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29th to 6th July

Monday at noonSwing Sessions with John Buchanan has a delightful focus on the work of American trumpeter and band leader, Henry Red Allen and his orchestra. Allen was one of the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong, and to develop an emphasis on phrasing.

Monday at 7pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans covers the jazz artists performing around Sydney in the coming week. Last week it was Freyja Garbett, Wynton Marsalis and Alex Siegers. This week, listen out for Joe Chindamo, Gregg Arthur, Monica Trapaga with the Pocket Trio

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Ramsay McInnes has a tribute to Andrew Oh, famed for his saxophone, flutes and aerophone. The Singapore-born, Australian musician has played on four continents with international artists including Roberta Flack, Sammy Davis Jr., Al Jarreau, Cher, and Josh Groban. And with Australian artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Marcia Hines. A master of smooth jazz since the 80s. Ramsay will also feature American guitarist George Benson, a prodigy at 13, recipient of 10 Grammy Awards. Benson describes his music as focusing more on love and romance, resulting from his family and religion.

15th to 22nd June

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan brings you studio guest trumpeter Tom Avgenicos. Listen in while he talks with Barry about his early days of learning jazz, his highschool jazz tours, his James Morrison scholarship, and his 1st class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium. He has now developed his own style. A Freedman fellow, he has a new project, Ghosts Between Streams.

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew presents As It Happened – Live in Founders with young emergent jazz group The Motion Quartet. They are Sarah Purdon on trumpet, Zac Sandilands on piano, Nick Jansen on double bass, and Jack Rosenzweig on drums, all still on the Conservatorium jazz campus, but you’ll be amazed at the calibre of their compositions and playing. We recorded them in our Founders Studio with sound engineer Dom Parker. Four original and extraordinary tracks.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac has a focus on the Rise of the Jazz Crooners. From Earl Fuller to the Harlem Hellfighters; from Jimmy Rushing to Joe Poston; and with Louis Armstrong, Leslie Hutchinson and Fasts Waller. And of course, the original crooner, Bing Crosby.

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has a touch of Art Pepper, the Modern Jazz Quartet, and Rosemary Clooney, before heading into Dave Brubeck, Branford Marsalis, and Tony Bennet. But listen out for Ahmad Jamal and John Coltrane.

8th to 15th June

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Brad Mehldau, playing the Chico Buarque de Hollanda piece Samba e Amor, as well as being played by Bebel Gilberto. But there’s also Virna Sanzone performing the Donny Hathaway piece, Trying Times.

Monday at noonSwing Sessions with John Buchanan looks at Louis Armstrong and is role into swing. A bit of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Some Fletcher Henderson, and then Louis Armstrong and His Hot 5.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has a focus on duets. Chick Corea and Gary Burton, Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc, and a couple from Mel Tormé and Cleo Laine.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Matt Carmichael Quintet’s album Marram. And listen out for a touch of the Nat Bartsch Ensemble, Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet.

1st to 8th June

Friday at 7pmFriday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers will celebrate June. Yes, from the June Bug from Bernie McGann, and Early June from Alec and John Dankworth, pausing for Memphis In June by Marie Wilson, and on to two June, one from David Theak, and also from Paul Grabowsky. And the album of the week is Meg Morley’s Journey Through Home.

Monday at 7pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you some of the stars of the Orange Winter Jazz Festival.This 2nd year of the Festival continues to bring a superb balance of established extraordinary jazz musicians and emerging talent. 

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Ramsay McInnes has invited saxophonist Jason Bruer as special guest programmer. Listen in for selections from his newest sextet’s album I Didn’t Get To Where I Am Today. And his experience discussing sax mouthpieces with President Clinton.

Wednesday at 7pmPlanet Jazz with Xavier Bichon builds on Jazz-On-Wednesdays world jazz focus with a feature Blue Note album from acclaimed drummer and vibraphonist Joe Chambers Dance Kobina. This album spotlights Chambers’ original compositions, explores new music, and delivers a fresh, intimate treatment of enduring tunes — each selection heavily informed or subtly influenced by Afro-Cuban Guaguancó

25th May to 1st June

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest saxophonist and radio personality, James Valentine. Listen in as Barry and James discuss musical influences, current projects and the upcoming SIMA/JAM Orange Winter Jazz Festival.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac brings you the apex of the Kansas City sound. A bit of Count Basie, Lester Young with the Kansas City Six, Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate.

Monday at noonSwing Sessions withJohn Buchanan has 1937 in focus. Benny Goodman with a touch of Frances Hunt, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, and Chick Webb. And of course, some Count Basie and Artie Shaw.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm withJeannie McInnes will focus on the great bass player Eugene Wright, celebrating a centenary of his music since his birth. From early years with Gene Ammons and Count Basie, touring with Red Norvo, recording with Cal Tjader & Harry Belafonte to his significant years with the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps continues its remarkable coverage. John Harkins Trio plays Wichita Lineman, Milt Jackson brings Moonglow, Helen Merrill has Born To Be Blue, Dee Dee Bridgewater gives you Les Feuilles Mortes, while Dave Brubeck is Balcony Rock.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketcheswith Robert Vale will enchant you. Matt Carmichael plays Dear Grandma, and Elio Villafranca plays Cuba Linda. And there’s Por Ti from Roberto Fonseca, and Korason from Omar Sosa. Listen out for Senorita de Aranjuez from George Cables.

18th to 25th May

Thursday at 7pm (tonight), The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature the Jack DeJohnette playing the Joe Henderson track If It’s Magic. But also listen out for the Phil Collins Band playing Invisible Touch off the A Hot Night In Paris album. 

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will celebrate jazz from France. Yes, Leita’s returned from her travels, inspired by the jazz of Paris. Sit back and be transported.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac has a look at the Bassie Band alumni, the musicians who left the Basie Band when the popularity of the big bands waned, and went on to become some of the best jazzmen of the jazz of the forties and the mainstream jazz of the late fifties and early sixties There’s Lester Young with Sometimes I’m Happy, Buck Clayton with Jumpin’ At The Woodside and Blue Lou, and Buddy Tate with Miss Sadie Brown.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours withMaddy Monjo will focus on nature: flowers, trees and water. The feature song is Nature Boy from three different times: Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass in the 70s, Grover Washington Jr in the 90s, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in the 2010’s.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours withGail Monjo has a double feature album, from Dee Dee Bridgewater, and from Janet Seidel and harmonica player William Galison. Listen out for a bit of swing with David Campbell.

11th to 18th May

Monday at 7pm, Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you the jazz musicians playing around Sydney town over the next week. Listen out for Tilly Street and The Pocket Trio, and their Judy Garland Special at Camelot; the double bill at Foundry 616 with Mike Nock/Phillip Johnston and Chris Cody/James Greening; and the Speak No Evil celebration of Wayne Shorter with an amazing ensemble of Avgenicos, Ottignon, McMahon, Stack and Waples also at Foundry.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will focus on the music of Benny Carter, an unsung champion of jazz. He may be the only jazz musician to have recorded music on a horn in the 1920s and surfed his own website in the 1990s. Not only did he play saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet, he composed, arranged, and was a bandleader. And attributed as pioneering the role of the alto sax.

4th to 11th May

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew continues his focus on young Sydney jazz musicians. Listen out for Wilbur Whitta’s Wildfire, Jazz Artist-In-Residence Zodiac, Casey Golden, and Ben Lerner. Unbounded talent.

Monday at noonSwing Sessions with John Buchanan has a focus on the swing of 1939 with Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Bob Crosby and Earl Hines.

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps will keep you moovin’ with Jumpin’ At The Woodside from Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, and It’s A Dance from Michel Petrucciani. And hang in for Kristin Berardi’s Body and Soul, and Chucho Valdés with Begin To Be Good.

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a schoolish theme. From An Apple For The Teacher by Bing Crosby and Connie Boswell, and Stealin’ Apples from André Previn, to Louis Jordan’s School Days, finishing with a touch of reminiscence with Thank God I’m Old from Terri White and You Make Me Feel So Young from Frank Sinatra and Charles Aznavour.

