Australian Jazz Archive

The Australian Jazz Archive and National Register of Australian Jazz Interviews

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.

Included in the archive is the National Register of Australian Jazz Interviews which was compiled by John Sharpe. This is a combined list of recorded interviews with jazz musicians held in Australia. They include oral histories, radio interviews, and interviews conducted for research. Most of the interviewees were Australian jazz musicians; others were visiting artists or people closely associated with jazz in Australia.

Use Search the Collection to search for jazz recordings, or contact our Access team at access@nfsa.gov.au or visit our state access centres for further assistance.

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