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As a Christmass treat, classic jazz fans, are being offered a chance to make their own show and choose all their favourite tracks. To apply send us your reason for listening to Giants of Jazz Radio.  Send your replies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The best ones will get their chance to produce a show. 

Giants of Jazz Radio have more listeners than ever before.  October was a particularly good month with more than 4000 people lisening through the month.  Keep sending in your comments and feedback along with any suggestion you might have for favourite musicians or tracks we should play..

 

 

Count Basie in Rhythm and Blues RevueCount Basie was one of the important and influential Big Band leaders in the history of jazz. As Albert Murry said in Basie’s autobiography in 1985 “Nowhere else have blues musicians ever been more firmly dedicated to the proposition that "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" than in Kansas City in the early 1930s. What they were playing was, above all else, good-time, honky-tonk, dance-hall music for people to stomp away their troubles, etc. This is the source of the Basie sound”.

During a very long career many great musicians played alongside him and the size of his orchestra varied as styles and economies dictated. On Giants of Jazz Radio we’re playing material Basie recorded in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. During this time he was touring constantly and producing some of best recorded work and worked with greats like Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Rushing and Lester Young. Listen out to shows on Giants of Jazz Radio playing the best in Basie.

Radio CardiffYou can regularly hear shows produced by Radio Cardiff's Jazz presenter Rhys Phillips including "A Beginners Guide" featuring some of the jazz greats including Chet Baker and Nat King Cole.

2 coltrane alovesupremeA new show decidated to the music of John Coltrane is now available on Giants of Jazz Radio.  His influence spans many genres and musicians and considering he was only 41 when he died, he left us a major body of work for fans to enjoy. We are proud to play a broad range of his work on this station.

Radio.coSince 2012 we have been hosted by Wavestreaming, an international  provider of  services for internet radio stations.  From the 25th August 2015 we're moving to Radio.Co, a newly formed company in the UK. This means we'll have a different URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and you may lose our output from regular locations. We're updating as much as we can, so hopefully nothing will change.  If we do disapear go to the listen section of this website for specific details on how to find us or alternatively contact us.  

summerWhat are your top five classic jazz tunes that would make your summer.  Let us know and we'll include them to the playlist.

Simone Nuff SaidThe Civil Rights Era was a time of major social and political change in America. In the 1950s and 60s, acts of protest and civil disobedience highlighted the injustice faced by African Americans and the entire world began to pay attention.  Eloquent speeches, protest marches, tragic events, and dramatic conflicts between activists and government authorities marked an era where “freedom” took on a variety of meanings. This turbulent time was reflected in jazz and inspired some of the most passionate and emotional performances and compositions in the history of the music.

Essential JazzThe lastest newsletter has been sent out to members.  Its another way you can keep in touch with what we're doing. If you would like to sign-up look for details on the website.

 

We're looking for volunteers to help run this website.  If you fancy writing short articles about jazz artists or a classic album.  Just contact us via the e-mail address.  

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