PREVIEW: The Birmingham jazz scene featured on Jazz Line-Up (BBC Radio 3, 31st Oct – from 5pm)

Young Pilgrims

Sebastian writes:

BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up invited me in March to start contributing aseries of short features about aspects and locations in the British jazz scene. The fourth of these stories, focusing on the scene in Birmingham, will be broadcast this Saturday October 31st. Jazz Line-Up starts at 5pm. The piece, which will be 19 minutes into the show, contains:

– Interviews with

Bryan Corbett
Chris Mapp
Jeremy Price
Philip Woods

– Music from

Birmingham Jazz Orchestra
Bryan Corbett
Mike Fletcher
Andy Hamilton
Chris Mapp
Mark Pringle
Young Pilgrims


The scene in Birmingham is incredibly active and varied, and there were many other aspects which could have been included. I also prepared rather more than could actually be used in the feature itself. People were also extremely helpful in the making of the piece, and to whom I would like to express gratitude, are: David Allison, Peter Bacon, Lyle Bignon, John Bunce, Tony Dudley Evans, Richard Foote, Fiona Fraser, Alicia Gardner-Trejo, Lindsay Pell, Sam Slater, Prof. Tim Wall

LINK: BBC Jazz Line-Up, 31st October 2015

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