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Tim Smith to present Jazz FM’s Summer Book Club

Tim Smith is joining Jazz FM to present the station’s Summer Book Club. The feature returns on June 22nd, and Tim comes from BBC Radio 2 where he was co-host of the Book Club on Steve Wright in the Afternoon, although he has more recently been presenting shows at Jazz.

Publication date: 18.06.2024

The Music That Made Me series returns to Jazz FM

Jazz FM’s in-depth interview series The Music That Made Me returns for a fifth outing from Sunday 12th May. Running weekly until the end of June for eight weeks, the series talks to a who’s who of jazz, soul and blues stars.

Publication date: 10.05.2024

Doc Brown joins Jazz FM as part of 60-minute Discovery line up

Comedian, actor, rapper and vinyl collector Ben Bailey Smith, AKA Doc Brown, is joining Jazz FM as part of the station’s Saturday and Sunday 60-minute Discovery line up.

Publication date: 11.03.2024

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