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National Jazz Archive wins Heritage Lottery Fund

National Jazz Archive wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for oral history and reminiscence project

The National Jazz Archive has been awarded £83,300 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Based in Essex, the Jazz Archive will spend the money on the Intergenerational Jazz Reminiscence Project, which is set to begin in January 2016. The project aims to give participants the opportunity to learn about and contribute to the National Jazz Archive through a programme of performance, oral history and reminiscence, and also to explore how different generations have promoted, peformed, supported and documented jazz's heritage. The archive will work in partnership with other specialist organisations including Age UK, Black Cultural Archives, Chelmsford Museums Service, Essex University, Loughton Youth Project, the Open University and local jazz clubs. More information can be found on their website.