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 contributed funds for jazz co-ordination programs. Eric Myers was a part-time Jazz Co-ordinator from 1983-86, and full-time 1986-2002. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of articles in this folder.
JAZZ CO-ORDINATION HAS CHANGED AUSTRALIAN CULTURE
by Bruce Johnson
JazzChord, Jul/Aug, 1998
When I was invited to stand as President of the Jazz Co-ordination Association of NSW in 1989, 1 thought of it as a compliment, but the acceptance of which would make little difference to anything. At that time I shared the widespread scepticism about the value to jazz of institutionalised infrastructures...
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A JAZZ CO-ORDINATOR
by Eric Myers
JazzChord, May/Jun, 1998
On Saturday, April 25, 1998, at a meeting of the executive of the Jazz Co-ordination Association of New South Wales, it was suggested that, in order to document the range of activities dealt with in the jazz co-ordination office, the Jazz Co-ordinator should record details of a typical day in the office….
HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR JAZZ CO-ORDINATOR
Samantha Katt interviews Eric Myers
Jazz Magazine, Winter, 1986
The jazz co-ordination programs in Australia began in 1983, as an initiative of the Music Board of the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Part-time jazz co-ordinators were appointed in all states of Australia, except the Northern Territory...