Useful links

Daniella White runs Raestar a jazz promotions, consultancy, project management and an agency. Her website has some very useful tips for musicians:

The Jazz Centre – Opened in February 2016 and now registered as a Charity (CEO:1167421) ‘The Jazz Centre (UK)’ will both celebrate the music’s heritage, art and memorabilia and actively support and promote contemporary performance and education. Its current site in the Beecroft Art Gallery in Southend’s Victoria Avenue and measuring c. 4000 square feet – includes a performance space, a research centre and a cinema/lecture theatre. Its facilities include full internet accessibility in dedicated research areas; private screens for film study; a large book and periodical research collection; a retail section for jazz vinyl, CDs and books; an expanding section for the ‘little labels’ of British jazz (including the ‘Jazz Academy’ label of pianist-composer Michael Garrick and ‘Calligraph’ label of Humphrey Lyttelton) and full facilities for the study (and enjoyment!) of recorded jazz in the department:

Jazz Connects – Chris has just signed up to the new website developed by Emily Saunders at: An excellent venture and information jazz site that needs your support. Get yourself and your bands, music and activity registered.

Jazzfuel –  Hosted by jazz booking agent & manager Matt Fripp, Jazzfuel helps you figure out how to get more jazz gigs, release your music and promote your project. An excellent site and highly recommended:

Images of Jazz – Brian O’Connor has been photographing musicians for over 35 years and and his website contains a wealth of images of jazz from jazz clubs and festivals round the UK:

Musicians’ Union –  The MU is an organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business at: Musicians’ Union

National Jazz Archive – The NJA 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, the Archive’s vision is to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers at: National Jazz Archives

Performing Right Society Ltd – The PRS pay royalties to their members when their work is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV. They support them by influencing policy, supporting and hosting awards and events, and investing in new technology to ensure they are  fit for the digital music age at: PRS for Music

PPL – licenses recorded music played in public and distributes the fees as royalties to its members at: PPL