27th to 4th May

Sunday is International Jazz Day. Listen in to the award winning History of Jazz In Australia. Choose your decade, and listen has Dr Ben Johnson dives into the music and its context.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will be celebrating International Jazz Day with a program of danceable jazz from down under. Dave will feature the music of Frank Traynor and The Jazz Preachers, Australia’s longest continuously running jazz band (1956-1985). Also, you will hear the Red Onion Jazz Band which formed in 1960 as the Gin Bottle Jazz Band, playing New Orleans inspired traditional jazz, infused with their flair for presentation and zany sense of humour.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will also celebrate International Jazz Day with a focus on Australian jazz musicians who have a place on the international stage. Listen out for Graeme Bell, Kate Ceberano, John Hawkins, Lilly Dior, Chris Cody, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Gregg Arthur, Julian Lee, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Frances Madden, Mark Fitzgibbon, Mark Isaacs, Katie Noonan, Mike Nock, Joe Chindamo, Emma Pask, Paul Grabowsky and Bonnie J Jensen. That’s an amazing who’s who of Australian Jazz.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Ramsay McInnes has a guest programmer, pianist Charmaine Ford. Charmaine has settled in Australia from Wellington NZ, becoming one of Sydney’s busiest session musicians across all genres. Listen in to hear her new release After The Last Dance, which follows Busy Silence that received a Best Jazz Album in NZ.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale will take you on an international journey, with Elchin Shirinov Quartet, Avishai Cohen Trio, Jan Galega Brönnimann, and Sokratis Votskos Quartet, before returning to our shores with Mike Nock, and with Unwind.

20th to 27th April

Thursday at 7pm (this evening), The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will deliver The Idea of North and Youn Sun Nah. And listen out for Denver’s Leaving On A Jet Plane from Mark Isaacs, and McCartney’s Let It Be from Andy Firth

Saturday at noon, the Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings has Pugsley Buzzard and Kristin Berardi, Taj Mahal and Bria Skonberg. And then there is Mike Miller with I Am The Walrus and Warren Vaché with Isfahan.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Isobel Archer will feature the music of big bands, including Glenn Miller Orchestra Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra I’ll never smile again, Nat King Cole Stardust, and Duke Ellington Take the A Train.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo is about girls’ names. An A-to-Z of them. Highlights include Sister Kate from Ana Gasteyer, a couple of Marias from some gypsy and Latin guitarists, plus a few dolls… satin, paper and glad rag…

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will pay respect to Anzac Day with a program of jazz from the World War II era. Tunes by the Army Jazz Band that toured to the battle fields, Australian tunes broadcast during the war, and Australian recordings of the war era.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale kicks off with Nat Bartsch’s For The Koalas and Chick Corea with Senorita. And then Hoshi Meguri No Uta from Shinya Fulumori and Good Mood from Joachim Kuhn. But hang in for Sous Le Ciel De Paris from Jacky Terrasson.

13th to 20th April

Friday at 7pmFriday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers will celebrate April. In Paris with Sara Vaughan. In October with Phil Slack. Rain with Rachel Thorne. Showers with Graeme Lyall. And more, finishing with Eighteen Aprils from Michael Franks.

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew continues to focus on emerging young jazz musicians. Listen out for Fine Jazz Artist-In-Residence, Zodiac, as well as guitarist Sam Killick, saxophonist Hinano Fujisaki’s Home Is, and the Lachlan McKenzie Quintet.

Monday at noonSwing Sessions will again be brought to you by Jeannie McInnes. Filling in the swing era from a different perspective comes a bunch of tunes from British Dance Bands of the era. Listen and be entranced. Get up and dance along. 

Wednesday at 7pmPlanet Jazz with Xavier Bichon has will feature Ikiru Plays Satie. Ikiru are French saxophonist Fabrice Theuillon with pianist Yvan Robilliard. Described by Paris-Move as an album that “charms and seduces…” and “a series of improvisations as tender as they are mischievous, as docile as they are wild”.

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell will be moody. From Glenn Miller’s In The Mood, and Lionel Hampton’s I’m In The Mood For Swing, and Ellington’s In A Sentimental Mood from Jacqui Dankworth, drifting into the sentimental with Billie Holiday and On The Sentimental Side and Tommy Dorsey with I’m Getting Sentimental Over You. Finishing with Alberta Hunter and Sometimes I’m Happy.

6th to 13th April

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest, Australian composer and pianist, Paul Grabowsky. Starting piano at five led to studying piano at the Conservatorium at seven. He has led a TV house band, composed for theatre and cinema, artistic director for music and arts festivals, recipient of five AIR Awards, seven APRA Awards, and seven ARIA Awards, before even mentioning Bell, Helpmann, Myer and AFI awards. He personifies music.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will present jam sessions with Buck Clayton. Starting out with Count Basie’s Blue and Sentimental, listen out for All The Cats Join In and Moten Swing, and wrapping out with After Hours.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hour with Deborah Evans is about the jazz piano. Listen out for Joe Chindamo, Mark Issacs, Mark Fitzgibbon, Mike Nock, Paul Grabowsky, John Reeves, Keith Jarrett, Matt McMahon, Jamie Cullen, Nina Simone, and John Harkins.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will take you to some spectacular live performances, including The Lighthouse Jazz Cafe in California. Stay around for Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Curtis Amy, and the Jazz Crusaders.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is about Indi-Jazz. There will be Soho Blues from Jimmy Lequime’s Grand Hotel Orchestra, and Hoe Down from Teddy Weatherford. A piece from Ravi Shankar, and from Chic Chocolate. But hang in for Arms of Imagination from Shubha Mudgal, Sandy Evans, Sirens Big Band & Aneesh Pradhan.

From 30th March

Thursday (this evening) at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Elly Hoyt with Gian Slater’s Engines On. There’s also Herbie Hancock playing Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street. And listen out for Lauren Henderson with Wild Is The Wind.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers leaves March. From Oscar Peterson’s March Past and Al Jarreau’s Waters of March, to Jimmy Smith with Death March, Sonny Rollins and Wail March, and finally Paul Grabowsky with March.

Saturday at noon, the Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings has the blues with Chet Baker’s Blues In The Closet, Sidney Bechet’s Blues My Naughty Sweetie Give To Me, and Woody Allen’s Lonesome Blues. There’s some Thelonious, Ella and Louis. And Clint and Kyle Eastwood Quartet with Cosmo.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans focuses on jazz you can hear around Sydney in the next week. Last week it was Paul Cutlan, Chris Cody, Jeremy Rose and Mark Isaacs. An eclectic guide to great jazz.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps presents an extraordinary potpourri. Gerry Mulligan is playing with Chet Baker (I Got Rhythm) and with Annie Ross (All Of You). There’s John Beasley and Charles Mingus. Oh, and a touch of Miles.

From 16th March

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers has a focus on the music of Nat King Cole, from Mona Lisa and Embraceable You, two renditions of Cole’s Straighten Up And Fly Right, wrapping up with Smile.

Saturday at 7pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew brings you the young emergent musicians playing around Sydney, including this week Wildfire and Zodiac. And don’t forget to put Saturday week (25th) in your diary for new recordings from Abby Constable’s group Abby Andrew and also Arty, with a set from ‘As It Happened – Live At Founders’.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac has lots of superb clarinet pieces. Highlights will include the What-Cha-Call-‘Em Blues (and other 20s and 30s recordings) by Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, followed by Artie Shaw & his Band and their greatest hits, and some really cool clarinet recordings made by Benny Goodman in the fifties.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Eddie Bernasconi has a focus on 21st century jazz musicians, including Melissa Aldana, Avishal Cohen, Big Vicious, and Venom. Time to relax, engage and enjoy. 

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes takes you into the pages of The Australian Jazz Quintet, a group that challenged the dominance of the Modern Jazz Quintet. This is the music of Bill Holman.

