Jazz Services have just issued an interesting 45-page report “JAZZ IN ENGLAND- HIGH QUALITY, BEST VALUE AND THE VOLUNTEER SECTOR,” looking at the “hidden value” generated by a number of Arts Council-supported organizations promoting jazz, in unlocking the “discretionary energy” of local volunteers.
The report measures the value of the activity against the grants received in 2009-10, and estimates that the value of such grants is “enhanced” in the aggregate activity virtually threefold – a ratio of 2.89 times.
The most impressive submission is from Jazz Yorkshire, for which that ratio is over ten-fold. This ratio for our five regular full-time year-round jazz venues in London is, of course, infinite. GO GUYS!