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20100518

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week's show features a live session track hand-picked from the BBC archives.

So far, Jamie has selected tracks featuring Duke Ellington and the John Surman Octet, both from the 1960s.

After a huge email response to his request for more ideas, he is finding another classic recording from the BBC archives.

Jamie showcases his love for all types of jazz and revisits classic archive sessions.

20100720

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week's show features a session with the Grammy Award nominated jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Christian Scott, which was recorded live at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Scott performs tunes from his new album Yesterday You Said Tomorrow including his unique version of Thom Yorke's The Eraser, and he talks about the story behind some of his tunes.

Jazz trumpeter, composer and producer, Christian Scott, performs in session at Maida Vale.

20100921

This week, internationally renowned vocalist Jose James and Belgian pianist Jef Neve are in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

They perform tracks from their new album For All We Know, which was released last week.

They also chat about working together, how the album came about, and Jamie might even join them at the piano.

Vocalist Jose James and pianist Jef Neve are in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

20101005

This week, jazz alto saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch is in session with jazz pianist Robert Mitchell at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Kinch's mentors include Gary Crosby and Courtney Pine, while Mitchell has worked with the likes of Norma Winstone, Courtney Pine and Steve Williamson.

This one-off performance sees the collaboration of some of the most exciting talent on the UK jazz scene.

Saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch performs in session with jazz pianist Robert Mitchell.

20101019

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, renowned for the solo finger-style performances in which he plays bass and chordal accompaniments in addition to melody, joins Jamie at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

In a one-off collaboration, the two musicians perform together and chat about Martin's career, which has included working with the likes of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor joins Jamie at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

20110118

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, jazz singer and actress Dame Cleo Laine sings in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

She talks about meeting her husband, the late Sir John Dankworth, and the years they spent performing together.

She also covers her time spent working in musicals.

Known for her unique scat-singing style, Dame Cleo Laine delivers her rendition of some of the great jazz standards accompanied by her son Alec Dankworth on bass, John Horler on piano, Mark Nightingale on trombone and Jim Hart on drums.

Dame Cleo Laine sings in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

20110628

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie features a Maida Vale session with the Anglo-US jazz super-group The Impossible Gentlemen, who consist of British pianist Gwilym Simcock, British guitarist Mike Walker and American bass and drums musicians Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum.

The four artists perform tunes from their new, self-titled album and tell the story of how they came to play together.

Jamie has a Maida Vale session from The Impossible Gentlemen.

20110705

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie selects an archive recording of Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia first broadcast on Jazz in Britain in 1978.

And in a new interview, the English jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer, introduces the recording and tells the story of how it came about.

She also talks about the challenges she overcame back then, as a female jazz artist who refused to play standards, and her subsequent career.

Jamie selects an archive Barbara Thompson recording from 1978.

20110816

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, American singer songwriter Bobby Womack introduces Breezin', the jazz piece he recorded with Gábor Szabó, and tells the story of how that tune came about.

Plus, he talks about his soul hit Across 110th Street and the challenges he overcame while making that tune.

Singer Bobby Womack introduces Breezin', the jazz piece he recorded with Gábor Szabó.

20110823

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, British electronic musician Matthew Herbert chats to Jamie about his groundbreaking approaches to concept albums and sound recording, including the time he recorded 3500 people biting an apple at the same time.

The two discuss the different methods Matthew Herbert applies to his albums and the role that jazz plays within his music, specifically on his big band album Goodbye Swingtime, which he recorded with 16 British jazz musicians.

British electronic musician Matthew Herbert chats to Jamie.

20110830

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie chats to the American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard about his fascinating career to date, including working with the likes of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and Herbie Hancock.

Terence and his band perform tunes from his latest tour in a session recorded at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

Jamie chats to the American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard.

20110906

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, he features a BBC Maida Vale session with the American jazz pianist Austin Peralta who performs tunes from his latest album, Endless Planets.

Jamie features a BBC Maida Vale session with American jazz pianist Austin Peralta.

20110913

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie plays a gem he recently discovered in the BBC Archives: The Cannonball Adderley Quintet performing Autumn Leaves on Jazz Ship.

The session takes place on board a moving ship and the music is affected by the swell of the ocean, creating an impact on the performance and provoking an entertaining introduction by Cannonball Adderley.

Jamie revisits a 1975 session from The Cannonball Adderley Quintet.

20110920

Jamie Cullum speaks to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in a special in-depth interview about the heavy metal musician's love of jazz.

Lars speaks about his childhood and the love he had for sport and music, before moving on to his father's influence as a jazz musician, and the impact that various jazz artists moving through his home had on his future works.

Jamie speaks to Metallica's Lars Ulrich about his love of jazz.

20110927

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, he chats to the American trumpeter, composer, bandleader and music educator Wynton Marsalis about his life and incredible music career.

Wynton Marsalis, who has performed with the likes of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Sarah Vaughan, and Herbie Hancock, speaks about his most recent collaboration with Eric Clapton.

The two musicians performed an evening of blues at the New York venue Jazz at Lincoln Center, of which he is artistic director.

Wynton Marsalis tells Jamie about working with Eric Clapton and how the two inspire one another.

Jamie also asks Wynton about his musical upbringing and the two discuss their different approaches to performance and composition.

Jamie chats to the American trumpeter, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis.

20111011

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he talks to American jazz bassist Charlie Haden - who has worked with the likes of Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley - about his impressive career in jazz.

Charlie tells the story of why he and Ornette Coleman worked so well together, describes his ongoing working relationship and friendship with Keith Jarrett.

He also introduces music from his last album Sophisticated Ladies.

Jamie Cullum talks to American jazz bassist Charlie Haden.

20111018

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, New Orleans jazz funk and rap trumpeter Trombone Shorty performs music from his latest album, For True, in session at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

Trombone Shorty's last album Backatown was highly acclaimed in the UK and in the US, where it stayed at number one in Billboard Magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for nine consecutive weeks.

New Orleans jazz funk and rap trumpeter Trombone Shorty performs in session at Maida Vale.

20111115

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, he returns to the BBC archives to dig out a classic session recorded in the past.

He selects an example of Lee Konitz playing on Jazz 625 in 1966.

Previous archive sessions have included performances by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and the John Surman Octet as well as Count Basie and Cannonball Adderley performing on board a Jazz Ship.

Jamie returns to the BBC archives to dig out a classic Lee Konitz session from 1966.

20111220

Jamie prepares for Christmas with a selection of alternative jazzy festive tunes and a BBC Maida Vale session from Camille.

The French singer songwriter performs songs from her latest album Ilo Veyoux.

In a stripped back acoustic session with guitarist and percussionist Clément Ducol, Camille demonstrates her vocal virtuosity and ability to mix playful lyrics with complex tunes.

Jamie then ends the show performing a Christmas song on the piano given to Radio 2 by Elton John.

Jamie presents a selection of alternative jazzy festive tunes and a session from Camille.

20120110

Jamie chats to the British born violinist Nigel Kennedy, whose work has expanded from the classical repertoire of his early career to encompass jazz, klezmer and other genres.

The two chat about Kennedy's growing interest in jazz, where this began and how his classical roots impact his approach to this more free-form style. The interview is underpinned by short musical examples from Nigel Kennedy on his violin.

Jamie chats to the British born violinist Nigel Kennedy.

20120124

Jamie chats to the Grammy nominated and Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Gregory Porter.

He talks about his recent rise to success, after years of playing in small jazz clubs in New York, and his new album Be Good.

The two musicians discuss their different approaches to composition and Gregory Porter shares stories about the people who have helped him get to where he is today.

20120131

Jamie features the American jazz singer and songwriter Gretchen Parlato in session at the BBC Maida Vale studios. She performs songs from her latest album, The Lost And Found, which was released on Obliqsound last year.

Gretchen talks about making the album, which was produced and partly arranged by Robert Glasper, and about her musical upbringing within an artistic family.

Jamie features the American jazz singer and songwriter Gretchen Parlato in session.

20120214

This week, Jamie features one of his favourite British jazz bands, London-based modern jazz outfit Empirical. They perform some music from their latest record Elements of Truth, which was released last year.

The young quartet introduce the tracks, explaining how they take influences from outside jazz, and tell us why they love playing live.

Jamie features one of his favourite British jazz bands, Empirical.

20120221

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie catches up on the best music of the year so far, and gives an idea of what events and releases we can still look forward to. He also picks out some of his favourite classic jazz tracks and lesser-known gems.

Jamie presents an hour of classic jazz and some of the best releases of the year so far.

20120228

This week, Jamie features Armenian-born jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Showcasing songs from his latest album A Fable, Tigran explains how he gravitated towards jazz and traditional Armenian folk music in his childhood in Armenia, and how he returned to these early inspirations for this album.

Jamie features Armenian-born jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session.

20120306

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, he returns to the BBC archives to dig out a recording of Abdullah Ibrahim, the South African pianist and composer, performing on the TV show Ebony back in January 1986.

Previous archive sessions have included performances by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and the John Surman Octet, as well as Count Basie and Cannonball Adderley performing on board a "Jazz Ship".

