A Week of Fine Jazz on Fine Music Sydney

Fine Jazz on Fine Music Sydney throughout the week. Every day at midday, Monday to Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday and Monday at 10pm. Our programs cover the full spectrum of jazz: from Classic to Cool, from Swing to seventies, from Bebop to laid-back, from jazz standards to new standards, and from European to emergent.

Playlists can be found in the Fine Music Sydney Program Guide

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12pm Swing Sessions – with John Buchanan
Featuring bands of the 1930’s swing era and the dance bands of the 1920’s taken from radio broadcasts, transcriptions and recording sessions.

7pm Jazz Pulse – with Chris Wetherall
Jazz across the wide spectrum from early Louis to Coltrane, with plenty of Ellington and Basie, through to hard bop.

10pm Jazz After Hours – with Gail Monjo & Eddie Bernasconi
Late night jazz, to listen and engage, and relax.


12noon Jazz Rhythm – with Jeannie McInnes, with playlist & listen-back
An eclectic blending of agreeable rhythm and melody from the New Orleans jazz roots through to recent decades, including many Australian bands.

7pm The Jazz Beat – with Lloyd Capps
Smooth small group jazz from the 50’s on, and with a visit from Miles Davis each week.


12noon Jazz Sketches – with Robert Vale
Jazz Sketches focuses on contemporary jazz, often gathered from emerging cultures & Australian sources.

7pm Planet Jazz – with Xavier Bichon
A musical journey to different parts of the world where jazz meets other musical traditions, from Africa to Europe, with a slice of Australia.


12 noon Jazz, Pure and Simple – with Maureen Meers
Swing to Mainstream, with the great American songbook making regular appearances.

7pm The New Jazz Standard – with Frank Presley
A fresh perspective of modern music contributing to the standard jazz repertoire. Frank presents fine jazz interpretations from the world of pop, rock and film and contemporary jazz.


12noon A Jazz Hour – with Barry O’Sullivan
Contemporary and modern sounds of now in jazz from all corners of the globe. A focus on contemporary jazz from Australia and international recordings, with regular interviews of local/visiting musicians.

7pm Friday Friday Jazz Session – with Alex Siegers

A focus on the current Sydney jazz scene mixed with a range of international jazz stars and occasional musical guest interview.


12noon Urban Jazz Lounge – with Leita Hutchings
New, hip, fun and traditional jazz – tons of cool jazz, all presented in a chilled and laid back, lounge style.

7pm Emergent Jazz – with Keith Pettigrew, with playlist & listen-back
Australian jazz of the 21st century, featuring tracks from Sydney’s pre-eminent jazz programs at the Uni of NSW and The Con, from high school jazz combos, and new Australian and international jazz releases,


12noon Classic Jazz and Ragtime – with Maureen Meers, John Buchanan and Jeannie McInnes
The early days of jazz and ragtime as recorded during the first 30 years of the 20th century.

10pm Jazz After Hours – with Sue Jowell, Deborah Evans and David Knapp
Late night jazz, to listen and engage, and relax.