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Welcome to the news page on the Liverpooljazz website. Thank you for calling.
This is where we invite our visitors and people in the local jazz scene to treat it like a community noticeboard with their notices, announcements, photographs, news, flyers etc. We will post them on the board for you, if you send us your texts, preferably in MS Word, and graphics or flyers in jpg or pdf files. We will copy and paste them up for you so please don’t send text with columns or tabs or in any other formatted layout.
We mostly post up news and announcements rather than advertisements for venues. Send your material to firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to advertise your venue or event on this website get in touch with us for details.
As a result of the coronavirus, there has been little or no activity both for us and our friends and colleagues in the community. It was good to hear that many of you are doing online gigs or even busking. There has been little activity for us at Liverpooljazz. We came to the end of our Bursary work (see separate notes on this here) but we continue to present our radio programme which you can hear around greater Merseyside on 106.7fm from the studios of Liverpool Community Radio or at any time, anywhere, on demand via our podcast on your computer or smart phone by going to www.spreaker.com/user/liverpooljazz
Needless to say the giglist on this website is right out of date because of the virus lockdown and we hope venues and musicians will contact us with details of regular house gigs and performances when everything is back to normal.
Listen to the Liverpooljazz Radio Podcast on Demand
Liverpooljazz presents a monthly two-hour jazz programme which is on podcast which you can listen to on demand, any day, any time on your computer or smartphone. To listen to the programme on your computer or smartphone go to www.spreaker.com/user/liverpooljazz or click the link below.
We record the programme at the studios of Liverpool Community Radio who put out the programme on the air several times a week on 106.7fm across the greater Merseyside area only.
The programme includes, news, reviews, previews, giglists, chat and a roundup of what’s going on in live jazz performance and events in and around Liverpool. On most of our programmes we interview a member of the local or regional jazz community to hear about their work and gigs. We play and talk about some of the best easy listening recorded jazz music.
And if you would like to hear any of our back catalogue of previous programmes just click on the word EPISODES on the same page and you will find our library of previous programmes.
Liverpooljazz Award Scheme
As a result of a legacy received by Liverpooljazz in 2013, we created an award scheme designed to encourage and support jazz performance and education in our local area from Chester to Wigan to Warrington.
Over a period of some seven years, the scheme awarded funding to around fifty projects and individuals including the sponsorship of regional and local jazz festivals, the production of three jazz albums, numerous pieces of academic work by music students, and one or two special concerts.
One fascinating project was the sponsorship of the production of a television programme made by third year media students at Edge Hill University following the style of a Jools Holland tv programme with local jazz bands and a vocalist performing. The students all graduated with flying colours. We were also able to produce another video showcasing three local bands. These videos can be accessed on this website.
Another highlight of the scheme was a concert in front of a packed audience at the Leggate Theatre at the University of Liverpool where we devised and presented a programme celebrating the American Popular Song performed by a local jazz band and vocalist.
One of the most important organisations our scheme was able to support was ‘In Harmony’ where members of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra go out to schools to encourage children to learn to play instruments and enjoy performing in their own orchestra.
The Liverpooljazz Bursary Fund was wound up in 2020.