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. 

TRUSTEES

Mark Kass

Mark Kass

CEO and Trustee

Mark's obsession for jazz led him firstly to jazz radio presenting on East London Radio and then to live music event promotion where he is the Creative Director of  the London East Jazz Network's "JazzEast" Jazz Festival in East London. Click his picture to learn more about Mark.

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Mick Foster

Trustee

Mick is one of Britain’s greatest musician-saxophonists. He brings his expertise and experience as an educator, composer, performer and session musician to our organization. Click his picture to view his website.

Paul Richards

Trustee

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.

John Wilson

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.

Gareth Evans

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.

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Adrian Green

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. Click his picture to view his website.

Digby Fairweather

Digby Fairweather

Trustee

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. Click his picture to view his website.

Matthew Fisher

Trustee

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.

Bob Michalski

Trustee

Bob is an expert in organisation, operations analyses and improvement initiatives. His skills are essential in our planning processes and he is the principal architect of our ongoing strategic and business plans.

VOLUNTEERS

Brian Robinson

Volunteer

Colin Thompson

Volunteer

Dee Dolphin

Volunteer

Glyn Morgan

Volunteer/Drummer

Harry Blackman

Volunteer

Jo Armstrong

Volunteer

Rita Lilly

Volunteer

Siv Jansson

Volunteer

Tony Barrett

Volunteer

Carol Braithwaite

Volunteer

Dave Brooker

Volunteer

Gaby Coello

Volunteer

Gwen Fairweather

Volunteer

Hugh Rainey

Volunteer

Julian Barrett

Volunteer

Roy Tresadern

Volunteer

Stuart Potter

Volunteer

Carole Skidmore

Volunteer

David Robins

Volunteer

Gillian Porter

Volunteer

Harrison Dolphin

Volunteer

Ian Holloway

Volunteer

Philip Waterhouse

Volunteer/Newsletter Editor

Sharon Ford

Volunteer

Sue Coello

Volunteer

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Do you love Jazz? Are you located in south Essex? We are always looking for volunteers to help push our organisation forward.

 

To apply, please visit us, email Adrian Green via enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk or fill in the simple contact form to the right to enquire. Let us know a bit about yourself, your love of jazz music and your availability.

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Please email us at enquiries@thejazzcentreuk.co.uk if you wish to become a volunteer or have any queries!

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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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