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Liv Fernandes

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My programme is all about jazz - a first at the station.

I am a jazz singer and have been singing jazz for nearly a decade. I hope to bring you something from the many artistes that I am passionate about. So if you are wild about Ella Fitzgerald, foot tapping to a Count Basie or humming to Jamie Cullum or Diana Krall, join me on a Thursday.

I have a new show in 2016. Join us for a monthly dose of Country music with Country on Croydon.

I frequently perform at jazz venues. For more details of further shows keep a watch on this page...

Liv's performances
Thursday 16 June 2016... singing with duo Ross Lorraine on keys and Paul Southern on bass. Venue: Absolute Abode, Raynes Park SW London.

Guest appearances on JazzBeat:

2016
Thursday 29 September, listen to our chat with the legendary performer of stage and tv vocalist Elaine Delmar as she appears at The Lainsborough Club and the EFG London Jazz Festival 2016 .

Thursday 22 September, listen to phone guest bassist Mark Wade - aka Mark Wade Trio - direct from NY.

Thursday 11 August, we chatted to jazz duo Binker and Moses when we visited the Love Supreme Festival.

Thursday 4 August, we chatted to Beats & Pieces Big band members when we visited the Love Supreme Festival.

Thursday 21 July, we chatted to swinging saxophonist Ray Gelato when we visited the Love Supreme Festival.

Thursday 4 July, phone guest Jake McMurchie from Michleson Morley with their new album.

Thursday June 30, studio guest pianist Peter Edwards, Parliamentary Jazz Award winner and new album A Matter of Instinct.

Thursday 23 June, our phone chat with French-jazz singer Gabrielle Ducomble and her Diva's show at The St James Studio, London.

Thursday 16 June, studio guest guitarist Chris Allard and his album Invisible Landscapes.

Thursday 26 May, studio guest pianist John Crawford with his album Times and Tides.

Thursday 19 May, studio guest David Preston from Preston Glasgow Lowe talked about the ensemble's new self-named album.

Thursday 28 April, we welcomed studio guest saxophonist Sarah Chaplin with her new album Firehorse.

Thursday 31 March, we chatted on the phone to incredible instrumentalist Chris Ingham about his Re-Bop ensemble.

Thursday 24 March, we welcomed vintage jazz and hilly billy singer Kai Hoffman, with her recent album Luckiest Girl Alive!

Thursday 17 March, we welcomed jazz and latin vocalist Eleonora Claps, with her debut album: Stars.

Thursday 10 March, we welcomed instrumentalist Matt Ridley to the studio, with his new album Metta.

Thursday 3 March, we interviewed Tom Farmer, bassist to award winning band Empirical at the pop up jazz lounge, Old Street.

Thursday 25 February, we welcomed jazz singer Peter Jones , with his second album release, Utopia.

Thursday 11 February, we welcomed studio guest, band leader Joe Pettitt for the Len Phillips Big Band.

Thursday 4 February, we welcomed studio guests, jazz vocalist Sarah Moule and pianist Simon Wallace, who talked about their celebration of Peggy Lee in the show Fever!

Thursday 14 January, we welcomed studio guests, jazz and dance musicians Nick Walters and Ed Horsey from the Riot Jazz Brass Band with their new album Incoming!

2015
Thursday 24 December, our phone chats with duo Max Wilson and Olivia Flenley and celebrated SWING singer Gary Williams.

Thursday 17 December, we welcomed studio guest, David Gordon - aka - David Gordon Trio.

Thursday 10 December, we welcomed studio guest, pianist Evelina De Lain.

Thursday 26 November, our phone chat with AWARD WINNING jazz vocalist and broadcaster Clare Teal. Clare told us about her Christmas shows and tour.

Thursday 12 November, we welcomed studio guest, jazz vocalist Georgia Mancio, with her album ReVoice!

Thursday 5 November, we welcomed to the studio, bassist Tim Thornton, who told us about his new album The Feel Good Place on Jellymould Jazz label.

Thursday 29 October, we chatted on the phone to incredible saxophonist Julian Arguelles and about his new album Tetra and UK tour.

Thursday 22 October, while on his visit to the UK we chatted on the phone to South African musician and composer Don Laka about his new album AFRO Chopin.

Thursday 8 October, our fabulous phone chat with legendary instrumentalist Digby Fairweather.

Thursday 17 September, our incredible studio guest Liane Carroll we her new album Seaside on LINN records.

Thursday 10 September, our phone chat with superb saxophonist Derek Nash about his new album You've Got to Dig it, to Dig it, Dig it?

Thursday 3 September, we chat to studio guest Josephine Arthur, about her new released album Break Free.

Thursday 8 August, we chatted to studio guest Peter Jones with an up n' coming album.

Thursday 23 July down at the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, our chat with jazz rock band Get the Blessing.

