Rhys Phillips presents the weekly science and technology magazine programme. Each week Rhys and his guests delve through the science behind the stories in the news, answer listener’s questions and do live science experiments in the studio. With in depth interviews with well known science personalities, expect all aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths to be explored along with a great selection of jazz, funk, soul and blues music.
Jazz London radio caught up with American guitarist Steve Bargonetti; who is in London as part of a theatre production called Father Comes Home From The Wars currently playing at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square. You can hear my interview with Steve at these times:
Thank you for tuning into Jazz London Radio. So, how did Jazz London Radio come about? The idea came to me back in January 2014. I thought wouldn’t it be interesting to have a radio station which covers a range of music, primarily in the jazz setting.
I’ve taken my inspiration from a number of musical sources over the past 15 years. My discovery started when I acquired a satellite dish in the late ’90s and tuned into radio stations coming out of France, Italy and Germany. The stations mixed their playlists on an hourly and hence daily basis. During one hour of listening it was possible to hear Theolonius Monk, Miles Davis, Doves, Cranberries, Gil Scott Heron and Marcus Miller. Having spent my student years listening to John Peel on BBC Radio 1 religiously, the idea of music played on the radio without any real categorisation appealed to me greatly.
The idea to start a station based on these principles was something I wanted to explore. Coming out of London, but with the possibility of reaching anywhere in the globe should people wish to check it out. And whilst being a jazz station, having the freedom to play different musical styles and genres such as a Rock and Blues show or World Music special. With daily playlists mixing all of this music together under the great jazz umbrella, some of the music played here may not be jazz, but it will be in the jazz spirit of creativity and freedom, whether that be Indie or Electronica.
I hope you are enjoying the station so far, we have great Presenters on board and will continue to update with new shows and features throughout 2016.
A new weekly show presented by Jay Bennett showcasing the best up and coming jazz talent, plus some old favourites.
Jay has been presenting and producing radio for the past two years. She developed a passion for jazz music at a very young age after discovering an old Ella Fitzgerald album and has not stopped listening since! As well as Jazz London Radio, Jay presents a weekly show on Wandsworth radio and produces The Late Breakfast for Soho Radio.
JLR Presents will be on air Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm.