This article examines the policies of the British Musicians’ Union towards the employment of musicians who were not UK citizens in the period from the 1920s to the 1950s, with particular emphasis on an alleged ban on American musicians entering the country.
An updated edition of the first truly comprehensive history of British jazz, covering American and British musicians and with additional photos and updated text.
This paper considers the ways in which jazz audiences participate in and contribute to musical events, and examines the roles that music plays in their lives and identities through analysis of a large-scale survey and in-depth interviews.
This article is concerned with the relationship between performers and audiences in the live performance of popular music, a relationship that is examined through the concept of genre culture and a microsociological study of improvised music as a territory for behaviour.
An account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws with a study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.
An examination of how Britons have tried to find a distinctive musical voice and how musicians in Britain and its former colonies have proposed ‘national’ musics – analyses a wide range of genres and debates to emphasise music a generator of value and identity.
This report summarises the outcomes of a major audience development initiative supported by the Arts Council of England’s New Audiences Fund, A Tale of Four Cities.
This Guide for New Promoters [is] aimed at all under-represented forms of music, jazz being first off the starting block.
Advice on getting and doing gigs, focused on jazz musicians.
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.