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Radio 3 at the London Jazz Festival 2011

Broadcast schedule


29 October: Jazz Library, 12am
Alyn Shipton in conversation with festival artist Michel Portal about his music and recordings.


11 & 14-18 November: In Tune, 4.30pm
Sean Rafferty and festival guests.

11 November: Radio 3 Live in Concert, 7.30pm LIVE
Jazz Voice: opening night jazz vocal extravaganza.

11 November: Jazz on 3, 11pm, LIVE
Jez Nelson with an opening-night special, live from Ronnie Scott’s.

12 November: Jazz Record Requests, 5pm
Geoffrey Smith with a festival request special.

12 November: Jazz Library, 12am
Trevor Watts joins Alyn Shipton to select his essential tracks.

13 November: Jazz Line-Up, 11pm
Sets from Julian Siegel and Denys Baptiste.

14-18 November: Composer of the Week, 12pm & 6.30pm
Donald Macleod and Geoffrey Smith explore the bebop phenomenon, which emerged in the 1940s,
from a rich mix of musicians, styles and places.

14 November: Jazz on 3, 11pm
American bass-player Steve Swallow leads his new quintet.

20 November: World Routes, 10pm
Lucy Duran introduces Kayhan Kalhor – player, composer and master of classical Persian music.

20 November: Jazz Line-Up, 11pm
Music from Trish Clowes Tangent.

25 November: World on 3, 11pm
Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra.

26 November: Jazz Library, 12am
Regina Carter joins Alyn Shipton to pick her essential tracks for the Jazz Library.

27 November: World Routes , 10pm
Cesaria Evora sings the soulful Cape Verdean blues, Morna, which fuses African, Brazilian and Cuban
rhythms with fado.

27 November: Jazz Line-Up, 11pm
Jazz legend McCoy Tyner celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Impulse record label.

28 November: Jazz on 3, 11pm
Henry Threadgill showcases his eclectic musical world with the help of his Zooid ensemble.


5 December: Jazz on 3, 11pm
Adventures in Sound: Jez Nelson with free-improvising forays from Paul Rogers (Mujician) and gaNNets.

10 December: Jazz Library, 12am
David Sanborn joins Alyn Shipton to select his essential tracks.

12 December: Jazz on 3, 11pm
Hermeto Pascoal celebrates his 75th birthday with a programme of Brazilian music and jazz.


1 January: Jazz Line-Up, 11pm
Kevin Le Gendre meets American drummer Roy Haynes and introduces his concert from the Royal Festival Hall.

9 January: Jazz on 3, 11pm
A concert from the ever-inventive saxophonist and composer, Steve Coleman.

13 January: Jazz on 3, 11pm
French reedsman Michel Portal performs with a new all-star sextet.

16 January: Jazz on 3, 11pm
The music of George Enescu is re-imagined by Romanian pianist Lucian Ban and his octet.

21 January: Jazz on 3, 11pm
Legendary saxophonist Archie Shepp in duet with pianist Joachim Kühn.

22 January: Jazz Line-Up, 11pm
Kevin Le Gendre meets American

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