Courtney Pine's Jazz Crusade

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20070508

Courtney Pine takes the Jazz Crusade to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which showcases cutting edge and contemporary jazz talent.

The programme features interviews and live performances from Mercury prize-nominated pianist Zoe Rahman, drummer Seb Roachford, legendary American saxophonist Charles Lloyd, pianist Gwilym Simcock, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and British pianist, Neil Cowley.

20070522

6/8.

British vocalist Gwyneth Herbert is Courtney's special guest, while vocalist Omar performs a track especially for the Jazz Crusade.

20070529

Series featuring the best of contemporary jazz.

Courtney's guest is multi-instrumentalist Byron Wallen, who has received two nominations for the BBC Jazz Awards 2007.

And Mercury nominee Zoe Rahman performs a track for the programme.

20070605

Courtney concludes the series featuring the best of contemporary jazz with an interview with Kyle Eastwood, jazz musician and son of actor-director Clint Eastwood.

Bassist, composer and producer Stanley Clarke performs a track especially for the show.

20080108

Leading British saxophonist Courtney Pine returns to Radio 2 for another series of the Jazz Crusade, which features the very best of contemporary jazz and interviews with upcoming and established artists from the world of jazz.

1/6.

There's music from Herbie Hancock, Maceo Parker and Soil and Pimp Sessions amongst others.

ourtney's special guest is legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, one of the few surviving icons from a golden era of jazz, whose contemporaries included John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey.

In Jazz Crusade Unsigned, which features the best of the UK's unsigned jazz artists, Courtney plays a track from vocalist Zoe Gilby.

Plus pianist Gwilym Simcock performs his own rendition of Steve Wonder's Summer Soft.

20080115

Leading British saxophonist Courtney Pine returns to Radio 2 for another series of the Jazz Crusade, which features the very best of contemporary jazz and interviews with upcoming and established artists from the world of jazz.

2/6.

Featuring music from trumpeter Gerald Wilson, bass player Marcus Miller and vocalist Jon Hendricks amongst others.

Courtney's special guest is British singer, songwriter and guitarist Mishka Adams.

In Jazz Crusade Unsigned, which features the best of the UK's unsigned jazz artists, Courtney plays a track by Big Band Metheny.

Plus vocalist Gwyneth Herbert performs an exclusive track that will appear on her forthcoming album.

20080122

Leading British saxophonist Courtney Pine returns to Radio 2 for another series of the Jazz Crusade, which features the very best of contemporary jazz and interviews with upcoming and established artists from the world of jazz.

3/6.

With music from the late Michael Breker, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and Bobby Broom, amongst others.

Courtney's special guest is Australian jazz vocialist Trudy Kerr.

In 'Jazz Crusade Unsigned, which features the best of the UK's unsigned jazz artists, Courtney plays a track by vocalist Suzanne Bonnar.

Recorded exclusively for Jazz Crusade, Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias performs the track Here's Something for You.

20080129

Leading British saxophonist Courtney Pine returns to Radio 2 for another series of the Jazz Crusade, which features the very best of contemporary jazz and interviews with upcoming and established artists from the world of jazz.

4/6.

With music from Canadian jazz singer Molly Johnson, French drummer Manu Katche and British percussionist Talvin Singh, amongst others.

Courtney's special guest is New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard.

In 'Jazz Crusade Unsigned', which features the best of the UK's unsigned jazz artists, Courtney plays a track from electric guitarist Carl Orr.

Nigerian guitarist Femi Temowo also performs a track exclusively for the Jazz Crusade.

20080205

Leading British saxophonist Courtney Pine returns to Radio 2 for another series of the Jazz Crusade, which features the very best of contemporary jazz and interviews with upcoming and established artists from the world of jazz.

5/6.

There's music from bassist Stanley Clarke, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and an old school track from Norah Jones.

Courtney's special guest is London-born guitarist Cameron Pierre.

In Jazz Crusade Unsigned, which features the best of the UK's unsigned jazz artists, Courtney plays a track from jazz vocalist Andi Hopgood.

Also, Irish singer songwriter Christine Tobin exclusively performs a new song from her forthcoming album.

20080212

Leading British saxophonist Courtney Pine returns to Radio 2 for another series of the Jazz Crusade, which features the very best of contemporary jazz and interviews with upcoming and established artists from the world of jazz.

6/6.

Featuring music from producer Mark Ronson, trumpeter Wallace Roney, pianist Neil Cowley and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings.

Courtney's special guest is American jazz guitarist and composer John Scofield, who has played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, George Duke and other important artists.

In Jazz Crusade Unsigned, which features the best of the UK's unsigned jazz artists, Courtney plays a track from a big band group led by trombonist Ben Greensdale-Stanton.