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The Jazz Podcast is run by professional musicians based in London. We like life stories and inspirational tales of why other musicians get into the business. We also run a series of album and jazz festival preview shows, which can also be found in amongst the list here. All of our guests are in some way connected to the jazz scene in the U.K.

The Jazz Podcast is run by professional musicians based in London. We like life stories and inspirational tales of why other musicians get into the business. We also run a series of album and jazz festival preview shows, which can also be found in amongst the list here. All of our guests are in some way connected to the jazz scene in the U.K.
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United Kingdom

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The Jazz Podcast is run by professional musicians based in London. We like life stories and inspirational tales of why other musicians get into the business. We also run a series of album and jazz festival preview shows, which can also be found in amongst the list here. All of our guests are in some way connected to the jazz scene in the U.K.

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English

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07849891771


Episodes

Tom Cawley - Catenaccio

4/11/2019
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Its competition time for Tom's new album! Tell us the meanings of all these football related words from the album (bonus points for extra effort) and you can win a copy of Tom's CD. 1. The Ungainlies 2. Jabulani 3. Nutmeg 4. Zona Mista 5. Left Peg 6. Regista 7. Row Z 8. Rabona Answers can be sent to our Twitter or email thejazzpodcastuk@gmail.com

Duration:00:41:48

Georgia Mancio

4/5/2019
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Award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. Her multi-lingual music references classic jazz and Latin alongside her own astonishing writing, always stamped with an unfailing emotional integrity. In summer 2018 Georgia made her US debut at Rochester International Jazz Festival and Kitano (NY) with her song-writing partner Grammy-winning pianist/composer, Alan Broadbent, following their 2017...

Duration:00:58:07

Jeff Williams

3/22/2019
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Drummer Jeff joins the show to tell us about his life and influences, Jeff is jazz royalty so its a real pleasure to hear his stories! Drummer/cameraman Jake Walker sits in to add some much needed common sense to proceedings and Rob peels an orange. We also chat to Jeff about his current album, Lifelike, as well as his upcoming album, Bloom (out 26th April on Whirlwind Recordings). Episode 96.

Duration:01:07:01

Hattie Whitehead

3/15/2019
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Hattie joins the show for a chat about music, life, games and lots in between. It’s been three years since the Richmond-born singer songwriter released her debut EP Home, which led to radio play on the BBC and Amazing Radio, and a sell-out gig at St Pancras Old Church in London. Since, she has performed at a raft of festivals such as Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Field Day and Cambridge Folk Festival, supported the likes of Beth Rowley, and won the third prize in Glastonbury's...

Duration:01:01:19

Kansas Smitty's House Band - Mardi Gras, Vol. 1

3/8/2019
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Giacomo Smith joins the show to tell us about the band and then new EP, which is available now! From the moment they played their first note five years ago, the Kansas Smitty's House Band has set out to reinvent how audiences experience jazz. The House Band is a tight-knit outfit that make jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity, and joy. Episode 94.

Duration:00:48:43

Richard Jones - Violin

3/1/2019
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Violinist Richard Jones is an exciting young British musician, recognised for his innovative sound and approach as well as his adaptability in bringing the violin to life within a broad range of musical contexts. We also chat about his new EP with his duo, Hemma. Huw V Williams also joins us to check in with whats going on over at the Improvised Music Agenda Podcast.

Duration:00:42:52

Chris Potter

2/22/2019
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A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet”. This week we preview his new album, Circuits, out today on Edition Records. This show features the tracks 'Hold It' and 'The Nerve'. TJP Episode 92.

Duration:00:47:00

Will Glaser & Matthew Herd - Climbing In Circles

2/15/2019
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Will and Matt join the show to preview their new album. We listen to a few tracks, chat about what inspired them and use the swearing bleep quite a lot. Its episode 91 of The Jazz Podcast.

Duration:00:51:48

Nishla Smith

2/8/2019
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Nishla is a singer and songwriter who defies easy categorisation. Her live sets include a breathtaking variety of material: from celebrated originals to dark jazz standards and devastating ballads. One of Manchester Jazz Festival’s talent development artists and a prolific collaborator, Nishla has worked with some of the most highly respected jazz and classical musicians in the UK. Last summer she played at Lancaster and Manchester Jazz Festivals, before making her first visit east with a...

Duration:00:50:24

Tony Kofi - 2nd Anniversary Special

2/1/2019
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The Jazz Podcast turns 2 years old! We celebrate by inviting Tony Kofi to join the show. We chat about his career and influences as well as the great albums and projects Tony has been a part of. Episode 89.

Duration:00:50:12

Alina Bzhezhinska

1/25/2019
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Harpist Alina joins the show to share with us the fascinating story her life and her very interesting past (8 mins). We chat about her album, Inspiration (2018), and her new project, HipHarpCollective. We also feature an exceptional amount of Gareth Lockrane’s flute playing. As always, this is not to be missed! Episode 88 if you're keeping count!

Duration:00:48:05

Tom Walsh

1/17/2019
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Trumpeter Tom Walsh steps aboard to tell us about his career so far. We chat all things trumpet, as well as who inspired him to reach the top (of the register). Tom has played with so many we'll make this quick.. Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer and Mike Stern. He has also played lead trumpet with the WDR Big Band & Vince Mendoza. Big time jazz podcast episode 87.

Duration:00:59:45

Sam Leak

1/11/2019
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Sam joins the show to tell us about his life. Leak studied Jazz piano with Gwilym Simcock at the Royal Academy of Music. Leak is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where he is researching the learnability of Absolute Pitch by adults.

Duration:01:04:13

Emma Bassett

1/4/2019
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Emma joins the show to reveal to us the inner workings of the freelance trombone player. Emma working all over the UK in all manner of musical styles. Emma is a veteran of the Chaos Orchestra as well as a member of Matt Roberts Bigish Band. A truly versatile musician and a wonderful trombonist. Episode 85 and year number 30 on Earth for our co-host Dan.

Duration:00:55:34

Michael De Souza - Road Fork

12/21/2018
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Today we preview Michaels new EP, Road Fork, with the man himself. We can about his inspirations and motivations behind this beautiful creation.

Duration:00:38:32

Andrew Robb

12/5/2018
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Andrew Robb joins the show to chat about his career and his grand Norwegian adventures. Now based in Edinburgh, having also lived in London and Bergen this fine young gentleman has seen it all (or quite a lot at least).

Duration:01:05:21

London Jazz Festival 2018

11/20/2018
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Matt Roberts joins Rob to talk about this years jazz festival. They meet up in the heart of London to check out the upcoming gigs and get into the vibe of the festival.

Duration:00:28:38

Tori Freestone

11/8/2018
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Tori Freestone is a British saxophonist, flautist and violinist who performs at the forefront of the UK improvised music scene as both a sidewomen and highly regarded bandleader. Freestone is known for her robust tenor sound, melodic invention as well as an ability to amalgamate into a variety of styles and musical contexts while maintaining her highly personal and distinct voice. As a composer Freestone's writing balances wit with playfulness while exploring new ways to blur the lines...

Duration:01:03:42

Cambridge Jazz Festival 2018

11/4/2018
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Rob previews the Cambridge Jazz Festival alongside our man on the ground, Vij Prakash. We preview the upcoming gigs as well as the educational workshops and discuss this years festival theme, woman in jazz.

Duration:00:26:36

Miriam Ast

10/31/2018
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Miriam Ast joins the show to tell us about her life and education. We also talk about her new album, Secret Songs, and her upcoming gig at the London Jazz Festival. TJP Episode 79.

Duration:00:48:37