Jim Godbolt

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Jim Godbolt (5 October 1922 – 9 January 2013)[1] was a British jazz writer and historian.

He was born in Sidcup, Kent. During a varied career in the music business, Godbolt worked as concert-promoter,[2] manager to British jazz musicians, film consultant, broadcaster and compiler of album liner notes. He edited several jazz publications, including Jazz Illustrated, from 1950–51, 100 Club News, from 1979–84 and from 1980-2006 he was founding editor of Jazz at Ronnie Scott's, the house magazine of the jazz club in London.[3]

Jim Godbolt also wrote for newspapers and periodicals, including Harpers & Queen and Melody Maker.

Selected bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ Obituary in London Jazz
  2. ^ Taylor, Joel (2005-04-22). "Jim's possibly jazz's finest slip catcher". Camden New Journal. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Print Publication Listings: Jazz At Ronnie Scotts". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-07-13.