From 9th March

Thursday (tonight) at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presleyfeatures On Wings Of Song and Vendiendo Algeria from Wayne Shorter, in tribute to his passing. You’ll also catch Andy Fiddes’ Gathering Momentum from the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers is an entire tribute to the American saxophonist and composer, Wayne Shorter. From his prominence in the 1950s with Jazz Messengers, with Miles Davis, through to Weather Report, he is considered one of the great pioneers of jazz fusion. He also worked with Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, and Steely Dan. He received 12 Grammy Awards. Check our Wayne Shorter profile of this great musician.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings has A Walk On The Wild Side from Karen Souza, a Blackout from Bria Skonberg, and a trip to Isfahan from Warren Vaché. But then, why not a trip Up A Lazy River from The Mills Brothers.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has an all Australian edge, finding a bit of Moonlight In Vermont from the Andrew Dickeson Quartet, and some Moonbeams from Kristin Beradi Band. But hey, it is Vintage from Steve Barry Quartet, with a visit to the Land Of The Long White Cloud from Jackson Harrison.

From 2nd March

Wednesday 8th March is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale has a cast of amazing jazz women. From Dima Orsho, Francesca Han Trio, and Cecile McLorin Salvant. And then there’s Eiina Duni with a traditional Albanian piece, Kur Me Del Ne Dere. Listen in for Mieko Miyazaki, Mayra Andrade and Anat Cohen. And don’t miss Sydney’s Zela Margossian Quintet with The Road.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, Australian drummer Hamish Stuart. He is renowned for his aptitude and accomplishment in a wide range of drumming styles. But more so, that he plays the music, not just the drums.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac is a focus on famous concerts by Duke Ellington. Listen in to selections from the 1940 concert at Fargo, and the 1956 concert a Newport.

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell will have a brief celebration of Trinidadian pianist, Winifred Atwell, who had huge popularity in the UK and Australia from the 1950s. Her style was boogie-woogie and ragtime. She was the first black woman to hit number-one on the UK Singles Chart and is still the only female instrumentalist to do so. She was renowned for Black & White Rag and Jubilee Rag. But also listen out for some travelling tunes: Fats Waller and Christopher Columbus, Karin Frog and SAS Blues, and Travellin’ Light from Billie Holliday.

From 23rd February

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers is another celebration of Australian Jazz musicians. In particular indigenous singer Georgia Lee. From Jimmy Somerville, Ray Price and George Trevare, to Jimmy Little, and Bruce Clarke. And yes, Wilma Reading.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours introduces presenter Isobel Archer. Just off the Con music campus and performing jazz clarinet, although majoring in classical piano performance, her first Jazz After Hours is a celebration of Nina Simone, her life and influences. Simone would have had her 90th birthday this week!  Tracks to look out for: Mississippi Goddam, Four Women, and Sinnerman. You can check out Nina Simone in this month’s Fine Music Magazine.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you a selection of the musicians playing about Sydney over the coming week. We’ve got so many great venues and so many extraordinary musicians. Check out who’s up this week.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo is a tale of money. Yes, all the dosh or lack of it. Andrew Sisters with Money Is The Root Of All Evil, Una Mae Carlisle with I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Mose Allison gives us The Gettin’ Paid Waltz, and Jimmy Witherspoon with Money’s Gettin’ Cheaper.

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From 16th February

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings. Relax and chill. Listen out for Berlin-based Australian singer and pianist Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan and his trio.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan brings you recordings of original broadcasts from the swing era. Listen out for Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra, as well as some Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has some old and new, some brisk and some blue. From Bob Brookmyer and the Zoot Sims Quartet comes Blues My Sweetie Gives To Me, to the James Morrison Family with You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You. As well as Art Taylor’s Syeeda’s Song Flute.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Valebrings you contemporary world jazz. Ravi Coltrane with Charlie Haden’s For Turiya, The Omer Avital Nonet with Marrakesh. And the Mal Waldron Trio with No More Tears.

From 9th February

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Kurt Cobain’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, performed by The Bad Plus. And then there’s Meet The Flintstones, re-imagined by James Morrison

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest, pianist, composer and band leader, Tim Bruer. Listen out for tracks and backstory from his latest album, The Tim Bruer Quartet.

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will feature saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and his quartet’s latest album 7th Hand, filled with empathy and conviction. It explores the relationship between presence and nothingness. 

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell will offer you a drink or three. From Tea for Two from Ella and Bassie, a Beer Barrel Polka from the Andrews Sisters, Blue Champagne from Manhattan Transfer, a Scotch and Soda from the Kingston Trio, then One Scotch, One Soda and One Beer from Amos Milburn, rounding our with a Lemon Twist from Bobby Troup.

From 2nd February

Friday at 7pm Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers has the flavour of Japan, renowned for some extraordinary jazz and jazz musicians. Makoto Ozone with Bouncing In My New Shoes. Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock’s Butterfly. 3 Koto Girls with Matsuri No Genzo. Wrapping out with Lennon/MacCartney’s Blackbird from Hiromi.

Saturday at 7pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew brings you tracks for our emerging jazz musicians playing around Sydney in the next week. Listen out for pianist Frances Madden (4th); bassist Jacques Emery (7th); saxophonist Damon Poppleton (8th) and drummer George Greenhill (10th).

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac features a clutch of Italian American jazzmen. Listen out for Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra, Anthony Parenti and His Famous Melody Boys, Sharkey and His Sharks of Rhythm, Wingy Manone and His Orchestra, and Jimmy Durante’s Jazz Band.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Ramsay McInnes has some choice cuts from 2022 releases. There will be epic jazz-fusion band Snark Puppy and their album Empire Central. And expat tenor sax player Brandon Allen’s Stanley Turrentine Project. He is resident at Ronnie Scott’s. Listen out for Ron Carter and Finding The Right Notes, the soundtrack from the new Ron Carter bio-doc. And Julian Lage with Room With A View, a guitar trio with dreamy soundscapes and great jazz lines. And a touch of Emma Pask.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes continues her theme from last week of Japanese jazz, featuring three Japanese women: Hiromi with Pachebel’s Canon in D; Tokyo Groove Jyoshi’s Samba de Fantazuma; and The Jazz Avengers’ Pick Up The Pieces

From 26th January

Thursday at 7pm (tonight), Frank Presley with The New Jazz Standard will feature Cindi Lauper’s Time After Time, performed by Miles Davis. Listen out for Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain from Halie Loren.

Saturday at noonLeita Hutchings presents The Urban Jazz Lounge. An all-new bunch of tracks. Listen out for Youn Sun Nah, Adrien Moingard, the Corey Christianses Quartet, Bert Joris Quartet, and Mark Elf, finishing off with Louis Prima. What a buzz. What an introduction to relaxed Saturdays.

Monday at noonJohn Buchanan is in with Swing Sessions, and some of the music that was the beginning of the Swing Era. There’s the famous and the delightful. Don’t just sit there, get up and dance.

Thursday at noonSue Jowell brings you Jazz After Noon. There’s a touch of small animals in her selection, from The Wombat by the New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra, and Little Squirrels from Louis Jordan. And then some young themes, Young & Healthy from Bing Crosby, and You Make Me Feel So Young from Oscar Peterson.

For the week from 14th December

Wednesday at 7pm (tonight), Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon presents the Jazz On Wednesdays feature album, Where Will The River Flow from the Matt Carmichael Quartet. And hang in there for What Happens Next from Little North.

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Dolly Parton’s Jolene, performed and transformed by John Schofield. But also, listen in for Sting’s When We Dance, performed by Marc Copeland.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings is in a Latin mood, with the days getting longer and warmer. And yes, there will be a few discrete nod to xmas, with some not-so-obvious Christmas tunes.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan has a toast to Glenn Miller’s live broadcasts. From Moonlight Serenade and I Never Knew, to Sunrise Serenade and the King Porter Stomp. Listen in for the CD giveaway of John’s top swing era tunes.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale will highlight recent recordings from  Australia’s best in keyboard players including Nat Bartsch, Matt McMahon & Barney McAll. And listen out for the Jazz-On-Wednesdays feature album, La Bruja from Lauren Henderson.

