Record Collection

 MEDIA CENTRE 

Our media centre is jazz enthusiast heaven with a collection of over 7000 jazz vinyl records, a CD collection, digital resources and the audio and video equipment necessary to access our library of digital and analogue jazz recordings. We also have rare audio formats within our heritage collections including tape, 16" WW2 transcription disks and wax cylinders. 

 

Our volunteers are currently working hard to help catalogue the collection digitally so, you can get a taste of what we have at the centre. View our resources section to take a look through what we have catalogued so far. 

 

We also have Vinyl players set up with headphones for private listening or musicians who wish to sit and transcribe. The smaller vinyl players are USB connectable so students can transfer the audio from vinyl onto a laptop if they wish.

 VINYL, CD AND DIGITAL AUDIO 

 WORKSHOPS, TALKS, CLUBS   AND MORE 

The Media Centre is one of our key venues for hosting talks, clubs and workshops. We bring in weekly crowds for our community-driven activities centred around music and film.

 

Are you a jazz enthusiast? Why not join our weekly record listening club: 'Listen In!'. Every Friday afternoon from 12 – 2 pm our volunteers programme an album from our collections to play on our superb stereo system. Discussions about the album are welcomed. See our events listing page to find out what we are listening to this week.

 

We often hold talks and lectures within the Media Centre. Our past events have included book launches, talks on personal recounts of jazz history, documentary launches and studies of jazz history. Find out more about our workshops:

MEDIA CENTRE ACTIVITIES

Click on a tile below to find out more about the resources and events within our Media Centre

INTERVIEWS

View our collection of jazz interviews.

LISTEN IN!

Join our record listening club every Friday at 12 - 2 pm.

WORKSHOPS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Find out more about the educators, lecturers and presentations held at The Jazz Centre UK

FILM SHOWINGS

We show films and recordings of live concerts within our media centre.

MORE ABOUT...

RESEARCH CENTRE

Our Research Centre contains specialist collections of jazz periodical, book and artifacts. 

HERITAGE CENTRE

 Includes unmissable items such as Louis Armstrong's Trumpet, The National Humphrey Lyttelton Collection and more...

SHOP

We sell Vinyl, CDs and more within our shop at The Jazz Centre UK

MEET THE TEAM

Meet the team of hard working Trustees and Volunteers that put this project together.

ALERTS!

CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

The Jazz Centre UK is still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email us at enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk if you wish to become a volunteer or have any queries!

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SITE SEARCH

ASSOCIATIONS

The Jazz Centre (UK) 

Beecroft Art Gallery

Victoria Ave

Southend-on-Sea

SS2 6EX, UK

Opening Times

Temporarily closed

Phone: +44 1702 215169

Email: enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk

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