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    Jazz Britannia 2005

    • 2005-01-28T01:00:00+01:00
    • 1 mins
    • 3 mins
    • Special Interest

    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
    Soho.

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