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Cloud DankoYou can hear the mixes of DJ Cloud Danko on this station. He is a Vinyl junkie and collector of vintage original presses of funk, jazz, soul and hip hop records. Cloud shared the stage with national and international artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Nicola Conte, Bobbito Garcia, Ronny Jordan, Snowboy and others, many of them guests of the one-night BUG (Black Urban Grooves), in which he works also as promoter. He spinned his vinyl for the most important festivals in Apulia such as "Locus Festival", "Pietre che cantano" and "Acqua in testa festival". He's also member "Black Vibrations", one of the most active crews in the city of Bari for the diffusion and promotion of black music.Listen to Giants of Jazz Radio to the Jazz Mix between 8-9pm every weekday. 

www.mixcloud.com/clouddanko
www.facebook.com/danko.dj1

DJ Mr LobYou can now hear the talents of an Australian DJ on the Jazz Mix Show (8-9pm Weekdays). Mr Lob is a Melbourne, Australia based Dj and Music Collector and has been active on the Melbourne Dj scene since 1999. He is also the host of the weekly 'Maiden Voyage' radio show on tngcradio.com

Mr Lob’s live Dj sets are generally an eclectic blend of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, Afrobeat and Latin soul, while his mixes tend to be more genre specific. The one thing you can say about Mr Lob’s style is that whatever he plays it has to have a real funky, jazzy and soulful sensibility.

Mr Lob also runs a very successful Mixcloud page with over 219 mixes and radio shows uploaded and was voted 17th in the 2015 Mixcloud Best of Eclectic Chart. Mr Lob is also a member of The New Jazz Collective, The Genre Creeps and a collaborator of The Jazz Jousters and Millennium Jazz Music.

DickShows from Dick d'Alaise a.k.a. Dubbel Dee are being featured as part of the Jazz Mix 8-9pm weekdays UK Time.  Dubbel Dee's Mo' Jazz series was nominated for Best Jazz Show in the 2015 Mix Cloud Awards.  He discribes himself as "a true passionate music lover, record collector, selector and dj.who holds a rather eclectic record collection, but his true love goes out to Jazz. He selects tracks from his own collection, always from a groovy point of view!" Every week he makes a new Mo'Jazz mix for Ness Radio.www.nessradio.com 

 

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On New Year’s Day we will play the top ten classic jazz albums in full without any interruptions.  Throughout 2015, Giants of Jazz Radio has been compiling a list of the 100 greatest classic jazz albums, partly based on suggestions from listeners.  Alan Bramwell, Station Manager said, “In a station survey recently one listener suggested we should play entire albums, so we thought we’d try it out by playing the entire top ten without interruptions on 1st January 2016, between 10am and 6pm.  You’ll be able to hear albums by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Eric Dolphy and many others.”

What do you thinkThank you if you recently took part in our survey. More than 20 people did and the main comments were;

80% of you listened daily via PC or internet radio

Features about the history of jazz and classic tracks were well liked, but 40% wanted to hear more contemporary tracks and about 20% wanted more blues and a few wanted more soul.

A small number of listeners are interested in getting involved including writing content for the website, producing playlist and being involved in promotion. We received many positive general comments which we will add to the listeners comments off the website.

One of the failings of the survey was we didn’t ask for the details of the people who were willing to get more involved. So please get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with you offers of help. Thank you

Giants of Jazz Radio is interested in gaining your feedback on the station, your listening habits and ways you want us to improve. Please complete this brief survey to help us understand you're thoughts and wishes.

Click on this link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJZ8D7N

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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.

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