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.
PREPARING THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR JAZZ DEVELOPMENT
by Bruce Johnson
Work in Progress
THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR JAZZ DEVELOPMENT
Published in JazzChord, Apr/May, 2001
This Plan was was prepared by the National Jazz Development Office, with collaboration from the Music Council of Australia. The first draft of this Plan was published in Music Forum 5/1, October 1998, and in JazzChord, No 44, Summer 1998/99. This final version is a modification of that draft following consultations by the National Jazz Development Office around the country.
A NEW NATIONAL JAZZ PLAN
by Peter Rechniewski
In 2008 Peter Rechniewski published an essay in Currency House’s series Platform Papers: Quarterly Essays on the Performing Arts, entitled “The Permanent Underground: Australian Contemporary Jazz in the New Millenium”. Included in the essay was what Rechniewski called A New National Jazz Plan (NJP)...