Launched in November 2020, the podcast series Jazz South Spotlight – With Kevin Le Gendre explores the influences, inspirations and musical backgrounds of artists selected and commissioned by Jazz South to each write a new piece of music in 2020 as a reimagining of their original live performance programme.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

Coming soon:

Sunday 25 April 2021, 11am
Jazz South Spotlight – Kevin Le Gendre speaks to John K Miles

A special podcast about John’s Radar Commissions piece. River and Ash – Play a Mighty Groove is a reimagining of the myth of ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ for 8-11 year olds, focussing on the themes of friendship and the power of music. It features John K Miles narrating and playing saxophone, flute and keys, with Winston Clifford on drums and Dave Manington on basses.

The podcast will be available from Sunday 25 April 2021.
Want a calendar reminder? Spotlight on John K Miles

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Released Monday 2 November 2020, 5pm:

Jazz South Spotlight on Iain Ballamy IBQT with Kevin Le Gendre

Listen to Iain Ballamy Quartet’s Ivan in full here – a new piece commissioned by Jazz South.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

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Released Monday 9 November 2020, 5pm: 

Jazz South Spotlight on Fourth Page with Kevin Le Gendre

Listen to Fourth Page’s The Signs Were High in full here – a new piece commissioned by Jazz South.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

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Released Monday 16 November 2020, 5pm

Jazz South Spotlight on Hexagonal with Kevin Le Gendre

Listen to Hexagonal’s The Temple of Juno in full here – a new piece commissioned by Jazz South.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

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Released Monday 23 November 2020, 5pm

Jazz South Spotlight on We Are Leif with Kevin Le Gendre

Listen to We Are Leif’s new music in full here – commissioned by Jazz South.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

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Released Monday 30 November 2020, 5pm

Jazz South Spotlight on Kate Westbrook and The Granite Band with Kevin Le Gendre

Listen to Kate Westbrook and The Granite Band’s Says The Duke in full here – a new piece commissioned by Jazz South.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

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Released Monday 7 December 2020, 5pm

Jazz South Spotlight on Sara Colman Band with Kevin Le Gendre

Listen to Sara Colman Band’s new music commission for Jazz South, Turning Over Stones and Ribbons in full here.

Subscribe to the series on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your favourite podcast platform here.

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