Jamie returns to the BBC archives to dig out a 1986 recording of Abdullah Ibrahim.

20120313

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. Featuring live sessions and guests from around the world.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz.

20120403

This week, Jamie is joined by bassist Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Öström, of Swedish jazz group the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (or e.s.t), at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.

Jamie talks to the pair about their influence on jazz around the world, the tragedy of losing their pianist Esbjörn Svensson, and their new release of unheard e.s.t recordings, entitled 301.

Dan, Magnus and Jamie use the opportunity to perform together, with a very special session track together at the end of the show.

Jamie is joined by Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström of the jazz group Esbjörn Svensson Trio.

20120410

This week, Jamie's guest is the American jazz-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist Curtis Stigers.

Curtis performs stripped-down tracks from his latest album Let's Go Out Tonight, at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Jamie also selects some of his favourite classic tracks and showcases new releases from the rising stars of the jazz world.

Jamie's guest is the American jazz-pop singer, songwriter and guitarist Curtis Stigers.

20120501

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future. This week, he features Jeb Loy Nichols in session with his full band at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Jeb Loy Nichols is an American-born singer-songwriter and musician currently living in Wales. His music contains influences of blues, country, reggae and jazz. He performs tracks from his latest album, The Jeb Loy Nichols Special, which was released last month.

Jamie features the country-blues artist Jeb Loy Nichols, in session with his full band.

2012060520120605 (R2)

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future. This week, Jamie chats to seminal jazz vocalist Mark Murphy, who has been embraced in musical realms such as acid jazz and modern dance music. They speak about Mark's upbringing in a family of singers and how he was first turned on to jazz through the music of Art Tatum.

As one of the most inventive lyricists of instrumental standards, the pair discuss Mark's process for putting lyrics to songs.

20120828

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. Featuring live sessions and guests from around the world.

20130205

Jamie Cullum is joined by the British director and playwright Stephen Poliakoff.

The pair discuss Stephen's latest BBC Two series, Dancing On The Edge. Set in 1930s London, the series follows the fictitious Louis Lester Band as they try to make it among the city's aristocratic audiences. The pair talk about the rich music and fascinating characters of the era, like Snake Hips Johnson and Duke Ellington.

Stephen also shares some of his new-found favourite early jazz tracks with Jamie, as well as original tracks from his series' soundtrack.

20130521

Jamie showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. Featuring live sessions and guests from around the world.

20130702

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20130730

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20130917

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20131105

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. This week he is continuing to represent the best new music from around the world.

20131105

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. This week he is continuing to represent the best new music from around the world.

20131119

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from the American singer Tony Bennett performing together with Count Basie Orchestra on his own TV show in 1969.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

20131203

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20140311

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20140408

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20140603

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20140708

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20140812

20140812

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20140812

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20141014

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20141125

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from The Jazz Messengers performing at Montreux Jazz festival in 1976.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

20141223

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

20150106

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie welcomes in the New Year by playing some of his favourite classic jazz tracks. He also picks some of the most exciting tracks coming out in the next few months in the world of jazz, and gives a guide to some of the best jazz events to look forward to in 2015.

20150127

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from Acker Bilk performing live for BBC Radio's the Saturday Club in 1990.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and the Jazz Messengers.

20150210

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20150414

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a classic jazz session track.

He also continues the Billie & Me feature; Dame Cleo Laine picks her favourite Billie Holiday track and explains her influence.

20150512

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a classic jazz session track.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by The Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

20150602

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum looks forward to this year's Montréal Jazz Festival

His special guest is the festival's artistic director, André Ménard, who speaks about what we can look forward to at this year's festival.

20150609

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160119

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160209

Jamie showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in the genre.

20160216

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160301

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Classic jazz and new releases.

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Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future

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Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

ProducerKaren Pearson,Lucy Dearlove.

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20160308

20160308

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160308

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160322

Jamie showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in the genre, from its heritage to its future. Featuring live sessions and guests from around the world.

20160329

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160405

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160405

20160426

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

20160426

20160510

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

A Session Track From Ravi Coltrane20110215

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, he showcases a live track from John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane. Ravi is performing with his cousin, producer Flying Lotus, in a Maida Vale session recorded for Gilles Peterson on Radio 1.

Ahmad Jamal20130416

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie interviews one of his favourite pianists, Ahmad Jamal. They discuss Ahmad Jamal's roots in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and the amazing artists that have come out of the city including Erroll Garner. Ahmad Jamal talks about learning the piano at an early age, how his improvisational style has evolved and what it is like working with big bands and even being sampled by hip hop artists.

Ahmad Jamal also talks about what it has been like composing more new material than ever before and making his Grammy Award nominated album Blue Moon.

Alice Russell Valentine's Piano Session20130212

Jamie Cullum is joined live in the studio by one of his favourite singers in UK jazz and soul, Alice Russell.

The pair discuss Alice's jazz influences and career so far, and the two talk about their mutual love of UK jazz artists. They also use the opportunity to celebrate Valentine's week with a special duet performance at the Radio 2 piano.

Alice Zawadzki In Session20141209

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from London based singer-songwriter, violinist and pianist Alice Zawadzki. She performs tracks from her debut album plus a brilliant cover of a jazz classic.

Andrew Mccormack20150217

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the pianist and composer Andrew McCormack.

Andrew talks about his introductions to jazz and discusses his work with Jason Yarde as well as his latest record First Light, recorded in New York with musicians Zack Lober and Colin Stranahan.

Andreya Triana20150519

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from London-based singer songwriter Andreya Triana.

She's joined by her band to play tracks from her new album Giants, as well as a very special jazz cover.

Ane Brun Session20120904

Norwegian-born singer, songwriter and guitarist Ane Brun is in session.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie features one of his favourite artists that he discovered last year, the Norwegian singer Ane Brun. She is in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios with her full live band, showcasing songs from her latest album It All Starts With One.

Ane Brun was exposed to a lot of jazz music through her town's annual jazz festival where she grew up. Listening to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Charles Mingus alongside seeing live jazz improvising on stage had a strong influence on her own music.

Archie Shepp Interview20140422

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's guest is the American jazz saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp. The musician tells how his father inspired him to get into jazz in the early days through artists like Count Basie and Slim Gaillard.

The saxophone player reminisces about making the first Attica Blues album and performing in the infamous Attica prison in the '70s. Lastly, he talks about re-recording the record today with artists such as Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Archive Track20120327

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, he returns to the BBC archives to dig out a classic session recorded in the past. He selects an example of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers playing on Jazz 625 in 1965.

Previous archive sessions have included performances by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and the John Surman Octet as well as Count Basie and Cannonball Adderley performing on board a 'Jazz Ship'.

Jamie plays an hour of jazz music including a 1965 track from the archives.

Arun Ghosh20141111

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from the British-Asian clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh ahead of his appearance at the London Jazz Festival.

Avishai Cohen Interview20130115

This week, Jamie meets the bassist and composer Avishai Cohen.

They discuss the range of influences in Avishai's work, from his birthplace in Israel to his formative musical years in the jazz scene of New York City, where he was discovered by Chick Corea.

The pair also talk about Avishai's new project for 2013, Avishai Cohen With Strings, which we hear for the very first time.

A-z Of Jazz20150630

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum launches a new weekly feature that will run until the end of the year.

Kicking off with 'A', he'll be picking a key jazz musician or track for every letter of the alphabet.

A-z Of Jazz - E20150728

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's E.

A-z Of Jazz - F20150804

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's F.

A-z Of Jazz - I20150825

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's I.

A-z Of Jazz - K20150908

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's K.

A-z Of Jazz - L20150915

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

A-z Of Jazz - M20150922

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's M.

A-z Of Jazz - O20151006

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for O.

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for P.

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for P.

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for P.

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for P.

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for P.

A-Z of Jazz - P20151013

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for P.

A-z Of Jazz - S20151103

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for S.

A-z Of Jazz - T20151110

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for T.

A-z Of Jazz - W20151201

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz. This week he shares his pick for W.

A-z Of Jazz - Z20160112

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week Jamie completes his A-Z of Jazz with one final pick - for the letter Z.

He also selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz, as well as showcasing some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

A-Z of Jazz: H20150818

A-Z of Jazz: H20150818

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's H.

A-Z of Jazz: H20150818

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum continues a weekly feature that will run until the end of the year, the A-Z of Jazz.

He picks key jazz artists for every letter of the alphabet: this week it's H.

Bbc Archive Session: Joe Williams Jazz Ship20130226

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from the Jazz Ship; a seven-day cruise in which passengers listen to jazz all day. Singer Joe Williams is on board this session as the boat returns home to New York, performing Evil Man Blues.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

Bbc Archive Track20140204

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a classic jazz session track.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

BBC Archive Track20140624

BBC Archive Track20140624

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a classic jazz session track.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Thad Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and George Benson.

Bbc Archive Track20140624

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a classic jazz session track.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Thad Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and George Benson.

BBC Archive Track20140923

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a classic jazz session track.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Thad Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and George Benson.