Thursday 16 July down at the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, our chat with previous XFactor contenstant Rebecca Ferguson, about her new album which tributes Billie Holiday.

Thursday 9 July down at the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, we chatted to Phil Robson and Julian Siegel of Partisans.

Thursday 25 June, studio guest swing singer Kevin Fitzsimmons, talked about his amazing show at the St James Studio in London.

Thursday 18 June, studio guest jazz and improvisational singer Juliet Kelly chatted about her album release Spellbound Stories.

Thursday 11 June, studio guest saxophonist Renato D'Aiello told about his release Satori.

Thursday 4 June, studio guest pianist Ivo Neame, told us about his new album release Strata. And our second guest, saxophonist Jean Toussaint, chatted about his brilliant career and album Tate Song.

Thursday 21 May, our phone chat with instrumentalist Keith Ball, son of legendary Kenny Ball. Amazing histories and contributions to British jazz, plus how the music goes on.
Thursday 30 April, we chatted on the phone to saxophonist Joe Leader about his album Seductive Sax and his special London summer jazz cruise on the Thames River.

Thursday 23 April, an EXCLUSIVE : Our phone chat with Grammy winning GREGORY PORTER. Gregory told us about his up and coming appearance with Van Morrison at the NocturneLive concert; his love of the American songbook and much more... You can also find an extract of the interview at Jazzwise magazine, go to: http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/breaking-news/13566-gregory-porter-exclusive-interview-cheltenham-blenheim-glastonbury-and-new-album

Thursday 9 April, band members Irene Serra and Richard Sadler from -isq, with their album Too.

Thursday 2 April, celebrate pianist Bill Laurance and his special Samaritans show.

Thursday 26 March, jazz vocalist Beverley Beirne down at London's Pheasantry.

Thursday 19 March, jazz and multi-genre artist, Christine Tobin and her album A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Thursday 12 March, our external interview with Neil Cowley - aka the Neil Cowley Trio, with news of his April show in tribute to Dudley Moore.

Thursday 26 February, jazz and latin vocalist Emily Saunders, with her new album Insiders Outsiders.

Thursday 12 February, instrumentalist Matt Ridley and his album Thymos.

Thursday 29 January, pianist and composer Mauritizio Minardi and his new album Piano Ambulance.

Thursday 22 January, saxophonist Camilla George, with her new album Lunacity.

Thursday 15 December, husband and wife team, bassist Geoff Gascoyne and vocalist Trudy Kerr, with their blend of music.

2014
Thursday 18 December, jazz vocalist Gill Cook with her album.

Thursday 27 November, saxophonist Samuel Eagles, with his new album from the F-IRE record label.

Thursday 13 November, BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, Trish Clowes, joined us in the studio. Trish told us about her appearance in the EFG London Jazz Festival and her new album, Pocket Compass.

Thursday 30 October, celebrated Derek Nash told us, on the phone, about his British Jazz Award nomination and his enduring band Sax Appeal.

Thursday 23 October, the brilliant pianist, Benet McLean, entertained us in the studio with his passion for vibrant jazz.

Thursday 4 September, sensational jazz vocalist, Sarah Moule, joined us in the studio, to tell us about her fab new album, Songs From the Floating World.

Thursday 21 August, marvellous jazz vocalist, Mark Jennett, here in the studio, told us about performing at the Vortex and the September release of his second album, Everybody Says Don't.

Thursday 31 July, our final interview from the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, Sussex, and we caught up with award-winning swing artist, James Torme, son of legendary jazz singer and composer, Mel Torme. James told us about making his own mark in the music industry while keeping his father’s work alive.

Thursday 24 July, our fabulous phone interview with celebrated jazz vocalist, Ian Shaw. Ian told us about his comedy, music and the album, A Ghost in Every Bar, a tribute to Fran Landesman.

Thursday 17 July, back from the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, Sussex. We spoke to Jose James, with his blend of jazz and hip-hop; and multi award winning saxophonist, Courtney Pine, from founding the Jazz Warriors to fabulous albums like House of Legends to beyond.

Thursday 10 July, multi-awarding winning jazz vocalist, Norma Winstone, joined us in the studio, to tell us about her amazing career and the exploration of voice in her many albums.

Thursday 3 July, jazz vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, told us about her legendary family, plus her album Live to Love.

Thursday 19 June, cabaret and jazz performer, Harold Sanditen, told us about treading the boards and his tribute to jazz from his album, Shades of Blue.

Thursday 1 May, amazing trumpeter, Jay Phelps, told us about his fantastic residency at The Hippodrome, London. Plus his fabulous album

Thursday 1 May: Incredible jazz and scat vocalist, Nicola Emmanuelle, who chatted about her roots in South African music, growing up in London with influences from Cleo Laine and her loyalty to traditional jazz.

