This section includes articles that throw light on “jazz co-ordination”. Jazz co-ordination was devised by the Australia Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, in the early 1980s to increase government support for jazz. Part-time jazz co-ordinators in all states were appointed in 1983. Most State arts ministries subsequently provided funds for jazz coordination programs. Eric Myers was a Jazz Co-ordinator from 1983 to the end of 2001. His position became full-time in 1986.
JAZZ AND THE CULTURAL POLICY
The Committee of the Jazz Co-ordination Association of New South Wales
JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1994
No-one in the arts in Australia can fail to be stimulated by the Federal Government’s moving the arts towards the centre of the political agenda. For jazz in particular it is a shame that our art form was scarcely mentioned in the Government’s cultural policy Creative Nation, and that the recommendations made by the National Jazz Alliance were apparently ignored…
HOW TO APPLY UNDER ‘PROJECT GRANTS’ FOR ASSISTANCE TO RECORD
by Eric Myers
JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1996
I start with the assumption that having a CD available and out on the market is essential for any jazz musician trying to make his or her way in today’s competitive world. This is the most obvious way of advancing your career. You can sell it at gigs; send it to festival directors or venue owners as an indication of your group’s music; encourage jazz broadcasters to play tracks from it on the radio; send it to jazz writers around the country for review; or use it as a general promotional and marketing vehicle...
LETTER FROM JCA OF NSW PRESIDENT
by Marion Benjamin
JazzChord Dec 01/Jan 02
2001 has been an interesting, if challenging year for the JCA NSW. A new Committee came on board in April this year with some major changes but also with important continuity. I was privileged to take on the role of President in the stead of Assoc Professor Bruce Johnson who has stood down after ten impressive years in the role. The Association has been more than fortunate to have had Bruce Johnson at its helm…