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Women in Jazz

Women in Jazz

A Barbican Music Library and National Jazz Archive exhibition

16 October  – 31 December 2018

A musical and social survey of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.


Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin


Track List

I’m a fool to want you — For heaven’s sake — You don’t know what love is — I get along without you very well — For all we know — Violets for your furs — You’ve changed — It’s easy to remember — But beautiful — Glad to be unhappy — I’ll be around — The end of a love affair — Prelude to a kiss — A ghost of a chance — Gone with the wind — Come rain or come shine — What’s new? — Fine and mellow — When your lover has gone — Don’t explain.

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Jazz the fire that can never be put out

Jazz that’s so cool it burns

Jazz, It’s only a small word but it’s one with huge influence in the world of music. Recently, according to the BBC there has been a 108% rise in people under 30 discovering and listening to the beauty and diversity of Jazz. It’s musical tentacles have spread far and wide into other music genres. You can find links back to Jazz in Soul, RnB and blues . In the UK alone we have seen the rise of fantastic young Jazz musicians. Artists such as….

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Artizan Street Library’s CD of the month: “Jazz on the corner”

Artizan Street Library’s CD of the month

Jazz on the corner

 Imagine one day, over two years ago, Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller asked Martin Freeman  to do a Jazz radio show. Seems innocuous enough….

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What I would Save: In a silent way by Miles Davis

Another Artizan Street Library customer Tells us the One Item They Would Save From A Flood.

If I had to save just one thing it would be:

In a Silent Way


Miles Davis

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