Jazz on 3

Jazz on 3

From free jazz to fusion, post-bop to electronica – Jazz on 3 celebrates the music as a living and developing art form, with exclusive concert recordings and in-depth features

About Jazz on 3

Jazz on 3 is BBC Radio 3’s contemporary jazz show, broadcast every Monday from 23.00-00.30.

Jez Nelson presents the pick of today’s jazz recorded live in concert, talks to the leading players, reviews new releases, and revisits the tradition through in-depth features. From week to week you can hear free jazz to fusion, post-bop to electronica. Above all Jazz on 3 celebrates the music as a living and developing art form.

BBC Introducing

BBC Introducing

Do you want to get your music played on Jazz on 3? 

Artists and bands who are unsigned, undiscovered or under the radar can submit demos or CD tracks via the BBC Introducing Uploader.

Jez regularly plays tracks he receives from BBC Introducing on the programme, and there are occasional performance opportunities too, with sets by selected Introducing bands recorded and broadcast on Jazz on 3.

To get involved, go to bbc.co.uk/introducing and choose the Jazz on 3 option when you register your profile.

To hear clips of BBC Introducing artists played on Jazz on 3 click here

Jazz on 3 London Jazz Festival Launch Party

Join Jazz on 3 - BBC Radio 3's weekly contemporary jazz programme - for a very special event. We'll be launching the 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival with a Friday-night edition, broadcasting live from Ronnie Scott's in Soho, London, from 11pm - 1am on 13th November, presented - as ever - by Jez Nelson.

Sticking to what we know best, the show will feature lots of great live music from artists performing during the festival - the full lineup of which will be announced on during the programme on Monday 12th October. 

Tickets will be made available for free and allocated via a random ballot. Full details to follow.

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Discover more about the musicians and performances included in each episode of Jazz on 3.