Playing for nothing – Simon Frith

This week’s guest blog is by Simon Frith, in which he muses on the perennial problem about musicians playing for free and suggests that the problem of ‘playing for free’ is caused by the ‘exploitation’ of live musicians by the people who make money out of them.  

Jazz in the North West – Kathy Dyson (2004)

Based on interviews with a broad range of jazz musicians and promoters, this report highlights the quality, quantity and diversity of jazz that is performed and promoted in the North West of England.