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You can now see our latest programme schedule for 2017 for shows across the day and evening. Go to the menu at the top of this page.

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You can download our app for smart phones and tablets.  This will make it easier to contact us, send requests and suggest tracks and playlists. The app is free and available via Google Play or click on the logo.

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Verve labelOne of the great jazz labels is making a regular appearance on Giants of Jazz Radio. Verve did more than most to promote and introduce people to jazz during the 1950’s and 60’s and under the stewardship of Norman Grantz he made the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson and many others accessible to the masses. He was acknowledged as "the most successful impresario in the history of jazz" and known for his anti-racist position and for integrating audiences. Every day GOJR fans can hear the best of Verve between 16.00 and 17.00 GMT. There is also an in depth documentary about the man aired regularly.

New Red

We have always played a rich variety of classic jazz, but from Monday 2nd January 2017 listeners will be able to go to the other side of Giants of Jazz Radio’s musical spectrum. “The Other Side” between 1am-5am will play a variety of sounds and styles from folk, reggae and rock. The show will also feature examples of the styles played across the whole station including classic jazz Tracks.

If you want a full list of shows available on Giants Of Jazz Radio we have updated our shedule. Just go to the Shows page.

The latest members newsletter has been sent out. To get a copy go to the members section and join and we'll send you a copy. You'll see how to get involved and news of shows.

Tony ToddTony Todd AKA DJ2tee is DJ based in Leeds in the UK. Tony has been a DJ for many years, specialising in Jazz and world music. As well as his musical endeavours, Tony has been a full-time writer for the last six years. His first novel"Broken" was published October 2014 and is available on Amazon . He is currently working on a historical novel set in 19th century Suffolk.

Jimmie LuncefordFrom 19.00 (GMT)  on Friday evenings you can hear the best in big band swing on Giants of Jazz Radio.  One of the artist who will be making a regular appearance will be Jimmie Lunceford.  He is remembered as the leader of a swinging big band that rivaled on record, and exceeded in person, the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. His band differed from many of the other big bands of the 1930s and 1940s in that Lunceford's group was noted less for its soloists than for its ensemble work. Furthermore, most bands of the period used a four-beat rhythm while the Lunceford Ork developed a distinctive two-beat swing often played at medium tempo. The unique sound became known during the Swing era as the Lunceford two-beat. Other musicians featured in the show include; Woody Herman, Lionel Hamption and Fletcher Henderson.

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