The first Vortex Jazz Research seminar will take place on 21st January at
The subject will be on jazz on radio, especially focussing on
the world beyond jazz on BBC Radio 3, such as Internet and digital.
The seminar will begin at 2.30 p.m. and will run until about 5 p.m. Lunch
will be available in the cafe Downstairs for £5 from 1. p.m. and there will
a chance to network before and after.
Taking the lead from Germany's Radio
Jazz Research, we are planning on this informal seminar becoming a regular
event as a place for jazz professionals to meet, learn and discuss
We are delighted that the participants will include:
Bernd Hoffmann, head of jazz at WDR, the largest public radio station in
Germany and responsible for over 30 hours of jazz broadcasting a month
Karen Pearson, Folded Wing. Producer of the Jamie Cullum show on BBC Radio
2, and of programmes on NME Radio and of the British Council Selector
Jez Nelson, CEO, Somethin' Else. Presenter, Jazz on 3
Femi Adeyemi, dj and founder of NTS Radio, an internet station about to
start broadcasting next door to the Vortex.
We want a good cross-section of others involved with jazz - as promoters,
agents, labels, journalists etc And of course jazz lovers!
If you wish to come, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please let us
know if you want lunch.