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Parky joins Bauer to host series on Jazz FM

Sir Michael Parkinson CBE is joining Jazz FM for a new 6-part series to share his passion for his favourite jazz songs from his favourite artists. Sir Michael – who is affectionately known to millions as “Parky” and this year celebrates 50 years since the start of his talk show – is well known for his passion of jazz where over the years has met and interviewed the greats like Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra...

Publication date: 01.06.2021

Simon Phillips to host Drivetime on Magic Radio

A new Spring schedule at Magic will see Magic Soul presenter Simon Phillips join the main station to replace Richard Allinson on Drive. Previously, Simon has worked at Choice FM, Capital FM, Galaxy, and joined Jazz FM to presenter weekend breakfast last year. Other changes include new shows for Sonali Shah, Kat Shoob and Judi Love. Escape to the Country host and BBC Newsreader Sonali Shah is a new addition to the...

Publication date: 12.04.2021

Jazz FM Sunday changes sees Robbie Vincent return

Jazz FM is to introduce a new look to Sundays that sees a new daytime slot for broadcaster Tony Minvielle and the return of Robbie Vincent to a regular show. The changes follow the announcement over the weekend by Jeff Young that he is to leave the station after 10 years. Having previously hosted late-night Sunday show “Folded Space” on the station, Tony Minvielle, previously host of Folded Space on Sunday nights, will take on 10am until 1pm with a relaxed soulful selection of UK and west coast US jazz and soul. And Robbie Vincent will make a return to weekly broadcasting on Jazz FM following a series of specials in May last year. He’ll present a two-hour Sunday afternoon show 1pm – 3pm...

Publication date: 22.03.2021

History of jazz series planned for Jazz FM

A new landmark ten-part series is heading to Jazz FM from Easter Sunday looking at the history of jazz across the UK. Starting in 1919 when the ‘Original Dixieland Jass Band’ visited London’s Hippodrome for the first official performance of jazz music in the union, the series will feature the genre in Britain and how jazz evolved over the decades, ending up where we are today. “The Definitive History of Jazz in Britain” is hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Clive Myrie who cites jazz music as one of his passions in life. Each week he’ll explore the decade with archive audio, reconstructions, and expert insight from special guests...

Publication date: 17.03.2021

Jackie Brambles to host Greatest Hits Radio series

The latest Audio Content Fund includes funding a four-part series called Greatest Brits with Jackie Brambles for Greatest Hits Radio. The former BBC Radio 1 host and current BBC Radio Scotland presenter will celebrate 80s and 90s British female artists in the run-up to the 2021 BRIT Awards. It’s one of many projects awarded money in the latest round, bringing the total to £1.7m in the past year. The projects will broadcast across more than 120 different radio stations and will be produced by 19 different independent production companies...

Publication date: 16.03.2021

David Kid Jensen gets six part series on Jazz FM

Kid Jensen is joining the team at Jazz FM to host a six-part series about his love for jazz music and to highlight the work of Parkinson’s UK. The former BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital FM, The Jazz and Smooth Radio presenter, who is also an ambassador of Parkinson’s UK, starts his weekly show on Sunday 21st February. Of his new Jazz FM show and passion for the music he will play, David says: “I made my BOAC maiden flight in 1968, landing in London with a toothbrush and a pocket full of dreams and I used to love strolling down Wardour Street, loving venues like Revolution, Ronnie Scott’s, The Cromwellian and the Speakeasy...

Publication date: 10.02.2021

Clare Teal is joining Bauer for new Jazz FM show

Clare Teal, who hosted her final show on BBC Radio 2 this week, is joining Jazz FM. Clare announced she was leaving Radio 2 in November, and did her last programme on January 3rd 2021. Now Jazz FM’s breakfast presenter Nigel Williams has announced the broadcaster is joining the national jazz station to present big band and swing every Sunday night for two hours on The Clare Teal Show. Her first show will be on Sunday 24th January and her weekly two-hour slot will feature music handpicked by Clare. Clare says: “I am beyond thrilled to be joining Jazz FM. To find a new home as excited as I am, to share the music I love with like-minded folks, is just brilliant" ...

Publication date: 05.01.2021

Jazz FM introduces Space Is The Place drama

As part of its 30th anniversary season of programmes, Jazz FM is set to broadcast a new series of specially commissioned dramas in the run up to Christmas. Based on five pivotal moments in the lives of some of the station’s artists, “Space Is The Place” will broadcast each evening in Dinner Jazz with an omnibus edition on Saturday evenings. The stories will feature moments in the lives of jazz titans Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong and the man whose album and film ‘Space Is The Place’ lends its name to this series, Sun Ra. The first series of stories are from the ‘first lady of song’ who launched Jazz FM in 1990 – Ella Fitzgerald...

Publication date: 23.11.2020

More stars confirmed for Jazz FM’s The Music that Made Me

Jazz FM has confirmed three more jazz superstars as part of its The Music That Made Me series, which features artists intimately discussing their most defining musical influences and inspirations. Tomorrow evening (5 September) at 9pm, Jazz FM’s Nigel Williams will be in conversation with American singer-songwriter Norah Jones. The nine-time Grammy Award winner had early success with her album Come Away With Me and eighteen years later released Pick Me Up Off The Floor in June. The following week on Saturday 12 September it’s Jamie Cullum, who is no stranger to Jazz FM. He’s previously performed for the station at various times in session and was a winner at the inaugural Jazz FM Awards back in 2013...

Publication date: 04.09.2020

Jazz FM to play The Music That Made Me

A new eight-part series exploring the influences and important songs in the lives of Jazz FM’s superstar musicians starts this weekend. The Music That Made Me is part of the Established 1990 season of programmes transmitting across the year. Hosted by Nigel Williams, each weekly conversation explores their life as a musician with the songs that have made them the artist they are today. Those in conversation across the first four weeks include Grammy winners Ramsey Lewis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Kurt Elling, plus Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick – founder of the UK jazz-funk trailblazers Incognito – while September will...

Publication date: 06.08.2020