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5 January 2021

Clare Teal joins Jazz FM

Jazz FM is proud to announce that musician and broadcaster Clare Teal is joining the station to present the finest in big band and swing every Sunday night for two hours.

Her first show will be on Sunday 24th January and each week, the two hours will feature music handpicked by Clare – the perfect place to pick up where she left off; the move follows her departure from the BBC at the weekend after 15 years.

Clare Teal is one of the UK’s premier multiple award-winning female jazz vocalists of her generation.  She has collaborated with Sir Van Morrison and Gregory Porter, and has multiple ensembles in which she performs with, from a single pianist or her trio via her mini big band, her 9 piece big band and her 17 piece Hollywood Orchestra!

Clare heads up a new look to Sunday evening which also sees a new 9-10pm stranded slot straight after her show that will feature documentaries and other short series across the year.  The first of these new shows is a return to Jazz FM for comedian and self-confessed jazz nut Marcus Brigstocke with a second 6-part series of “Jazz Family Trees”.   

The Sarah Ward Collection moves to Saturday evening from 6pm.

On joining Jazz FM, Clare says: “I am beyond thrilled to be joining Jazz FM.  To find a new home as excited as I am, to share the music I love, with like-minded folks, is just brilliant.  In addition to celebrating classic older big band, jazz, swing, latin, trad and whatever records I happen to be loving at the moment, I really want to focus on highlighting our fantastic and vibrant British big band, jazz, and swing scene which is as vital and relevant as ever.”

Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts says: “I’m so excited that Clare is joining our line-up of jazz experts and curators and to headline our Sunday evenings.  Jazz FM starts 2021 with a re-invigorated commitment to providing the world’s greatest music to our jazz, soul and blues hungry audience and I can’t wait to hear Clare’s selections shine through on Jazz FM.  Welcome to the team Clare”


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For further press information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

M: 07932 746 363

Amelia O’Shea – Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

M: 07718 489342


About Jazz FM:

Jazz FM is the largest commercial jazz station in the world, celebrating the complete spectrum of Jazz in all its colourful forms since 1990.  Jazz FM broadcasters, producers and team are true devotees, with a deep love and understanding of their particular Jazz shade, their passion is vivid, their enthusiasm infectious, sharing the finest jazz with everyone.

As the UK’s only dedicated Jazz broadcaster, Jazz FM is on a mission to entertain, promote and celebrate all that’s great about Jazz. Involvement with national festivals and awards is part of this – setting the bar high for live performance, recognising outstanding talent and strengthening the Jazz community.

No matter how people tune-in they always listen in colour.


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