Pop-up radio station BBC Music Jazz will return from November 10-14 for five days of broadcasting.
A collaboration between BBC Music, BBC Radio and Jazz FM, the pop-up sees commercial and public service broadcasters come together for a diverse range of jazz music. It will feature all-star presenters, and performers, archive gems, live content from BBC Radio 3’s collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival, bespoke content from BBC Radio 2, 3, 4, 6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz FM.
Last year saw the inaugural run of the temporary station, which ran for 41 hours over four days. This year’s pop-up is bigger in ambition and scale, with 96 hours of continuous content.
“As a station Radio 3 has an illustrious history of broadcasting jazz and connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture, as well as supporting new talent and broadcasting from major festivals like EFG London Jazz Festival,” said BBC Radio 3 controller Alan Davey.
“What better way to help celebrate our 70th anniversary than to come together once again with our sister BBC radio stations and Jazz FM to bring an astonishing amount of new and archive content to jazz obsessives, the uninitiated and everyone in between.”
BBC Music editor James Stirling added: “BBC Music is keen to partner with the industry to ensure the very best of music is getting to audiences across the UK and further afield, which is why we’re excited to unite the best of jazz radio under one roof in such an ambitious way.”
The link-up was announced at the launch of EFG London Jazz Festival, which runs from November 11-20.
‘It’s a privilege to be working with BBC Music and Radio 3 again following our ground-breaking collaboration in 2015 with the EFG London Jazz Festival,” said Jazz FM CEO Jonathan Arendt.
“This year’s pop-up digital radio station will reflect the tangible increase in popularity for Jazz across the UK over the last year. We are delighted that the station will include substantially more content from Jazz FM with specially commissioned shows and some of our most popular archive material.”