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Jazz with John Hellings Episode guide

  1. Gershwin - from an 80's star

    Patti Austin, 80's pop hit maker turned jazz singer sings Gershwin.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2012

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  2. Three Dankworths in two hours

    Three members of the Dankworth family supply excellent musical taste in different ways.

    First broadcast: 18 Apr 2012

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  3. From Bach to Guys & Dolls

    Jacques Loussier plays Bach while the Ed Puddick Big Band give us a tune from Guys & Dolls

    First broadcast: 11 Apr 2012

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  4. Brubeck remembers London

    Dave Brubeck and his time in London and UK in 1998 from his CD London Flat, London Sharp

    First broadcast: 04 Apr 2012

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  5. Curtis Stigers and jazz

    We talk to Curtis Stigers about his new album and whether he considers it to be jazz.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2012

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  6. A Sticky Wicket for Benny Goodman

    Drummer Alan 'Sticky' Wicket talks about his career and a Benny Goodman evening.

    First broadcast: 21 Mar 2012

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  7. Jazz duet from Brown and Rowles

    Some jazz duets from Ray Brown and Jimmy Rowles and also from Herb Ellis and Joe Pass.

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2012

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  8. Jazz from Acker to NYJO

    A young Acker Bilk sings in the 1950s and NYJO with the arrangements of Evan Jolly.

    First broadcast: 07 Mar 2012

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  9. Alan Barnes pays tribute to Art Pepper

    Alan Barnes pays tribute to Art Pepper and Duke Ellington plays the Nutcracker Suite.

    First broadcast: 29 Feb 2012

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  10. Ella and Ellis equals musical excellence

    Inspector Gadjo trio plays Django and Les Paul joins with his peers in 44 plus Ella in 52

    First broadcast: 22 Feb 2012

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  11. Jazz in Sacramento with Malvern bass player

    Scott Hamilton plays twice with Danny Moss and Alan Barnes and Gregory Porter has a new CD

    First broadcast: 15 Feb 2012

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  12. Zenith Hot Stompers, Paul Sawtell, Joe Newman and Benny Carter

    A British saxophone veteran talks about a ‘spat’ with trumpet star Dizzy Gillespie.

    First broadcast: 08 Feb 2012

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  13. Etta James remembered

    We're remembering singer Etta James following her recent death.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2012

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  14. Jazz for youngsters

    The star of a BBC documentary is making jazz happen for talented youngsters.

    First broadcast: 25 Jan 2012

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  15. Britsh jazz from Gillespie

    An album with Pete Long leading a British big band playing Gillespie arrangements.

    First broadcast: 18 Jan 2012

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  16. Full bodied jazz for the discerning

    Music from Ellington, Arlen and Rodgers from Red Garland, Martin Taylor and Mel Torme.

    First broadcast: 11 Jan 2012

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  17. From Satchmo to Angelique Kidjo in two hours

    Louis Armstrong from the 1930s right up to Angelique Kidjo and Christian McBride now.

    First broadcast: 04 Jan 2012

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  18. Jazz from 2011

    A look back at some of the jazz, artists and festivals from 2011

    First broadcast: 28 Dec 2011

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  19. Christmas jazz

    A flavour of a jazzy Christmas with plenty of non-Christmas jazz

    First broadcast: 21 Dec 2011

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  20. From cool to hot: jazz from then and now

    Cool jazz from the West Coast in the 1950s to present day swingers from Barnes and Allen.

    First broadcast: 14 Dec 2011

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  21. The Zenith Hot Stompers Finale

    The Zenith Hot Stompers jazz band give their final performance in Stafford after 48 years

    First broadcast: 07 Dec 2011

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  22. Jazz for Egyptian Mummies

    Remembering the very different music of eccentric composer and bandleader Raymond Scott

    First broadcast: 30 Nov 2011

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  23. Bebop 60 years on and a ‘silent’ film about jazz

    A British band playing bebop like Dizzy Gillespie and a new silent film about Satchmo.

    First broadcast: 23 Nov 2011

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  24. Oscar Peterson in Japan and George Melly in the Midlands

    Oscar Peterson in Japan in 1982 and George Melly in Malvern around the same time.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2011

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  25. Stanley Jordan introduces his friends

    Guitarist Stanley Jordan plays on his new album with some great musical friends.

    First broadcast: 09 Nov 2011

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  26. Some Jazz Duos

    A number of examples of current and re-issued music with prominent duos

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2011

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  27. Autumn jazz in Bridgnorth

    We hear what Bridgnorth has to offer in the way of jazz for its 9th Jazz Festival.

    First broadcast: 26 Oct 2011

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  28. Desmond and Nash unite the jazz generations

    Paul Desmond with his West Coast style in 1956 and Derek Nash in a similar style now.

    First broadcast: 19 Oct 2011

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  29. Jazz from a ‘neglected’ Lee Wiley

    Jazz singer Lee Wiley is 'forgotten' it’s been claimed this week, so perhaps we can help

    First broadcast: 12 Oct 2011

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  30. Jazz from smooth Art Pepper to the Heath Brothers

    Smooth jazz from Art Pepper in the 1950s to Albert and Jimmy Heath from three years ago.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2011

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