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Jazz FM Launches 24/7 Robbie Vincent Channel

Robbie Vincent’s Music Garden Party goes live during Robbie’s show on Sunday 20th from 1pm, for the duration of the summer

This is Jazz FM’s first 24/7 channel to be hand curated by one of their presenters

Available as part of the Jazz FM Premium subscription, it will feature alongside 19 other deep-dive Jazz FM radio stations, exclusive content and box sets.

Following the recent launch of Jazz FM Premium from Bauer Media Audio, Jazz FM is leading the way by creating the first presenter curated 24/7 channel. The Robbie Vincent Music Garden Party will feature hand-picked songs from the popular presenter’s own playlist to provide an upbeat summer soundtrack to summer garden parties and gatherings, as lockdown restrictions start to be relaxed. 

Launching this Midsummer’s weekend, Robbie will also feature as host on the channel, showing his love of the music in his much-loved tongue-in-cheek delivery. 

Music and artists on the channel include Bobby Womack, Maze, MFSB, Billy Paul and so many more who make up Robbie’s “essential rhythms” that fill the music garden in his Jazz FM radio show each Sunday lunchtime on Jazz FM (1-3pm). 

Of having his own channel, Robbie says: “I was really flattered to be asked to curate ‘Radio Robbie’.  There can't be anybody in the world that wouldn't want their own radio station and for me to find someone that's mad enough to allow me to have my own radio station, not for 1 hour or 2 hours, but 24 hours is really exciting. I just hope that everybody enjoys it as much as I did in putting it together.” 

Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts says: “Robbie is an important member of the Jazz FM on air family and he has a large following of listeners who just love him. What better way than to thank them for their continued support of Robbie and his weekly Sunday afternoon show than by giving them unadulterated pure Robbie, 24/7 across the summer?!” 

Bauer Media Audio’s Premium Project Director Tobias Nielsen says: “Following a successful launch of Jazz FM Premium it is exciting to have Robbie Vincent hosting and curating his own exclusive radio station. We can see that Premium listeners of Jazz FM already listen much longer to the Premium stations than the average radio listener, and I am sure that this new station will be a must for all upcoming garden parties.”    

Jazz FM Premium is one of four offerings from Bauer Media Audio offering listeners more from their favourite radio brands, the others being from Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio and Scala Radio

These deep-drive offerings provide 20 extra curated “stations” per brand, plus exclusive and archive content including in-depth interviews with the superstars of the music, documentaries and box-sets of limited run series. 

Users can listen to Jazz FM, Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio and Scala Radio ad-break free when listening via the parent station’s smart phone app, website or smart speaker. You can also skip songs live (up to six times per hour) online, on app and now on the Alexa skill. 

“Robbie Vincent’s Music Garden Party” starts on Sunday 20th from 1pm, on 24/7 throughout the Summer on Jazz FM Premium 

 

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For further press information, please contact:  
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK  
M: 07718 489342  

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio  
M: 07932 746 363  

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. 

About Jazz FM Premium: 

Jazz FM Premium is all about reinventing radio, where you can hear 20 stations delving deep into catalogues around genres, including the Avant Guarde, New Orleans, Latin, Piano Jazz and Blues.  You can also tune in and match your mood with the Dinner Jazz channel, Relax with Jazz or the Jazz Funk Party, or just soundtrack your summer with the Summertime channel or Robbie Vincent’s Music Garden Party.  There’s also the constantly updated New Heat channel or celebrate the greats with the DNA station. 

Jazz FM Premium also hosts the stations recent “Definitive History of Jazz In Britain with Clive Myrie” ten part documentary series as a boxset, plus last years acclaimed series “Music That Made Me” featuring in-depth conversations with Harry Connick Jnr, Gregory Porter, Norah Jones and many others, and now both series of Marcus Brigstocke’s series “Jazz Family Trees”. 

Listeners can sign up for 7 days free trial at jazzfm.com– after that, it costs £3.99 per month.  T&C’s apply.