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Derek Coller

Creation date: 15 August 2016


Source: National Jazz Archive


Reference: NJA/IJR/INT/3


Derek Coller's investments in jazz began with getting ‘hooked’ on big bands as a young teenager. Collecting discographical information and biographies of musicians led to him becoming an author and jazz magazine editor. He describes his special interest for the ‘less well-known’, and liked being part of what felt like a ‘secret society’ belonging to something with a limited following, and generating networks through circulating letters.


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