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.
Mischa Jardine, cellist and Jazz Exchange member, discusses her ‘My Inspiration’ pick for this years’ Black History Month, Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
Count Basie: Through His Own Eyes on BBC4 Friday 23 October
Part 2 of our Black History Month series focusses on the relationship and influence of Louis and Lil’ Hardin Armstrong.
This Month, NYJO observe Black History Month by exploring the early days of jazz in New Orleans through to its first appearances in the cities of Europe.