Ben Castle Interview20140722

Ben Castle Interview20140722

Jamie Cullum's special guest is the British jazz musician Ben Castle. Ben talks about his latest project The Tombola Theory and his route into jazz via the music of Sonny Rollins.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Ben Cox Band Bbc Introducing Session20140826

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie is excited to play his first BBC Maida Vale session from a BBC Introducing artist, The Ben Cox Band. The five piece are led by talented young jazz vocalist Ben together with the pianist and musical director, Jamie Safiruddin. Together the group has worked with top jazz artists like Wynton Marsalis, Dame Cleo Lane, Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll.

Betty Carter Bbc Archive Track20140401

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from the American jazz vocalist Betty Carter performing I Should Care on The Late Show in 1992.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Tony Bennett, Kenny Clarke and Dame Cleo Laine.

Bilal20131001

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the American singer Bilal. The vocalist talks about getting into jazz at high school before going on to study it at music college in New York. He reminisces about the amazing jazz scene in the city where he met Roy Hargrove and saw some of the jazz greats perform.

Bilal also talks about what he calls his 'jazz album', his latest record A Love Surreal, which features his friend, the pianist Robert Glasper.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Bilal20131001

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the American singer Bilal. The vocalist talks about getting into jazz at high school before going on to study it at music college in New York. He reminisces about the amazing jazz scene in the city where he met Roy Hargrove and saw some of the jazz greats perform.

Bilal also talks about what he calls his 'jazz album', his latest record A Love Surreal, which features his friend, the pianist Robert Glasper.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Bilal Take 520150714

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Bilal's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The American vocalist, whose new album In Another Life is released this month, answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Jamie also introduces the next letter in his A-Z of Jazz: B.

Billie And Me20150324

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he celebrates the birthday of Billie Holiday, who would have been 100 years old in April, with a feature running throughout the month, Billie & Me.

In it we hear from Cassandra Wilson about how Billie influenced her life and music and she picks her favourite Billie track.

Billie And Me20150407

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he celebrates the birthday of Billie Holiday, who would have been 100 years old today, with a feature running throughout the month, Billie & Me.

In it we hear from both José James and Alice Russell about how Billie influenced their lives and music and they pick their favourite Billie tracks.

Billie and Me Feature Launch20150310

Billie and Me Feature Launch20150310

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he celebrates the birthday of Billie Holiday, who would have been 100 years old in April, by launching a new feature that will run for the rest of the month, Billie & Me.

In it we hear from Gregory Porter and Dee Dee Bridgewater about how Billie influenced their lives and music and both pick their favourite track of hers.

Billie and Me Feature Launch20150310

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he celebrates the birthday of Billie Holiday, who would have been 100 years old in April, by launching a new feature that will run for the rest of the month, Billie & Me.

In it we hear from Gregory Porter and Dee Dee Bridgewater about how Billie influenced their lives and music and both pick their favourite track of hers.

Bob James Interview20140304

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's guest is the American jazz keyboardist Bob James.

Bob talks about the development of smooth jazz and getting into West Coast jazz players like Stan Kenton in college. He also reveals how he came to be Sarah Vaughan's pianist and his feelings about being sampled by so many hip-hop artists.

Lastly, he discusses reuniting with alto saxophonist David Sanborn on a new collaboration, their first project in over 25 years.

Bonobo20130910

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's special guest is jazz-inspired electronic musician Bonobo who has recorded a session track at BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Bonobo, aka Simon Green, discusses how he first got into jazz and picks a track from Marc Moulin of '70s jazz-rock group Placebo.

The DJ and producer also talks about the jazz influences on his latest album The North Borders. He then introduces a live track called Pieces, recorded at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. The track is from his latest album and features Swedish singer and Portico Quartet collaborator Cornelia.

Brad Mehldau Interview20140225

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

In his 200th show this week, Jamie Cullum's special guest is one of his favourite jazz musicians, the American jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. Brad talks to Jamie about studying in New York and getting into jazz listening to Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass.

He also talks about putting together and working with his trio and making the influential album Largo with Jon Brion. Brad also discusses his latest project Mehliana together with drummer Mark Guiliana.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz And Dan Berglund In Session20150120

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from jazz supergroup Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz & Dan Berglund. They perform tracks from their debut trio album.

Buika20130827

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. Mallorcan singer Concha Buika is his special guest

Buika talks about growing up listening to John Coltrane and being inspired by Spanish singers Lola Flores and Camarón de la Isla as well as American stars like Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. She also discusses making her latest album, La Noche Más Larga, which features covers of jazz standards and a collaboration with virtuoso guitarist Pat Metheny.

Cecile Mclorin Salvant20131022

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has exclusive BBC Maida Vale session tracks from an artist he's really excited about - the French-American jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Cécile is joined by the pianist Aaron Diehl to play tracks from her latest album WomanChild.

Cecile Mclorin Salvant20131022

is in session at BBC Maida Vale.

Celebrating Mike Westbrook20110510

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie celebrates the 75th year of British jazz pianist and composer Mike Westbrook by selecting an archive recording of The Mike Westbrook Band performing on Jazz in Britain back in 1978.

Jamie celebrates the 75th year of British jazz pianist and composer Mike Westbrook.

Charlie Watts Feature20121120

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, as part of Radio 2's season celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones, Jamie meets up with Charlie Watts in Paris to talk about The Rolling Stones, drumming and his lifelong passion for jazz.

Charlie remembers the artists he first heard when he was younger that inspired his style of drumming, from Howlin' Wolf to Earl Palmer, and the pair discuss the slick fashion of jazz musicians, who have influenced Charlie's own style.

Charlie also confides in what it was like drumming with The Stones, and shares some great memories from the last fifty years.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival20110503

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

For the second year in a row, Jamie presents a special show recorded backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Taking time out from his role as performer and guest director of the event, Jamie chats to musicians on the line-up and shares anecdotes from the festival, while showcasing music from the artists performing there.

This year's acts include Pharoah Sanders, Dame Cleo Laine, Kit Downes, Kyle Eastwood and Andreya Triana.

Jamie presents a special show recorded backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival20150428

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie looks forward to this weekend's Cheltenham Jazz Festival, where he'll be hosting a 3 hour live show from this Saturday. He plays tracks from artists he's looking forward to and picks out some of his essential shows to see.

He also celebrates World Jazz Day, which is this Thursday.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival20150502

Jamie Cullum presents 3 hours of music and guests live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

He'll be playing some of his favourite jazz tracks classic and contemporary.

He'll also be joined by some of the musicians playing the festival, with Alice Russell, Remi Harris and GoGo Penguin playing live. Caro Emerald and Andrea Motis will also be joining him for interviews.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival20160503

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

Jamie presents highlights from this years's Cheltenham Jazz Festival, playing live tracks recorded at the festival for Radio 2 over the weekend.

Christine Tobin Interview20120731

This week, Irish born jazz singer-songwriter Christine Tobin talks about her introduction to jazz and her current musical project which is based around the poetry of W.B Yeats.

In an open interview, Christine explains how picking up the album Mingus by Joni Mitchell introduced her into the world of jazz. She reflects on how her musical career has developed since, from successfully re-imagining Carole King's Tapestry album to putting music to W.B Beats poems.

Jazz singer-songwriter Christine Tobin talks to Jamie about her career and influences.

Christmas Special20131217

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie prepares us for the run up to Christmas by picking out his favourite new jazz releases for the Christmas period as well as choosing classic holiday tunes with jazz flavours.

Christmas Special20151222

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie is joined by Natalie Williams and they'll be performing a special Christmas track together on the Radio 2 piano.

Jamie also prepares us for the run up to Christmas by celebrating with the best alternative Christmas tunes with jazz flavours.

Classic Jazz And New Releases20131008

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week it's all about the music. Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also showcases some of the most exciting new music from the rising stars of today.

Cody Chesnutt20130709

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also features a few words from American neo-soul musician Cody ChesnuTT.

Cody talks about his love for Miles Davis and how jazz influenced a number of the tracks on his latest album, Landing On A Hundred.

Corrie Dick20160315

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guest is Scottish drummer Corrie Dick, co-founder of London-based jazz label Chaos Collective.

He talks about his jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5, as well as his latest album and upcoming projects.

Courtney Pine And Zoe Rahman20150331

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he has a session from pianist Zoe Rahman and saxophonist Courtney Pine. The pair play tracks from their new duo album Song (The Ballad Book).

Continuing with the Billie & Me feature to celebrate the centenary of Billie Holiday this month, Kate Bush shares her favourite track and how Billie is an inspiration to her.

Courtney Pine In Session20110329

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, saxophonist and UK Jazz pioneer Courtney Pine performs tunes from his new album Europa, in session at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

Courtney introduces each track and explains its significance, from the musical map of Europe that is his new album Europa.

Featuring saxophonist Courtney Pine in session at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.

Courtney Pine Interview20130122

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie interviews the British jazz legend and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine.

Growing up in West London with a cultural background of reggae and ska, Courtney chats to Jamie about how he pursued jazz of his own accord.

The pair discuss how Courtney went on to encourage jazz in the mainstream, including having a top ten jazz hit.

Courtney also talks about his early jazz heroes, and how he was inspired by the myriad sounds of the Caribbean for his latest record.

