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National Jazz Archive - Big Band Fundraising Concert - 24th March 2018

Published: 15th February 2018 14:37

 

 

The National Jazz Archive is delighted to present its first big band fundraising concert. The concert will be on Saturday 24 March, in Loughton, Essex, starting at 8pm.

The concert is the first of a series of events throughout 2018 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Jazz Archive.

The 17-piece John Ongom Big Band, with vocalists Mark Jennett and Cynthia Simmonds, under musical director Angus Moncrieff, will play a great selection of music made famous by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and others. 

Angus said: “We’re delighted to kick off the Archive’s anniversary year with this concert, and we’re looking forward to presenting an evening of great music to help raise funds to support the fantastic work of the Archive.”

The venue for the concert is Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB, which is located just a couple of hundred yards from the Archive’s home in Loughton Library, where extensive parking is available. The church and the archive are about a kilometre away from Loughton Station on the Central Line, and they are also served by numerous bus routes. 

The concert starts at 8pm and tickets cost £12. 

For details and to book tickets, visit their website: www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/events, email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk or phone 020 8502 4701.

About National Jazz Archive

The National Jazz Archive is a registered charity based in Loughton Library in Essex. It was founded by Digby Fairweather in 1988 and holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from 1919 to the present day. The Archive holds more than 4000 reference books, specialist periodicals and bulletins spanning over 600 titles, as well as archival material, artwork, ephemera and photographs. It is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm.

For more information please see their website: http://www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/

 

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