For the week from 7th December

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, Lachy Hamilton, ahead of his new release. Listen in as they talk about musical influences and trends, and sample the new album.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers is a celebration of the birthday of Frank Sinatra, the original crooner and the source of the teenage trend of the era, the bobby-soxer. So many tunes famous tunes. What a voice!

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac looks at hot jazz from Kid Rena and Bunk Johnson. Dive back to the very first recordings in 1940 of Kid Rena and His Band, including Clarinet Marmalade and The Gettysburg March. Then Bunk Johnson playing popular songs of the era, like The Waltz You Saved For MeI’m Making Believe, and The Sheik Of Araby.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans. This is your audio guide to the jazz musicians playing around Sydney in the next week or so. You’re sure to hear a little from young jazz quartet, Jahl Heshi; perhaps some from the female vocal trio that is Lyhra, and Toby Barnard, Casey Golden and Tome Wade. This program is replayed on Tuesday at 1pm. And you can Listen Anytime.

For the week from 30th November

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell takes on summer. The Mills Brothers and Duke Ellington start the show with December, followed by Nat King Cole and Summer Is A Coming. There is some Summer Love, a bit of Sunshine, and of course, The Sunny Side Of The Street. And a touch of Ice Cream from Wynton Marsalis.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will give you the right vibe. From Funky Sneakers with Willie Bobo, and Via Beato Angelico from the Italian Secret Service, via Trouble Is A Woman by Mickey Baker, to Riders On The Storm by Eriend Krauser.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan celebrates the Artie Shaw Orchestra. There’s the Indian Love Call, and Thanks For Everything. Two versions of Davis and Melrose’s Copenhagen, by Artie Shaw, and by Wolverine Orchestra. Listen out for Jungle Drums, and then Gershwin’s The Man I Love.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps spans time. From Art Pepper, Ray Brown and Billie Holiday, to Matt McMahon, Kate Ceberano, and Chris Cody. With a touch of Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Brandenburg Gate.

For the week from 23rd November

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Kurt Elling singing Esperanto by Grammy-Award winning Vince Mendoza, along with James Morrison performing the Edwin Hawkins tune Oh Happy Day.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers. We may not celebrate Thanksgiving, but there is plenty of fun food-themed jazz from out American jazz-makers. Thanksgiving Theme from Vince Guaraldi Trio; Carvin’ The Bird from Charlie Parker; Sarah Vaughan with Gravy Waltz; and Suppertime from Ella Fitzgerald. You wont be hungry for good jazz.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Sue Jowell brings you a bag of magic. From Dave Brubeck and Nomad, and Paul Desmond with I’ve Got You Under My Skin, there’s a touch of Django Reinhart and Stephane Grapelli with Gershwin’s Somebody Loves You. Don’t miss Cleo Laine with I Can Dream Can’t I.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has Ella and Louis with the Jazz After Hour theme song Can’t We Be Friends.  Listen up for some classic Miles Davis, All blues, and the beautiful Rainbow Cake from Vince Jones.  And for Aussies, a touch of Kristin Berardi, and Sarah McKenzie. And a highlight from Dorothy Donegan, Some Of These Days.

Jazz-On-Wednesdays with Robert Vale and Jazz Sketches at noon, and Xavier Bichon with Planet Jazz at 7pm will feature Spirograph Studies with their album Lowlights, characterised by double bassist Tamara Murphy’s melodic compositions

For the week from 16th November

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Miles Davis with the Jemima Khan composition What’s Love Got To Do With It.  Listen out for the Bruce Springsteen piece, I’m On Fire, preformed by The Glorious Sousaphonics.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, pianist, composer, educationist and mentor Alister Spence. Alister has been a mainstay of Sydney jazz for decades, but always drawing his students onto adventurous improvisation. Listen in to their discussion on Alister’s choices of music, and the success of Asteroid Ekosystem.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac has a theme of really classy blues from Sidney Bechet, with a focus on works by Mezz Mezzrow, and by Bechet. There’s Quincy Street Stomp (aka Blame It On The Blues), Bowin’ The Blues, and Texas Moaner Blues, but also Groovin’ The Minor.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan continues the story of Tin Pan Alley, with tracks from Rodgers, from Mercer, from Berlin, and from Gershwin. Hang about for tracks from Arlen and Koehler, performed by The Duke. And then there’s Any Old Time from Artie Shaw

For the week from 9th November

Thursday at 7pmThe New New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley has delightful range of magical re-interpretations of pop classics. Listen out for Stevie Wonder interpreted by Gabor Bolla, Van Morrison by The Idea Of North, Leonard Bernstein by Peter Asplund, and Cyndi Lauper by Miles Davis. 

Friday at 7pm has the return of Alex Siegers to Friday Jazz Session after spending time back on campus completing her Masters. It is a celebration of Ernestine Anderson’s 94th birthday. Listen out for her singing Ellington’s It Don’t Mean A Thing, Herzoh’s God Bless The Child, and performing with Miles Davis in All Blues.  And thx to Heath Auchinachie for your time at the Friday Jazz Sessions mic. 

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours withDeborah Evans has some superb ballads , starting out with Art Pepper and Ballad Of A Sad Young Man, some Herbie Hancock with Summertime, Keith Jarrett and I’m Old Fashioned, then a touch of Ceberano and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has What’ll I Do from Charlie Haden and Brad Mehldau, and a Mehldau duet with Chris Thile and a track called Daughter of Eve. Some Coleman Hawkins with Roy Eldridge, and a bit of Branford Marsalis.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will focus on big bands: the sounds of a dozen or more musicians working together, in making a big collective sound. Listen up for some of the early swing bands, some later bands, some little big bands & some with whole orchestras.

For the week from 2nd November

This evening Wednesday at 7pm, Jazz Planet with Xavier Bichon has a touch of Tord Gustavsen with The Circle, Nelda Swiggett and Chill, Lauren Henderson and Deseo, and Martin Taylor with Nuages, Spirit of Django.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse welcomes the return of Chris Wetherall after travel and health adventures, with more anecdotes from the world of FineJazz. Yes, anything from J to Z, with a good smattering of jazz from be-bop to contemporary.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps will open with Ray Brown and Cedar Walton and Slippery, followed by a touch of Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and Tony Bennet. Listen out for Ella and Oscar and There’s A Lull In My Life, before wrapping out with Judy Bailey’s Fat Lady Waltz.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale brings you the Jazz-On-Wednesdays feature from the Sam Evans Ensemble, The Tabla Project, integrating the tabla into a wider Australian musical culture. Album performers to listen out for apart from Evans include pianist Luke Howard, singer Ria Soemardjo & slide guitarist Debasis Chakroborty. Also listen for the ‘ney’ (a Middle Eastern flute) from Esfandiar Shahmir in Listening to Trees.

For the week from 26th Oct

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell is songs of the body, from the Jack Teagarden’s Body and Soul, Billie Holiday’s You Go to My Head, and Django Reinhart’s Them There Eyes. Right through to Paulo Conte’s Happy Feet. And so to Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong with the final word, Now You Has Jazz.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, American pianist Dan Tepfer. Tepfer has the pioneering skill of programming a Yamaha Disklavier to respond to the music he improvises at the piano. Meanwhile, another computer program turns the music into animated visual art projected onto the domed ceiling of a Planetarium. Listen to this adventurous, avant garde pianist Dan Tepfar.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac brings you an afternoon with Billie Holiday and Lady Day Sings with The Prez. What A Little Moonlight Can Do and Foolin’ Myself, He’s Funny That Way, and All Of Me.

Monday at noonSwing Session with John Buchanan will again bring you the magic of swing, that amazing post-depression pre-war era when music emerged from the radio station and onto the dance floor. Technically, it is a 30 msec delay on the upbeat. But boyo, does it make you want to move. And not just tap your toes!!

Tuesday at 1pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans will again bring you an audio gig guide of musicians playing about Sydney town over the coming week.  Listen live or listen anytime to Deborah and plan your jazz outings for the week.