Dame Cleo Laine20121023

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie is joined by one of the most important artists in UK jazz, the singer and actress Dame Cleo Laine. The pair talk about her incredible career in jazz, from joining the band of her husband, the late Sir John Dankworth, to her rise to fame and working with artists such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

As a special celebration for her 85th birthday, Jamie joins Cleo and her son, the bassist Alec Dankworth, at the piano to perform together for the first time.

Dave Brubeck Part One20101130

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week sees the first of a two-part special, in which Jamie interviews the American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who turns 90 in December.

Dave's career has spanned over six decades, during which he has innovated with time signatures, counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality.

His list of international honours has included a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from the London Symphony Orchestra, and he was designated a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress.

In a unique interview recorded at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, Jamie asks his hero all the questions he has always wanted answered, such as how he first became a musician, and what was the first piece of music he ever wrote.

Brubeck speaks openly and reflectively on how music saved his life during the war.

He also talks about how his wife of 67 years has played an active role getting his music out there and inspired some of his favourite tunes.

From one legendary musician to one greatly influenced by him, this is a chance for both to share their experiences, tell their anecdotes and swap musical advice.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz.

Dave Brubeck Part Two20101207

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and this week's show features the second part of his interview with the American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who turns 90 this month.

In a unique interview recorded at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, Jamie asks his hero all the questions he has always wanted answered, while sharing performance anecdotes and musical advice.

Brubeck relates the story of the making of his seminal recording Time Out and remembers the surprising reactions it first received.

Plus he talks about African music and how he tried to apply African rhythms to jazz time signatures.

In addition, three of Brubeck's sons take time out from a tour celebrating their father's 90th birthday, to perform in session for Jamie at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

Jamie Cullum interviews the American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck.

Dayme Arocena20150811

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Daymé Arocena's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The Cuban jazz singer, whose new album Nueva Era came out in June, answers five questions about her journey into jazz.

Jamie also introduces the next letter in his A-Z of Jazz: G.

Diana Krall Piano Session20121113

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future and interviews one of his favourite jazz artists, Diana Krall.

The vocalist, pianist and songwriter talks to Jamie about her latest album, Glad Rag Doll and they discuss her diverse musical influences, which include their mutual favourite Elton John. The pair also use the opportunity to perform a track together at the Elton John piano at Radio 2.

Don Cheadle20160412

Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated new Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, Jamie interviews its director and star Don Cheadle.

Don talks to Jamie about how he got into character for the film, why it was such an important project for him and they discuss the music he chose for the film, with Don also picking some of his favourite Miles tracks to play on the show.

Don Cheadle20160412

Dr John20141216

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's guest is the New Orleans pianist and singer Dr John. He talks about the lasting influence of legendary trumpeter and fellow New Orleanian Louis Armstrong on his career, and about his decision to record an album of his compositions.

The musician also tells how working with musicians from the 1950s Louisiana R'n'B scene such as Joe Tex and Frankie Ford influenced his diverse musical style.

Ella Fitzgerald20130716

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald performing with the Tommy Flanagan Trio in 1965.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

Empirical Take 520160223

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guests are the British jazz band Empircal who won the 2010 MOBO award for Best Jazz Act.

They talk about their jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5 and share details of their latest project - a pop-up jazz lounge.

Engines Orchestra Take 520150929

Engines Orchestra Take 520150929

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guests are Phil Meadows, Alice Zawadzki and Laura Jurd - all artists in their own right but also working together on an ongoing collaborative project called Engines Orchestra. They share some of their personal jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5.

Jamie also shares his pick for N in the A-Z of Jazz.

Engines Orchestra Take 520150929

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guests are Phil Meadows, Alice Zawadzki and Laura Jurd - all artists in their own right but also working together on an ongoing collaborative project called Engines Orchestra. They share some of their personal jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5.

Jamie also shares his pick for N in the A-Z of Jazz.

Eska20151020

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has vocalist and composer ESKA in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios with her band.

Jamie also introduces the next letter in his A-Z of Jazz: Q.

Finn Peters Interview20120925

Jamie is joined by one of his favourite jazz artists, the composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Finn Peters.

They discuss the adventure and inventiveness in Finn's music, from being brought up in a house with a recording studio and his love of Charlie Parker, through to his involvement in the acid jazz movement.

Finn also talks about his recent experiments turning his own brain waves into jazz music, and what projects he's got coming up next.

Four Tet Interview20121106

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future. This week, the British musician and producer Kieran Hebden - also known as Four Tet - joins Jamie in the studio.)

The pair talk about Kieran's journey into spiritual jazz as a teenager, and he explains why artists such as Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane continually inspire him.

A regular DJ at some of the biggest clubs in the world, Kieran reveals what it's like to play jazz in the middle of his set. He also discusses his collaborations with the late jazz drummer, Steve Reid, and how this completely changed his approach to composition.

Get The Blessing Session20120320

This week, Jamie features one of his favourite UK jazz bands, Get The Blessing, in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. They perform tracks from their latest album OCDC, which was released this month.

Get The Blessing are a jazz rock quartet from Bristol, consisting of Portishead's rhythm section Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, saxophonist Jake McMurchie, and trumpeter Pete Judge.

Jamie features one of his favourite UK jazz bands, Get The Blessing, in session.

Ginger Baker20130423

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also features a few words from British drummer, Ginger Baker. Ginger remembers growing up listening to stars like Charlie Parker, Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie. He also talks about working with Cream, Fela Kuti and Ron Miles plus his new African Jazz Fusion project together with saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and bassist Alec Dankworth.

Gogo Penguin20140610

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's special guests are the British trio GoGo Penguin. They discuss the range of musicians that influence their unique sound - from jazz trio E.S.T to techno group Brandt Brauer Frick.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Gogo Penguin Session20130514

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has BBC Maida Vale session tracks from Manchester trio GoGo Penguin who performed at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Jamie recently discovered the young trio on Matthew Halsall's label and is really excited to be presenting them on BBC Radio 2.

Graham Coxon20160126

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week Jamie celebrates his 300th show on Radio 2. He'll be live in the studio, joined by Blur's Graham Coxon! Graham will be talking to Jamie about his passion for jazz - the artists he's into, how he started listening and how it's influenced his own music.

Gregory Porter In Session20110426

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie features a Maida Vale session from one of his favourite new artists: Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Gregory Porter.

Gregory performs music from his debut album, Water, which was released last year and nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal album.

He introduces the tracks and talks about the making of the album, while reflecting on what inspires his unique performances.

Featuring a Maida Vale session from Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Gregory Porter.

Griff Rhys Jones Interview20121204

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

A while ago at Radio 2, Jamie met the Welsh comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones, who revealed that he was a jazz fan but would love to learn more. So, this week, the pair have got together to introduce Griff properly to the genre.

Griff talks about the jazz he already loves, such as Coleman Hawkins and Duke Ellington, whilst shares some surprise recommendations for a jazz beginner.

Gwilym Simcock20140513

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the British pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock. He talks about becoming a musician and the challenges and joys of mixing jazz with classical music. Gwilym tells Jamie how he got into jazz through artists like Egberto Gismonti and Pat Metheny.

He also discusses writing pieces for other musicians and his recent work with the City of London Sinfonia and collaborating with bassist Yuri Goloubev.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Hackney Colliery Band20150421

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie joins Hackney Colliery Band at the BBC Maida Vale studios for a very special session and interview.

The brass band play some of their unique arrangements, and accompany Jamie himself on a track for an exclusive collaboration.

Harry Connick Jr Birthday20120911

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie celebrates the birthday of one of his favourite artists: the New Orleans' born pianist, vocalist and band-leader Harry Connick Jr, who turns 45 today.

Harry Connick Jr. has had a varied and exciting jazz career, from his early days of New Orleans style stride piano playing to composing the soundtrack to the film When Harry Met Sally.

Jamie celebrates Harry's success tonight and goes back to some of the first recordings he heard of Harry's from the 1980s.

Herbie Hancock20130430

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, he celebrates this year's International Jazz Day by featuring a classic archive recording of pianist Herbie Hancock performing the track Chameleon at the Montreux Jazz Festival back in 1990.

Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland is one of the most renowned jazz festivals in Europe. Other musicians in the festival in 1990 included George Benson, George Duke and Stanley Jordan.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and Joe Williams.

Hex Session20140729

Hex Session20140729

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Hex. Signed to Blue Note Japan and led by Toshio Matsuura, DJ and founding member of nu-jazz duo United Future Organization (U.F.O.), the Japanese 5 piece perform an exclusive session for Jamie with music from their debut album.

Highlights From Montreal Jazz Festival20150707

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum presents highlights from this years Montreal Jazz Festival.

He shares live tracks from the BBC Introducing & PRS Foundation showcase at the festival, featuring Malaika, Mammal Hands and Peter Edwards.

Highlights From The Cheltenham Jazz Festival20130507

Jamie presents a special show recorded backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

He plays highlights from across BBC Radio 2's live music output from the weekend, including live tracks from Georgie Fame, Madeleine Peyroux and Laura Mvula.

