Friday 7 June 2024

International Jazz Day 2024 on Blue-in-Green:RADIO

For this year's International Jazz Day - Sunday 30th April 2024 - we were incredibly proud to present an extra special series of shows to celebrate our unwavering affections for the genre with the team showcasing new and innovative global jazz music and artists while paying homage to the genre's icons, architects and labels.

You can now catch-up on every show we aired for the day via the following links and re-live the celebrations at your leisure.  We'd like to extend a massive thank you to the phenomenal Blue-in-Green:RADIO team who went above and beyond, delivering some spectacular shows!

Yve's Joy (& Jazz)
 ::: A sublime mix showcasing some exquisite contemporary covers of jazz classics including inspired interpretations by #MajamistyTriO #JuliaBiel #MarkDeCliveLowe #YazzAhmed #JoelRoss #NEXTCollective #ShabakaHutchings #JoeLocke #DrLonnieSmith #NicolaConte all paying homage to #DukeEllington #PharoahSanders #MeshellNdegeocello #TimmyThomas and more...

The Illicit Grooves Radio Show
 ::: For the DJ, presenter and podcaster, Bob Hill's discernible talents and invaluable perspective find the perfect home with the illustrious Illicit Grooves Radio Show which we take great pride in being able to host every Sunday 1-3pm. Music on today's show focuses on new, recent and future releases with selections from #AjaMonet #LindaTillery #SarahWebsterFabio #RoyAyers #JoeArmonJones #EzraCollective #AnthonyJoseph.

Cosmic Radio
 ::: The boundless talents of DJ, producer, solo artist and now head of Oioji Records, As Valet's distinct ear for incredible soul, jazz & hip-hop has the perfect showcase through Cosmic Radio and it's an incredibly special show today courtesy of #billygaultwhendestinycalls #steeplechaserecords #listenrecords + more.

Futuristica Radio
 ::: As head of Futuristica Music, Simon S has been DJ-ing, producing and releasing music for almost 30 years. An incredible artist in his own right, Simon's eye for talent has helped to bring prominence to many of Futuristica's phenomenal label line-up but also helped to make Futuristica Radio a compulsory listening experience. Today is for the "jazz headz"!

We were thrilled to showcase an exclusive conversation with the amazing Amanda Whiting. The revered UK harpist is currently riding high from a slew of recent releases including 'The Liminality of Her', 'Beyond the Midnight Sun' with Don Leisure and the remix EP 'Lost in Abstraction Remixes'; the show features music from each of these projects which we also discuss along with Amanda's overall journey to jazz.

UK Vibe
 ::: Typically, Steve Williams showcases two hours of his stunning selections of music basking in the brilliance of contemporary jazz to world fusion and electronica - nicely rounding up some of the fantastic albums reviewed on over the last few weeks.

Blue-in-Green Sessions
 ::: Imran Mirza's picks showcased a selection of artists who manage to exquisitely merge contemporary jazz with electronica & hip-hop pioneering a new direction for the genre going forward. Music comes courtesy of #TheNightServiceCommute #BenjaminSamuels #Mxmrys #Yarni #MattWilde #NaturalLateral #Jazzbois #MAGRO #CortLunde #PS5 + more...

 ::: Colin Smith gives us an extra special insight in to the delectable selections that comprise his Twistedsoul tonight with music covering a broad sonic palette including cosmic soul, jazz fusion, ambient folk and left-field hip-hop. Amongst many of the gems featured on tonight's show are tracks by #MatthewHalsall #NalaSinephro #divr #AncientInfinityOrchestra #ZacColwell #CassieKinoshi #IllConsidered #SamGendel #JaimieBranch #TheStanceBrothers #OnLy

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