Tony Minvielle and Robbie Vincent to host new Sunday shows on Jazz FM

We are introducing a new look to our Sunday daytime schedule

Tony Minvielle and Robbie Vincent to host new Sunday shows on Jazz FM

Tony Minvielle (L) and Robbie Vincent (R)Author: Alastair SteelPublished 22nd Mar 2021
Last updated 22nd Mar 2021

Jazz FM is to introduce a new look to Sundays that sees an exciting new daytime slot for broadcaster Tony Minvielle and the return of Robbie Vincentto a regular show.

Having previously hosted the late-night Sunday show Foldedspace on the station, Tony Minvielle will take on 10am until 1pm with a relaxed soulful selection of UK and west coast US jazz and soul. Expect conversations with some of today’s hottest acts, with Jazz FM Award-winner Esperanza Spaldingas Tony’s first guest.

Radio legend Robbie Vincent will make a return to weekly broadcasting on Jazz FM following a series of specials in May last year. He’ll present a two-hour Sunday afternoon show 1-3pm which promises to be full of ‘soulful jazzy vibes’.

The two new shows will sit alongside Simon Philips at Breakfast time and John Osborne at the new time of 3pm with his soul music infused selections, before David Freeman, Jez Nelson and Clare Teal (who joined in January) taking listeners to the end of their weekend.

These schedule changes follow the announcement this weekend by Jeff Young that he is to leave the station after 10 years to pursue interests that until now he has been unable to give time to.

These changes will take place from Easter Sunday 4th April, the same day that Jazz FM’s landmark ten-part documentary series “The Definitive History of Jazz in Britain” starts, which is hosted by award-winning BBC journalist and presenter Clive Myrie.

On his new show at Jazz FM, Tony Minvielle says: “I’m really excited to be moving to this new time slot, especially one previously filled by my mentor, the inspirational and legendary, Jeff Young. I hope to bring to this new programme the same unique energy that was the hallmark of my previous one with plenty of new innovative music from international and homegrown artists, some unexpected vintage gems, some insightful chat, and that something a little bit extra to hopefully make Sundays a really, really, exceptional listen”

And on returning fulltime, Robbie Vincent says: “After my trial runs last year on Jazz FM, I’m really pleased to be back at home and more specifically back in the music garden on a Sunday. I really enjoyed being back on-air during Jazz FM’s 30th anniversary year on the Bank holidays playing the tunes that attack the listeners’ rhythm buds, and the new Sunday show will have some smashing mature tunes and super fresh rhythms.”

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