New weekend presenters on Jazz FM
Jazz FM is delighted to announce that Tony Minvielle, Tim Garcia and Anne Frankenstein will be joining the national digital station’s roster of presenters.
Starting from this weekend, Tony will bring his unswerving and unique knowledge of Jazz, Nu-Jazz, Soul and Eclectic Grooves to Sunday night/Monday morning while both Anne and Tim – who are both vastly experienced live DJ’s, but new to broadcast radio - will bring their infectious presenting styles to weekend afternoons and Friday night/Saturday morning respectively.
Mark Walker will also present a sixth edition of the legendary Dinner Jazz on Saturday evenings, while John Osborne will host a new early evening show called Saturday Soul.
Jazz FM’s Content Director Nick Pitts says “With their passion for music and currency with the UK jazz and soul scenes Anne, Tony and Tim are in good company alongside Jez Nelson, Helen Mayhew, David Freeman, Jeff Young and Sarah Ward; we have the perfect line-up for musical discovery on the station."
Sadly, commercial radio pioneer Peter Young has stepped down from regular broadcasting after an amazing 27 years playing jazz and soul on Jazz FM due to ill health.
Of Peter, Nick said, “We are sad and sorry that after nearly 30 years, PY has had to step away from the mic and his beloved CD players due to his health and will miss his infectious and unique style of broadcasting. That said, we look forward to having him back to present some one-off specials when his health allows. In the meantime, I welcome this opportunity to introduce fresh voices to what we do best - broadcasting great jazz, soul and blues.”