MEET THE TEAM
We simply could not function without the huge support and effort from the Trustees and Volunteers at The Jazz Centre UK, listed below. We thank them for their continued hard work putting this project together and for helping us to expand our activities year-on-year.
Do you live in South Essex and have a passion for jazz music and arts? We invite you to volunteer for our organisation. Since January 2019, our opening hours expanded from two to five days a week and we need all the help we can get to ensure the Centre continues to be vibrant for visitors.
Chair and Trustee
Gareth is an engineer and has helped commission the extensive audio and video system in our Media Centre. He also has experience in business development and has helped develop the vision for the Centre over the next five years.
Secretary and Trustee
Adrian is well established as a published poet, often penning his passion for jazz in his work. He additionally runs Southend Jazz Club at the EKCO Social & Sports Club.
Digby's long-term dream to create a full cultural centre for jazz in the UK follows on from his establishment of the National Jazz Archive opened in 1988.
Founder-Trustee Paul Richards is a hugely experienced businessman whose advice and expertise has helped guide and further the causes of The Jazz Centre UK since its conceptual foundation in 2014.
Chris has extensive experience in community development work and has been actively involved in the diverse local community for many years. Her long-standing community work - with many individuals, groups and organisations - has enabled her to build and maintain a wide and diverse network through which she can raise awareness of all the resources and live music on offer at The Jazz Centre UK.
Treasurer and Trustee
John’s many and varied contributions to our cause include archivism of our collections, control of our finances and policy development in all areas of our activities.
Matthew draws from his background in music and marketing to help promote our activities, organise events, increase our technology and digitally design exhibition materials. His contributions are an essential and ongoing contribution to our success.
*This is not the complete list of our volunteers. Only those who were happy to be listed on our website. If you take issue with any information presented on our website please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know.