A season of programmes giving you the chance to see performances from great jazz
musicians and documentaries about the period.
At the heart of the season is a three-part landmark series charting the
development of jazz in Britain - a musical journey which also reflects the
enormous social changes of the post-war period. From Stan Tracey to Soweto
Kinch, Acker Bilk to Jamie Cullum, the story is told with rare archive footage
and testimony from the players themselves.
Terence Stamp narrates a series on the assimilation and development of jazz in
Britain over the past 60 years. Two distinct scenes emerged in the late 1940s -
trad jazz and modern jazz. Postwar Britain saw issues of class, race and the
first stirrings of youth rebellion collide in the underground jazz clubs of
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