For the week from 19th Oct

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley launches off with the classic Bacharach and David What The World Needs Now, with a jazz rendition from Stacey Kent. And then onto to his feature track, the Lennon/McCartney classic Blackbird by Ernie Watts

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Sue Jowell will as eclectic as ever. From Brubeck to Bennett, Lester Young to Lena Horne,  with some  Ink Spots added to the mix.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be focussing on women composers. There will be songs from Sarah McKenzie, Gian Slater, and Tamara Kuldin, as well as by Una Mae Carlisle and Dorothy Donegan.  The highlight will be Clip Joint from Lil Hardin Armstrong.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes has a special feature on the music of Mary Lou Williams, starting out with her own tune Night Life, and then moving on with tracks by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Dizzie Gillespie, wrapping out with Waltz Boogie from the Virginnia Mayhew Quartet.

For the week from 12th October

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts out with Opus One from the Mills Brothers, wanders into the Rose Room from George Wettlings, and a Rosetta from Henry ‘Red’ Allens Allstars. There’s the Heebie Jeebies from the Puppini Sisters and They All Laughed from Oscar Peterson, finishing with some Cleo Lane and Diana Krall

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew highlights Andrew Robertson’s Jazz Today and Tomorrow. Robertson not only brings to stage his big band of established musicians, but also his big band of young emergent musicians from the Conservatorium campus. Also, listen out for Ben Phipps’ Strands and their new recordings.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Jeannie McInnes has a rendezvous with Peggy Lee. There’s Stormy WeatherI Don’t Know Enough About You, and It’s A Good Day. And also Nikki Parrot with Why Don’t You Do Right, rounding out with two pieces of Beethoven, Pathetique Sonata #1 from the Klazz Brothers and Elise Variations from Hugh Ledigo.

Monday at 7pmJazz Pulse welcomes Xavier Bichon, until Chris Wetherall returns at the end of October from his travels. In the Pulse tradition, everything from [J] to [Z], Xavier will have a bit of Bill Evans Trio, Keith Jarratt’s Sleepin’ Bee, Stefon Haaris & Blackout with Chasin’ Kendall, and Kenny Burrell with Midnight Blues.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will have pianist Francois Couturier and cellist Anja Lechner with Federico Mompou’s Cancion Y Danza. Listen out for reed player John Surman with Whistman’s Wood, off his album Saltash Bells. And the feature album Be Am from Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft.

For the week from 5th October

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Ingrid James performing the Billy Joel number The Stranger. But there is also Van Morrison’s Moondance, reset by Joshua and Paul Meader, and Willie Nelson’s Crazy, jazzified by Roberta Gamberini.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest Tiffany Austin. Tiffany is an outstanding young jazz singer, re-imagining the jazz vocal tradition and finding new pathways. After a few years of working as an R&B singer in Tokyo, she received a scholarship to Berkeley Law School, but continued performing during and after graduation. She’ll be talking about her latest album Unbroken and her gigs this week at Foundry 616.

Saturday at noonUrban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will be about ska, a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 50s and the precursor to reggae. It combines Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz, and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line. Be amazed and relaxed. So laid back.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac is from Jelly Roll to Preservation Hall. Yes, Jelly Roll Morton, Ben Bernie, Artie Shaw, Wilber’s Wildcats, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, finishing out with Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is all twos. So many tracks with two in the title!! And so good. From Two of a Kind, Cocktails for Two is followed by Casserole For Two. But then there’s Takes Two To Tango from Shelly Scown, and Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer from Ella Fitzgerald.

The week from 28th September

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts by reflecting the weather, with George Shearing’s September in the Rain. There’ll be Wynton Marsalis’s Bourbon Street Parade, Lena Horne with Eagle and Me, rounding out with the Puppini Sisters and Berlin’s Sisters.

Friday at 7pmFriday Jazz Session withHeath Auchinache has a treat. A focus on trios, based around the new album, View With A Room, from American visionary jazz guitarist, Julian Lage.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours withEddie Bernasconi will keep you entertained and relaxed. Kicking off with Y’Outta Praise Him from Robert Glasper, drifting through Have You Met Miss Junes from ChetBaker, on past Ambrose Akinmusire’s The Beauty of Dissolving Portraits, and Corea’s Crystal Silence from Denise Danatelli.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Ramsay McInnes has with him a special guest programmer, Aussie expat Saan Arthur. Saan was a former sound engineer at the Royal Albert Hall and at the renowned Ronnie Scotts. Listen in for a eclectic mix of jazz.

The week from 21st September

Wednesday (21st) at 7pm, PlanetJazz with Xavier Bichon has the Jazz On Wednesday feature artist, Antonio Mazzei. You will also hear C’est Si Bon from Thomas Dutronic, Iggy Pop and Diana Krall, winding out with Dave Brubeck’s The Duke from the Bill Charlap Trio.

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Michael Brecker playing Midnight Mood off his album Nearness Of You. And listen out for Linda Oh with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers tune Soul To Squeeze.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac is a nod to traditional gospel jazz, the role of hymn tunes and spirituals in early traditional jazz, with Bunk Johnson, and a touch of Louis Armstrong, and George Lewis, and Sister Lottie Peavey.

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is all about midnight. Yes, it is a midday program! There is four tunes called Midnight Blue, by Rudy Smith, by Viola McCoy, by Bunk Johnson, and by Count Bassie. All quite different. The Midnight In Moscow, in Paris, and In The Air. And wrapping out with Caught At Midnight.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the album from Unwind called Orange, with tracks Miracle and Mendoza. Listen out for the Joel Lyssarides Trio with Chimera, and Kratissa Ti Zoi Mou from Charles Lloyd and Maria Farantouri.

From the week of 14th September

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Billy Cobham performing The Meters’ Cissy Strutt. And there is Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi from Monty Alexander.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest Hilary Geddes, a Sydney-based guitarist, improviser and composer. In 2018, Hilary graduated from the Sydney Con with First Class Honours. She received the 2019 Jann Rutherford Memorial Award, and the inaugural 2021 ABC Jazz Scholarship. She released her debut jazz album, Parkside (ABC Jazz) in 2021.

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew brings new young amazing jazz musicians. Listen out for Kate Wadey, Damon Poppleton, Lillian Albazi, and some serious roving street bands, the343 Brass Band and Phat Brass.

Monday at 7pmJazz Pulse continues to bring Chris Wetherall from our recent archives. This week, there is Art Pepper and Bjork, Gerry Mulligan and Bill Evans, finishing out with Fats Waller’s Your Feet’s Too Big.

Tuesday at 1pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you eclectic highlights of the coming week’s jazz about Sydney. Who’s playing where! An audio gigging guide.

From the week of 7th September

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell is so sweet. From Flight of the Bumble Bee with Harry James, a touch of Sugar with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, and Sugartown with Nancy Sinatra. And then there are the birds, with Putney Dandridge and A Little Bird, and Lena Horna with Cuckoo In The Clock

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz withDave Mac is about Len Barnard and the Melbourne Style.  Listen out for some of the best recordings of Australian trad jazz, with a focus on Barnard’s Famous Jazz Band’s album Naked Dance, with some tracks from his best-selling Dixieland And All That Jazz.

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours withDeborah Evans focuses on jazz ballads and standards. Starting out with God Bless The Child from Paul Grabowsky, and Stranger In Paradise from Wes Montgomery, the program rounds out with Vince Jones and I Get Along Without You Very Well, and Joe Chindamo and I Fall In Love Too Easily.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo is on a trans-continental journey with Art Blakey in Kenya, Elly Hoyt takes us to New Orleans, Galapagos Duck takes us to Mexico, and Benny Goodman takes us to the Ganges, with a few Aussie destinations as well. 

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat withLloyd Capps has the stars. Yes, Star Eyes from Chet Baker, Herbie Hancock with And What If I Don’t, Diana Krall with Only Trust Your Heart, finishing with Dave Brubeck and In Your Own Sweet Way.

