Whatever happened to the Jazz re:freshed book?

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So… Whatever happened to the Jazz re:freshed book?

As some of you may remember, way back in May 2013, we put out a request for content submissions for a book we were intending to publish, documenting and celebrating 10 years of Jazz re:freshed. You are probably wondering what happened with that and what have we done with all of the content?

Well, we were pretty advanced in putting the book together and on course for release in late 2013, however we were also engaged in several other tasks and projects, including the New Music Biennial project and the NPO application process. We didn’t want to rush the completion and publishing of the book, so we decided to shelve the project indefinitely. Fast forward to Summer 2014…




When we revisited the content, we approached the project from a different angle, with the emphasis on continuity as well as archiving and we decided on a fresh approach to the concept. Instead of a book, we would publish a periodical, the idea being to create a cultural scrapbook archiving and documenting Jazz re:freshed visually and sonically, whilst also creating an opportunity for patrons to submit content and be more connected to the movement.

On March 30th 2015 we will be launching the Jazz re:freshed periodical, a photography & art centered magazine that will be published every six months, featuring a free album of music recorded live at Jazz re:freshed during that period, with each edition. The first edition will be a retrospective of the first eleven years of Jazz re:freshed, covering the years from 2003 to 2014.


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Final call for First Edition submissions…

Although we are still open to receiving content (in the form of stories, memories, photographs, artwork, etc.) from 2003 – 2012, we are mostly interested in getting content from the years 2013 and 2014. We especially want your photographs, memories, anecdotes and quotes, as we think it is vital to include our patron’s perspectives when documenting our history. Regarding photography, we don’t mind what you have used to take the photo, be it a high-end SLR or a mobile phone, as long as it is a good hi-res image.



As before, we’ll be choosing the best content submitted and can’t promise that every submission will successfully make it into the book, however it is important to us that we include contributions from those who have supported us over the years.

As the publication and launch dates loom large, this is pretty much the last chance to get your contribution included in the first issue and as such, we have only re-opened the submission window for a week.

The deadline for new submissions is March 1st 2015 and you can send your contributions to art@jazzrefreshed.com






Next week, we will be giving you more details about the publication, what to expect content-wise and the launch event, but in the meantime, we look forward to receiving your submissions!





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