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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future @ The Barbican, London

On the day that BSH editor-in-chief LL attended this year's All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group's annual shindig in London, it was too good an opportunity to pass up on visiting the Barbican to view an exhibition of material drawn from the National Jazz Archive. 

As the exhibition title suggests the focus is on the role of women in jazz. Rare photographs are displayed alongside posters (guessing their vintage is part of the fun), magazines, audio-visual material, a t-shirt and a 'must have' badge


Billie is represented, as is Ivy Benson, as are the Guest Stars (present at yesterday's APPJAG event). The past, yes, the present, very much so, and, crucially, the future. There is a neat tie-up with the exhibition, the APPJAG evening and the coming weekend's first Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender - Nikki Iles (the established artist) and the new generation flag bearer Laura Jurd are represented at the Barbican, they were present at Holborn and will be in concert 'up north' at Middlesbrough Town Hall.  
      
Following a preview evening on Monday the exhibition opened to the public yesterday and continues to Dec 31.
Russell 
Note exhibtion hours in the Barbican Music Library are as follows: Mon & Wed 9:30am-5:30pm; Tues & Thurs 9:30am-7:30pm; Fri 9:30am-2:00pm; Sat 9:30am-4:00pm; Sun CLOSED.    

The 'must have' National Jazz Archive exhibition badge sold out during Monday's preview. A further consignment is on order. 

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