This week on his BBC Radio 2 show, Jamie Cullum chats to seminal jazz vocalist Mark Murphy, who has been embraced in musical realms such as acid jazz and modern dance music. They speak about Mark’s upbringing in a family of singers and how he was first turned on to jazz through the music of Art Tatum.
As one of the most inventive lyricists of instrumental standards, the pair discuss Mark’s process for putting lyrics to songs. You can listen to the show on BBC iPlayer until 12th June.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, he features UK soul singer Alice Russell, producer and musician Quantic, and their full band the Combo Bárbaro in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. They play tracks from their first full collaborative album and one of Jamie’s favourite releases of the year so far, Look Around The Corner.
You can listen again on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 30th May.
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!
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.
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.