Calling all budding entrepeneurs, check out our documentary, Generation Next! It airs on BBC Radio 1Xtra on Sunday 20th May at 9pm.
Forget about Dragons Den. There is a whole new generation who are coming up with creative responses to the world we live in. They are inspired by hip hop, the environment, grime, Simon Cowell and the internet and they’re setting up business, starting local projects, and getting prepared for a working life that will be radically different to previous generations. If you’re born this year, you’re likely to be working until you’re 80 years old.
Gemma Cairney meets the individuals and organisations that are at the front of this trend. It meets YouTube poster boy Jamal Edwards from SBTV, finds out how Jay-Z and Beethoven helped make enterprise cool, and sends the team from youth-run Live Magazine out to see what they can do with a £10 seed fund.
Generation Next showcases the talent, explains why this generation need to be so focused, gives advice and tips on how to get started… and offers some solutions to youth unemployment.
Generation Next was produced by journalist Emma Warren for Folded Wing.
This week on his BBC Radio 2 show, Jamie Cullum meets up with Jasper Høiby, the bassist and founder of London-based jazz trio, Phronesis. The pair discuss the reasons Jasper picked up the bass guitar, which led to him starting the reputable jazz trio Phronesis.
They also talk about his latest release, which came about from playing concerts in total darkness in dedication to Jasper’s visually impaired sister.
Listen on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 15th May!
Tom Baker brings the third instalment of Field Day Radio, with the best music, exclusive interviews, mixes and live recordings from artists playing at the Field Day festival in Victoria Park, London.
This month Tom chats with Alex and Paul from Franz Ferdinand, in their only interview this year! The Field Day headliner’s reveal more about their forthcoming album and what we can expect from their live set.
Turner Prize winning artist and musician Martin Creed, speaks to Tom about his recent art and ballet projects, his new album and influences.
Plus ahead of a brand new release, the brilliant Brooklyn based outfit Liars have delivered a special mix for Field Day Radio.
Listen on mixcloud and The Independent. If all this is getting you excited about the Field Day festival on 2nd June, head to the website for more info on the lineup and tickets.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s BBC radio 2 show he interviews his friend and contemporary Soweto Kinch; the British jazz musician, hip-hop MC and musical educator.
Soweto chats to Jamie about getting the jazz bug and meeting trumpeter Wynton Marsalis when he was a teenager. The pair also discuss their mutual love of jazz samples in hip-hop music, and the importance of story-telling in Soweto’s music.
Also on the show music from Bobby Womack, Efterklang and Berry Weight. Listen on BBC iPlayer until 1st May.
And an extra for all you jazz lovers is this video of Bill Cosby explaining how he tried to play drums with all the famous 60s jazz musicians.
Tom Baker is back with the second instalment of Field Day Radio, showcasing the best music, exclusive interviews, mixes and live recordings from artists playing at the Field Day festival in Victoria Park, London.
This month we talk to musician Andrew Bird backstage at his sell out Barbican show. He gives us an insight into his musical upbringing and whistling technique.
Folk and soul singer, Lianne La Havas, shares her festival food tips. She will be playing at the Apple Cart festival, Field Day’s family friendly, sister festival, which takes place on 3rd June 2012.
Plus London indie rock band, Zulu Winter, are in the mix.
This week on his BBC Radio 2 show, Jamie Cullum’s guest is the American jazz-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist Curtis Stigers.
Curtis performs stripped-down tracks from his latest album Let’s Go Out Tonight, at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. Listen online until 17th April on BBC iPlayer.
Jamie also selects some of his favourite classic tracks and showcases new releases from the rising stars of the jazz world including this track from Wes Montgomery…
This week on Jamie Cullum’s jazz show, on BBC Radio 2, Get The Blessing perform a live session at the BBC Maida Vale studios. They are a jazz rock quartet from Bristol, consisting of Portishead’s rhythm section Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, saxophonist Jake McMurchie, and trumpeter Pete Judge. Listen to the show on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 20th March.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s BBc Radio 2 show he has a BBC Maida Vale session with the Israeli bassist, composer and singer Avishai Cohen. Avishai’s music is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern grooves and African-American musical idioms, and he has performed and recorded with the likes of Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin.
For the session Avishai Cohen performs songs from his latest album, Seven Seas, in a trio alongside Amir Bresler and Omri Mor.
Listen to the session on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 20th March.
We’re very excited about a new project we are working on – Field Day Radio which showcases the best music, exclusive interviews, mixes and live recordings from artists playing at the Field Day festival in Victoria Park, London.
Tom Baker, one of the main founders of Field Day, presents Field Day Radio, broadcasting monthly in the lead up to the Field Day festival on Saturday 2nd June 2012.
The first episode features interviews with Tim Burgess, Metronomy and Django Django. Plus a mix from Casper C. You can listen to the show on The Independent, Field Day website Soundcloud and Mixcloud.
Now in it’s sixth year, Field Day has built up a reputation for bringing the most bold, innovative and imaginative artists and promoters together for one day in a leafy park in East London.