Posted by michelle in Apr 30,2013 with No Comments
This years Cheltenham Jazz Festival starts on 1st May, and Jamie is there again this year interviewing backstage for his BBC Radio 2 Show.
Jamie presents a special show recorded backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
He plays highlights from across BBC Radio 2′s live music output from the weekend, including live tracks from Georgie Fame, Madeleine Peyroux and Laura Mvula.
Jamie also plays music from his favourite artists performing at the festival such as Ravi Coltrane, Sons Of Kemet and Marius Neset and catches up with a couple of them backstage.
BBC Radio 2
Posted by michelle in Apr 25,2013 with No Comments
This week, Jamie celebrates this year’s International Jazz Day by featuring a classic archive recording of pianist Herbie Hancock performing the track Chameleon at the Montreux Jazz Festival back in 1990.
Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland is one of the most renowned jazz festivals in Europe. Other musicians in the festival in 1990 included George Benson, George Duke and Stanley Jordan.
Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and Joe Williams.
Posted by michelle in Apr 22,2013 with No Comments
This Monday 29th April at 10pm Jamie will be presenting Part 1 of “Jazz At The Movies”
“Jamie Cullum shares his love for jazz and the cinema. In the first of this two-part series, Jamie looks back to the earliest days of jazz on film, the struggles faced by black artists and performers and Duke Ellington’s remarkable early work ‘Symphony in Black’.
He reveals how the cartoon character Betty Boop broke down many of the racial and sexual conventions of the time before she too became a victim of the Hollywood censors. And he celebrates two of his favourite films – ‘Anatomy of a Murder’, with its perfectly judged Ellington soundtrack, and the edgy brilliance of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (A Bout De Souffle). Featuring the French jazz genius Martial Solal and a rarely heard archive interview with Duke Ellington himself.”
Tune in here.
Posted by michelle in Mar 18,2013 with No Comments
Tomorrow, Jamie plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future. This week, Jamie interviews one of his favourite artists, Kurt Elling, known for his unique vocalese style of singing. Jamie talks to Kurt about his life and career in jazz, from his early days performing and developing his style in Chicago jazz clubs to his debut on Blue Note Records, and his subsequent rise to fame.
Kurt’s collaborator and pianist Laurence Hobgood also joins the pair to perform a special track at the Radio 2 piano.
Tune in from 7pm at BBC Radio 2.