Jazz Heritage Wales Annual Review 2016

Jazz Heritage Wales is based at Swansea Metropolitan University’s Library at Townhill Campus. Founded in 1986 by pianist and historian Jen Wilson, they became a registered charity in 1998.Jazz Heritage Wales celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a Gala Evening attended…

All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group

In December 2016 Chris was appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group to act as their Secretariat. The Secretariat team is Chris and Sarah Pellew and details can be found at: All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group

Will Michael Jazz Education Awards 2016

I have just received details of the Will Michael Jazz Education Awards for 2016. The Will Michael Jazz Education Awards Panel is  chaired by Ivor Widdison. His colleagues on the Panel are Dr Catherine Tackley, Bill Martin, Andrea Vicari and Richard Michael.  The…

Response to the Culture White Paper

On the 2nd April I wrote to the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport. My letter is printed below. “Dear Mr Whittingdale Re: The Culture White Paper I read the Culture White Paper and I have a number…

John Evans 1934 – 2015

John Evans 1934 – 2015 John Evans 1934 – 2015   John was born July 21st 1934 in Cardiff. He started playing clarinet at 15.  With his first band rehearsals took place in his front room at home, when their…