Jazz has seen something of a revival in recent years, with a wave of new talent springing up in the UK jazz scene, and around the world. One of the best ways to discover new music has always been to turn to the professional curators, who spend their days seeking out new artists. With that in mind, let’s check out five of the best jazz DJs who are active today, with links to their radio shows included below. If you’re looking to discover the best new jazz releases, then look no further – these folks have got your back.
Jamz Supernova is a real authority on emerging music today. Covering jazz, hip-hop, RnB, and beyond you can always trust her to put you onto the good stuff. Tune into her show on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Trumpeter, composer, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has become a legend of the London jazz scene. A vastly talented musician in her own right, as well as a DJ, she has finger firmly on the pulse of the jazz world. Let her clue you in via her regular radio show on Worldwide FM.
For decades, Gilles Peterson has been enlightening us with his releases and radio shows. One of the truly great DJs of our generation, this man has a seemingly endless ability to uncover hidden gems from the world of soul, Latin, electronica, jazz and more. Listen to his world-famous show on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Andrew Ashong is London-based Ghanaian-British soul singer, producer, and DJ. Tune in for eclectic mixes and journeys in RnB, funk, soul, and jazz on his show on NTS Radio.
The esteemed drummer and band leader of the brilliant Ezra Collective, Femi Koleoso is the sort of person you would expect to have impeccable taste in music. Tune into his show on Reprezent to discover what the drumming mastermind is vibing with.