top of page

Thu, 27 Oct



1940’s Jazz: Jazz Goes to War | Hits + Myths Presentation

The Jazz Centre Collections Series presented by Michael Deakin

Registration is closed
See other events

Time & Location

27 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK

About the Event

A presentation by Michael Deakin 

For America, the Forties started with spectacular revues, exciting music and huge stars setting a lifestyle for the American Dream. The onset of war in Europe highlighted the role that music could take in maintaining morale and awareness of the need to protect the “folks at home”. Radio and recording industries stepped up to the task, with initiatives to reach “our boys” at the battle fronts. Glen Miller was probably the best-known bandleader, who created amazing sounds from ordinary soldiers; others, such as The Andrews Sisters, toured camps and battlefields constantly. And then there was radio, broadcasting jazz daily to everywhere that troops were stationed.


  • Jazz Goes to War

    Sale ended
  • Jazz Goes to War (Student)

    Please present your student ID on entry.

    Sale ended



Share This Event


Join our mailing list for updates, our free E-magazine and our 'What's on' brochure.

Learn More?: CLICK HERE

bottom of page