Jazz on BBC TV 1960-1969
This award was granted to Dr Nicolas Pillai to provide research leadership to the field of jazz and television studies. Most notably, the research generated Jazz 625 Live: For One Night Only (broadcast BBC4, 3 May 2019) and Jazz 625 Live (BBC Radio 2, 5 May 2019), programmes for which Pillai acted as research consultant, script contributor and interviewee.
Other important outputs include: Jazz 1080, a recreation of a 1960s jazz TV shoot, recorded and vision-mixed live in front of an audience at BCU; a Jazz Research Journal special issue dedicated to stimulating the field; an oral history archive of 1960s BBC production crew, musicians and audience; a database of 1960s BBC jazz programming; a comic strip depicting the first week of Jazz 625; a report exploring historical reconstruction as a methodology; two conferences.
The project ran from 1 April 2017 to 15 November 2019. Find out more here: https://jazzontelly.org
Photos by Ian Davies.