Cyfres / Series 28 - Jen Wilson

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Jen Wilson


  • 1982-2016 (Creation)

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0.256m³ (3 large boxes; 8 small boxes)

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Material reflecting Jen Wilson's involvement in the Women's Jazz Archive/Women in Jazz/Jazz Heritage Wales and in related fields such as adult education, the conference circuit, the media and musical and historical organisations such as the Musicians' Union, Women in Music and the Swansea Women's History Group, as well as material relating to personal achievements such as awards, fellowships and published works; together with personal correspondence and notes/research relating to her work and her interest in jazz music and history, particularly women's social history.

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  • English

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Professor Jen Wilson, self-taught jazz pianist, composer, writer and archivist, was born and brought up in Mount Pleasant, Swansea. For over fifty years, she has dedicated her life to promoting jazz music in Wales and beyond and to documenting its historical and social impact, with particular emphasis on the rôle of women in jazz. Many of her far-reaching contributions to jazz music and social history - primarily the founding of the Women's Jazz Archive in 1986 - and to adult education and the media, together with her personal achievements in the form of awards, fellowships and published works, are documented within the Jazz Heritage Wales/Women's Jazz Archive collection.

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