Jazz, But Not As We Know It

We welcome Jab to the airwaves for one hour of “Jazz, but not as we know it.” 

Jab has been a Liverpool resident since 1988 after moving to the city in-part because of his love of the Liverpool music scene. He is a professional musician and has been involved in the jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop scene for more than 30 years. He’s been promoting Liverpool’s famous jazz scene for 10 years now and has built up an understanding of musicians, venues and audiences alike.

Through his musical endeavours, Jab has amassed a large record collection including progressive rock, punk, new wave, hip hop, jazz, classical and acid house.

It’s 2022 and Jab has jumped on the new year bandwagon by inventing Vejazzuary. V is for Visionary Jazz – so it’s natural to bring you a selection of innovative music including the astoundingly creative Ben LaMar Gay, the creator of Ethiopian Jazz Mulatu Astratke (complete with the Black Jesus Experience) and the UK’s The Comet is Coming. We’ve got some beautiful sounds created during the COVID-19 lockdown to support food banks by Photay, and the arch European clarinet improviser Theo Jorgensmann with his Quartet from the 1970s. There is also a representation from contemporary Jazz/Prog cross-over artists Once and Future Band and an exclusive preview of the keyboard-led Emily Francis Trio’s new single.