Audio takeover - mirror on the scene: jazz clubs need support

Our latest post in the audio takeover series. As we stagger back from Covid the future for jazz clubs is uncertain. Fundraisers like the DIY initiative by Nigel Price are helping but the big corporates could do a whole lot more but seemingly won't.

Published: 6 Sep 2022. Updated: 21 days.

Our latest post in the audio takeover series. As we stagger back from Covid the future for jazz clubs is uncertain. Fundraisers like the DIY initiative by Nigel Price are helping but the big corporates could do a whole lot more but seemingly won't.

Mirror mirror - a newly lit and spruced up booth in the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, top

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UK jazz and Afrobeat specialist Adem Holness is named as incoming Southbank Centre head of contemporary music

New head of contemporary music at the Southbank Centre in London who takes up his post later this month is Arts Council England music relationship manager Adem Holness. According to a press release Holness ''specialises in enabling the ambitions of …

Published: 6 Sep 2022. Updated: 21 days.

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New head of contemporary music at the Southbank Centre in London who takes up his post later this month is Arts Council England music relationship manager Adem Holness. According to a press release Holness ''specialises in enabling the ambitions of artists and creatives, predominantly within UK jazz, Afrobeat, grime, reggae, electronic and R&B music''. Perhaps the Southbank Centre will host even more jazz gigs going forward. Let's hope so given this positive new appointment.

Adem Holness photo: ademholness.com

More reading: A Great Day in London South Bank Centre live review from December 2021 showcasing Tomorrow's Warriors at the heart of a fertile strand of new UK jazz