BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
Jazz Record Requests
Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3
Alyn Shipton brings the popular Radio 3 programme back to Sage Gateshead for a live edition exploring the idea of emotion in jazz. Requests come from listeners and Free Thinking speakers, and there’s live music from Durham born singer Jo Harropand pianist Paul Edis, who is Associate Artist at Sage Gateshead.
Alyn Shipton is a jazz historian, broadcaster and performer. In addition to writing one of the standard histories of jazz, he is the biographer of many musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway and Fats Waller. He currently leads the Buck Clayton Legacy Band, playing music left to him by the great American trumpeter. 2019 marks his 30th year as a BBC Radio 3 presenter.