Jamie also plays music from his favourite artists performing at the festival such as Ravi Coltrane, Sons Of Kemet and Marius Neset and catches up with a couple of them backstage.

Highlights From The Cheltenham Jazz Festival20140506

Jamie presents a special show recorded backstage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Jamie's special guests are the pianist Tigran and the singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey. He also plays highlights from across the weekend, including live tracks and music from his favourite artists performing at the festival such as Laura Mvula, Jason Rebello and Get The Blessing.

Highlights From The Cheltenham Jazz Festival20150505

Jamie presents a special show featuring highlights from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Jamie's special guests are Tony Allen and Caro Emerald, who he caught up with backstage at the festival over the weekend.

He also shares live tracks from festival performances.

Ivo Neame20151117

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has pianist Ivo Neame in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios with his band.

Jamie also introduces the next letter in his A-Z of Jazz: U.

Jamie showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. Featuring live sessions and guests from around the world.

Jacob Collier20150721

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie joins BBC Introducing artist Jacob Collier at the BBC Maida Vale studios for a very special session and interview.

Jacob plays some of his unique arrangements, and Jamie himself joins him on a track for an exclusive collaboration.

Jamie also introduces the next letter in his A-Z of Jazz: D.

Jamie at the White House20160524

Some of the biggest names in jazz gathered at the White House in Washington DC earlier this month for International Jazz Day.

Jamie was performing at the concert, hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, and took along his microphone to capture some of his fellow musicians.

At one point during rehearsals, part of the White House was evacuated because of a suspect bag, and Jamie took that opportunity to record interviews with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding and legendary bassist Marcus Miller.

Jamie at the White House20160524

Jamie at the White House20160524

Some of the biggest names in jazz gathered at the White House in Washington DC earlier this month for International Jazz Day.

Jamie was performing at the concert, hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, and took along his microphone to capture some of his fellow musicians.

At one point during rehearsals, part of the White House was evacuated because of a suspect bag, and Jamie took that opportunity to record interviews with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding and legendary bassist Marcus Miller.

Jamie at the White House20160524

Jamie Cullum At The Cheltenham Jazz Festival20140503

Jamie Cullum presents highlights from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

He catches up with some of the festival's performers backstage for a chat with and live performances from Judith Owen, Curtis Stigers, Melanie De Biasio and Get The Blessing.

He also plays highlights from across the weekend, including live tracks and music from his favourite artists performing at the festival.

Jarrod Lawson20151208

's special guest is the American vocalist Jarrod Lawson.

Talking to Jamie at the BBC Radio 2 studios, Jarrod describes his early introduction to jazz through the music of Erroll Garner and how he's also inspired by contemporary artists like Bilal. He also discusses the long process of writing and recording his debut album.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Jazzanova Session20120724

Jamie features one of his favourite bands, the Berlin-based musical collective Jazzanova.

Jazzanova are DJs and producers who met in the Berlin club scene in the mid-90s, who share a love of all types of jazz music, and incorporate these influences into a full band live dance experience.

With eight musicians and guest vocalist Paul Randolph, the group performs live dance music rooted in jazz at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Jef Neve20141202

Jamie Cullum's special guest is the Belgian pianist and composer Jef Neve. Talking to Jamie backstage at a gig in Amsterdam, Jef describes his early introduction to improvisation through his mother's piano and his uncle's John Coltrane records. He also talks about the experience of recording solo for the first time for his new album One.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Jose James interview and session20130305

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie interviews one of his favourite singer-songwriters, the American jazz and soul vocalist Jose James.

The pair discuss Jose's new album and the singer performs a track from the record, along with an Al Green cover.

Jose tells Jamie what it was like collaborating with top musicians on his latest album, including working with Welsh bass player Pino Palladino and jazz pianists Robert Glasper and McCoy Tyner.

Jose also talks about his early days getting into jazz music, starting to play the guitar and his recent signing to Blue Note.

Julia Biel In Session20141007

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from one of his current favourite singers Julia Biel. The British singer performs tracks from her latest EP together with her band.

Kairos 4tet20130723

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has BBC Maida Vale session tracks from British jazz band Kairos 4Tet.

The quartet is led by saxophonist Adam Waldmann and is known for its improvisational style. They are celebrating the release of their latest album, Everything We Hold, which features guest vocals from Irish singer-songwriter Marc O'Reilly and Swedish singer Emilia MÃ¥rtensson who will both be featuring on these Maida Vale session tracks.

Kamasi Washington Take 520150526

Kamasi Washington Take 520150526
Kamasi Washington Take 520150526

Kamasi Washington Take 52015052620150527 (R2)

Jamie Cullum is joined by US musician Kamasi Washington.

Kamasi Washington Take 520150526

Kamasi Washington Take 520150526

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Kamasi Washington's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The American musician, who's just released his debut album The Epic on Flying Lotus's label Brainfeeder, answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Kamasi Washington Take 520150526

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Kamasi Washington's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The American musician, who's just released his debut album The Epic on Flying Lotus's label Brainfeeder, answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Kate Bush20111206

Jamie conducts a rare interview with Kate Bush, as the British singer-songwriter, musician and record producer talks about the jazz she loves.

Kate also tells the story behind Misty, a track on her new album 50 Words For Snow.

The two musicians discuss the complex time signatures within Misty and compare them to Take Five by Dave Brubeck, before chatting about their different approaches to composition, and their mutual love of Billie Holliday and Steely Dan.

Kenny Clarke20130924

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from the American drummer Kenny Clarke performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973. Kenny's joined by an all-star line-up with Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, Hampton Hawes on piano and Bob Cranshaw on bass.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson

Kit Downes20130618

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also features a few words from British jazz pianist Kit Downes.

Kit Downes picks tracks that remind him of first discovering a love for jazz and starting out on the piano. He also talks about his latest album Light From Old Stars and what it was like working with a new lineup.

Kit Downes Ensemble Maida Vale Session20130820

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has BBC Maida Vale session tracks from an all-star Kit Downes Ensemble.

British pianist Kit Downes brings together the cream of the British jazz scene throughout the decades for this exclusive session for Jamie's show. Kit's usual quintet is joined by Chris Montague on guitar, Julian Siegel on bass clarinet, Lewis Wright on drums and vibes and the great tenor saxophonist Stan Sulzmann to play tracks from Kit's latest album, Light From Old Stars.

Kurt Elling in Session20110301

Kurt Elling in Session20110301

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, American singer and vocalese expert Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists and one of his major influences as a musician, performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

In a candid interview, Elling looks back over his career and explains the nature and significance of vocalese, with examples delivered throughout.

Kurt Elling in Session20110301

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, American singer and vocalese expert Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists and one of his major influences as a musician, performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

In a candid interview, Elling looks back over his career and explains the nature and significance of vocalese, with examples delivered throughout.

Kurt Elling In Session20110301

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, American singer and vocalese expert Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists and one of his major influences as a musician, performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

In a candid interview, Elling looks back over his career and explains the nature and significance of vocalese, with examples delivered throughout.

Kurt Elling, one of Jamie's favourite jazz vocalists, perfoms in session.

Lang Lang20140909

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie catches up with the virtuoso pianist Lang Lang. The pair talk about playing with Herbie Hancock and the differences between classical and jazz piano styles.

Plus Jamie has an exclusive live track from Sachal Jazz.

Liane Carroll In Session20110719

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, British pianist and vocalist Liane Carroll performs tunes from her latest album Up and Down, her first release on Quietmoney Recordings.

With each song performed at the BBC's Maida Vale studios, she explains the context in which it was written and the significance it has for her.

British pianist and vocalist Liane Carroll performs in session at BBC Maida Vale.

Live from Maida Vale20160419

Jamie is joined by live guests as he presents the show live from Maida Vale.

Performing live are the Peter Edwards Trio, Moses Boyd and vocalist Jasmine Power and her band.

Live from Maida Vale20160419

Lizz Wright20151124

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the singer and composer Lizz Wright.

Lizz talks to Jamie about her introductions to jazz and discusses her latest album, Freedom and Surrender.

London Jazz Festival20141118

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie celebrates the London Jazz Festival with a Maida Vale session track from Arun Ghosh and live tracks recorded at the Festival courtesy of Jazz On 3. He'll also be playing music from artists playing at the Festival.

Looking to 2014 Special20140107

Looking To 2014 Special20140107

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie welcomes in the New Year by playing some of his favourite classic jazz tracks. He also picks some of the most exciting tracks coming out in the next few months in the world of jazz, and gives a guide to some of the best jazz events to look forward to in 2014.

Madeleine Peyroux In Session20110802

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, the American singer, songwriter and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux performs an acoustic session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

She plays songs from her latest album, Standing on the Rooftop, which was released earlier this year.

American singer-songwriter and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux performs an acoustic session.

Maida Vale Sessions Special20151229

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie celebrates a fantastic year of Maida Vale sessions on his show by playing some of his favourite live tracks from the past 12 months. He'll be sharing live recordings by artists such as Hackney Colliery Band, Jacob Collier, Manu Delago, ESKA and others who've been in session for the show during 2015.

Malcolm Catto20130806

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also features a few words from British drummer Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics.

