The Blueprint with Chris Philips
#TheBlueprint is Chris Philips’ maraud through new jazz heat, grooves and free sounds every Saturday night from 10pm. Nocturnal sessions on a discovery ride through new releases and ear opening archive selections deep into the night.
Chris is a Jazz FM original. Having joined the station in 1989 he was chosen to host two sold out nights at the Royal Albert Hall and introduce Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra to launch the station in March 1990. Over his spell at the station Chris has hosted festival stages and some of London's biggest venues from Herbie Hancock at Albert Hall to Miles Davis at Hammersmith Apollo.
Chris has a deep knowledge and passion for the music with a 30 year history of playing jazz on the radio (with brief stints at Kiss and Choice to add to his knowledge) and conducts many of Jazz FM's interviews from Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire to Grammy award winning new artists Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper and Gregory Porter and acclaimed 'ahead of the curve players' like Joshua Redman, Snarky Puppy and Trombone Shorty.