NEWS: BBC Music Jazz digital pop-up radio station returns, 10-14 November

L-R: Jonathan Arendt (CEO of Jazz FM), Claire Whitaker (Director of Serious) and Alan Davey (Controller of BBC Radio 3) launching BBC Music Jazz
Photo credit: © Adrienne Photography
Following the success of last year’s inaugural run of the temporary jazz station, and coinciding with the beginning of the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival, BBC Music Jazz will this year be broadcasting around the clock, this time providing a continuous 96 hours of programming over five days.

From 10-14 November 2016, this collaboration between BBC Music, BBC Radio and Jazz FM will offer access to rare archive recordings (including specially-commissioned new content), a countdown of the Top 50 jazz albums of all time, as well as featuring live concerts from the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Presenters will include Stewart Lee, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Will Young, Cerys Matthews, Moira Stuart, Jamie Cullum, Soweto Kinch, Jools Holland, Craig Charles, Ana Matronic, Jay Rayner, Julian Joseph and Claire Martin.

Alan Davey, Controller of BBC Radio 3, says: “As a station Radio 3 has an illustrious history of broadcasting jazz and connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture, as well as supporting new talent and broadcasting from major festivals like EFG London Jazz Festival. What better way to help celebrate our 70th anniversary than to come together once again with our sister BBC radio stations and Jazz FM to bring an astonishing amount of new and archive content to jazz obsessives, the uninitiated and everyone in between.”

The full schedule is yet to be announced, but the press release from BBC Media Centre with all that has been made available to date can be viewed here.

LINK: 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival Programme Published

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