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Queensland Jazz Memories – Protecting histories of pre-1970s jazz scenes

Billo Smith's Dance Band performing at the Trocadero dance hall, Brisbane, ca. 1943. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 2648

Guest blogger: Dr Lauren Istvandity –  2017 John Oxley Library Fellow. Queensland has long been known for producing quality musicians and supporting diverse music scenes, including those based in jazz. The significance of local jazz music history has been highlighted through the 2017 John Oxley Library Fellowship, which supports the project I’m currently undertaking titled … Read more

International Jazz Day

Crystal Palace Orchestra playing in Brisbane about 1929. State Library of Queensland. Negative number 60027

Brisbane is celebrating International Jazz Day today (30 April) with many interesting events organized in the city. We have supported this UNESCO initiative by displaying a selection of our Queensland jazz materials on Level 4 of the State Library. It also seems like a good opportunity for me to let you know that the library … Read more