Ronnie scott's launches jazz radio station in support of the brit jazz festival
Ronnie's Brit jazz radio on 96.3FM will transmit from the legendary club From 30 July to 14 August
Following the huge sell-out success of the inaugural Ronnie Scott's Brit Jazz Festival last year, the legendary jazz club are launching their very own jazz radio station in support of the Brit Jazz Festival 2010.
Broadcasting on 96.3 FM in central London and online everyday from 30 July to 14 August 2010, Ronnie Scott's Brit Jazz Radio will feature guest presenters, live recordings, and highlights from the festival.
Guest presenters include Hammond player James Taylor and pianist Neil Cowley, and singer Ian Shaw who will be presenting a series of shows called 'Milestones' - exclusive interviews with musicians and jazz experts.
Brit Jazz Festival 2010 performers Brian Auger, John Taylor and Talvin Singh are just some of the few who will be interviewed in the station's weekday drivetime show hosted by award winning broadcaster and jazz singer Jumoke Fashola. With members of the public welcome to join in, the two-hour long show will feature live Brit Jazz performances and music by Ronnie Scott's Artistic Director and musician James Pearson in addition to interviews.
From Mondays to Thursdays, trombonist and singer Michael Mwenso will also host the club's Late, Late show live from the stage from 11pm till late.
In addition to the great line-up of shows and interviews, there will be a special series called '1959' (based on the year the club opened), which will focus on the stellar albums released that year.
Simon Cooke, Managing Director of Ronnie Scott's said, "We are very excited about our jazz radio debut! The Brit Jazz Festival is a popular and eclectic series which reflects the wealth of talent present in the British jazz scene today, we are looking forward to sharing our festival via the radio station and also to providing interesting and original content to our audiences."
From 14 August, Ronnie Scott's Brit Jazz Radio will transmit through the Ronnie Scott's website.
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