THE AUDIENCE FOR JAZZ IN THE
During January and February
2009 Derby Jazz participated in the most detailed investigation of the audience
for live jazz ever undertaken in the UK.
The research by Heather Maitland
was commissioned by East Midlands Jazz CIC (EMJAZZ) and focused on audiences at
23 live jazz events in January and February 2009 at 14 venues. Artists
appearing at these events ranged from Trudy Kerr to Dog Soup via Darius Brubeck
and venues included bars and restaurants as well as arts centres, theatres and
concert halls in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Wellingborough.
Most of the report is
available on this site as 15 downloadable pdfs:
“The Audience for Jazz in the East Midlands”
are audiences like?
Report East Midlands overview
Map East Midlands
the potential audiences East Midlands
more people to come
11) How to use these briefings
Heather Maitland is an arts
consultant, researcher and commentator based in the East Midlands but working
throughout the world. She is the
Research Associate at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of
Warwick. She is chair of the European Blues Association.
is the regional development agency for jazz in the East Midlands. It was formed
in 2004 by its five core partners Derby Jazz, Leicester Jazz House, Lincoln
Jazzpac, Northampton Contemporary Jazz and Nottinghamshire Jazz Steps and
became a Community Interest Company in 2009. It is an Arts Council of England
Regular Funded Organisation.
Audience for Jazz in The East Midlands research and report was part of EMJAZZ’
“Rhythm-A-Ning” which was an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts project
funded by the Lottery.