The 50 Greatest Jazz Artists

Over the first weekend of the EFG London Jazz Festival, the BBC and Jazz FM are working together to create the BBC Music Jazz digital pop-up radio station. 4 days of the best of jazz, from both the BBC and Jazz FM… we’re very excited.  

Not only will there be editions of your favourite Jazz FM programmes over the weekend, but together we are searching for the 50 Greatest Jazz Artists of all time.

We’ve been asking the UK’s prominent jazz musicians, producers, executives and experts who they think deserve to be considered by you as members of this exclusive club. Old and new, dead or alive, instrumentalist or vocalist – no stone was left unturned to create the list. 

To hear the outcome of this unique vote, listen to BBC Music Jazz over the weekend of 12th-15th November on DAB digital radio where Radio 3’s Geoffrey Smith and Jazz FM’s Helen Mayhew will present the countdown.