The Voice MIx: Emily Saunders interviews Elle Cato

Elle CatoJazz London Radio’s long running interview series sees us interview another great artist.  Singer and Presenter Emily Saunders interviews singer Elle Cato about her new release and album launch at St James Theatre on August 26th.  Elle has played with many top musicians in the country including Incognito and is now branching out with her own solo career.

You can hear Emily Saunders’ interview with Elle Cato at these times:

Thursday 18th August: 1pm

Friday 19th August: 1am

Saturday 20th August: 1pm    The-voice-mix-Colour-300x300

Linn Lounge: Herbie Hancock

Thursday 29 September 2016, herbie-hancock-large
 7:00pm London,                                 
 UK Linn Studio Kensington

Discover the legendary music of Herbie Hancock in the highest quality available – on a Linn music system in Studio Master.

Hear how he pushed the boundaries and contributed to the progression of contemporary music to become one of the jazz greats.

In conjunction with Jazz London Radio .

The Venue

 Linn Studio Kensington Loewe Galerie
237 Kensington High Street
United Kingdom
W8 6SA
To book tickets, click here

Jazz London Radio


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.

JLR Presents…by Jay Bennett

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.

Jay Bennett

Lenore Raphael’s Jazz Spot

The “Queen of Swing” Lenore Raphael will bring her unique tones to Jazz London Radio.  Lenore’s show plus interviews with the top American jazz musicians will fit nicely into our Classic Jazz slot.  You will be able to hear Lenore’s show on Thursdays at 7pm and other times tbc.  We hope you enjoy it.

Lenore Raphael

A Steinway Concert Jazz Artist, and  award winning jazz composer and clinician, Lenore Raphael  has been called “Queen of swing” and “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream” by jazz writer John Gilbert.

 Lenore’s internationally acclaimed performances include major jazz festivals and venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Birdland, Ronnie Scott’s (London), the S.S. Oosterdam Floating Jazz Festival, The Joy of Jazz festival Johannesburg, SA

With 10 CDs on the Swingin’ Fox Music label, her CD “Class Act” received  TOP PICK for international releases for 2009 on CKUC. FM Canadian Radio network and the BBC network.

Along the way she has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Jon Hendricks, Warren Vache, Jay Leonhart, Marlene VerPlanck, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Jack Wilkins, Giacomo Gates and many more.

As a jazz teacher and clinician, Lenore has done Jazz Master Classes  globally at such prestigious schools as The Edinburgh Conservatory, University of South Africa, Orange County School for the Arts, East Tennessee State University where she also ran the summer jazz piano camp, Montclair University in New Jersey where she was director of the summer jazz camp for 5 years.

She brings her years of experience performing and knowing these artists into her comfortable and informative and fun interview radio show “Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot”.

Slice of Jazz with Rhys Phillips

Jazz London Radio is happy to announce that the programme Slice of Jazz which can be heard on Radio Cardiff every weekend will be repeated weekdays on Jazz London Radio starting the afternoon of November 2nd. Slice of Jazz will be aired on Monday afternoons at 1.30pm between the JLR Interview Series and Chris Hodgkins’s Jazz Then and Now. You can also catch the show on Wednesday mornings at 11am, prior to the Vinyl Vaults at 1pm. We hope you enjoy the “Slice of Jazz”.


From Cardiff, Rhys Phillips presents a weekly slice of jazz as he shares his favourite tracks, rounds
up the latest news from the jazz world and has top guests in conversation and in session. Mike Sims
provides the weekly album review and Jonathan Crespo brings us his Beginner’s Guide to Jazz. A
Slice of Jazz is a Radio Cardiff Production. For more information, go to


Rhys is a jazz trumpeter and radio presenter based in Cardiff. His love of jazz comes from growing
up with a jazz lover and pianist for a father. When not presenting A Slice of Jazz, Rhys can be found
gigging with his jazz band Imperfect Tenth, presenting his science radio show, Pythagoras’ Trousers
or protecting aeroplanes from lightning strikes!