JAZZ GIGS & EVENTS
Women in Jazz: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future - Exhibition @ Barbican Music Library, London
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018
Venue telephone: Box Office 020 7638 8891
Venue website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
From the National Jazz Archive website;
Women in Jazz exhibition
Women in Jazz: A Celebration of Past, Present and Future
Barbican Music Library
16 October - 31 December 2018
Women in Jazz at the Barbican Music Library Come to our exhibition celebrating ‘Women in Jazz’ at the Barbican Music Library in London. The exhibition forms part of the Barbican’s current theme ‘The Art of Change’ and is one of the events being held during 2018 to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
The exhibition presents 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. The free exhibition will focus on women instrumentalists, drawing on the rich resources of the National Jazz Archive and with photos, posters, journals, video and memorabilia.
National Jazz Archive chair Paul Kaufman said: “Singers such as Ella, Billie, Nina and Cleo are household names, but many star women players and pioneers have been sadly neglected and deserve to be rediscovered. So the exhibition will pay particular attention to instrumentalists, such as Valaida Snow, Marian McPartland, Kathy Stobart and Deidre Cartwright. The Archive is as much about the future as it is about the past, so it is important to us that the current crop of trail- blazing female artists is also featured. ”
Barbican Music Librarian Richard Jones said: “I’m delighted to welcome the National Jazz Archive to the Barbican again – this exhibition will be the third that the Archive has presented here. I’m sure it will be of great interest, not only to jazz enthusiasts, but also to people interested in exploring the changing role of women in the arts.”
The Barbican Music Library is on Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.
It is within walking distance of a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus route 153 runs directly past the Barbican. Free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces are available.
Opening times are: Monday and Wednesday 9.30am–5.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am–7.30pm, Friday 9.30am–2pm, and Saturday 9.30am–4pm.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
An intriguing evening of music making that once again mixed genres at a whim. Ian Mann on the latest edition of Trish Clowes' Emulsion Festival, w. guest musicians Alexander Hawkins & Percy Pursglove.
Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.