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Al Foster In Concert20180505

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With Al Foster in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Beats & Pieces Big Band In Concert20180609

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With Beats and Pieces Big Band in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Julian Joseph presents the high energy Beats and Pieces Big Band in concert. A big band for the 21st century, the Manchester-based group's use of electronics sets their sound apart from that of the traditional big band. They are led by composer and musical director, Ben Cottrell.

Plus, pianist Ivo Neame shares some of the music that has inspired him over the years including pieces from Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Eddie Henderson in concert from Birmingham20180512

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With Eddie Henderson in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

Julian Joseph is onstage from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to present a concert with trumpet great Eddie Henderson and his quartet. Henderson first got worldwide recognition for his part in Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi group in the early '70s. Since then he has played with huge array of the greatest names in Jazz including Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Barron and many more. He is joined by a quartet made up of long time collaborators; fellow New Yorker Bruce Barth on piano, Arnie Somogyi on bass and Stephen Keogh on drums.

In conversation with Julian Joseph, Henderson talks about how Louis Armstrong gave him his first ever trumpet lesson and Miles Davis' memorable reaction when he told him he didn't play 'correct'.

Produced by Miranda Hinkley and Russell Finch for Somethin' Else.

Harald Lassen In Concert20180623

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With saxophonist Harald Lassen in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Jumoké Fashola presents a concert from young Norwegian saxophonist Harald Lassen. Plus, American tenor sax player Kamasi Washington shares some of the musical moments that have influenced the making of his new album, Heaven and Earth, from Coltrane to the hip hop producers of LA.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Highlights From Biggest Weekend Festival20180602

Celebrating the best in jazz. With highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend festival.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Kevin Le Gendre presents highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend festival where acts include Manchester-based piano trio GoGo Penguin, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and Jamie Cullum.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Jean Toussaint All Star Sextet In Session20180630

The Jean Toussaint All Star Sextet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet.

A former member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the saxophonist moved to London over 30 years ago where he has been a key player on the UK jazz scene ever since. He'll be performing tracks from his new album Brother Raymond.

Plus, Bahraini-British trumpeter Yazz Ahmed shares some of the musical influences which have inspired her own music making including her trumpet idol Kenny Wheeler and the oud sounds of the Middle East.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet in Session20180630

The Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet.

A former member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the saxophonist moved to London over 30 years ago where he has been a key player on the UK jazz scene ever since. He'll be performing tracks from his new album Brother Raymond.

Plus, Bahraini-British trumpeter Yazz Ahmed shares some of the musical influences which have inspired her own music making including her trumpet idol Kenny Wheeler and the oud sounds of the Middle East.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Kamasi Washington20180623
Lewis Wright And Kit Downes In Session20180526

Celebrating the best in jazz. Featuring Lewis Wright and Kit Downes in session as a duo.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Julian Joseph presents vibraphonist Lewis Wright and pianist Kit Downes in session as a duo playing music from Lewis's new Duets album.

Plus, bassist Linda May Han Oh shares some of the musical moments that have influenced her own playing over the years.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman.

Marcus Miller20180714

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With bassist Marcus Miller.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Bass guitar icon Marcus Miller reminisces about his first day in the studio with Miles Davis and breaks down tracks that have inspired him over the years - including music by pianist Herbie Hancock and the godfather of slap bass, Larry Graham.

Plus, celebrated Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski in concert and new music from saxophonist Charles Lloyd.

Presented by Kevin Le Gendre and produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Tigran Hamasyan In Session20180616

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Kevin Le Gendre presents pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session playing solo piano pieces from his latest release "For Gyumri".

Tigran's genre blending compositions take inspiration from the folk music of his native Armenia as well as from the American jazz tradition which he started studying aged 9.

Plus, vocalist Zara MacFarlane shares some of the musical moments which have inspired her through the years.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

Vladyslav Sendecki in concert20180519

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With pianist Vladyslav Sendecki in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Presented by Jumoké Fashola and featuring Polish pianist Vladyslav Sendecki in concert as well as guitar legend Pat Metheny sharing some of the musical moments that have shaped his own playing.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

01Sons Of Kemet In Session20180407

The best in jazz - past, present and future. Featuring Sons of Kemet in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new programme featuring the best in jazz - past, present and future. Jumoké Fashola presents UK band of the moment Sons of Kemet in session. Led by award-winning saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the band features two drummers and tuba to create a unique sound influenced by London's dancefloors.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

02Jay Phelps In Concert20180414

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Featuring Jay Phelps in concert.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Julian Joseph presents trumpeter Jay Phelps in concert with his quartet. Born in Vancouver, Phelps moved to London in his late teens and joined Tomorrow's Warriors before going on to be a founding member of Empirical. In this concert he plays music from his new album "Free As The Birds", composed following two years of travelling the world. Alongside Jay are Rick Simpson on piano, Ferg Ireland on bass and Will Glaser on drums.

03Preservation Hall Jazz Band In Session20180421

The best in jazz - past, present and future. With Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions.

This week Kevin LeGendre presents the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in session. The septet have been playing the jazz music of New Orleans since the early 1960s and are known for their collaborations with artists from genres outside of jazz, mixing tradition with the contemporary.

Produced by Miranda Hinkley for Somethin' Else.

04Dinosaur In Session20180428

Celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. With a session from Dinosaur.

The best in jazz past, present and future

A new weekly programme celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future.

Expect exclusive studio sessions and city-hopping live showcases featuring the stars of the contemporary scene, plus interviews and demos from musicians.

This week Jumoké Fashola presents a session from Dinosaur. Led by former BBC New Generation Artist Laura Jurd on trumpet, the four-piece band play new, synth-driven music ahead of the release of their latest album, Wonder Trail.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.