It's really frustrating how the board don't support the Jazz syllabus.
Charlie Beale did a great job with it, as did all the other contributors, and I know a lot of work was done/commissioned on Grades 6-8 but never released.
Also, having the same Piano pieces for nearly 20 years is absurd. Surely they could at least publish some download only pieces as an 'alternative list'?
I don't know if the ABRSM had an unrealistic expectation of take up, but it took the main ABRSMs exams decades and a lot of investment of time and money to become adopted to the mainstream. Why not for Jazz?
The syllabus needs a complete revamp, and a new injection of funding into professional development, to get more teachers teaching Jazz.