Breakfast with Nigel Williams

Nigel presents Breakfast from 6.30am, weekdays and Saturdays from 10am.

Nigel Williams’ Breakfast show is an enlightening listen for jazz lovers and curious newcomers alike, featuring music from legends to the latest releases. Nigel focuses on melody to provide a highly enjoyable end to the workday, whilst keeping listeners updated with the latest news and travel information.

As a child, Nigel was convinced he would become a musician, but in his teenage years he discovered radio and was lucky enough to make his dream come true after being offered his first show straight after leaving university. Since then he has presented programmes on many of the UK’s major radio stations. He first joined Jazz FM in 1994 as the Breakfast Show host which sowed the seed for a deeper love and understanding of jazz.

Nigel Williams returned to Jazz FM in 2010 and by his own admission he says it felt like coming home. Since then Nigel has taken a particular interest in talking to the people who create the music he plays. Many of the biggest acts have stopped by at Jazz FM to be interviewed by Nigel, many of whom perform live sessions, engineered by Nigel himself who confesses to not only being a frustrated Musician, but Record Producer too!

Wake Up To Summer

As you venture on your summer holidays, we’ve got together with our friends at Deezer to create a summer playlist perfect for your holiday – be it driving coast to coast in the car or laying on the beach, this playlist is full of the classiest jazz and soul summer songs.

But the playlist is far from complete – we’d like you to submit a suitable song for inclusion in the Wake Up To Summer playlist.  Every Friday, Nigel will pick a name and submission from the Jazz FM Hat and not only will that person’s song be added to the playlist, but they’ll also receive an annual subscription to Deezer and then for when you are back to the normal humdrum of life a PURE Siesta Rise S DAB Digital Radio alarm clock, which also has Bluetooth that allows you to connect your device and stream the Wake Up To Summer playlist so you can live your amazing summer just that little bit longer… 


Please note that we store your personal information, so that we can contact you should you win the competition. 


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