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Hot new jazz singer Hailey Tuck guests

New jazz star Hailey Tuck is Jools' guest, singing live and playing some of her favourite records

Exciting young jazz singer Hailey Tuck is in the studio , singing live with Jools and the band and picking some of her favourite songs.

Hailey Tuck’s story sounds like a far-fetched film script. A teenager from Texas with a bob borrowed from Louise Brooks and a suitcase stuffed full of vintage dresses takes off for Paris with her college fund and a dream of becoming a jazz singer.

An Italian countess becomes her benefactor, she wows the crowds in crazy cabaret clubs and finds herself at underground jazz venues before her music wins her fans around the world and a legendary producer invites her to L.A. to record her debut album.

As unlikely as that sounds, those are just the bare bones of Hailey’s tale. Throw in a Baptist military boarding school, a brush with a member of Maroon 5 and a chiseled tap dancer doing a Josephine Baker striptease and you’re still only scratching the surface.

57 minutes

Music Played

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  • Laurel Aitken

    I Shall Remove

    • Island Records Present Ska.
    • Island Records.
    • 7.
  • Lord Tanamo

    Come Down

    • Island Records Present Ska.
    • Island Records.
    • 9.
  • Lonnie Johnson

    I Know It's Love

    • Blues Stay Away From Me - Selected Singles.
    • Jasmine.
    • 13.
  • Van Morrison

    Why Must I Always Explain?

    • Hymns To The Silence.
    • Polydor.
    • 7.
  • Stevie Wonder


    • Stevie Wonder Live.
    • Tamla Motown.
    • 6.
  • Lionel Hampton

    Vibe Boogie

    • Swing Time For Dancing.
    • Document.
    • 18.
  • Hailey Tuck

    Cry To Me

    • Junk.
    • Silvertone Records.
    • 2.
  • Blossom Dearie

    Try Your Wings

    • Give Him The Ooh-La-La.
    • Verve Records.
    • 5.
  • Hailey Tuck & Jools Holland & Band

    Polka Dots & Moonbeams

  • Hailey Tuck


    • Junk.
    • Silvertone Records.
    • 5.


Meet the band

Find out about the musicians that play with Jools on the show.