Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Swingout

Jazz London Radio welcomes another Presenter to its roster of quality jazz and related music.  Ali Affleck will present “Speakeasy Swingout” On Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at midday, showcasing music ranging from blues to jazz to americana. We are sure you will enjoy this new dimension to Jazz London Radio.  ali-afleck

Ali Affleck knows this  ‘Vintage’ and Trad Jazz thing inside and out; she has been running her hugely successful  ‘Speakeasy Sessions’ in both the UK and USA for over a decade, she is also a Lindy Hop and Balboa dancer AND a dual citizen ( USA/UK) – this makes her uniquely qualified to host her show the ‘Speakeasy Swingout’.
Ali is an award winning Jazz and blues vocalist and band leader to the Copper Cats, Bedlam Swing and the Gin Mill Genies and she performs regularly at jazz festivals and swing dance festivals throughout the UK and USA.  
Working closely with the swing dance communities and overseas jazz musicians, Ali is dedicating The show to danceable forms of Jazz and blues with an aim to encourage collaborations and improve radio airplay for folk on both sides of the proverbial ‘pond’.


Timbo’s Mixtapes on Jazz London Radio

Jazz London Radio unleashes a new DJ to the internet waves. DJ Timbo will play music fusing house, techno, lounge and other forms of electronic music every weekend between 10pm and midnight plus occasionally during weeknights. See Timbo’s bio below

Timbo (Tim Burrell) started DJ’ing in the mid 90’s. He soon started playing warm up sets at London’s legendary ‘The Cross’ nightclub, along with a Saturday night slot at a pirate radio station in North West London. Tim juggled his DJ’ing with a sound engineering career, training in some of London’s top recording and mixing studios. He later moved onto CD Mastering, where he mastered some of the first DJ mix CD’s such as the revered “Journeys By a DJ” series. In 1996 Tim also mastered, DJ’d, and compiled one of the first DJ mix albums from CD using a Sony CD Player with varispeed (well before Pioneer came on the scene). Tim progressed onto vinyl cutting at London’s Townhouse studios where he mastered The Orb’s 1997 album “Orblivion”, Lily Allen’s 2006 debut album “Alright, Still”, and remastered all of Pulp’s back catalogue. Tim has released some of his own creations and remixes under the DON(1) and Yaqui Tribe moniker.   timbo-logo

 Tim’s DJ style has it’s roots in the original house sound of Chicago, the Balearics, and the New York Garage of the early 90’s. Tim will play anything from a 1991 Garage classic to a contemporary Deep or Tech House track. Many of the Deep House records currently released continue to tip their hat to that original Chicago style. Tim uses a combination of Technics SL1210’s and Traktor.

Soul Jazz Junction with Liv Fernandes

Jazz London Radio has a new Presenter who will focus on the best soul jazz old and current. Liv Fernandes will explore this genre and showcase interviews with the current stars of this genre on Saturdays at 9pm, repeated Sundays at 11pm.  Welcome Live Fernandes.

About Liv     livfernandes-pic1

Liv Fernandes was born in Cornwall, but at the age of two her parents moved to London where she grew up. Liv has gone from working in the health sector, to medical journalist and later press and information roles in the charity sector. It was during the latter that she began singing and training her voice for jazz. She studied Jazz Singing Level 1, 2 and 3 and learnt piano for four years at City Lit Adult Education College as well other institutions before finding her personal vocal coach in contemporary and bossa singer Clare Foster. Liv has participated in small gigs and in 2017 she was selected as one of several soloists in Ella Fitzgerald ꟷ a Tribute at Addlestone Community Theatre.

Finding various roles in the charity sector had taken her away from her journalist roots, Liv took a course in radio broadcasting. It was here that the tutor recognising her passion for jazz, suggested she find a music radio show. Soon after completing her course Liv was interviewed on the former Croydon Radio. This was soon followed by an invite to become a presenter at the community station. Liv spent four years with the station playing jazz and interviewing over 130 guests. Highlights included Gregory Porter, Clare Teal, Zara McFarlane, Jose James, Courtney Pine, Elaine Delmar and many more. She also introduced a country music show to the station. At the same time, feeling she had re-discovered her media mojo, Liv also had a stint on the newsdesk at Eagle Radio. Croydon Radio closed its broadcasting doors in March 2017.

Liv hopes to bring some of her zest for radio to Jazz London Radio with a soul jazz programme. She not only wants to explore the post-hard bop jazz pioneers who brought soul, gospel and r’n B to their jazz of the sixties but also contemporary artists who aspire to a soul inflected jazz.


JLR Interview – Jim Grover photographer

JLR interviewed photographer Jim Grover to talk about a new exhibition at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, to chart the jazz artists who performed there over the summer of 2017. You can hear the interview at these times:

Monday 6th November: 1.30pm                                                             l1071200

Tuesday 7th November: 1.30am

Wednesday 8th November: 8.30pm

Thursday 9th November: 9.30pm