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This section includes articles, interviews and biographies relating to professional and amateur musicians. It also includes reminiscence interviews with various community groups reflecting on their diverse investments in music. Some have been created during the NJA's IJR Project. Other entries are from the Jazz Professional website, now managed by the National Jazz Archive.
Graham Langley
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

Graham Langley combined his three passions:, Books, jazz and collecting, when he built the British Institute of Jazz Studies, the UK’s first specialist jazz library. From…

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Guy Miles
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

For Guy Miles, initial interest in jazz music was sparked by swing music, popular in Fred Astaire films on BBC2, which he watched with his father on Sunday…

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Jackie Free
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

From early experience playing euphonium in a competitive boys' brigade brass band, and with a teenage introduction to jazz records, Jackie Free made a clear…

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John Whitehead
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

From learning harmonica for a skiffle group during the school commute, Hornchurch-born John Whitehead went on to form the Frog Island Jazz Band as…

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Liz Lincoln
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

Trained in ballet and tap, Torquay-raised Liz Lincoln lived in and toured Sweden and London, as a dancer and jazz singer, before settling in Southend. Music endured…

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Loughton Youth Project workshop
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

Community Project Manager of Loughton Youth Group Nick Robinson holds an interactive workshop with LYP members to discuss different generations'…

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Mike Rose
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

Older siblings bringing jazz records home and encouraging interest led Mike to become fascinated by the genre. His investments are built primarily as an avid…

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Ray Crick
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

A strong sense of public service is behind the professional and voluntary roles of Ray Crick, from researching the record shop stock he managed as a teenager to…

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Rosina and Jenny
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

Jenny and Rosina each tell of their passion for music, directly experienced from the talents of friends and family around them. They emphasise the importance of…

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Susan May
Wednesday 28th June 2017

Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project interview

Susan May proves it's sometimes worthwhile trusting the innate qualities, which others first reveal to you showing that ‘you’ve got what it takes’. She…

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