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Bauer stations launch show exploring intersection of classical and jazz

By | Published on Monday 10 January 2022

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Bauer-owned radio stations Scala Radio and Jazz FM have launched a new collaborative show which explores the link between classical and jazz music. Scala Radio being focused on classical. And Jazz FM on, well, jazz. Funnily enough.

“To many, classical and jazz are worlds apart”, the broadcaster reckons, “one is heard in grand halls, the other in some of the world’s most intimate venues. But in this series Scala Radio’s Jack Pepper and Jazz FM’s China Moses will argue otherwise”.

Pepper and Moses, Bauer adds, “will introduce each other to the music they love, and explore the grey areas, crossovers and curious links across the series’ six episodes. Joining [them] on this journey are a collection of great musical minds that have straddled the jazz and classical divide, from Maria Schneider to Nigel Kennedy, who will delve deep into their careers and boundary blurring work”.

The first edition of ‘Jazz Meets Classical’ aired last night, with future editions going live each Sunday at 8pm, and then being available on each station’s listen-again platform.

The programme is the latest to be enabled by the Audio Content Fund, the UK government backed programme that provides funding to independent production companies so they can make “distinctive, public service radio content for broadcast on commercial and community radio”.