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.

This month Jab celebrates LGBT+ History Month from his record collection. Whether from LGBTQI+ artists or music related to the scenes, there are some great tunes to choose from. The first openly-out artist teenage Jab ever saw was George Melly, a bi-sexual jazz singer, writer, and critic, from Liverpool’s St Michaels-in-the-Hamlet. “Good-Time George” was very popular with the punks in the late 1970s, often appearing in the same clubs and entertaining with risqué music from the early jazz and blues period. Also, Jab will be playing two tunes from Her’s, Liverpool’s much-loved dream-poppers who tragically lost their lives with their manager in March 2019.