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Page added Mar 28, 2012 Updated Mar 2, 2017

Exploring the favourite music of the musicians themselves... hear what inspires and influences them. Talking Jazz is no longer broadcast.

Talking Jazz featured both recent and archival interviews, including the series 'My Favourite Things.'

Latest Episode

Fri 18 Nov 2:00pm

Now based in Germany, Oz-expat trombonist Shannon Barnett joined RN's Andrew Ford whilst on tour down under to discuss her recent projects.

Recent Episodes

Fri 11 Nov 2:00pm

On Talking Jazz, tune in for an archival episode with a 1985 interview featuring the iconic vocalist and improviser Bobby McFerrin.

Fri 4 Nov 2:00pm

Drumming legend Brian Blade is our Talking Jazz this week, and he joins Gerry Koster to chat about and spin some of his favourite music.

Fri 28 Oct 2:00pm

On My Favourite Things, we catch up with the Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez, who was recently on tour in Oz with the great Wayne Shorter.

Fri 21 Oct 2:00pm

The great John Patitucci was recently on tour in Australia with the Wayne Shorter Quartet, and we caught up with him for a conversation.

Gregory Porter at the 2012 Wangaratta Festival
Fri 14 Oct 2:00pm

US singer and composer Gregory Porter recently dropped into the ABC studios to discuss his latest Blue Note album, 'Take Me To The Alley.'

Fri 7 Oct 2:00pm

Our Talking Jazz topic this week is the great Art Blakey. Hear the jazz legend from an archival interview in 1985 with pianist Ben Sidran.


On May 25, 2015. 10:40am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there - you can find more info on the Joe Williams Talking Jazz program here: http://abcjazz.net.au/programs/talking-jazz/joe-williams-with-marian-mcp...

Thanks for listening!

On May 22, 2015. 10:22pm
Anonymous said

i caught the talking jazz program at 2 o'clock this afternoon. it was fabulous, interesting, and there was some great music played. however, i can't find anywhere on your website that tells me who the talkers were. it shows the program last week and the program next week - but not today's. please help (and also advise how i can find current program info). thank you.

On Oct 16, 2013. 10:27am
Anonymous said

Is it still possible to listen to Arch McKirdy's last program?

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