Brian Homer (above left) and Pedro Cravinho (above right) at their first project meeting in 2018.

Everyday Jazz Journeys is a series of collaborations and projects by jazz scholar, Dr Pedro Cravinho and freelance jazz photographer Brian Homer. 

Pedro Cravinho

Dr Pedro Cravinho (above right) is a Senior Research Fellow at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC) and the Keeper of the Archives at the Faculty of Arts, Design & Media at Birmingham City University. He co-leads the RBC Jazz Studies Research Cluster, and his work focuses on the twentieth-century jazz diaspora’s social, political, and musical history. Since mid-2015, he has been conducting original research on jazz in Birmingham (UK). Cravinho is the co-founder of the Documenting Jazz international conferences. He has several publications, has collaborated on several international editorial projects as an author and editor advisor, and is a member of the editorial board of Jazz-Hitz (Musikene, Spain). Cravinho is a trustee of the National Jazz Archive and the Scottish Jazz Archive, a board member of the Duke Ellington Society UK, a co-founder and board member of the Portuguese Jazz Network, and the vice president of the Voices for Jazz Musicians in Europe.

Pedro Cravinho’s website               

Brian Homer

Brian Homer (above left) is a photographer, writer, and designer who until 2015 ran his agency Homer Creative. With Derek Bishton and John Reardon he created the seminal Handsworth Self Portrait project in 1979 (which is now archived at the Bodleian Library in Oxford) and also co-founded Ten 8 Photographic Magazine. He has run many photographic self portrait projects including sets for the opening of the Library of Birmingham in 2013 and for the 50 year anniversary of Telford in 2018. He has been a jazz fan for more than 50 years and since 2012 has been increasingly active on the UK jazz scene and has a large jazz photography portfolio including gig and commissioned artist images. He also has experience in oral history projects. From 2012 to 2018 he was on the board of Birmingham Jazz. In 2023 he was made a Visiting Research Fellow in Photographing Jazz Culture at Birmingham City University and is currently creating a set of portraits of Loose Tubes musicians for a new book about the band.

Brian Homer’s website

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