JAZZ MUSIC MUSEUM
VISIT THE JAZZ CENTRE UK
The Jazz Centre UK promotes, preserves and celebrates the culture of jazz. We hold rare and national heritage collections of some of the key musicians of British Jazz and around the world. Our jazz museum offers the chance to see a Louis Armstrong and Henri Selmer designed 'Special' trumpet; the collections of Humphrey Lyttelton and the first piano of Britain's first jazz Knight Sir John Dankworth.
Our museum is Free Admission. We look forward to seeing you at The Jazz Centre UK soon:
THE HISTORY OF JAZZ
We take you through the decades of jazz music from its birth in 'New Orleans' to its representation today. Interact with our QR code tour at each exhibit to unlock more information as you progress through the timeline.
This is a great experience for all ages and audiences. A great introduction to the history of Jazz Music sparkling with rare artefacts and memorabilia to delight jazz enthusiasts all around.
We look forward to seeing you at The Jazz Centre UK soon. Learn more about our location, opening times and contact details on our Contact Page.
THE 100 CLUB
We have a dedicated exhibition space celebrating London's 'The 100 Club'. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund this representation captures its iconic red walls and displays work from our project 'Jazz at The 100 Club: Bringing History to Life'.
See one of the trumpets designed by Louis Armstrong and Henri Selmer among a collection of photographs, books, memorabilia and information outlining Satchmo's great legacy.
SIR JOHN DANKWORTH
See the first piano of Britain's first 'Jazz Knight' Sir John Dankworth amongst a collection of memorabilia of the whole Dankworth family we have titled the 'Dankworth Dynasty' Collection.
DAME CLEO LAINE
We celebrate the extraordinary career of Dame Cleo Laine. Dame Cleo is a long-time supporter of The Jazz Centre UK and has kindly helped us with some of our acquisitions on display at the Centre.
We hold the collection of Humphrey Lyttelton artefacts and memorabilia. Our expansive collection includes his writing desk, instruments, personal correspondence, music, books and awards.
THE SKIDMORE COLLECTION
The Skidmore collection is a collection of items we have acquired via our long-term supporter and Saxophonist Alan Skidmore. The collection includes artefacts and memorabilia from the careers of Alan himself, his father Jimmy Skidmore and the famous Saxophonist and club-owner Ronnie Scott.
We have a collection of artefacts and memorabilia of the Jazz Saxophonist Henry Bertholf "Spike" Robinson. This collection was acquired from his widow Susan May-Robinson. Susan is a long-time supporter of The Jazz Centre UK and promotor of our 'Spike's Place' events.