Australian Jazz Archive

The Australian Jazz Archive

The Australian Jazz Archive is a part of the national audiovisual collection held by the NFSA.

It was established in 1997 as part of an initiative by members of the Australian jazz community, who formed a partnership with the NFSA to build a national collection of jazz recordings and materials.

Over many years, the NFSA has built a substantial collection of Australian jazz material, including sound recordings, film and videos and oral histories. However, there is still unique Australian jazz material to be located for the Australian Jazz Archive.

Use Search the Collection to search for jazz recordings, or contact our Collection Reference team at or visit our state access centres for further assistance.