Mark Allen Group acquires Jazzwise, the UK’s leading monthly jazz magazine

The Mark Allen Group, an independent publishing group which publishes more than 50 magazines in business, healthcare, education and leisure, has acquired Jazzwise, the UK’s leading jazz magazine.

As the UK’s biggest selling jazz monthly with a panoramic and immersive view of the whole jazz scene, Jazzwise has gained an impeccable reputation for the quality of its content and breadth of its jazz appeal.  The magazine continues to be edited by award-winning editor and publisher, Jon Newey, with Jazzwise winning the coveted Best Jazz Media accolade at the prestigious Jazz FM awards in January 2013.
Group Chairman Mark Allen said:  “I am delighted that we have managed to acquire such an excellent and leading title.  It has a committed and passionate team and certainly, we will look after the title and do everything we can to make it even more successful. The group’s interest in jazz, and my own passion in this area, led to the launch of the annual Wiltshire Jazz Festival seven years ago, a charity event organised in the location of its Wiltshire offices, which this year takes place on 15th June 2013.”
Editor and Publisher Jon Newey said: “We are greatly looking forward to taking Jazzwise up to the next level as Europe’s leading English language jazz magazine across print, online and app with the expertise and support of the Mark Allen Group.”
Charles Alexander, founder and former owner of Jazzwise said: “In planning succession for Jazzwise it was important for me as its founder to find a new owner with an outstanding track record in magazine publishing and a genuine appreciation of jazz music. In Mark Allen himself and his company, the Mark Allen Group, I believe that I have more than fulfilled these criteria. I have every confidence that Mark and his talented team, in conjunction with Editor/Publisher Jon Newey, will grow the title and take it to new heights. Meanwhile its former parent company, Jazzwise Publications Limited, will be renamed Jazzsense Publications Limited and continue to publish and distribute jazz sheet music, tuition books and software for musicians.”
The magazine will be based in the Mark Allen Group's head office in south London.
For enquiries please contact: 
Mark Allen (Chairman) 020 7501 6701 or mark.allen@markallengroup.com
Jon Benson (Publishing Director) 020 7501 6790 or jon.benson@markallengroup.com
Jon Newey (Editor and Publisher) 020 7501 6743 / 0208 677 0012 or jon@jazzwise.com

The Mark Allen Group, an independent publishing group which publishes more than 50 magazines in business, healthcare, education and leisure, has acquired Jazzwise, the UK’s leading jazz magazine.

As the UK’s biggest selling jazz monthly with a panoramic and immersive view of the whole jazz scene, Jazzwise has gained an impeccable reputation for the quality of its content and breadth of its jazz appeal.  The magazine continues to be edited by award-winning editor and publisher, Jon Newey, with Jazzwise winning the coveted Best Jazz Media accolade at the prestigious Jazz FM awards in January 2013.

Group Chairman Mark Allen said:  “I am delighted that we have managed to acquire such an excellent and leading title.  It has a committed and passionate team and certainly, we will look after the title and do everything we can to make it even more successful. The group’s interest in jazz, and my own passion in this area, led to the launch of the annual Wiltshire Jazz Festival seven years ago, a charity event organised in the location of its Wiltshire offices, which this year takes place on 15th June 2013.”

Editor and Publisher Jon Newey said: “We are greatly looking forward to taking Jazzwise up to the next level as Europe’s leading English language jazz magazine across print, online and app with the expertise and support of the Mark Allen Group.”

Charles Alexander, founder and former owner of Jazzwise said: “In planning succession for Jazzwise it was important for me as its founder to find a new owner with an outstanding track record in magazine publishing and a genuine appreciation of jazz music. In Mark Allen himself and his company, the Mark Allen Group, I believe that I have more than fulfilled these criteria. I have every confidence that Mark and his talented team, in conjunction with Editor/Publisher Jon Newey, will grow the title and take it to new heights. Meanwhile its former parent company, Jazzwise Publications Limited, will be renamed Jazzsense Publications Limited and continue to publish and distribute jazz sheet music, tuition books and software for musicians.”

The magazine will be based in the Mark Allen Group's head office in south London.

For enquiries please contact: 

Mark Allen (Chairman) 020 7501 6701 or mark.allen@markallengroup.com

Jon Benson (Publishing Director) 020 7501 6790 or jon.benson@markallengroup.com

Charles Alexander 020 8835 7023 or charles.alexander@jazzwise.com

Jon Newey (Editor and Publisher) 020 7501 6743 / 0208 677 0012 or jon@jazzwise.com

www.jazzwisemagazine.com

 

 

 

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