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Simon Phillips to host weekday afternoons on Jazz FM

Simon Phillips is to take on the Jazz FM weekday 2-6pm afternoon drive show, following the recent and sudden passing of long-term presenter Jamie Crick.

Publication date: 16.10.2023

Jazz FM Awards moves back to Spring event for 2024

The annual Jazz FM Awards, which celebrates the greatest jazz, soul and blues musicians of the year, will return in spring 2024.

Publication date: 13.09.2023

Tributes paid to Michael Parkinson who has died aged 88

Sir Michael Parkinson’s family have confirmed that the broadcaster has passed away at the age of 88 years.

Publication date: 17.08.2023

Tim Smith to present Jazz FM series on music in cinema and TV

Tim Smith is to present a new three-part series on Jazz FM around jazz, soul and blues in soundtracks on the big and small screen.

Publication date: 14.08.2023

Jazz FM and Scala Radio to share new Jazz meets Classical series

Jazz FM and Scala Radio are coming together with a brand-new series that will be heard across both networks on the same evening over six weeks. Scala Radio’s Jack Pepper and Jazz FM’s China Moses will explore the link between the two musical genres, introducing each other to the music they love, exploring the grey areas, crossovers and curious links...

Publication date: 08.01.2022

Jazz FM presenter Anne Frankenstein reverts to her real name

Jazz FM presenter Anne Frankenstein has taken the decision to broadcast using her real name of Deb Grant. The mid-mornings and The Late Lab presenter, who has been with Jazz FM since 2017, announced the news on social media. In the video reveal, she said “You may know me as Anne Frankenstein – it might surprise you to learn it that’s not my real name...

Publication date: 04.01.2022

Sir Michael Parkinson and Norah Jones lead Jazz FM’s Festive schedule

Jazz FM’s Christmas and New Year schedule includes Sir Michael making a return to the station, plus Grammy winner Norah Jones and actor Danny John Jules presenting special programmes. Following his series earlier in the year, Parky – My Kind of Jazz at Christmas, Michael Parkinson is back on Christmas Day to play his favourite Great American Songbook Christmas favourites and...

Publication date: 14.12.2021

Tony Bennett and Courtney Pine among stars honoured at Jazz FM Awards 2021

The Jazz FM Awards with PPL and PRS for Music took place at Under the Bridge in London last night with a star-studded ceremony that honoured some of the biggest artists from across the jazz, soul and blues spectrum. Amongst the evening’s highlights were Tony Bennett performing a specially-recorded version of The Way You Look Tonight from his home in New York...

Publication date: 29.10.2021

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke to present a new comedy series on Jazz FM

Jazz FM is to broadcast its first ever comedy series, “The Cabinet of Jazz” every Sunday evening from 17 October at 9pm, for the 10 weeks leading up to Christmas. Based on the real-life run for president in 1964 by Grammy winning jazz titan Dizzy Gillespie, the series will see self-confessed jazz nerd and occasional Jazz FM host, comedian Marcus Brigstocke ask a famous jazz fan or musician to...

Publication date: 11.10.2021

Courtney Pine to receive The Gold Award at Jazz FM Awards

Legendary British saxophonist Courtney Pine is to receive the prestigious Gold Award at this year’s Jazz FM Awards with PPL and PRS for Music. Pine, one of the most celebrated UK jazz musicians of all time whose three-decade career has included being awarded both an OBE and CBE for services to music, will collect the award in-person at the ceremony at Under the Bridge in West London on Thursday 28 October...

Publication date: 07.10.2021