Jazz London Radio to broadcast on DAB + in London for one month

Jazz London Radio is London’s internet jazz station broadcasting a variety of jazz  twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  Jazz London Radio is pleased to announce a one month pop up transmission for London based DAB listeners to tune in and enjoy:

Background

The idea to broadcast a jazz radio station out of London was born in 2014. Inspired by the radio stations I heard on satellite radio from France, Italy and Germany in the 1990s and early 2000s, I wanted a radio station which covers a range of music, primarily in the jazz setting.  Having spent my student years listening to John Peel on BBC Radio 1, the idea of music played on the radio without any real categorisation appealed to me greatly.  The result, daily playlists which mix all of this music together under the great jazz umbrella, music played in the jazz spirit of creativity and freedom, whether that be indie, electronica or straight ahead jazz.

Station Owner and Programme Director: Laurie Burnette

Important Details:

When does transmission begin?  Jazz London Radio will broadcast

from 1st October through 31st October 2020

Who can access the station?  You can assess the station with your DAB radio device if you live in North London and within the confines of the South Circular Road in South London

How to access the station? You can use

DAB Portable Radio

DAB Tuner (Hifi)

DAB Tuner in your car

Your DAB device may need to be re-scanned to access Jazz London Radio. A guide on re-scanning can be found here https://udab.co.uk/tuning-dab/

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 www.bigbearmusic.com/jazzrag 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