Radio 3 Bolsters Jazz Broadcasting

BBC Radio 3 announces adventurous Autumn jazz programme and London Jazz Fest broadcasting

Among the additions to BBC Radio 3’s programming this autumn will be a brand new series “exploring cutting-edge, adventurous jazz”. Freeness, to be presented by Derby-based vibraphone player and composer Corey Mwamba (pictured), will champion both UK and international artists pushing the bounds and surveying the manifold peripheries of jazz. It will be broadcast on Saturday nights, beginning on 2 November.

The BBC has also unveiled a number of programmes to coincide with the launch of the EFG London Jazz Festival, with Radio 3’s content including a six-hour overnight jazz takeover and a jazz collection on BBC Sounds, plus several live broadcasts from the festival itself. In addition, BBC Radio 3 has announced a special partnership with Jazz FM for the festival’s duration which will put into place a reciprocal arrangement whereby each party is able to share the other’s content.

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