Malcolm Catto picks tracks by John Coltrane and Sahib Shihab that influenced him as a drummer in both attitude and style. He also talks about The Heliocentrics' new album, 13 Degrees of Reality, and picks some tracks from the record.

Malcolm Catto20140902

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is The Heliocentrics' drummer Malcolm Catto. Malcolm picks out some of his favourite jazz tracks from his extensive vinyl collection and introduces Jamie to a new Duke Ellington album that sounds like nothing he's ever heard.

They also talk about Malcolm's work with The Heliocentrics and his collaborations with artists like the Ethio-Jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke.

Manu Delago20150616

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Austrian Hang player Manu Delago.

He's joined by a band to play tracks from his new album Silver Kobalt.

Marius Neset20150203

Marius Neset20150203

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.

Marius talks about his introductions to jazz and discusses his work with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra as well as his latest record Pinball, with Ivo Neame and Petter Eldh.

Marius Neset20150203

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.

Marius talks about his introductions to jazz and discusses his work with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra as well as his latest record Pinball, with Ivo Neame and Petter Eldh.

Marius Neset20150203

Marius Neset20150203

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.

Marius talks about his introductions to jazz and discusses his work with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra as well as his latest record Pinball, with Ivo Neame and Petter Eldh.

Marius Neset20150203

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.

Marius talks about his introductions to jazz and discusses his work with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra as well as his latest record Pinball, with Ivo Neame and Petter Eldh.

Marius Neset20150203

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.

Marius talks about his introductions to jazz and discusses his work with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra as well as his latest record Pinball, with Ivo Neame and Petter Eldh.

Marshall Allen - Sun Ra Arkestra20100928

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week Marshall Allen, the current leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, looks back over his career with Sun Ra and talks about the way the Arkestra have developed over the years.

After working with Sun Ra since the late 1950s, Allen speaks of the true character of the mystical artist, about how his beliefs have affected his life and music, and about where he is taking the Arkestra now.

Featuring an interview with Marshall Allen, the current leader of Sun Ra Arkestra.

Matthew Halsall20121211

Jamie Cullum pays tribute to his hero Dave Brubeck, who recently passed away.

Dave Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer who passed away, aged 91, on 5 December.

We hear again that very special interview Jamie did with Dave Brubeck at Newport Jazz Festival back in 2010.

Jamie also picks some of his favourite Brubeck tracks to play, sharing memories of his experiences listening to his music and meeting the man himself.

Matthew Halsall In Session20110614

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC archives and digs out an old recording of the Bobby Wellins Quintet performing on Jazz In Britain in 1977.

Bobby Wellins is a Scottish tenor saxophonist known for his work with Stan Tracey on the jazz album Under Milk Wood and for performing with the likes of John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Claire Martin in a career of over 50 years.

As Bobby Wellins celebrates his 75th birthday and latest album, Time Gentleman, Please, which was released in February, Jamie returns to this older recording to illustrate the wide range of music he has contributed to the jazz scene over the years.

Plus, Raphael Saadiq introduces a song from his latest album, Stone Rollin' which was released in April, and speaks about his musical training and influences.

British trumpeter, composer, producer and bandleader Matthew Halsall performs in session.

Medeski Martin And Wood Interview20140325

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guests are the American trio Medeski Martin & Wood. The band talk about meeting and working with jazz drummer Bob Moses and being part of the New York jazz scene.

They also discuss how hip hop influenced their rhythms and helped develop the sound they are known for today.

Mel Torme - Bbc Archive Track20130604

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session by Mel Tormé performing in 1981. The track is introduced by Mel's son James Tormé, who reminisces about his father and talks about his father's influence on his own career as a jazz musician.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

Melody Gardot In Session20120703

This week, Jamie features the American jazz singer-songwriter Melody Gardot in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Melody takes influence from blues, jazz and Latin music. Today she performs tracks from her latest album, The Absence, which was released in May.

Melt Yourself Down20160531

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guests are Kushal Gaya and Pete Wareham of the band Melt Yourself Down.

They talk about about their jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5, as well as their latest album and upcoming projects.

Meshell Ndegeocello Maida Vale Session20130625

Meshell Ndegeocello is in session at BBC Maida Vale.

Michael Wollny Take 520151027

Michael Wollny Take 520151027

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future, plus Take 5 with Michael Wollny.

Michael Wollny Take 520151027

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future, plus Take 5 with Michael Wollny.

Miles Davis Quintet Archive Session20101221

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week Jamie returns to the BBC archives and unearths a Jazz Scene show recorded in December 1969 at The Ronnie Scott Club.

The archive recording features the Miles Davis Quintet, making their first UK television appearance with an untitled improvisation lasting seventeen minutes, and Jamie plays an excerpt from this unique session.

Jamie Cullum features a Miles Davis Quintet session recorded back in December 1969.

Milton Nascimento Interview20130326

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie selects classic tracks and shares anecdotes about how he first heard them as well as explaining their significance in the world of jazz. He also features a few words from one of Brazil's top musical stars, singer-songwriter and guitarist Milton Nascimento. Milton talks about his love of jazz as a young musician starting out and working on his famous Clube da Esquina album with fellow Brazilian guitarist Lô Borges.

Mirror Signal in Session20141230

Mirror Signal in Session20141230

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Mirror Signal aka singer, songwriter and producer Steven Barker. Jamie discovered Steven's music through the BBC Introducing uploader earlier in the year and has been a fan ever since.

Mirror Signal in Session20141230

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Mirror Signal aka singer, songwriter and producer Steven Barker. Jamie discovered Steven's music through the BBC Introducing uploader earlier in the year and has been a fan ever since.

Moon Hooch20151215

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guests are the US jazz trio Moon Hooch. They share some of their personal jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5.

Jamie also shares his pick for Y in the A-Z of Jazz.

Mose Allison20110111

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, one of Jamie's favourite artists, the legendary American jazz blues pianist Mose Allison, looks back over his life in music, sharing anecdotes and talking about his musical influences.

Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, The Yardbirds, The Who and Georgie Fame have all cited Mose Allison as a major influence on their work.

Allison responds to their interpretations of his music as well as telling the story behind his famous tune, The Seventh Son.

Featuring American jazz blues pianist Mose Allison, who looks back over his life in music.

Moses Boyd Take 520160202

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, his guest is drummer Moses Boyd, who won the 2015 MOBO award for Best Jazz Act for his duo Binker and Moses with saxophonist Binker Golding. He also records and performs with his band Moses Boyd Exodus as well as playing with the likes of Soweto Kinch and Zara McFarlane. Moses shares some of his personal jazz influences and inspirations in Take 5.

Mulatu Astatke20160517

Jamie Cullum has an interview with Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

He caught up with Mulatu backstage at Cheltenham Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago and talked about all things Ethio-jazz and Mulatu's long and impressive career.

He also plays some classic jazz tracks and new releases.

Mulatu Astatke20160517

Mulatu Astatke20160517

Jamie Cullum has an interview with Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

He caught up with Mulatu backstage at Cheltenham Jazz Festival a couple of weeks ago and talked about all things Ethio-jazz and Mulatu's long and impressive career.

He also plays some classic jazz tracks and new releases.

Mulatu Astatke20160517

Mulatu Astatke Maida Vale Session20140114

Mulatu Astatke Maida Vale Session20140114

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has exclusive BBC Maida Vale session tracks from one of his favourite artists Mulatu Astatke.

The father of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke brings together UK jazz musicians to perform special versions of his music from the latest album, Sketches Of Ethiopia.

Nailah Porter In Session20110517

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie features a Maida Vale session with Nailah Porter, an American jazz singer from North Carolina who has just released her debut album, ConJazzNess.

In between performing songs from her album, Nailah Porter talks about her upbringing, her musical influences and why she decided to leave her career as a lobbyist in order to become a singer.

Jamie features a Maida Vale session with American jazz singer Nailah Porter.

Natalie Williams Interview20130903

Jamie Cullum is joined by the British singer-songwriter Natalie Williams.

The pair discuss Natalie's latest single, Nobody Like You, and her forthcoming album, Where You Are. They also talk about some of their favourite artists on the British jazz scene and Natalie picks a couple of tracks to play from her top artists of the moment.

Neil Cowley Interview20131210

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie is joined at the BBC Radio 2 studios by fellow jazz pianist, Neil Cowley. They discuss Neil's recent work as Musician in Residence in Londonderry-Derry during its year as UK City Of Culture.

Neil introduces Jamie to some of the great Northern Irish jazz artists he's come across since being in the city and also lets Jamie in on his plans for next year with his Trio.

Neil Cowley Trio Session20140520

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Neil Cowley Trio. After Neil's year in Derry-Londonderry as Musician in Residence, the group has been back in the studio to record a new album. So, Jamie invites the piano trio into Maida Vale to perform a few of their new tracks especially for his show.

Neneh Cherry20140701

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry. Neneh discusses how growing up in a musical family with her stepfather, the American jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, had an impact on her life and her music.

She also talks about her own love for Leon Thomas and working on her latest solo album together with Rocket Number Nine and Four Tet.