From the week of 31st August

Wednesday at 7pmPlanet Jazz with Xavier Bichon brings you the Jazz-On-Wednesday feature album from Fergus McCreadie, Forest Floor, as well as Neon Light from Linda Fredriksson.

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Never Can Say Goodbye, given a jazz treatment by Joey DeFrancesco, as well as Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, from Brad Mehldau.

Friday at 7pmFriday Jazz Session with Heath Auchinachie has a focus on Live At The Vanguard, from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, to Dayna Stephens and the Christian McBride Trio.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Ramsay McInneswill be focussing on Joey DeFrancesco. An outstanding musician who started with Miles Davis in 1988, and died last week. This is a celebration of trumpet, sax, singing and the organ.

Tuesday at 1pmJazz About Town with Deborah Evans brings you music from musicians playing about Sydney town in the coming week. This week, listen out for Mark Ginsberg, Eric Alexander, and Peter MacDonough.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Jazz-On-Wednesday album, Groove du jour from the Yes Trio, as well as the Carlos Vega Quintet with Serenata For Bella, and Doug de Vries with Elegy For Rita.

For the week from 24th August

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a curious focus. What a contrast between Peggy Lee’s He’s a Tramp, to Dave Brubeck’s Some Day My Prince Will Come. But then Nancy Wilson is Getting To Know You, and then Steve Tyrell’s You’ve Got Friend In Me

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest, guitarist Tyler Cooney, previewing tracks from his new release.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac is about A Wee Nip of Scottish Jazz. It is the Clyde Valley Stompers with tracks from their Collection from 1956-1961. And then the Archie Semple Trio.

Monday at noonSwing Sessions with John Buchanan has some Bunny Berigan, and a touch of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Orchestra. 

Tuesday at noonJazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is a tribute to Australiana. Listen out for the emu, echidna, wombat, goanna, kookaburra and other locals. 

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has a blue theme. From Oliver Jones’ Simple Blues, and Chick Corea’s Light Blue, to Thad Jones’ Blue Room, visiting Clifford Brown’s Portrait of Jenny.

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For the week from 17th August

Thursday at 7pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley has a delightful new look at some pop favourites. With Beatles’ tracks Yesterday, Imagine and Norwegian Wood being re-imagined by Shirley Horn, Dena Derose and Patricia Barber. Then there’s Prince’s How Come Your Don’t Call Me Anymore, performed by Joshua Redman. And Sandy Evans’ Ode to an Auto Rickshaw from Compass.

Saturday at noon, the Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings has a little bit of sweet retro, with Sydney Bechet and Ray Charles. But listen out for some tracks from Australian pianist and composer Pugsley Buzzard (aka Pugsley Buzzard Wateringcan).

Sunday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Jeannie McInnes brings a good dose of Australia to our late night slot. Apart from featuring Kate Wadey’s new release Forever Like This, there is a bit of Don Burrows with The Flintstones Theme, and a touch of the Dudley Moore Trio. But listen out for Mission ImpossibleDragnet and Ironside.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall (from our recent archive while Chris recharges with good health). There will be Andrea Keller and Artemis, but also John Scurry’s Reverse Swing with At The End Of The Story.

Monday at 10pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be featuring the music of Harold Arlen, famed for the songs of The Wizard of Oz, and a whole lot more. And there will be some Judy Garland, Norah Jones, Emma Pask and Madeleine Peyroux.

For the week from 10th August

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon traverses great jazz from Softly As In A Morning Sunrise by Kevin Baron and Regina Carter, throughAaron Golberg’s Yoyo, to C’est Claire from Yes! Trio.

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a touch of the crazies, with Crazy Words, Crazy Tunes from Irving Aaronson and Crazy Rhythms from Coleman Hawkins, and a touch of Frim Fram Sauce by Diana Krall and Lional Hampton’s Wizzin’ The Wizz.

Saturday at 7pmEmergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will highlight recent work from Zela Margossian and Ellen Kirkwood, both playing with young musicians, and both with gigs in the next week.

Tuesday at 7pmThe Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps There is Juicy Lucy from Phineas Newborn Trio, Since I Fell For You from The Idea Of North, and the classic Begin The Beguine from Stanley Turrentine.

Wednesday at noonJazz Sketches with Robert Vale will present the Jazz On Wednesdays album of the week by Joseph Tawadros, Concerto of the Greater Sea, that is strangely not a concerto. Listen out for the Omar Sosa Trio’s Oni Yalorde.

Remember, listen out for Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans (Tuesdays at 1pm) for the jazz you will hear about town over the following weeks

For the week from 3rd August

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature the Nick Haywood Quartet playing Jukka Perko’s Tahdon, as well as Bach’s Prelude in C by Gary Daley and Paul Cutlan.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest Australian jazz drummer and electronic composer, Laurence Pike. Listen in on the his musical influences and his music.

Friday at 7:00pm, Friday Jazz Session, farewells Alex Siegers for a few months whilst returning to campus, and welcomes back Heath Auchinache. There’s Mammal Hands, Michael Brecker and George Benson.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac features rare records that are fit for moldy figs. Listen out for the Friars Society Orchestra and the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has songs from her childhood. Listen out for Johnny Mathis’ Misty and Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto‘s The Telephone Song. And a few Kevin Mahogany tracks.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes is about introductions. Yes, musicians introducing their music and their musicians, with the twists of enthusiasm that bring clarity and humour.

For the week from 27th July

Thursday at noon,  Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell has a couple of stories to tell. There is shoes. Yes, Fats Waller with Your Socks Don’t Match and Your Feet’s Too Big. And Toby Bennett with Shine Your Shoes, and Cleo Lane with High Heel Sneekers. And then there is birds, about ornithology, blackbirds, skylarks and canaries.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita HutchingsListen out for Slovak-American trumpeter, Laco Deczi, who is also a painter. And a swag of funky jazz. Yes, all laid back.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with guest presenter Jeannie McInnes has tunes true to the era but recorded more recently. There will be lots of singing, Helen Ward, Ivie Anderson, Anita O’Day, Kay Star, Lena Horne, and more. Oh, and few men, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Eckstine, and Walter Brown.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps flies off with Sonny Rollins and The Way You Look Tonight, Diana Krall and The Look Of Love. And then Chet Baker’s Tangerine, and Mr Jelly Roll from Tosjhiko Akiyoshi.

For the week from 20th July

Wednesday at 7:0pm (this evening), Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will have a bit of Avishai Cohen off Shifting Sands, Joshua Redman with Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade off Disco Ears, and Will Vinson off Trio Grande.

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature the Bacharach/ David tune This Guy’s In Love With You from The Bad Plus. And there’s a touch of Madeleine Peyrouxx sing Joni Mitchell, and Daniel Motto playing Paul Simon.

Friday at 7:00pm, Jazz Sessions with Alex Siegers won’t be cold, although the songs are. Winter WeatherWintersetWinter Tale, and Summer Wishes & Winter Dreams. There’s Paul Desmond playing Wintersong, and Helen Merrill singing Winter of My Discontent.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will feature Australian Dixieland, with the Graeme Bell All Stars, and the Sydney-Zentih Jazz Band

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be wintering with Janet Siedel and Tom Baker and Baby It’s Cold Outside. Billy Holiday has  Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, and Cliff Edwards on his ukulele with What A Night For Spoonin.

And don’t forget Jazz About Town with Deborah Evans on Tuesday at 1:00pm. An eclectic roundup of jazz musicians playing around Sydney over the coming weeks. Listen live, or listen back on-demand.

For the week from 13th July

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest saxophonist Andrew Roberston with his album, Our Man in Moss Vale, with a touch of Stan Getz and Dan Barnett.

Saturday at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew continues to bring you new young jazz talent. Listen out for the Sutherland/Hamliton quartet, Emma Stephenson and Fine Music Weatherley Scholar Kate Wadey, all with gigs coming up.

