Following an enforced delay due to the global pandemic and a year of unprecedented change, challenges, and specific hardships for working musicians, promoters, venues, jazz organisations, studios, technical staff, media and the jazz constituency at large, the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) commissioned a Review of Jazz in England that was launched on Friday 28 May.
The Review is being undertaken by APPJAG’s Secretary, Chris Hodgkins, and an expert advisory panel, chaired by musician and jazz educator Dr. Kathy Dyson and supported by Teesside University Business School.
The Review consists of four questionnaires, dealing with the crucial areas of gig, festivals, audiences and musicians. The fifth questionnaire is for people and organisations who want to address the terms of reference or a particular area. You will be able to select the appropriate questionnaire for you on the Review website.
The deadline for the completion of the questionnaires has been extended to midnight on Sunday 1 August 2021.
Visit the Review of Jazz in England website to complete one or more of the questionnaires.
Assisting in their important work and understanding of the genre
MU National Organiser Live, Dave Webster, commented on the importance of completing the questionnaires:
“The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group is calling on Jazz musicians to undertake the review of Jazz in England survey.
“Musicians from all walks have been hit hard by Covid-19 and Brexit and the APPJAG wants to hear from Jazz musicians to assist in their important work and understanding of the genre.”
Further information on the Review of Jazz in England
Full details and briefing papers - 'Cold Comfort and Home Truths' – Terms of reference, the composition of the Advisory Panel, and the five questionnaires dealing with promoters and venues, musicians, jazz festivals, and audiences, plus individuals and organisations are available on the Review of Jazz in England website.