The BBC College Of Production came behind the scenes on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show to see what makes a successful presenter producer relationship. They followed Jamie and his producer, Folded Wing director Karen Pearson, as they recorded the live radio show. Budding producers and presenters get your notepads ready. More info and tips on radio production and more on the BBC College Of Production website.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s show, on BBC Radio 2, he catches up on the best music of the year so far, and gives an idea of what events and releases we can still look forward to. He also picks out some of his favourite classic jazz tracks and lesser-known gems. Artists featured include Charles Mingus, Me’Shell NdegéOcello and this track from Gang Colours. Listen on BBC iPlayer till Tuesday 28th February.
On this weeks Jamie Cullum show on BBC Radio 2 he features one of his favourite British jazz bands, London-based modern jazz outfit Empirical. They perform some music from their latest record Elements of Truth, released in 2011 on Naim Jazz.
The young quartet introduce the tracks, explaining how they take influences from outside jazz, and tell us why they love playing jazz live. You can listen again to the show on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 21st February.
This week on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, the American jazz singer and songwriter Gretchen Parlato is in session at the BBC Maida Vale studios. She performs songs from her latest album, ‘The Lost And Found’, which was released on Obliqsound last year.
Gretchen talks about making the album, which was produced and partly arranged by Robert Glasper, and about her musical upbringing within an artistic family.
You can listen on demand to the show on BBC iPlayer until 7th February.
Below is a video of Jamie Cullum in conversation with Jo Wiley at the second year of BBC Introducing’s Masterclass, which supports unsigned and un-discovered artists by giving them access to, and insights from high profile musicians and industry professionals.
The event was held at the legendary Abbey Road Studio and BBC Maida Vale Studios, London and other artists there included: Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, Wretch 32, Maverick Sabre, Friendly Fires, Magnetic Man and Frank Turner. More pictures and videos here.
British jazz composer and pianist Zoe Rahman recorded a session at the BBC Maida Vale studios for Jamie Cullum’s show for BBC Radio 2. The session features tracks from her forthcoming album ‘Kindred Spirits’.
As well as her personal music projects, Zoe Rahman works with the likes of Courtney Pine and Clark Tracey’s New Quintet plus other projects within the UK jazz scene and abroad.
Also on the show Jamie plays his usual great mix of music rooted in jazz and has a chat with Jo Wiley about BBC Introducing.
Listen again to the show on BBC iPlayer until 24th January.
This week’s Jamie Cullum show on BBC Radio 2 features a fantastic session from Robert Glasper recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. The American jazz pianist and producer performs a track from his album ‘In My Element’ and his version of Nirvana’s ‘Teen Spirit’!
Many of you may have heard Glasper’s work with the likes of Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard and Roy Hargrove as well as many hip hop artists including Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kanye West and Jay-Z.
You can listen to the show on BBC iPlayer until Tuesday 10th January.