You may or may not be aware that UK Jazz Radio and it's controlling arm Europe Jazz Radio will soon be closing down, owing to a combination of factors. I am not 100% sure of the facts but it appears funding has fallen through and more importantly the health of the station controller Brian Soundy has taken a turn for the worse. Firstly, I would like to wish Brian a speedy and full recovery and thank him for giving air time to my shows, the next pint is definitely on me!
Secondly, I would like to thank all the artists and bloggers that have made my Jazz show what it is. You have provided me with superb music that I have been very pleased to share with others. I hate to think how much money I have spent over the past 5 years with no return apart from the pleasure of playing Jazz. Thirdly I would like to thank Ray Porter my fellow blogger for playing fantastic shows week in week out and sharing some of his outstanding collection with the world.
I wish you all well in your careers and if some point in time I have made you smile or just as importantly a $ through sales then my job is done. I hope to travel a bit more in coming years and look forward to meeting some if not all of you.
I am going to take a few weeks off before looking for another outlet for my show but in the meantime a big thanks to you all.
Final Playlist and links to any show archive will be posted in the comments section some time in the near future.