Several of our JazzSteps audience regularly attend gigs at the London Jazz Festival – some making a holiday of it! There’s a recently launched book available as a free pdf download from https://impactoffestivals.wordpress.com/ From the cover blurb: Webster and McKay have pieced together a fascinating jigsaw puzzle of archival material, interviews, and stories from musicians, festival staff and fans alike. Including many evocative images, the book weaves together the story of the festival with the history of its home city, London, touching on broader social topics such as gender, race, politics, and the search for the meaning of jazz. They also trace the forgotten history of London as a vibrant city of jazz festivals going as far back as the 1940s.
24th November 2017 9:47am