"... I found this online radio site yesterday. http://www.jazzfm.com
I also looked at the Tim Richards Exploring Jazz ..."
Thanks for the links and the Tim Richards series looks interesting.
'...There also are Grades 1-5 of pieces for ABRSM Jazz piano with CDs available..."
Well a copy of the ABRMS Jazz Grade 1 pieces book arrived today and an email says that the CD is in transit. So it looks like I'm now committed to this....
I also spotted that from a ABRSM "classical" piano perspective that the Grade 5 Jazz also counts as Grade 5 theory to enable one to progress to Grades 6 to 8 practical; not that I've done any of them :p . It just seems interesting that ABRSM formally acknowlege the amount of theory intrinsically required to practically play Jazz.
"... IMO these are really top notch quality materials..."
Cool! Thanks for the recommendation
"...The thing will be to find a teacher who can use these as part of the resources to teach you..."
Luckily there are a number of local teachers doing classical/jazz ABRSM to grade 8. But I'm going to see how it progresses going it alone for a bit.