Welcome to the London Jazz Meetup!
Want to go to some jazz music gigs in London or meet up with people who share your passion for this genre of music in all its forms?? Then join our group! You love jazz, but your friends think it's really just something you have on quiet in the background when you have a dinner party? Then join our group! Desperate to see your favourite singer, but can't find anyone else to join you? Then join our group! Secret fan of jazz fusion, but are embarrassed about it? Then join our group!
We organise meetups at London's best gigs (as chosen by all of us!), and also meet up from time to time as jazz music fans and all-round nice people. The group will work best when people decide to take it upon themselves and organise meetups (by becoming an event hosts), rather than just sitting back and expecting a flood of gigs to go to. As group organiser, I have the luxury of putting into the calendar the gigs I want to go and see. But my tastes aren't everyone's; so, if you want to see more of a certain type of gig/event, and it is not on there, rather than sitting at your computer..... get involved and change things for the better!
There are a few "house rules" for the group....but they're more guidelines to help things run smoothly and to ensure everyone gets the most from the group. Most important: all new members are required to have a photo on their profile (exceptions may be considered where the site organiser knows the new member).
There are a number of listings sources which members might want to consult, including:
Jazz in London
London Net Jazz
Free foyer jazz at the National Theatre
Jazzwise Magazine online
For information on London's best jazz venues (not exhaustive!) please click here.
Also, on the site we have a page linking to various sites about the history and meaning of jazz in all its forms, and also some information about some great tutors in London who could help you play better jazz.
Become an assistant organiser - and organise your own meetups
I - Rob Mallows - am the organiser of the group which essentially means I keep the website up-to-date, organise a number of the meetups, appoint the assistant organisers and generally keep things shipshape; I also pay for the website hosting. We already have a number of members who have been kind enough to take the trouble to put in their own ideas for meetups in the calendar themselves. These assistant organisers' efforts mean that there can be more meetups, and more variety, than one person can manage. There's always room for more. Click to this page for more information.
At the moment, the mailing list is managed, that is, if you reply to a message to the whole meetup mailing list or send out a new message, it does not get sent automatically but must be approved by me. This is intended simply to ensure members are not bombarded with unnecessarily long email strings, with each reply getting sent out. Rather, emails will be restricted to announcements about meetup events, and regular updates from the organiser.
If you want to respond to an email that goes out, or to an organiser of a meetup, can I suggest you contact them directly, or post a reply to the message on the message board, which can be seen by everyone (depending on their settings, people are notified when new message replies go up).