To close this year’s Black History Month, we wanted to highlight the Windrush Generation’s contribution to UK Jazz and pay homage to some of the musicians whose arrival and presence marked the dawn of a new, multicultural Britain.
Category Archives: Black History Month
In our final post for Black History Month 2020 we explore the range of black diaspora music in the UK from the 1960s on; including Joe Harriott, the Jazz Warriors and the Blue Notes.
In the first part of our final instalment for Black History Month 2020, we document the early pioneers of the 30s, the Windrush Generation and the importance of Notting Hill Carnival.
JX Bassist, Fergus Quill, wanted to use his ‘My Inspiration’ pick for this years’ Black History Month to give thanks to the irrepressible force of nature, Sun Ra!
Join us for Part 3 of our Black History Month series where we explore how jazz made its way to the major cities of Europe in the first half of the 20th century.
Mischa Jardine, cellist and Jazz Exchange member, discusses her ‘My Inspiration’ pick for this years’ Black History Month, Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
From the early jazz ambassadors to the musical leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, join us in celebrating some of the black female musicians who helped to shape their times.
Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes on BBC4 Friday 23 October
Working in a scene dominated by men, Lil Hardin was one of the most sought-after pianists in 1920’s Chicago – one of jazz’s most pivotal and influential periods.
Part 2 of our Black History Month series focusses on the relationship and influence of Louis and Lil’ Hardin Armstrong.