Sunday, 18 September 2011

Do you listen to Jamie Cullum every week on BBC Radio 2?

On April 6th 2010, Jamie Cullum and production company Folded Wing took the reins for the Tuesday 7-8pm specialist slot on UK's most listened-to radio station BBC Radio 2. With jazz as the theme of this hour long show, Jamie has proved himself a very able and popular presenter, showcasing artists new and old from across the jazz world. Almost eighteen months on and the programme is only getting better! A clear indication of Jamie's broadcasting calibre was the invitation to co-host the hugely popular BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show for a special promotional day last June. Read about it here

With his finger on the jazz pulse, not only do we get to hear exclusive live sessions and interviews but Jamie also digs up rare BBC archive tracks, introduces brand new talent and gives us a weekly rundown of what's hot on the live scene. So much to feast our ears on, I'm amazed he can manage to squeeze it all into one hour! 

Personally, I've enjoyed exploring music I probably would not have come across on my own. The enthusiasm and love of music that Jamie has is very infectious. Hands down, my absolute favourite new introduction by Jamie so far is the voice that is Gregory Porter, though of course there are many more I've enjoyed also. What has been your favourite?

For the complete list of who Jamie has featured since the show's inception, click here
You can read my One Year review of the show here and be sure to tune in every Tuesday from 7pm online at

Do you tune in to every show or maybe just the occasional one?  Maybe you are yet to listen. If you're a regular listener, please share your your favourite bits to encourage new ones to give it a go! 

1 comment:

  1. His radio show is my highlight of the week, its so cool that it is almost at the beginning of the week, which means it helps me to smile right through the week:)

    The best bit about Jamie's broadcasts for me is that they are not only full great music but also full of personal anecdotes. He makes me feel so comfortable & I feel a kind of involved, even when he introduces new artists I have never heard of. Jamie speaks from the heart, his music choices are amazing.I love his in - depth interviews & that he always let's us know which events are taking place during the week!!!