Sunday, 6 April 2014

Celebrating 4 years of Jamie Cullum's Radio Show

Congratulations Jamie, Folded Wing and BBC Radio 2!

What another year of great jazz brought to us every Tuesday by Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2! Not only can you listen online pretty much anywhere in the world on the BBC, but the show is also now broadcast in several countries, including Canada, France, USA and most recently Japan. 

Can you remember the very first Jamie Cullum show? It was on April 6th 2010 and featured an interview with Ramsey Lewis and a live session from Polar Bear. Now four years on and Jamie has really made his mark in broadcasting. BBC Radio 2 is the most listened to radio station in the UK and the weekly show is doing a fantastic job for jazz music. It's not just for jazz aficionados! What Jamie packs into one hour makes for a refreshing diversion and is an excellent introduction to music you might not have heard before. 

This week, we got the exciting news that Jamie has just been nominated for yet another accolade - Jazz Media Award - at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2014. (He previously won Jazz Broadcaster of the Year in 2012.)

Here is a quick reminder of guests on the show in the last year:

  • We've been treated to live sessions from GoGo Penguin, Omar, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kairos 4Tet, Kit Downes Ensemble, Bonobo, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Sons of Kemet, Eska, Mulatu Astatke, Zara McFarlane and Nostalgia77
  • Jamie has chatted to Bob James, Brad Mehldau, Wayne Shorter, Owiny Sigoma Band, Norma Winstone, Ginger Baker, Ahmad Jamal, Shuggie Otis, James Torme, Cody ChesnuTT, Buika, Malcolm Catto, Natalie Williams, Stacey Kent, Tania Maria, Jacqui Dankworth and Neil Cowley 
  • For a special backstage show from Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2013, Jamie interviewed Georgie Fame and Laura Mvula
  • Then there are the gems that Jamie digs out of the BBC archives

Remember you can always catch up with the show for a week after it is aired. Just go to Jamie's page and click On demand. You can also check the playlist from every episode. Take a look at the gallery as a reminder of the shows and be sure to follow Jamie on Playlister, a brand new feature from Radio 2. 

Who would you like Jamie to get in on the show? Maybe there's a track you would love him to play. Email your ideas and feedback on the show direct to Jamie at or tweet him @jamiecullum

Who knows what Jamie and the super team at Folded Wing will dish up for year five? The only way to find out is to listen every Tuesday at 7pm on BBC Radio 2!

Please join me and other Jamie Cullum fans online this Tuesday evening, April 8th, to celebrate this 4th anniversary! Find me on Twitter @jamiecullumfans #4YearsonR2

For summaries from the previous years:





  1. I thank YOU JCF's for the auspicious link and so to cheer with Jamie and celebrate his fourth year at the BBC Radio2 hurrays and four cheers then and four kisses too from Mexico City
    X X X X
    When will You come to Mexico to perform dearest Jamie, please do
    Minerva GlzStrasse

  2. Hello Jamie I would like to congratulate YOU for your fourth anniversary on the BBC Radio2 of which I know, thanks to the JCF's cannel in YT. So, here my hurray for thee and four cheers dearest Sir. Hopefully YOU Jamie may come also to perform in my country.
    Jolly Good Day Jamie
    Love to thee and thine from Mexico City

  3. tipazmu@gmail.com6 April 2014 at 14:19

    It'd a pleasure to read about Jamie like you do!!! Amazing review. Congrats. XXXX Tere Munhoz