We love the Festival of Chichester.  Jazz Smugglers have become one of the famous FESTIVAL BANDS in SUSSEX. The JAZZ SMUGGLERS EVENTS are all different. Sometimes the music is full of Gershwin and Cole Porter. At other times we are playing songs loved by Jazz Club patrons.

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THE BRILLIANCE OF THIS MUSIC

JAZZ FUNK   MILES DAVIS

KIDS HAVING FUN   JAMIE CULLEM

One of the Sussex Jazz Bands One of the Sussex Jazz Bands

We play mainly in CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX, which is close to BOGNOR for LIVE JAZZ, but we also work as a live JAZZ BAND in WORTHING, and as a JAZZ BAND in PORTSMOUTH,  There are not many JAZZ BANDS IN CHICHESTER, there are one or two live BANDS IN BOGNOR, more BANDS IN WORTHING and even more BANDS IN PORTSMOUTH.

There are many JAZZ BANDS IN EAST SUSSEX but far fewer JAZZ BANDS IN WEST SUSSEX. If you want soft romantic music for WEDDING RECEPTIONS SUSSEX. or a LIVE JAZZ TRIO at your WEDDING or PRIVATE PARTY as background music book us please.

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WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE  JAZZ?

Information on the market for jazz ranges in the UK from sparse to non-existent. There are a couple of older studies from very reliable data sources, and a couple of little studies, less reliable, one of them by us and previously unpublished. We are going to have to make the assumption that the broad trends have not altered much in the last few years. None of this would be acceptable to a business marketing chief, but if we take it as straw evidence then it is probably safe enough.













According to a very reliable market research company, RSGB, about 13% of the population listen to orchestral music of some kind regularly. The success of Classical fm radio would attest to this, but it still remains a minority when compared to popular music stations.  About 7% listen to jazz regularly.  Jazz fm is a very successful radio station – it reaches the second highest jazz radio audience in the world. But, and it is a big But, when it used to devote itself to recognised jazz music it nearly expired from malnutrition. It has achieved its success since it broadened its daytime appeal to include soul, blues, funk and music with a broader appeal than jazz. Jazz is nearly twice as popular as Opera, which has a 4% regular listener base.
The following table from a 1997/8 study which is supported by other evidence shows that jazz has slightly more appeal amongst men, and amongst higher social groups. The data for young people probably reflects the fact that they go out to events of all kinds far more than older people. This is supported by a small study by Jazz Services which also noted that about a third of the audience are students, and about 40% are professionally qualified.    

% of population  % ever attending a jazz event
Under 35              37                        45
35-54                   30                         34
55+                      33                         31
Male                    49                         57
Female                 51                        43
ABC1                  40                         62
C2DE                  60                         38

More people listen to jazz than would ever go out to a jazz event – the same would be true of all music probably. TGI figures for the year 1997/98 show the audience for jazz who attended live jazz events at least once a year to be 5.8% of the sample, with 0.6% attending at least once every 3 months. The audience for jazz at live events in the United Kingdom extrapolated from the 1997/98 TGI figures is 3.3 million adults, of which 1.49 million are ABC social groupings. An earlier separate study into the leisure market (RSL leisure monitor) confirms that there are 4-5 times as many people again with a definable interest in jazz compared to those who go to an outside jazz event. The RSGB  study indicates that as many people watch jazz on television or listen on the radio as actually attend an event.





Contrary to received wisdom amongst older jazz aficionados, the audience for jazz is not dying out. Perhaps we ancestor worshippers who talk breathlessly about the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk (plus a cast of thousands) are being replaced by people who just like the music without the hang up of devotion to its pioneers.

When tribute concerts are run, such as the recent series on Bill Evans by Terry Seabrook, the audience numbers are high but older – the same is true so that when the older giants of the music play, such as Dave Brubeck,  their concerts are often sell-outs but the audience age profile is higher.

A reputable study by MORI published in 1996 which asked what types of music people enjoyed listening to showed jazz with 21% following, well behind chart pop (58%), easy listening (38%), rock and roll (36%), and a bit behind classical music (35%) , but at about the same level as reggae/indie/rock/folk/and country. It showed the usual male and upper social class bias.
What is interesting in this study is the fact that a very high proportion of those people saying they like jazz also like classical music (56%).
Jazz was only popular with the masses when it was linked with dancing. Most of
the people attending the old jazz clubs danced (jived) as well.  Jazz lost its dancers to rock and roll. To-day the chances are that it has a small but discerning audience, but the audience is larger than people think. It is just under promoted, that’s all.
Proportion taking instruction for a musical instrument  adults 4%    children 22%
The audience for jazz
The audience for jazz is not dying out. But it has changed a lot.
Perhaps we ancestor worshippers who talk breathlessly about the likes of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk (plus a cast of thousands) are being replaced by people who just like the music. Surprising and consistent data shows that jazz enthusiasts are very highly represented amongst classical music lovers.  





When tribute concerts are run, such as the recent series on Miles Davis by Terry Seabrook, the audience numbers are high but older . The same is true when the older giants of the music play/. Their concerts are often sell-outs but the audience age profile is higher.







Information on the market for jazz ranges in the UK from sparse to non-existent but there is some for those who look.  There are a couple of older studies from very reliable data sources, and a couple of little studies, less reliable, one of them by us and previously unpublished

Workshops: the players have their say In one small study, those who say they are “Keen” or “Very Keen” on jazz were asked if they could play an instrument. 89% said they could (most learnt their instrument at school) 26% of those who can play say they still pick it up now-from time to time.  The hard core of jazz followers is active musically in some way. 80% of the players, however, have never attended a workshop. This is a sample of what the workshop participants said,
Advantages of attending a workshop
Chance to learn   52%
Chance to play   11%
Both equally   37%

HIGHLIGHTS

7% of the population listen to jazz regularly, jazz is twice as popular as Opera.

56% of people like jazz - about the same as classical followers.


The jazz audience tends towards upper social class males but not exclusively so.


Older people listen, younger enthusiasts tend to be players


Reliable market research data is sparse.

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