Thursday 17 April: Fabulous pianist, composer and arranger, Peter Edwards. Peter told us about his time with the Young Jazz Warroriors and his debut album, Safe and Sound.

Thursday 3 April: Jazz, gospel and calypso vocalist, Shireen Francis, and jazz and blues vocalist, Sarah Moule, talked about their touring show, When Peggy Met Ella.

Thursday 27 March: Sensational saxophonist, Camilla George, spoke about working with amazing legends and a Mother's Day show at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

Thursday 20 March: Fabulous pianist, Kit Downes, talked about music institutions, working abroad and performing with the old and new in jazz.

Thursday 13 March: British jazz drummer, Clark Tracey, spoke about his influences from his celebrated father, Stan, and his current work with a new generation of instrumentalists.

Thursday 6 March: Jazz and soul singer, Carleen Anderson, who told us about her incredible career and show at the southbank, plus a chat with award winning drummer, Norman Connors, and his collaborations with Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many more...

Thursday 13 February: Jazz vocalese singer and pianist, Robin Phillips, with his new album Sing.Play.. for Pleasure talks to us about the art of vocalese.

Thursday 6 February: Jazz and swing artist, Alexander Stewart, talks about the new generation of jazz singers bringing music to a younger audience.


2013
Thursday 19 December: Celebrated bassist, Alec Dankworth, talked about his legendary family and his band, Spanish Accents.

Thursday 21 November: Post-bop and alto saxophonist, Christian Brewer, told us about his European performances and incredible musical journey.

Thursday 14 November: MOBO nominated, Jazz and Nu-Soul Vocalist, Zara McFarlane, with her soon to be released album, If You Knew Her.

Thursday 7 November, Best Ensemble for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, The Impossible Gentlemen. We spoke to pianist Gwilym Simcock, guitarist Mike Walker and drummer Adam Nussbaum.

Thursday 31 October: Jazz vocalist and performer, Helen Theophanous, with her debut album Amici.

Thursday 17 October: Award winning tenor saxophonist, Simon Spillet, told us on our phone interview about his love for British jazz and being a jazz historian.

Thursday 7 October: BBC Award winning and broadcaster, Clare Teal, chatted in our phone interview about her about debut Christmas album and performing in south west London.

Thursday 19 September, in an outside interview, celebrated jazz fusion pianist, Jason Rebello, told us about being discovered at 19 years old and working with Wayne Shorter and Sting.

Thursday 5 September: Anita Wardell, incredible vocalese, scat and improvisational singer and recent 'best vocal' award at The British Jazz Awards 2013.

Thursday 29 August: Andre Canniere, jazz trumpeter, with his album Coalescence.

Thursday 8 August: Peter Jones, jazz guitarist and vocalist, with his debut album, One Way Ticket to Palookaville.

Saturday 29 June JazzBeat special: Chris Barber, legendary trombonist and British trad jazz founder.

Thursday 6 June: Terrie Collie from jazz fusion band Prison Break and co-host and singer to the TW12 Jazz Festival, Janet McCunn.

Thursday 16 May: John Turville, pianist and Parliamentary Jazz Award winner, with his recent album Conceptions.

Thursday 9 May: Clare Foster, Bossa and Jazz vocalist, with her captivating musical arrangements.

Thursday 2 May: Gary Williams, singing cabaret and jazz performer with his Sinatra Jukebox.

Thursday 25 April: BOP, Dolly Henry and Paul Jenkins, musical directors for the brilliant jazz dance show Miles Ahead touring.

Thursday 18 April: Linley Weir, jazz and soul vocalist. Linley chatted about her early college music life, celebrating small choirs and performing in Asia.

Thursday 4 April: Clare Teal, BBC award winning vocalist and BBC broadcaster. Talked about her album, Hey Ho, and her fabulous musical career.

Thursday 28 March: Trudy Kerr, excellent jazz vocalist, who chatted about her early career in Australia, her recent album Ted and Glady's - The Rhythm of Life and jazz for juniors.

Thursday 14 March: Jason Yarde, extraordinary alto and soprano jazz saxophonist. The nominee for the Bird Award at 2004 North Sea Jazz Festival and for the Jazz on 3 Innovation Award for 2005 and 2006 BBC Awards chatted about his album with Andrew McCormack, MyDUO.

Thursday 21 February: Fiona Egan, newcomer jazz vocalist, with her debut album Touch Has a Memory.

Thursday 31 January: Shireen Francis, jazz vocalist who adds a hint of gospel, blues and calypso to her unique performance.

Thursday 17 January: Kai Hoffman, vintage jazz singer from Kai Hoffman and Kai’s Cats band. Kai launches her new album for March 2013, Do it While You Can.

Number of shows broadcast: 224
Hours on the air: 225
Future show dates: Thu 23 Feb

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