The Swiss Jazz archive calls itself SwissJazzOrama - acronym SJO. Founded 1989 in Rheinfelden as "Pro Jazz Switzerland", it has been located in Uster near Zurich since 1998. The SwissJazzOrama society has members from all over Switzerland. New members are welcome!
SwissJazzOrama collects and archives all kind of sound carriers, pictures, literature and other testimonies from the Jazz universe. It registers these documents in databases that are continuously updated and provide quick access.
SwissJazzOrama develops concepts for theme-centered exhibitions, which are publicly shown at the Jazz Gallery in the Uster "Music Container" and on several events (e.g. Jazz festivals).
Interested people can, at agreed times and accompanied by an archive specialist, obtain access to SwissJazzOrama's archives with their rare items of sound, pictures, music notes, books, magazines and press articles on the subject of Jazz..
For scientific purposes, SJO specialists may support search, compilation and evaluation of relevant data.
SwissJazzOrama maintains tight relations to the Swiss Jazz schools and can provide contact to related institutions in Switzerland and abroad.
Membership is open to all persons interested in culture. Often, a membership starts off with a visit to the "Music Container" in Uster (vd. Location) on purpose of a concert or a trip to the archive.
Enthusiasm for Jazz and for voluntary teamwork are the best prerequisites for an active cooperation with the SwissJazzOrama - an intelligent hobby contributing to a lively culture!.