masterclass for musicians interested in jazz, at The Jazz Centre UK. Email enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk to apply for your place. Limited spaces available. The application criteria is Grade 5 performance…

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‘Jazz Now’ The Jazz Centre UK’s first major exhibition

Exploring Jazz Today Our exhibition, Friday, April 6th to Saturday 12th May 2018, will provide direct routes to the personal enjoyment of jazz music which lie both within – and beyond –  standard media outlets. And within our Centre, we will also be celebrating jazz music with an internationally-based series of…

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An Intimate Audience with DARYL SHERMAN

Following the successful fundraiser presented by our great friend SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON in December which raised over £5000.00, The Jazz Centre UK is proud to present ‘An intimate audience with DARYL SHERMAN’ on Saturday January 14th 2017. Daryl is the premier jazz singer-pianist in the USA and spent twelve years…

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