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Bauer Media and BBC Radio 3 unite in ground-breaking content sharing initiative

Bauer Media is joining forces with BBC Radio for the first time in a unique partnership between commercial radio and public service. This year’s EFG London Jazz Festival will see Bauer Radio’s Jazz FM share content with BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds, while Jazz FM will share key recordings from BBC Radio 3.

Whilst the two stations have collaborated before with a digital pop-up BBC Music Jazz, this will be the first time BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting content from Jazz FM on the network, with Jazz FM similarly sharing Radio 3 content from recorded concerts with their audiences in a reciprocal deal.

Nick Pitts at Jazz FM, says: “Jazz is all about collaboration and continually smashing boundaries, so it’s great for Jazz FM and BBC Radio 3 to be breaking new ground once again, working closely with each other coming together for the love of jazz to share this music with our audiences everywhere!”

James Purnell, Director of Radio and Education, says: “As a jazz lover myself, I’m very proud of our track record in supporting the jazz scene and we are keen to ensure we are playing our part in its future too through a jazz collection on Sounds and a plethora of new programmes and partnerships. I’m delighted we’ll be working once again with our friends at Jazz FM, and their owner Bauer Media for the first time, to share content this EFG London Jazz festival, ensuring as many people as possible can discover great jazz programming.”

The EFG London Jazz Festival takes place 15-24th November 2019.

 

For further press information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

E: cat.martin@bauermedia.co.uk T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363

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

E: amelia.oshea@bauermedia.co.uk T: 0207 432 3417 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.

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