The Age of Jazz in Britain marks 100 years of jazz in the UK, exploring the impact that jazz had on Britons from 1918. Jazz provoked reactions ranging from devotion to abhorrence when the idea, and then the sound, of the music first entered the consciousness of the British public in the aftermath of the First World War. Visiting American groups such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the Southern Syncopated Orchestra offered Britons their first chance to experience the music live. Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain will highlight how the new jazz sound in post-War … Continue reading Swinging London. And post-war jazz era.