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Thu, 24 Nov


The Jazz Centre UK

Jazz Collections: 1950s Jazz

Building on Hope. In the early Fifties prospects looked good as the world recovered from war. For many, growth meant new families & leisure time to enjoy public entertainment. Jazz musicians were released from over 20 years of visa restrictions & UK jazz started to blossom. How good could it get?

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Time & Location

24 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

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

About the Event

The tour of our exhibits continues with the Fifties Many great jazz names had started their careers in the late Forties & new performance opportunities were grabbed. Big US stars visited UK & Europe, spreading the flame of traditional & cool jazz styles. British jazzmen got first-hand experience, & started to experiment with new & trad rhythms & themes. Even the problems of racial segregation encouraged the growth of jazz as protest, setting a trend that continues. Was this really Jazz On A Summer's Day?


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