Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Three Years of The Jamie Cullum Show

Credit: BBC
April 6th 2013 marked the third anniversary of the Jamie Cullum Show on BBC Radio 2. 

If you have been tuning in every Tuesday, you will already know that Jamie and Folded Wing, his expert production team, have continued to put together a high quality programme of jazz from all corners of the genre and beyond. A specialist programme that continues to attract new listeners from the masses has got to be getting something right!

For confirmation that they are mixing the right formula, know that the latest figures show that a record-breaking 920,000 people are tuning in! Read more 

By now, the mantlepiece will be getting a little overcrowded as the show gets recognition in jazz and radio circles here and across the pond, including most recently:
With regular interviews from musicians new and old, Maida Vale session tracks and even a few live duets with Jamie and his guest, Jamie's own obsession with music rubs off on the listener, encouraging us to widen out as he dips into the archives to share a rare recording before giving us the very latest hot off the presses. Jamie opens a window into the world of jazz in a way that both serious jazz fans aswell as the uninitiated can enjoy the view.

Some of his guests this past year have included Dr John, Alice Russell, Mark Murphy, Melody Gardot, Dame Cleo Laine, Charlie Watts, Diana Krall, Natalie Duncan, Ramsey Lewis, Jose James, Kurt Elling. 

What were your highlights? 

He also presented the show from backstage at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, something which will be repeated again in May 2013, so don't miss that.

Congratulations and thankyou to Jamie, Folded Wing and BBC Radio 2 for another great year of jazz. Looking forward to what the next year brings!

As is our custom, please join me and other Jamie Cullum fans online for a special Party on this evening (April 9th) to celebrate 3 years of Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2! Find me on Twitter @jamiecullumfans and Facebook 

Read my previous summaries from years one and two here - 2012 and 2011.

Listen online every week at BBC Radio 2
Subscribe here to the weekly podcast and visit Jamie's Radio 2 page for photos, sound clips & playlists from every show.

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