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 22nd July 8pm: Fraser Fifield interview with Andrea Vicari from November 2015

Thursday 23rd July 7pm: Lucy Dixon interview with Laurie Burnette from August 2017

Friday 24th July 8pm: Miriam Aziz interview with Laurie Burnette from December 2018


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