Our very own Karen P will once again be one of the industry insiders at the Foot In The Door event at this year’s Radio Festival in Salford.
The Masterclass acts just like speed-dating – ten tables packed with industry professionals sit ready to give advice on how to get your foot in the door and make a mark on the industry. Delegates get 15 minutes at each table before the klaxon sounds and they have to move on.
Karen will be on a table called ‘Who Chooses The Music?’ together with Bauer’s Trevor Jordan.
Last year’s Masterclass was the highlight of the festival for many radio hopefuls and new careers are even known to have been launched through the connections made at the event!
It all takes place at The Lowry at Salford Quays on Wednesday 14th November. Tickets are £24 (+VAT) for Radio Academy members and £48 (+VAT) for non-members.
So, if you want to work in radio, make sure you find out more and get a ticket from the Radio Academy’s website.
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.
Listen again to Jamie Cullum’s interview with Sir Paul McCartney on his BBC Radio 2 show, broadcast last night.You can listen on BBC iPlayer till Tuesday 14th February.
In this clip from the show Paul McCartney talks to Jamie about his musical tastes when rock ‘n’ roll hit in the 50s. He explains that at the time, his love was for the older jazz classics such as Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, and when he met John Lennon, they both realised they shared a mutual love for this music.
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.
Check out Folded Wing and The Selector in an interview behind the scenes at the International Radio Festival in Zurich last year. There’s plenty of other videos on their YouTube from everyone involved in the event including Radio Nova from France, J-Wave from Japan, KCRW from LA and 5FM from South Africa.
We had a great time at the festival last year hearing inspiring radio from around the world and meeting radio stalwarts such as Normski, Tony Blackburn and Tony Prince. The Seletcor also won International Show Of The Year 2011. The festival will be back in 2012 with a special edition in London during the Summer 2012 Olympic Games and another event planned in October 2012. More info on their website.
Join us for The Selector, Goldierocks and Folded Wing Xmas party knee’s up.
Featuring: Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath), Goldierocks, Karen P, Jim Lister and many more. Check out the Facebook event here.
For guestlist requests please email email@example.com by 2pm on Friday 16th December.
As part of BBC Radio 2′s Dance Season, Gloria Estefan is giving a tour of her favourite Latin dance styles on the fifth episode of her Latin Beat Series. Gloria explores how the rhythm and movement of the dancefloor has been central to the success of Latin music. Mambo, tango, salsa, she defies you to keep still! Check out this episode and the whole series here.
Folded Wing Director Karen P recently did an interview with RIG (Radio Independents Group). They are a non-profit trade body for independent radio production companies.
They did a special feature all about us and exciting things we’ve been up to, such as Jamie Cullum interviewing jazz bassist Christian McBride at Newport Jazz Festival for his BBC Radio 2 show.
You can read it here.