New Year's Day Special20130101

This week, Jamie celebrates the first day of the New Year by playing some of his favourite classic jazz tracks.

He also picks some of the most exciting tracks coming out in the next few months in the world of jazz, and gives a guide to some of the best events to look forward to in 2013.

Norma Winstone20140121

Norma Winstone20140121

Norma Winstone20140121

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the British singer Norma Winstone. She talks about the music she grew up listening to including Ella and Louis and the great Dave Brubeck.

She also discusses working with Kenny Wheeler and other jazz musicians on her latest album, Edge Of Time.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Norma Winstone20140121

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the British singer Norma Winstone. She talks about the music she grew up listening to including Ella and Louis and the great Dave Brubeck.

She also discusses working with Kenny Wheeler and other jazz musicians on her latest album, Edge Of Time.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

North Sea Jazz20150623

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum looks forward to this year's North Sea Jazz Festival

His special guest is the festival's creative director, Jan Willem Luyken, who speaks about what we can look forward to at this year's festival.

Nostalgia 77 Interview20120807

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to its future. Featuring live sessions and guests from around the world.

Nostalgia77 Session20140318

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Nostalgia77. Bandleader Ben Lamdin brings together a brilliant set of UK and international jazz musicians to join him in the studio including Kit Downes on piano, James Allsopp on reeds and the German singer Josa Peit providing beautiful vocals.

Omar Interview And Session20130611

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has an interview with British singer-songwriter Omar.

The pair discuss Omar's latest album, The Man, and he performs the title track from the record along with a cover of the Duke Ellington jazz standard Satin Doll.

Omar tells Jamie about discovering he could sing, being classically educated and the influence jazz, reggae and rare groove has on his music. The pair talk about creating improvised solos and scatting plus Omar talks about working with Pino Palladino and other artists on his latest album.

He also discusses his first hit in the early '90s, There's Nothing Like This, the influence of his dad's work as a session musician for top names in music and working with drummer Harvey Mason.

Owiny Sigoma Band20140128

Owiny Sigoma Band20140128

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guests are the Owiny Sigoma Band. They talk about how they are influenced by jazz in their approach to music in the way they improvise live on stage. They also pick key jazz tracks from Billy Cobham, Bill Evans and anything by Miles Davis!

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Parliamentary Jazz Awards Special20150317

Parliamentary Jazz Awards Special20150317

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a special feature featuring interviews and music from last week's Parliamentary Jazz Awards

There's also another installment of Billie & Me to commemorate Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. Alice Russell talks about Billie's influence on her and picks her favourite track.

Parliamentary Jazz Awards Special20150317

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a special feature featuring interviews and music from last week's Parliamentary Jazz Awards

There's also another installment of Billie & Me to commemorate Billie Holiday's 100th birthday. Alice Russell talks about Billie's influence on her and picks her favourite track.

Polar Bear Session20140415

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Polar Bear. The band was the first group Jamie ever had in session for his Radio 2 show and he's still a huge fan four years on.

Drummer Seb Rochford leads the group featuring Pete Wareham on sax and Leafcutter John on electronics through tracks from their latest album In Each And Every One.

Ramsey Lewis Session20130129

Jamie features the jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Ramsey is a Grammy-winning pianist and composer currently living in Chicago who has achieved crossover fame with his jazz interpretations of classic songs.

He performs special versions of some of his favourite jazz standards.

Ravi Coltrane Archive Track20110215

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, he showcases a live track from John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane.

Ravi is performing with his cousin, producer Flying Lotus, in a Maida Vale session recorded for Gilles Peterson on Radio 1.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz.

Remembering Sir John Dankworth20110208

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie remembers the legendary UK jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Sir John Dankworth one year after his death (on February 6th 2010).

His long-time trombonist Bill Geldard speaks about working with Sir John Dankworth and Jamie plays an archive recording of one of his performances from the 1950s.

Jamie remembers the legendary jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer John Dankworth.

Robert Glasper20150901

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has pianist Robert Glasper in session at the Maida Vale Studios, playing an exclusive version of a track from his new record Covered as well as other previously unrecorded tracks.

Jamie also introduces the next letter in his A-Z of Jazz: J.

Robert Glasper In Session20120103

This week, American jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper performs a track from his album In My Element and his version of Teen Spirit, in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Robert Glasper has worked with the likes of Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard and Roy Hargrove as well as many hip hop artists including Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kanye West and Jay-Z.

American jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper performs in session at Maida Vale.

Sara Mitra20141028

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the singer Sara Mitra. Sara talks to Jamie about her love for Alice Coltrane and working with Nostalgia 77's Ben Lamdin again on her latest album.

Sara Mitra In Session20110412

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, British singer and songwriter Sara Mitra performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Showcasing songs from her debut album April Song, which came out last year, Sara speaks about the making of the album and the impact that pregnancy and having her first child around the same time, had on the recording.

Also playing in the session are James Allsopp, Fulvio Sigurta, Ross Stanley, Riaan Vosloo and her husband Tim Giles.

Sara Mitra performs in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Seu Jorge In Session20110201
Seu Jorge In Session20110201

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Seu Jorge, performs tunes at the BBC Maida Vale studios. The Brazilian singer, songwriter and actor is known for performing David Bowie covers in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic and for his role in City of God, as well as for renewing the Brazilian pop samba style.

In a session with his full band including Pupillo on drums and Dengue on bass, he showcases music from his album Seu Jorge and Almaz as well as some of the film music he has written.

Shabaka Hutchings Interview20121030

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week's show features an interview with one of his favourite rising British jazz stars, Shabaka Hutchings. Shabaka talks about his creative approach to improvisation and philosophies behind creating jazz.

Shabaka explains what we can expect from his concert at the London Jazz Festival. He will be performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra and his band Sons Of Kemet, in a live Radio 3 broadcast.

An important figure of the British jazz scene, Shabaka performs on clarinet and saxophone with artists such as Charlie Haden and has recorded with Courtney Pine, Mulatu Astatke and Soweto Kinch.

Sir Paul Mccartney Special20120207

This week, Jamie meets Sir Paul McCartney for a special, in-depth interview about the musician's love of jazz.

The two discuss the role jazz has played in Sir Paul's life, from growing up listening to his father's jazz band to their mutual love of Fats Waller. Sir Paul reflects on his days with The Beatles, and how jazz subtly informed the way they approached their compositions.

He then talks about his current album of jazz standards and original compositions, Kisses On The Bottom, and explains the way it came together, from initial inspiration to collaborations with Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

Jamie meets Sir Paul McCartney for a special interview about his love of jazz.

Sons of Kemet Maida Vale Session20131112

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has exclusive BBC Maida Vale session tracks from Sons Of Kemet, one of the most exciting groups in British jazz at the moment.

The saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings leads the group with an unusual line-up featuring Oren Marshall on tuba and two drummers, Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford. They play tracks from their debut album Burn ahead of their appearance at this year's London Jazz Festival.

Sons of Kemet Maida Vale Session20131112

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has exclusive BBC Maida Vale session tracks from Sons Of Kemet, one of the most exciting groups in British jazz at the moment.

The saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings leads the group with an unusual line-up featuring Oren Marshall on tuba and two drummers, Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford. They play tracks from their debut album Burn ahead of their appearance at this year's London Jazz Festival.

Sons Of Kemet Maida Vale Session20131112

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has exclusive BBC Maida Vale session tracks from Sons Of Kemet, one of the most exciting groups in British jazz at the moment.

The saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings leads the group with an unusual line-up featuring Oren Marshall on tuba and two drummers, Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford. They play tracks from their debut album Burn ahead of their appearance at this year's London Jazz Festival.

Stacey Kent20131029

Jamie Cullum's guest this week is the American singer Stacey Kent. Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Stacey Kent20131029

Jamie Cullum's guest this week is the American singer Stacey Kent. Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Take 5 With Arun Ghosh20140715

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Arun Ghosh's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The British-Asian jazz clarinettist and composer answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Take 5 With Ben Jaffe20140819

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Ben Jaffe's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band's leader answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Take 5 With Jason Yarde20140617

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Jason Yarde's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The British jazz saxophonist and composer answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Take 5 With Nat Birchall20141021

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Nat Birchall's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The British saxophonist answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Take 5 With Peter Edwards20140930

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Peter Edwards' turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The British pianist answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

Take 5 With Trish Clowes20140527

Take 5 With Trish Clowes20140527

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie introduces a new feature on his show called Take 5. His first guest is the British jazz saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes. She answers five questions about her journey into jazz, picking tracks from fellow saxophonist Wayne Shorter as well as an exclusive from her own forthcoming album.

Take 5 With Trish Clowes20140527

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie introduces a new feature on his show called Take 5. His first guest is the British jazz saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes. She answers five questions about her journey into jazz, picking tracks from fellow saxophonist Wayne Shorter as well as an exclusive from her own forthcoming album.

Take 5 With Zoe Rahman20150113

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Zoe Rahman's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The British jazz pianist and composer answers five questions about her journey into jazz.

Tania Maria20131015

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the Brazilian singer and pianist Tania Maria. She talks about music from Brazilian artists she admires as well as discovering a love for the music of Oscar Peterson.

