Press Office

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Press Release

Radio 3 strengthens its broadcasts for London Jazz Festival 2010

BBC Radio 3

Jazz Voice, a dazzling celebration of song featuring vocal stars from the worlds of jazz, soul and rock; South African legends Hugh Masekela and Louis Moholo-Moholo; Blue Note artist Robert Glasper; and BBC New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings are among the broadcast highlights of BBC Radio 3's extensive coverage of the London Jazz Festival 2010.

This year, Radio 3 will more broadcast more of the festival than ever before, in its role as principal media partner. The festival itself continues to reflect the breadth and diversity of the global jazz scene with a phenomenal range of concerts taking place all over the city – many of which will broadcast on Radio 3 from November and into the new year.

From 12 November, London Jazz Festival performances will be featured throughout Radio 3's schedule, on Jazz On 3, Jazz Line-Up, World Routes and In Tune. There will also be special London Jazz Festival-themed Jazz Record Requests and Jazz Library programmes, bringing the London Jazz Festival to a wider audience.

In addition to broadcasting some of the finest concerts from the festival, Radio 3's Jazz Library will broadcast a series of interviews with key artists including Geri Allen and Gary Burton, as well as South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo – whose contribution to the British jazz scene has been phenomenal for over 40 years.

Jazz Record Requests, on Saturday 13 November, will preview the festival with listener requests for tracks by artists appearing on the festival bill. Jazz On 3 also carries a festival special live from Ronnie Scott's, hosted by Jez Nelson, with performances from a variety of festival artists.

World jazz is represented on both World Routes and World On 3 with concerts by South African Hugh Masekela and Mercury prize-nominated pianist Zoe Rahman – who brings her Bengali heritage to her music.

Roger Wright, Controller of Radio 3, says: "Radio 3 aims to offer the very best of contemporary jazz and our partnership with the London Jazz Festival gets stronger every year. We're excited to be broadcasting more concerts than ever before and hope the depth and variety of our coverage will enthuse and entertain listeners."

The BBC is also strengthening its commitment to jazz across other networks. In October, BBC Radio 2 will be launching Jazz Junctions – a new 10-part music documentary series which explores the ever-changing journey of jazz through its 100-year history.

Presenter Guy Barker comments: "As a musician, I'm really impressed with the range of talent showcased in this series and very much look forward to introducing what, to me, is a definitive jazz hall of fame."

Additionally, Jamie Cullum, fresh from his Prom success, will continue to showcase his love for all types of jazz on his Radio 2 show, along with a great line-up of interviews, including renowned vocalist José James, pianist Jef Neve, American composer Maria Schneider and guitarist Martin Taylor. Jamie will also be speaking to Soweto Kinch and Hugh Masekela prior to their performances at the London Jazz Festival.

In December, BBC Four will be broadcasting Dave Brubeck – In His Own Sweet Way, a new film co-produced by Arena with Clint Eastwood. The film will chart Brubeck's fascinating career, from being the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time Magazine to becoming one of the most adventurous and technically accomplished jazz musicians ever.

London Jazz Festival on Radio 3

Jazz On 3

Friday 12 November, 10.30pm, live from Ronnie Scott's
Live launch programme
Jez Nelson introduces some of this year's festival stars

Friday 15 November, 11.15pm (recorded Sunday 14 November)
Robert Glasper Trio at the Barbican

Monday 22 November 11.15pm (recorded Tuesday 16 November)
Orchestre Nationale de Jazz at Southbank Centre

Monday 29 November, 11.15pm (recorded Sunday 21 November)
Adventures In Sound (Matthew Bourne/Zed-U/Barre Phillips) at Southbank Centre

Monday 6 December, 11.15pm (recorded Thursday 18 November)
Geri Allen at Southbank Centre

Monday 13 December, 11.15pm (Recorded Thursday 18 November)
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society at Café Oto

Monday 17 January 2011, 1.15pm (Recorded Friday 19 November)
The Bad Plus featuring Django Bates at Kings Place

Monday 24 January 2011, 11.30pm (recorded Friday 19 November)
Louis Moholo-Moholo and guests at Southbank Centre

Jazz Line-Up

Sunday 14 November, 11.30pm (recorded Friday 12 November)
Jazz Line-Up at Southbank Centre featuring Eric Legnini Stefano Di Battista and pianist Alex Wilson

Sunday 21 November, 11.30pm (recorded Saturday 20 November)
Jazz Line-Up at Southbank Centre featuring BBC New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings, Outhouse and Arun Ghosh

Sunday 28 November, 11.30pm (recorded Friday 19 November)
Asaf Sirkis at Southbank Centre

Sunday 5 December, 11.30pm (recorded Sunday 14 November)
Terence Blanchard at the Barbican

Sunday 12 December, 11.30pm (recorded Friday 19 November)
Brass Jaw at Southbank Centre

Sunday 26 December, 11.30pm (recorded Monday 15 November)
Kevin Le Gendre discusses the Big Band in jazz at Southbank Centre

Sunday 23 January 2011, 11.30pm (recorded Saturday 13 November 2010)
Esperanza Spalding at Southbank Centre

Sunday 30 January 2011, 11.30pm (recorded Sunday 21 November)
Billy Jenkins and BBC Big Band at Southbank Centre

Sunday 6 February, 11.30pm (recorded Saturday 20 November)
Martin Speake with pianist Nikki Iles on the Barbican Freestage

Sunday 13 February, 11.30pm (recorded Friday 19 November)
Bobby Wellins and his quartet at Southbank Centre

Jazz Record Requests

Saturday 13 November, 5pm
Geoffrey Smith plays listeners' requests for tracks by Festival artists

Jazz Library

Saturday 20 November, 4pm (recorded Wednesday 17 November)
Alyn Shipton in conversation with Gary Burton

Saturday 27 November, 4pm (recorded Thursday 18 November)
Alyn Shipton in conversation with pianist Geri Allen

Saturday 4 December, 4pm (recorded Friday 19 November)
Alyn Shipton in conversation with South African drummer Louis Moholo

World Routes and World On 3

Saturday 20 November, 3pm (recorded Friday 12 November)
Concert by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela at Southbank Centre

Saturday 27 November 3pm (recorded Sunday 21 November)
Concert by all-stars band AfroCubism at the Barbican

Friday 10 December, 11.15pm (recorded Saturday 13 November)
Lopa Kothari introduces a set from Zoe Rahman at Southbank Centre

Performance On 3/In Tune/Discovering Music

Monday 15 November, 7.00pm (recorded Friday 12 November)
Performance On 3
Jazz Voice (opening concert) at the Barbican

Monday 8-Friday 12 November, 5pm (live)
In Tune
Petroc Trelawny meets some of the artists appearing at the festival

Sunday 20 February 2011, 5pm (recorded Friday 19 November)
Discovering Music
Alyn Shipton looks at the music of Jelly Roll Morton

All the programmes will available to listen again for seven days after transmission at


To top

Press releases by date:

Press release by:

Related BBC links

Related web links

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.