I have been producing and presenting JMIA for the satellite service of the Community Radio Network since March 1996. CRN distributes the program to community stations throughout Australia. It is arguably the only radio program that focuses entirely on Australian jazz talent.
The material I present for the program each week is drawn from a wide selection of Australian jazz recordings as well as bringing you the latest releases. At times the program may include a segment of ‘Lookin’ Back’ to the recordings and history of Australian jazz of earlier times.
Occasionally I like to present a ‘special’ program, it may be an interview with an Australian or International guest or a focus on something that I believe may be of particular interest. Some previous ‘specials’ have included interviews with Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, all International performers, and Australians Judy Bailey, Mike Nock, Joe Chindamo, Blaine Whittaker to name a few. Some special focus programs have been Lookin’ Back to El Rocco, Emerging Young Jazz Performers, Freedman Fellowship Finalists and The Genius of Roger Frampton.
If you are a musician with a new recording, some interesting archival material, news of National interest such as a major performance, jazz event or tour – Or you wish to get information or comment on the program, please contact me direct on email@example.com