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Jazz London Radio is London’s premier jazz internet station since it was founded in 2014. Jazz London Radio is the perfect platform for musicians and artists to promote / advertise their gigs and tours to a wide internet audience.  Contact Laurie at quoting this offer via our website and social media platforms, and we will give a 20% reduction on our advertising rate. 


Jazz London Radio All Stars at the Pizza Express Live

Jazz London Radio presents the Jazz London Radio All Stars; a special band put together to showcase the top musicians who not only play great music every week but perform great music live as well. The idea to put a band together came to us to perform in various London venues spreading the word of Jazz London Radio and having some fun at the same time. The great musicians we have get to perform some of their own compositions and throw in a few standards here and there as well.

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3rd October, Pizza Express Live

BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 entries open

BBC Young Jazz Musician – the BBC’s platform for young, talented jazz musicians – recently announced that applications were open for the 2020 edition of the competition.

Following the success of the first three editions, the biennial BBC Young Jazz Musician competition returns in 2020 to support and celebrate the wealth of young talent on the UK jazz scene

The 2018 edition was one by Xhosa Cole, rising star saxophonist, who went on to be awarded as Jazz Newcomer of the Year in the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, as well as performing in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.

To find out more go here

Jorja Smith, Ezra Collective and more unite for ‘Blue Note Imagined’

Blue Note Re:imagined presents classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents today.

Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project will feature contributions from a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts – Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny PelembeEmma-Jean ThackrayPoppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Yazmin Lacey, Alfa Mist, and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith.

 Blue Note Re:imagined will be released September 25 and is available for pre-order now on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.

Jorja Smith – Rose Rouge (St. Germain cover) Review

R&B starlet Jorja Smith drops her new single ‘Rose Rouge’ originally wrtten by St Germain from 2000 album ‘Tourist’.

On the lead single from upcoming Blue Note Record’s Blue Note Re:imagined compilation Jorja gives an sultry interpratation to the orginally vocal-less jazz track from the French musician.

Stylistically the track is new sound from her own sound but not too far from her collaboration with jazz ensemble ‘Ezra Collective’.

Jorja gives a typical confident croon over complex jazz arrangements that is ultimately captivating.

The Jazz Rag Album Reviews

Jazz London Radio has teamed up with the excellent The Jazz Rag magazine to provide two CD reviews each month from their esteemed Reviewers.

Since 1987, The Jazz Rag magazine has been at the heart of the British jazz scene, published bi-monthly and containing news, reviews and features on both the rich history of jazz from across the globe, and exciting new album releases, tours and festivals. You can read the full magazine online and order paper copies at and can also follow their Facebook page for updates on interesting jazz news and articles from their archive.

JLR Interview Archives

With the current lockdown due to Coronavirus, Jazz London Radio will dust off the archives and feature some of the excellent interviews we have put together since the station started broadcasting in 2014.

Starting week beginning 20th April, we will feature three artists per week. We will announce which three artists will be the featured artists of the week every Sunday. Not only will we run their interviews but play their music throughout the week.

This week’s featured artists:

Wednesday 8th July: Robben Ford interview with Laurie Burnette from July 2019

Thursday 9th July: Janette Mason interview with Andrea Vicari from May 2018

Friday 10th July: Simon Phillips interview with Laurie Burnette from May 2016


The Rich Mix: Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Sunday 26th July 2020 7:00pm

Tickets: £12

Deirdre Cartwright, Kevin Davy, Liv Fernandes plus guests – the Jazz London Radio presenters play at the Rich Mix.

Join us for an evening of top class jazz, where Jazz London Radio All Stars will perform a mix of their best compositions and standards.

Deirdre Cartwright is a London guitarist and composer who became known presenting the BBC TV’s ground breaking series ‘Rockschool’. She played with Afro Latin Jazz group The Guest Stars, recording three albums and toured in 17 countries. In 1991 she formed the Deirdre Cartwright Group and has recorded five albums, and played festivals from Mexico to Warsaw.

Hailing from Nottingham, Kevin Davy studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, attaining a B.A. Degree in General Arts afterwards becoming involved in the arts and music scene there. Kevin has an extensive recorded discography, which includes musical theatre, modern jazz and contemporary music. Kevin has toured extensively with groups such as: Lamb, Lemn Sissay’s Secret Society, and Finley Quaye

Liv Fernandes brings zest to Jazz London Radio with her weekly Soul Jazz Junction programme. Liv also loves the classic singers ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Peggy Lee and will bring a new dimension to the Jazz London Radio All Stars repertoire.

Click here for directions to the Rich Mix