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National Jazz Archive

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Small treasure

This is a small archive attached to the Loughton branch library on Traps Hill. It is definitely... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
John N
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London, England, United Kingdom
New Orleans via the Central Line

This is an invaluable resource for jazz (as opposed to the 21st diaspora) music and it's fans. A... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
Trevor B
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London, United Kingdom
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8 Nov 2016
“Small treasure”
28 Jan 2016
“New Orleans via the Central Line”
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The National Jazz Archive holds the UK's finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day. Founded in 1988 by trumpeter Digby Fairweather, our vision is to ensure that the...more
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a small archive attached to the Loughton branch library on Traps Hill. It is definitely only for those with a deep interest and passion for jazz, but is a remarkable treasure for fanatics.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is an invaluable resource for jazz (as opposed to the 21st diaspora) music and it's fans. A great place to lose yourself for a few hours, especially if you need to undertake research on the subject, as I do and have. The curator, David...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Trevor B
JazzArchive, Trustee at National Jazz Archive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Thank you for your kind comments about the Archive and, in particular David Nathan’s support for your research. In regards to borrowing, the physical Archive based at Loughton library is a reference collection. Many of the books we hold are out-of-print but by being lodged...More

Reviewed 16 December 2015

Pop into the jazz archive and you may be surprised to find that you are nor the only jazz fan around. Reams of photos and books to look at. You could spend hours and hours browsing but instead spend time chatting to the affable David...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jazzie J
JazzArchive, Trustee at National Jazz Archive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Jazzie J - we're glad that you stopped by. If you're not already on it, you can sign up through our website to receive regular news about our events and concerts.

Reviewed 6 September 2015

GREAT if you want to do some research on diverse figures in Jazz! I am particullally interested in the old jazz guitar players for which there is REAMS of info Thanks all at the archive!

Date of experience: August 2015
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JazzArchive, Trustee at National Jazz Archive, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Thanks for your kind comments Neil. We're pleased that you found what you wanted and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 August 2012

Enthusiastic staff. Loads of information and material. Only problem, you can't borrow anything - even the music books. Difficult to practice if you're not at home.

Date of experience: January 2012
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