A new six-part series in which Malcolm Laycock presents a personal and musical profile of clarinettist Benny Goodman , who perhaps defines American swing music of the big band era. The series looks at his extraordinary rise to fame, his challenging temperament and the classic recordings. 1: Swing Swing SwingProducer Roy Oakshott
A kaleidoscope of sounds from the 1979 Royal Show. featuring Charlie Chester, Roger Whittaker, The Wurzels, Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, The Yetties, Alan Randall, Sweet Substitute, and the Chris Barber Jazz Band. Johnny Morris and Percy Edwards will be there to give their own inimitable impressions - of the colourful show-ground scene. Studio presentation by Jan Leeming Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
Singer/songwriter Billy Bragg traces the history of British rock and pop back to relatively unknown jazz trumpeter Ken Colyer (1928-88), who joined the Navy specifically to reach New Orleans, from where he returned to Britain inspired by the jazz of the American Deep South. A few years later the Colyer-influenced singer Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002) released the skiffle-pop recording Rock Island Line - a big 1956 chart hit that shook up the then staid British music scene and eventually paved the way for rock and pop giants Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page and Brian May , and folk star Martin Carthy. The programme features a skiffle duet by Billy Bragg and Richard Hawley , and contributions from Pete Townshend, Martin Carthy, Donegan's son Peter, Colyer's nephew Martin, author Pete Frame, Dixieland trombonist Chris Barber, skiffle veteran Chas McDevitt, drummer Colin Bowden, trumpeter Pat Halcox and bassist Bill Huntington. Producers Elizabeth Alker and Richard Mcllroy
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A four-part celebration of the life and music of one of America's greatest composers. David Jacobs presents an anthology of memories and melodies. Part 2: 'Long about 1917 jazz'll come upon the scene Then about 1935 you'll begin to hear swing, boogie-woogie and jive
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Seamus McKee takes an arts excursion across
Northern Ireland, calling on novelist and playwright Jennifer Johnston , and Declan McGonagle , recently appointed
Director of the Irish
Museum of Modern Art.
Plus Archie Markham , writer-in-residence at the University of Ulster, Coleraine.
Mark Doherty and his friends perform jazz composed in celebration of Belfast 1991, while country and Irish groups provide evidence of a healthy 'live' music scene in Ulster.
Producers Paul Evans and Jim Sheridan
Helen Shapiro burst on to the pop scene in 1961 at the age of 14 with Don't Treat Me Like a Child.
She has matured into one of the world's most respected singers of jazz and standards.
Producer Mike Craig
Dave Gelly presents the first of six programmes on that truly British phenomenon, traditional jazz or "trad".
In the early 1960s between the first rock 'n' roll craze and the Beatles, "trad" grew into a full-blown youth cult with its own dress, dances and songs. Gelly sets the scene and plays the music while the stars tell the story of trad as they saw it from the bandstand.
This week, music and talk from Kenny Ball , Acker Bilk and Chris Barber.
An Encore Radio production
Moira Stuart celebrates the life of America's giant of music, Quincy Jones. The first of three programmes tells of his beginnings as a jazz trumpeter, through to his collaborations on the big band scene.
Producer Matthew Brown
A look at some modern big bands on the European scene. Featuring Germany's Koln and Rias big bands, the Tuxedo and Paris jazz big bands, Barbara Dennerlein , James Morrison ,
Toots Thielmans , John Williams and Stephane Grappelli with Japanese violinist Iwao Furusawa.
Last in a series in which Al
Jarreau pays tribute to jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck , whose signature 5/4-time classic Take fvvechanged the face of popularjazz in 1961. The series winds down with a look at the legacy of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and its frontman, who, now in his eighties, is still on the scene.
Saxophonist Courtney Pine returns with a new ten-part series featuring live jazz sessions, new releases and interviews with some of the key players on the scene. Producer Sarah Cropper
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Last in a series in which
Chris Barber recalls seven key years in jazz history. This finale rewinds to 1935, the year in which 52nd Street becomes the hub of New
York'sjazz scene, Billie
Holiday makes her screen debut and Benny Goodman is crowned the King of Swing.
Jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine chronicles the evolution of British black music from the 1950s to the present.
2: The Pirates - Reggae v Soul Jamaican reggae and American soul dominated
Britain's black music scene in the 1960s, and both genres influenced the next wave of musicians. With input from Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, Eddie Amoo , Mica Paris, Denis Bovell and Carroll Thompson.
Stuart Maconie celebrates the life and career of Davy Graham , the key acoustic guitarist on the 1960s British folk scene and a prime influence on talents such as Bert Jansch , Paul Simon (both of whom recorded his classic Angi), and John Renbourn , as well as Jimmy Page , Brian May and Paul Weller. His experiments combining folk. blues, jazz, Middle Eastern music and Indian raga preceded the current world-music boom by decades.
But for a long time he disappeared from view. What happened to him? Producer Trevor Dann
7/8. Musician and presenter Jools Holland spins big band, jazz and R&B favourites from his personal collection of records from the past 70 years.
Singer Simon Fowler (of Ocean Colour Scene) performs with Jools and his rhythm section.
CNew series 1/4. Russell Davies resumes his exploration of the ancient art of close-harmony singing. The first series, which aired in 2005, celebrated its many variations, including barbershop, jazz, gospel and doowop as sung by sacred, commercial, amateur and professional groups. This series features Ladysmith
Black Mambazo, UK and US jingle performers, Welsh male choirs, cathedral choristers and many other contributors to the art form.
Producer Graham Pass
7/9. Series in which the innovative saxophonist presents live jazz and new releases from the international jazz, Latin, world and underground club music scenes. Including interviews with established and upcoming jazz performers. His guest this evening is vibraphone master Roy Ayers , who also spearheaded the acid-jazz movement.
Series in which the saxophonist presents live jazz and new releases from the international jazz, world and underground club music scenes. This final edition features live music and interviews from Radiohead and George Benson at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
3/8. Series in which innovative saxophonist Courtney Pine airs new and classic recordings from the international jazz, Latin, world and electronic scenes. Plus interviews with established and up-and-coming jazz performers and tracks from Ernest Ranglin , Colin Steele , Roy Ayers and others. Tonight's guest is jazz vocalist Lizz Wright.
6/9. Series in which the innovative saxophonist presents live jazz and new releases from the international jazz, Latin, world and underground club music scenes. Including interviews with established and upcoming jazz performers. His guest this evening is pianist and composer Geri Allen.