William Ellis is at the vanguard of music photographers and is widely recognised as having created an important document of the contemporary jazz scene in Africa, Europe and The Americas.His contribution to the culture was recognised by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City when he was invited to produce the Inaugural International Exhibition in 2005, and where he returned in 2008 to present his work in the ‘Jazz in Black and White: Bebop and Beyond’ exhibit.
William’s work has been exhibited at international festivals and galleries in the U.K. and throughout the world including The Royal Academy of Arts London, Amsterdam, Bremen, Cape Town, Havana, The Hague, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Toronto and Utrecht.
Alyn Shipton is an award-winning author and broadcaster, who is jazz critic for The Times in London, and a presenter/producer of jazz programmes for BBC Radio. He was Consultant Editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and has a lifelong interest in oral history.His monumental New History of Jazz, published in 2001, was Jazz Journalists Book of the Year, and won Alyn the coveted “Jazz Writer of the Year” title in the British Jazz Awards. In 2003 he won the Willis Conover / Marian McPartland Award for lifetime achievement in Jazz Broadcasting.As a broadcaster/presenter, Shipton presented the Jazzmatazz programme for BBC World Service for six years. During this time he interviewed well over 200 jazz musicians. He currently presents and produces Jazz Library for BBC Radio 3. Shipton obtained a PhD in music history at Oxford Brookes University and currently lectures in jazz history at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Date: 15th October 2010
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
Location: School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX.For tickets and further information, please visit: http://jazzandthemedia.eventbrite.com