George Smith

 

George SmithGeorge Smith presents the Jazz Hour on Saltire Radio.

He recently moved to the area from Dumfries where for 3 years he presented Jazz on Alive Radio, the community station for Dumfries.

His lifelong interest in Jazz goes back to 1959 when as a teenager (yes he’s that old!) he saw the Count Basie Band at Newcastle City Hall.

He explored the music of the early guys, like Louis Armstrong for example, as well as more contemporary musicians. His show is made up, for the most part, of music from his own collection which covers the music from it’s early days in the 1920’s and 30’s up to the present day.

So whatever your taste in Jazz there should be something for you. And if you are not sure whether you like jazz or not listen at 6.00pm on Tuesdays and you may be pleasantly surprised!