She also discusses what it was like starting out with her band in France, the impact on her career of meeting American guitarist Charlie Byrd and making her latest album Canto.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Tania Maria20131015

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie Cullum's guest is the Brazilian singer and pianist Tania Maria. She talks about music from Brazilian artists she admires as well as discovering a love for the music of Oscar Peterson.

She also discusses what it was like starting out with her band in France, the impact on her career of meeting American guitarist Charlie Byrd and making her latest album Canto.

Jamie also showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, representing new music from around the world.

Taylor Mcferrin20150303

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, it is Taylor McFerrin's turn to Take 5 as Jamie's special guest. The American musician, who's the son of Bobby McFerrin, answers five questions about his journey into jazz.

T-bone Walker Bbc Archive Track20120821

Jamie returns to the BBC archives to uncover a track from blues singer T-Bone Walker.

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie plays a gem he recently discovered in the BBC archives: a session featuring blues singer T-Bone Walker, performing at London's Poplar Town Hall back in November 1967.

The concert included an all-star line-up of jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Clark Terry on flugelhorn and Louis Belson on drums.

Teddy Wilson Trio Bbc Archive Track20140805

Teddy Wilson Trio Bbc Archive Track20140805

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from the Teddy Wilson Trio performing at Poplar Town Hall in London in 1967.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

Teddy Wilson Trio Bbc Archive Track20140805

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from the Teddy Wilson Trio performing at Poplar Town Hall in London in 1967.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

Thad Jones Bbc Archive Track20140429

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC Archives to dig out a session from Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Big Band performing at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976.

Previous archive sessions on the show have included performances by Cleo Laine, Thelonious Monk and George Benson.

The Bad Plus In Session20110104

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, one of Jamie's favourite jazz bands, American trio The Bad Plus, perform music from their latest album Never Stop at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Joining them in the studio for the session, Jamie asks them about their influences, their current tastes and their plans for the future.

One of Jamie's favourite jazz bands, The Bad Plus, perform in session for the show.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra In Session20130108

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie features musical icon and jazz lover Bryan Ferry in session at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.

Bryan Ferry is a musician, songwriter and lead singer of Roxy Music, who is currently celebrating the 40th year anniversary of his career.

He performs a selection of songs inspired by his fascination of The Jazz Age - the 1920s sounds of Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong

The Story Of Orchestre Poly-rythmo20110621

This week, Jamie continues to represent jazz from around the world by showcasing the work of West African musicians Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, a band from the 1960s who have recently reformed to produce a groundbreaking fusion of styles including the voodoo-led traditions of their homeland.

In an interview with radio producer Elodie Maillot, the lady responsible for getting the band back together, we hear the incredible story: from the success of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo during the 1960s when their music formed a soundtrack to the political revolution in Benin; to the reforming of the band and their current projects.

Jamie showcases the work of West African musicians Orchestre Poly-Rythmo.

The Tombola Theory Session20140916

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Ben Castle's new project The Tombola Theory. The British clarinettist and composer has brought together a brilliant group of musicians including Oren Marshall on tuba, Pat Illingworth on drums and Emily Dankworth on vocals to perform tracks from their new EP.

Tony Allen20141104

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's special guest is the Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Tony talks about learning to drum from mimicking Max Roach and working with Fela Kuti. He also speaks about working with Damon Albarn on his latest record.

Troyka20150224

Troyka20150224
Troyka20150224

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from Troyka, made up of pianist and organist Kit Downes, drummer Josh Blackmore and guitarist Chris Montague.

The trio play material from their latest album Ornithophobia as well as older tracks.

Tune-yards Bbc Maida Vale Session20120814

Jamie features Tune-Yards, the creation of American musician Merrill Garbus.

Jamie features Tune-Yards in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Tune-Yards is the creation of American musician Merrill Garbus, who takes her influences from Afro-beat, jazz and traditional folk.

With a band consisting of two saxophonists and live voice and drum looping, Tune-Yards are an exciting group to hear perform live.

Wayne Shorter Interview20140218

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie's guest is the American jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.

Wayne Shorter talks about drawing his inspiration from a range of musicians - from Mozart to Art Tatum. The saxophonist then reminisces about working with Miles Davies, putting together Native Dancer with Milton Nascimento and his time in Weather Report.

He also talks about making his latest album Without A Net, his first for the Blue Note label since 1970.

With A 1978 Session Track From The Stan Sulzmann Quartet20110308

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie selects an archive session track from the Stan Sulzmann Quartet, which was recorded for Jazz in Britain back in 1978.

The Quartet features some of the cream of British talent from that time: Stan Sulzmann on flutes, Gordon Beck on piano, Ron Mathewson on bass and the late Tony Levin on drums.

And from the old to the new, Jamie returns to a Kit Downes Trio Maida Vale session which was recorded for the show last year.

He plays one of the tunes the trio previewed from their new album, Quiet Tiger.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz.

With A Count Basie Track From The Bbc Archive20111025

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week's show features a live session track hand-picked from the BBC archives.

Previous archive sessions have included performances by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and the John Surman Octet.

After a huge email response to the Jazz Ship archive featuring Cannonball Adderley, Jamie has returned to the same show and selected a performance by Count Basie And His Orchestra.

A Count Basie session track from the BBC Archives.

With A Session From Esperanza Spalding20110315

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, he has a session from the American jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding, who has just won the Grammy award for Best New Artist.

She performs music from her latest album Chamber Music Society in session at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

Having attracted media attention for her talents as a performer and composer, Esperanza reflects on her recent success.

She tells the story of her initial musical experiences as a youth growing up in Portland, Oregon; through to her falling in love with the bass; and eventually playing with the likes of Christian Scott, Joe Lovano and Prince.

Jamie has a sesion from Esperanza Spalding, fresh from her Grammy win.

With Allen Toussaint20111108

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week he features an interview with the American pianist, composer and record producer Allen Toussaint, whose hits have been covered by the likes of The O'Jays, The Rolling Stones and The Who, and who played on two Fats Waller covers for Eric Clapton's album Clapton.

Allen Toussaint speaks about growing up surrounded by the blues in New Orleans, about learning jazz piano and about his recent jazz album The Bright Mississippi.

Allen Toussaint Interview.

With An Archive Session From John Surman20110405

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC archives for a recording of John Surman, the British jazz saxophonist, clarinettist and synthesizer player, performing on Jazz in Britain in 1978.

With an over-dubbing technique, Surman plays various instruments in one part of a suite, based on a ballet that he was performing with Janet Cook at the time.

Jamie Cullum showcases his love of jazz and revisits a 1978 session from John Surman.

With An Archive Session From The Bobby Wellins Quintet20110607

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie returns to the BBC archives and digs out an old recording of the Bobby Wellins Quintet performing on Jazz in Britain in 1977.

Bobby Wellins is a Scottish tenor saxophonist known for his work with Stan Tracey on the jazz album Under Milk Wood and for performing with the likes of John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Claire Martin in a career of over 50 years.

As Bobby Wellins celebrates his 75th birthday and latest album, Time Gentlemen, Please, which was released in February, Jamie returns to this older recording to illustrate the wide range of music he has contributed to the jazz scene over the years.

Jamie returns to the archives and digs out a 1977 session from the Bobby Wellins Quintet.

With Andrew Mccormack And Jason Yarde20111101

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week Jamie chats to British jazz musicians Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde about their new album Places and Other Spaces which was released last month.

The musicians discuss other duo projects that have influenced their work and McCormack and Yarde tell Jamie what they think of the UK jazz scene today.

Jamie chats to British jazz musicians Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde.

With Gwyneth Herbert20110322

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week's guest is the British singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert.

In an open interview, we hear about her introduction to jazz and performance and the musicians who have influenced her.

Gwyneth describes her journey as a musician, from interpreting jazz and swing standards to establishing herself as a composer.

She also talks about the making of her latest album Clangers and Mash and the story behind such singles as Perfect Fit.

Jamie's guest is British singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert.

With Jon Hendricks20110222
With Jon Hendricks20110222

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, legendary jazz scat singer Jon Hendricks - who's best known for his work as part of the trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and for being one of the pioneers of vocalese - talks openly about his varied career and the artists he's worked with.

Jon reflects on the success of his subsequent solo career, and his work as a music professor; while bringing charm and nostalgia to his anecdotes and providing illustrative examples of scat singing.

Jamie is joined by legendary jazz scat singer Jon Hendricks.

With Pat Metheny20110809

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, Jamie conducts an in-depth interview with Pat Metheny, the hugely influential jazz guitarist and composer who has three gold albums and 17 Grammy Awards.

Jamie talks to Pat Metheny about his impressive career, his impact upon the role of guitar in jazz, and working with the likes of Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman and others.

Jamie interviews the jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny.

Zara Mcfarlane Session20140211

Jamie Cullum plays an hour of jazz music ranging from its heritage to its future.

This week, Jamie has a BBC Maida Vale session from British jazz singer Zara McFarlane. Zara's joined in the studio by the hang drum player Manu Delago who's collaborated with everyone from Björk to Bugge Wesseltoft.