Thursday, December 27, 2007

Miles Gilderdale Interview

There was a bit of a mix up over the date for the interview with Miles from Acoustic Alchemy last week. As a result he'll be visiting the studio THIS Sunday 30th December, so please do check out the live show for that one.

Because of that change in plans I'll do the "Best Songs of 2007" the following week (January 6th).

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas Guests

It's looking like we're going to be lucky enough to have some talent from the world of smooth jazz passing our way on the Sunday live video show as things get a little festive.

All being well, tomorrow (the 16th) Oli Silk is going to be dropping in, and the following Sunday (the 23rd) we'll be having a visit from Miles Gilderdale of Acoustic Alchemy.

So make a date in your diary for the live show on Smooth Jazz, this and every Sunday 5pm London time, Midday New York and 9am in LA.

Sunday, December 02, 2007 Smooth Jazz Mugs 'n' Stuff

Regular listeners to the live show have been enquiring about branded goods for some time now.

I'm pleased to say they are now available, and what's more there are even some things that are specific to the smooth jazz channel too.

If you want to bookmark the Store you'll find the ever expanding selection of goodies here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bruce Was Back in Town

It was good to see Bruce Nazarian back in London a couple of Sundays ago.

We took the opportunity to have a chat on the show and do some catch up on Rocco's CD. It turns out that the CD is one of those being considered for a Grammy nomination.

You can find out more in the video archive of that chat by clicking the link below.

Bruce Nazarian

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Visit from Jaared and Oli Silk

I was pleased to have a couple of guests on the show on Sunday. Peter White was in town this past week and had Jaared and Oli Silk on stage with him throughout. They all had a show out in Southend on Sunday afternoon but Jaared & Oli made it back to West London in time to pop in for a visit before moving on to Pizza Express in Soho.

Thanks to last minute permission from Les Cutmore at Trippin 'n' Rythym Records we were allowed to air a couple of tracks from Jaared's forthcoming CD "Addiction", which will be out in February 2008.

Wanna see that visit and hear those exclusive tracks? just click below...

Jaared and Oli Silk on

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New Camera for the Studio

Well Summer has been and gone (jury's out on whether it was ever actually here in the UK) and as the availability of daylight diminishes I thought it was time to upgrade the studio camera to something that could deal with low light situations better.

Thankfully Logitech have recently come up with one featuring a Carl Zeiss lens and special light adjusting software that should hopefully make all the difference. I tested it out during the week and it looks good.

Below you can see a screen grab, and regular viewers will notice that it also gives a wider view of the studio so you should also be able to see an extra monitor screen that was previously out of camera shot.

The real road test is today so join us today at 12 noon US EST, 9AM Pacific, 5PM GMT.

The live show address is, as always

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Biggest, the Best and... appears that we're also the most up to date too.

So much new material comes our way these days. Largely due to the fact that we receive a hefty chuck of pre-release material from professional sources and record companies (a big thanks to Rob at who deals with it all so well at our end), not to mention the artists themselves.

All of which means that Smooth Jazz is now the oracle of all that's hot in the smooth jazz world.

Our live Sunday show has become the perfect showcase for all that's hot and current so be sure to listen in (or even look in if you so desire with our live video stream) each Sunday at 12 noon USA EST, 9am Pacific and 5pm UK time.

You'll find all the relevant links to launch the smooth jazz channel at or if you'd like to watch the show as well as listen go to and you can really be in on the action.

Monday, June 25, 2007

June 26th. A quiet day in radio

A large number of Internet Radio broadcasters, including and are participating in a day of silence on Tuesday June 26th to help raise public awareness of the imminent threat to the continuation of Internet radio in the wake of recent raises in the royalty payments.

Sky's premium services will continue as normal.

You can read more about the day of silence on the DI Blog here.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

You nearly had me there!

It's always nice to have friends in high places.

Today's Live show was broadcast at the same time as the Space Shuttle Atlantis was docking with the International Space Station.

I mentioned that it would be great if they were listening to the show up there. A little while later Rommie, one of our regular listeners in Germany posted the following picture on the forum.

Nice one Rommie. If only!

The Jimi King show gets relayed to the Space Shuttle?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The clock is still ticking

It's touching to hear of the efforts of many listeners to keep things alive. Many have donated money to the legal battle to keep Internet radio on the air too.

At this time webcasters have launched a federal appeal against the new charges. I understand however, that the appeal might not be heard until July 15th. The day that is now becoming universally known as "The day the music dies".

Please visit to keep up to date with developments. And, if you haven't already done so, to find out how you can contact your congressman to tell him your thoughts on the mater.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

They're trying to switch us off!

Just in case you're not aware, the future of Internet radio is on very shaky ground at the moment. I speak in my position as Programme Controller of Smooth Jazz and Uptempo Smooth Jazz. My position as a citizen of the United Kingdom is powerless as the situation is dependent on United States legislation (UK Internet radio is already pretty much unworkable).

Ari Shohat, CEO of Sky/DI has posted this message in his own DI Blog, which explains the situation in full and tells how - if you are a US citizen - you can act to change the situation before it is too late. You can also find out more at

Please take a moment to read up on the situation and then a moment longer to contact your congressperson. Don't assume that it'll all be OK. Two weeks from now ALL of your favorite Internet stations may no longer exist.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Peter White interview video now live on Youtube

I know that a lot of people are waiting for this one, so if that would apply to you, then the good news is that it's now up and running at

Peter visited us on Easter Sunday for the second time and stayed for nearly an hour and a half while we played some of his songs and answered questions put by listeners on the forum.

As usual the video is split into two parts, as follows:

Peter White - Part One

Peter White - Part Two

Peter's visit was his second to the Sunday live show. His previous one, for the benefit of any that missed it, is still live on the servers here.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Peter White was a surprise guest on Easter Sunday

It was all a bit last minute, in fact I only had it confirmed about two hours before the show went live, but we were graced with a guest appearance from Peter White on Easter Sunday. A sort of anniversary of his previous appearance which was on Easter Sunday last year.

As it was such a last minute thing, many will have missed it, so I'll have it on Youtube in a few days from now.

Meanwhile (and my apologies for the lateness) the video of the appearance of Greg Carmichael from Acoustic Alchemy back in January is now available for viewing. Part of the reason for the delay is because the actual video part is very jerky due to the bandwidth problems we were having at the time, and I was undecided about whether to use it. But I'm sure that a lot of Acoustic Alchemy fans would love to hear what was said in spite of the video quality anyway.

The video is split into two parts because of the length restrictions on Youtube. Here are the links

Greg Carmichael - Part One

Greg Carmichael - Part Two