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours has Jeannie McInnes joining the late-night crew. She has a bundle of Count Basie with different performers, including Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Rushing, Earl Warren, Helen Humes, Ella Fitzgerald, and more. But then there’s Ockeration from The Music Maker All Stars.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has Something To Live For from Carmen McRae. Then there’s a Caravan with Nat King Cole and Juan Tizol, rounding out with Keith Jarrett playing Round Midnight.

For the week commencing 6th July

Thursday at noonJazz After Noon with Sue Jowell. There’s A Sittin’ and a Rockin’, and a Lambert Walk, and there’s some Birdsong, and Skylark, as well as Robbin’s Nest, and Cuckoo In The Clock.

Friday at 7:00pmFriday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers has a seriously Australian theme, recognising NAIDOC week. Archie Roach, Wilma Reading, Jessica Mauboy, Christine Anu, as well as Yulugi.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac will bring you Some Right Royal Jazz, kicking off with The Duke, a touch of Kenny Bull and Graeme Bell, and back to The Duke.

Sunday at 10:00pmJazz After Hours with Deborah Evans. How about Mike Nock playing Variations on Pachelbel’s Cannon? And then there’s Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt playing Black from Black, Brown from Beige. And then Emma Pask.

Monday at 10:00pmJazz After Hours with Gail Monjo with some Charles McPherson, Hubert Laws, Charles Mingus, and a few tracks from Antonio Carlos Jobim. The highlight of the night might be Waters Of March.

For the week commencing Wed 22nd June

Thursday at 7:00pmThe New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Jack De Johnette playing Joe Henderson’s If. Also listen out for Radio String Quartet Vienna playing Radiohead’s Nice Dream.

Friday at noonA Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have bassist Michael Galeazzi. Michael has a PhD in Performance, an ARIA award-winner, and an APRA nominated artist and composer. Listen as Barry and Michael discuss the origins and influences of his music, and his band The Java Quartet.

Friday at 7:00pmFriday JazzSession with Alex Siegers is a special on Irving Berlin. From Alexander’s Ragtime Band and Puttin’ On The Ritz, to I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket. From Sonny Rollins, Nat King Cole and Bernie McGann, to Cecile McLorin Salvant, Ella Fitzgerald and Kate Wadey.

Sunday at noonClassic Jazz with Dave Mac brings you Sidney Bechet Jams With Tommy Ladnier, featuring their performances with the Noble Sissle Orchestra and the New Orleans Feetwarmers in the early thirties. It also stars a very young Lena Horne plus Omer Simeon and Mugsy Spanier.

Monday at 10:00pmJazz after Hours with Gail Monjo.  Listen out for Molly Johnson and Sandy White. But hang in there for All I Do Is Dream Of You from Michael Buble.

For the week commencing Wed 15th June

Thursday 16 June at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell.  Enjoy your noontime coffee with Frank Sinatra’s Coffee Song, Carmen McRae’s Coffee Time, and Manhattan Transfer’s Java Jive. Wind out with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra playing Fats Waller’s Ain’t Misbehavin, and Call Me A Taxi from Four of the Bob Cats.

Friday 17 June at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has studio guest, pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky. Born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Melbourne, Grabowsky began piano at five. And then an astounding jazz career, winning two AIR awards, five APRA awards, seven ARIA awards, and three Australian Jazz Bell awards. And a discography as long as your arm.

Saturday 18 June at 7pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will play the South Coast Big Band, Shattered Circuits with their new album Hike and Sophie Min.  Listen out for FineMusic Jazz Artist-in-Residence Anoesis, and recent FineMusic Weatherley Jazz Scholar Kate Wadey. Dedicated to young Australian musicians.

Sunday 19 June at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will have a Latin feel, and will feature Emma Pask after her fabulous gig at SIMA’s Orange Winter JazzFest.

Monday 20 June at 7pm, Jazz Pulse will have Chris Wetherall returning to live in the studio.  Welcome back. Listen out for amazing anecdotes and jazz from J to Z, with everything in between.

For the week commencing Wed 8th June

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Kurt Elling with Carole King’s So Far Away. Hang about for Wayne Krantz with Ice Cube’s Check Yo Self.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings focuses on the musicians playing at the SIMA JamOrange Orange Winter JazzFest over the June long-weekend. Listen out for a favourite Vince Jones with Five O’Clock In The Morning.
There’s Matt McMahon and Emma Pask, Zela Margossian and Freedman Jazz Scholar Hilary Geddes, The Catholics and Ray Beadle. And FineMusic’s Weatherley Scholar Kate Wadey with East of the Sun.

Monday at noon, Swing Sessions with John Buchanan will celebrate the life and music of Bob Barnard. Listen out for John’s personal memories of Bob as they shared many a stage and festival.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will start of a series on the ways an album playlist is develolped, kicking off with Stan Kenton’s 1947 album. This was originally released as four 78rpm discs, but re-ordered when re-released as a 12” LP.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps is quite a charmer. Listen out for I’m All For You from Joe Lovano, and Minor Mystery from Barney Kessel. But stay on for But Beautiful from Freddie Hubbard and Shirley Horn’s Our Love Is Here To Stay.

For the week commencing Wed 18th May

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley.  Listen out for Stevie Wonder’s As, by John Pittman, and Chris Cornell’s Outshined, by Nick Mancini.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will feature musicians playing at the SIMA Orange Winter JazzFest, coming up on June 10th-12th for which FineMusic are broadcast partners.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall, and a dip into our recent archives. From The Very Tall Band album comes Oscar Peterson with JA DA. And Duke Ellington with Diminuendo and Cres in Blue. Oh, and Vanessa Perica with Scar for Charlie.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will feature the songs from Porgy and Bess. Ella and Louis, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Kurt Elling. Listen out for Simon Rattle conducting with the killer song There’s A Boat That’s Leaving Soon For New York.

For the week commencing Wed 11th May

Wednesday at 7:00pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon.  Listen out for the Anton Delecca Quartet playing Cycling, and George Shearing playing Mambo In Chimes.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will feature studio guest Lachy Hamilton, a Sydney-based saxophonist who released his debut album Alchemy in 2019. He has recently been playing with Jahl Hehsi, all young extraordinary Sydney musicians.  They will be playing at the upcoming Orange Winter JazzFest.

Saturday at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will have an exclusive preview of Modes of Appreciation’s new single Sutekh’s Storm. Listen out for the Michael Brady Trio with Don’t Use Their Names and Lachy Hamilton’s TriTroppy with Dawn; Waste Not.

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Eddie Bernasconi.  Listen out for saxophonists Alex Hitchcock and Joel Frahm. Listen; engage; relax.

From the week after May 4th

Thursday at noon,  Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell. Oh, life is so sweet, and Sue brings you songs about birds and bees.  Yes, there is Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, but not as you’ve heard before. Django playing My Sweet. The Mills Brothers playing Sweeter Than Sugar. All along to Nancy Sinatra’s I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Heath Auchinache. Tonight, welcome to our new FineJazz presenter, with Sammy Davis Jr and Carmen McRae playing Happy To Make Your Acquaintance. Then there is Archie Sheep and the Yardbird Suite. The feature album is Journey To The Mountain of Forever, with Binker and Moses. And that is followed by Chick Corea’s What Game Shall We Play Tonight.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans has a Mother’s Day tribute. Listen out for Cole Porter. There will be Ingrid James, Keith Jarrett, Ella, James Morrison, Brian Ferry, and Miles Davis, to name but a few.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo has more of Cole Porter, from Jamie Cullum, Gregg Arthur, Tamara Kuldin and Paul Kelly, and a bag load of killer versions.  A highlight is Bobby Short singing I Happen To Like New York.

The week from April 27th

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon. Listen out for Triosence with Paolo Fresu, Nick Hempton playing I’m A Fool To Want You,and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio with the Doors’ Rider In The Storm.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will feature a celebration of International Jazz Day with plenty of exuberant jazz.  Listen out for an energetic Watermelon Man.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will feature the sounds of Harlem Stride Piano, and New York jazz, with James Johnson, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and the Duke and the Count

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps has a love theme, Love for Sale from Cannonball Aderley, Deep as Love from Tord Gustavsen Trio, and Kurt Elling with The Very Thought of You.

