Former BBC Radio 2, Smooth and Capital presenter Lynn Parsons is taking over the breakfast show on Jazz FM from next week.
Her new show is part of a number of changes at the station, which also includes a daily hour long strand of specialist new Jazz programmes. Current breakfast presenter John Osborne moves to weekend breakfast.
Jazz FM Content Director Nick Pitts said “Having Lynn join us as a full time member of our team, after a very successful series of guest appearances over the last few months, is a total joy. Not only do we have a consummate broadcaster but also a true jazz fan.”
Lynn Parsons adds: “As a listener to Jazz FM I wake up every morning to the songs of Miles Davis, Jill Scott & Sergio Mendes. Now I’ve been given the opportunity to actually play their songs… it doesn’t get much better than that!”
Lynn’s radio career started on the London pirate station JFM and her last full time radio gig was with Smooth Radio on mornings.
Here are all the new specialist shows:
The Performance Series
A programme where it’s all about the performance. Playing music recorded in session or in concert
for Jazz FM along with great and legendary recorded concerts.
James Torme’s The Jazz Singers
James – son of legendary jazz vocalist Mel Torme and a sell-out live performer in his own right
presents an hour of the greatest jazz vocalists. From Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone to contemporary
artists like Charles Turner and Alexander Stewart.
TransAtlantic Jazz with Vinny Marino
Direct from New York American broadcaster Vinny plays the songs from the new cool US jazz set
who define jazz today, such a Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy and Gregory Porter.
Peppermint Candy with Bob Sinfield
Bob takes over the helm of Jazz FM favourite Peppermint Candy playing the biggest swing, big band
and electro swing tracks from the 30’s heyday to today.
Jazz Travels with Sarah Ward
Sarah takes a trip featuring music from all over the world with guest performers who tell stories
from their travels around the planet.
Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show
Singer Ian Shaw presents The Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show for Jazz FM featuring backstage interviews,
special moments and live recordings from the world famous jazz club.