Light music, Jazz and Contemporary

FINE MUSIC 102.5 JAZZ PROGRAMS

  • Currently there are 14 hours of jazz programs (over 13 programs) per week on the FM band:
    12 midday to 1pm every day;  7pm to 8 pm every week night;  10pm to midnight on Saturday.
    and on the Digital band from 3pm to 4pm every weekday.
  • These programs are produced by the presenters themselves, using CD’s from their own private collections and supplemented by the MBS Jazz library.
    As such, each program reflects the jazz bias, knowledge and passion of the presenter.
  • Over the course of the week, most genres of jazz are represented, from early New Orleans jazz beginnings to contemporary jazz, from Australia and around the world.

 

  • FM Programs are:

Monday

12 midday

Swing Sessions

John Buchanan

Music featuring bands of the 1930’s swing era and the dance bands of the 1920’s taken from radio broadcasts, transcriptions and recording sessions.

Monday

7pm

Spirit of Jazz

Susan Gai Dowling

Mainstream to contemporary jazz, with an emphasis on Australian performers.

Tuesday

12 midday

Jazz Rhythm

Jeannie McInnes

An eclectic blending of agreeable rhythm and melody from the New Orleans jazz roots through to recent decades, including many Australian bands.

Tuesday

7pm

The Jazz Beat

Lloyd Capps

Smooth small group jazz from the 50’s on, and with a visit from Miles Davis each week.

Tuesday

10pm-12am

The Australian Jazz Scene

Susan Gai Dowling

Music and news of the local jazz scene, including interviews with musicians and newly released music.

Wednesday

12 midday

Jazz Sketches

Robert Vale

Jazz of many colours, some old, some new and all designed to inform and stimulate the senses.

Wednesday

7pm

Jazz Stars & Stripes

Peter Mitchell

The stars of American jazz from bebop on, mainly small group low temperature jazz.

Thursday

12 midday

Jazz Pure & Simple

Maureen Meers

A program covering the many aspects of jazz from Swing to Mainstream, with the great American songbook making regular appearances.

Thursday

7pm

Jazz Vibes

Matt Bailey

Contemporary and modern sounds of now in jazz from all corners of the globe.

Friday

12 midday

Noontime Jazz

Peter Mitchell

Accessible in-the-hammock jazz to ease you into the weekend.

Friday

7pm

Friday Night Jazz Sessions

Sally Cameron

A focus on the current Sydney jazz scene mixed with a range of international jazz stars and a weekly a cappella item

Saturday

12 midday

Jazz Then & Now

Michael Cooper

A diverse range of jazz from days gone by up to the present, often featuring Australian musicians.

Saturday

10pm – 12am

After Hours

Kevin Jones

Laid back late night music to give a wonderfully smooth end to the busy day.  Lay back, relax, enjoy.

1st & 3rd Sunday

12 midday

Speak Easy, Swing Hard

Richard Hughes

The Golden era of jazz, as seen through the knowledge and experience of one of Australia’s leading exponents.

2nd & 4th Sunday

12 midday

Classic Jazz & Ragtime

John Buchanan

The early days of jazz and ragtime as recorded during the first 30 years of the 20th century.

Produced by Jeannie McInnes on any 5th Sunday.

 

  • Digital Programs are:

Monday 3pm

Jazz off the Shelf

Focuses on an entire album.

Tuesday 3pm

Jazz Standards

The tunes known as “jazz tunes”.

Wednesday 3pm

Jazz Australia

Music from our own talented composers & musicians.

Thursday 3pm

Jazz Biography

The music & life of individual musicians.

Friday 3pm

Jazz in Concert

Recorded with the added enthusiastic audience.

        Digital presenters include Jeannie McInnes, Rob Thomas, Robert Vale, Ken Weatherley, others.