The week from April 20th

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell is a matter of pairs. There’s Boogie Woogie from Tommy Dorsey and from Bette Midler, and Tuxedo Junction from Glenn Miller and from Manhattan Transfer. And a touch of Mel Tormé with Do Do Do, Louis Armstrong with La Vie en Rose, and Cleo Laine with Play It Again Sam.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan will have studio guest Andy Fiddess. Starting music at 11 with the cornet, he has become a successful composer, trumpeter, and band leader.

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will have have an all Oz program. Listen out for Don Burrows with a young James Morrison, then some more Morrisons (James and John), with a strand of Jacki Cooper and Kerri Biddell.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes will continue Jeannie’s adventure in time. Yes, it is back to recordings of 2011, but picking up some trad, classic and swing era styles.  New is old again.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Jazz On Wednesdays special, ARIA-nominated Australian pianist Nat Bartsch and her album Hope.

The Week from April 13th

Thursday at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Brad Mehldau and the Lennon/ McCartney song And I Love Her.  Listen out for Jami Templeton performing Tom Petty’s Room At The Top.

Saturday at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew will air a teaser track from States of Chaos new album 3, and profile a Dream Gig with sax playing Lachy Hamilton, Arthur Washington (guitar), Sam Dobson (bass), and Abby Constable (drums).

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz after Hours

with Deborah Evans has some staggeringly good Aussie jazz: John Harkins; James Morrison; Joe Chindamo; Paul Grabowsky; Sarah McKenzie; and Vince Jones.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps will kick off with Hank Mobley, a touch of Clifford Brown, Just In Time from Nina Simone, John Coltrane’s Mr PC, and Keith Jarrett with Where Can I Go?

The Week from April 6th

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will continue the Jazz-On-Wednesdays feature album The Whistle Blower from Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble.

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts out with Turkish Delight from Cleo Laine. Listen out for Dizzy Gillespie’s She’s Funny That Way, and Idea of North’s Smile.

Saturday at noon, Urban Jazz Lounge with Leita Hutchings will be playing a little from jazz guitar maestro and 10 Grammy award winner George Benson before his gigs next week and his tour to the Blues Fest and Melbourne.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall will lose some of that gentle Monday evening sombre touch with some serious but delightful chuckle-jazz! 

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo will be featuring some Ray Brown Trio tracks, also a blast from my 80’s past with some Donald Fagan.

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale will feature the Jazz-On-Wednesdays album Indigo from Jean-Marc Foltz and Stephan Oliva.

Week from March 30th

Friday at 7:00pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers celebrates Latin jazz and the Bosa Nova.  Astrud Gilberto was the Girl From Ipanema, and has a playlist of exciting music.  From Rogers and Hammerstein’s It Might As Well Be Spring, Ellington’s Caravan, Jobim’s Corcovado, all part of a Brazilian Tapestry by Deoato.

Sunday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Sue Jowell starts off with Ella Fitzgerald’s April in Paris.  Oh wouldn’t that be nice! Even Eva Cassidy’s Autumn in New York. There’s a touch of Sinatra, and Simone, even Feliciano.

Wednesday at noon and at 7:00pm, Jazz On Wednesday with Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale (noon) and Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon(7:00pm) will feature Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, with their album The Whistle Blower.

Week from March 23rd

Thursday 24th at 7:00pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley features Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You, taken into a jazz idiom by multi-award winning Australian trumpeter Eugene Ball.

Saturday 26th at 7:00pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew presents tracks from Con jazz campus pianist Jordan Chung and his Quartet, and from Con graduates the Harry Sutherland/ Lachy Hamilton band (piano and sax) with Jacques Emery on bass and Alexander Inman-Hislpop on drums.

Sunday at 10:0pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans brings a bundle of magic. Listen out for Brian Ferry, Jamie Cullen, KD Lang, Art Pepper and Ian Cooper.

Monday at 7:00pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall will continue the exploration of what Paul Desmond did with the rest of his life, after Dave Brubeck Quartet, and the magnificent collaboration of Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller.

Monday at 10:00pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo.  Gail has rediscovered the jazz of Mel Torme, in concert with George Shearing, and with Cleo Liane. And there is a few surprises from Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan.

Tuesday at 7:00pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Caps, brings the Charlie Haden Quartet West with Nice Eyes, Thelonious Monk’s Well You Needn’t, and a touch of Blossom Dearie Just In Time.

Week from March 16th

Wednesday at noon, Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale and at 7:00pm Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon will feature the new album from the Norwegian Mathias Eick Ensemble When We Leave, described by the New York Times as radiating a “pristine yet penetrating tone.”

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell starts of acknowledging our weird weather.  From the Sunny Side of The Street, with some Ice Cream, a dose of Stormy Weather, followed by Come Rain or Come Shine, and some Singing in the Rain.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers celebrates the birthday of Nat King Cole, from Straighten Up And Fly Right, to April In Paris and some duets with Billy May.  Happy birthday Nat!

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac is all about the Harlem Stride Piano & New York Jazz.

Week from Feb 23rd

Wednesday at 7pm, Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon has some fascinating pieces, including Egyptian Fantasy from Vincent Peirani, and Satie’s 1iere Gymnopedie by Enrico Pieranunzi.

Thursday at 7pm, The New Jazz Standard with Frank Presley will feature Frampton’s Body Blues by Bernie McGann.

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Sessions with Alex Siegers has Paul Desmond’s Take Five by Al Jarreau, and Spain by Chick Corea.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall. There’ll be a couple of new Oz releases from Anton Delecca 5, and from the Nock/ Stuart/ Wilson/ Zwartz band.

Tuesday at 7pm, The Jazz Beat with Lloyd Capps. Listen out for Blues On The Corner by McCoy Tyner and Let’s Eat Home fromDave Frishberg.

Week from Feb 16th

Thursday at noon, Jazz After Noon with Sue Jowell brings you some pure magic. Snug As A Bug In A Rug from Matty Malneck starts us off, a touch of Buddy Rich with I’ll Never Be The Same Again, Cleo Lane with What’ll I Do, wrapping up with Louis Armstrong and The Song Is Ended.

Friday at noon, A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan has study guest Zela Margossian, talking about her music and its influences, her new album and her gig in SIMA’s Summer festival. Listen in for details of give-away tickets for FineMusic subscribers.

Tuesday at noon, Jazz Rhythm with Jeannie McInnes.  Jeannie is continuing her discovery of classic, swing and post-war styled jazz, all recorded afresh in 2017. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Geoff Power’s Great Gatsby Orch, and singers Jazzmeia Horn, Gregory Porter. A wide spectrum of jazz from recent times!

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Week of Feb 9th

Friday at 7pm, Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers brings you good times. Something Good by Michelle Nicole, and Have A Good Time from ‘Sweets’ Edison, a touch of Feeling Good from Nina Simone, to Goody Goody from Peggy Lee.

Saturday at 7pm, Emergent Jazz with Keith Pettigrew brings you young, local Australian jazz.  Listen out for the Ben Lerner Quartet, superb saxophonist Tessie Overmyer in her trio, Delay 45 with TomAvgenicos, and Hekka with Novak Manjlovic.

Sunday at noon, Classic Jazz with Dave Mac will feature love songs of the classic jazz era (20s and 30s) sung by Alberta Hunter, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald & Fats Waller amongst others.

Sunday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Deborah Evans will feature Amanda Suwondo’s album Revisit, and some some great Australian jazz singers: KerrIe Biddell, Kate Ceberano, Sarah McKenzie and Ingrid James.

Monday at 7pm, Jazz Pulse with Chris Wetherall will cover two local phenomena with Mike Nock’s New York band and the end of the mighty Freeboppers.

Monday at 10pm, Jazz After Hours with Gail Monjo. This week’s Louis Armstrong track is You Go To My Head. Listen out for Tony Bennet with Angel Eyes, Abbey Lincoln with Bird Alone, and best of all Grace Knight singing Am I Blue.

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