Graham Collier was official co-founder and the first the 'Secretary of the Board' of the International Association of Schools of Jazz. He was also involved in creating the Statutes, the Bye-Laws and the IASJ Meeting Guidelines. Graham Collier edited and contributed to 'Jazz Changes' the journal of the IASJ in which the first steps in the direction of jazz research were taken. Through his connections he brought in many new members to the IASJ. He wrote up the minutes of the meetings of the Daily Board, the Full Board and the General Assembly, always cristal clear and impeccable.

Next to all the work he did for the IASJ, he was the head of jazz studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, wrote a lot of music for various jazz ensembles, rehearsed and conducted his own works. No wonder a book has been witten about Graham Collier, his life and his works. 

The Life and Works of Graham Collier
Duncan Heining
series: Popular Music History edited by Alyn Shipton
330 pages
Paperback £19.95

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James Collier

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The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

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