SESSION: How do we get more recognition of UK jazz musicians on the European and World circuits?
Convener(s): Val Fenton (aka Flora de Gales)
Participants: John C, Verona C, Roan, Margaret
Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:
Roan runs club in Rochester - finds punters ask for US artists, rather than UK artists, even if they’re not as good.
John C: re playing abroad: Acoustic Ladyland & Portico have active agent in Germany
Re funding:British Council less active than before – go for political influence in certain countries eg Dubai Jazz Fest.
Venues that Gwilym Simcock plays in may be quite different from those played by Portico.