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In this section we have some feedback, signposting, interviews & media for you. If you would like to contact our project with regards submitting music, interviews with feedback or music suggestions you can do so anytime @ info@jazznet247.net  
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Your Feedback

' No other station I have listened to offers so many artists and songs on the playlists, I have been buying so many tracks from Amazon that I am now broke '
Paul - London, UK

' We don't have this quality of programming here in Poland and it is available anytime without adverts - perfect '
Arek - Poznan, Poland

' I listen to JazzNet247 International daily with the 'songs only' as I do not understand the English so well, no other station offers this option '
Bernt- Vienna, Austria

' it is wonderful, our local radio does not give me this kind of jazz, I love Brazilian bossa jazz and Dreams Of Rio has just fabulous programming '
Simone - San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

' Since I discovered JazzNet247 Radio I listen to it all day, every day when I am working in my graphic design business, it is a great companion as I work on my own '
Lykke - Oslo, Norway

Coming Soon to JazzNet247 Radio Europe

We are delighted to welcome #1 Billboard artist Lisa Addeo to JazzNet247 Radio Europe, Lisa will be presenting a new channel called Quiet Storm with some of her own songs and tracks from the softer side of jazz.

We also welcome longtime friend of our station - ex Berklee College Of Music graduate Joe Rozum. Joe will be presenting another new channel called California Dreaming with his take on some of the songs which have inspired him along his lifetime and career to date.

We are delighted to welcome another #1 Billboard artist Michael J Thomas from Destin, Florida to JazzNet247 Radio Europe, Michael will be presenting a Time Out show with some of his personal favourite songs plus 3 of his own compositions.

Did You Know !

Our Project is one of the oldest - We started this project during the early days of the internet in 1994 when it had circa 5 million users, we are one of the oldest jazz internet stations with listeners now in more than 110 countries.

Our STREETJAZZ Show takes 30 hours to create each week - Being a community station with no funding means the 30 hours per week it takes from planning to marketing our show to help today's jazz artists is a real 'labour of love', it also costs circa $250 p.m. for licensing, hosting, website, domain, jingles production etc etc

Selected For The LIVE365 World Audio Day - We were delighted to be the only 'non American radio station' to be chosen by our host broadcaster for their first World Audio Day 2020.

A Featured LIVE365 Station - We were the first station in the LIVE365 Network of tens of thousands to be chosen for their Featured Spotlight Station - see opposite column.

The No.1 Jazz Station On Their Website - We were delighted to be chosen by our host broadcaster LIVE365 as their top station in the Jazz Section on their new website.

Please Pass On Our Links - Help Us Help Jazz

Working without sponsors or a commercial aspect we rely on 'World Of Mouth' to help spread the word about our Radio Station and Our Website Project.

If you enjoy our jazz channels and you would like to try and help the jazz genre and today's jazz artists please pass on our links to your like minded jazz friends.

Thank you for your help, the links are below :-

Our marquee show STREETJAZZ ( The Latest Releases )
@ LIVE365
@ The JazzNet247 Radio Europe Player
@ DEEZER
@ AMAZON ALEXA
@ HEARTHIS.AT
@ STREEMA
@ JAZZNET247 INTERNATIONAL ( Music Only version )

CONNOISSEUR JAZZ ( Mainstream & Contemporary Jazz )
DREAMS OF RIO ( Brazilian Bossa Jazz )
CLUBTRAX ( 70' and 80's Anthems)
TIME OUT ( Jazz presented by TODAY'S JAZZ STARS )
WORLD AUDIO DAY 20 ( A StreetJazz Special )
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL ( The Legends Of Jazz )
CHRISTMAS CHANNEL ( Festive Jazz in December )
QUIET STORM ( COMING SOON With LISA ADDEO)
CALIFORNIA DREAMING ( With JOE ROZUM)

Would YOU like to join our Project ?
We are always on the look out for like minded jazz fans who would like to help our project with marketing, PR, music reviews etc etc as we always say ' The Sum of the Whole is better than the Individual Parts '

If you have some time and would like to get involved in our project, please contact us by email @ info@jazznet247.net

We'll get back to you by return to chat about your enquiry.

Best wishes from Wes top of page
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Media & Press Centre - Interview with LIVE365

Our host and producer Wes George talked to Michelle Ruoff of LIVE365 who choose JAZZNET247 RADIO EUROPE as their first FEATURED SPOTLIGHT RADIO STATION

Live365
's "Featured Spotlight Station" this week is JazzNet247 Radio Europe! We spoke with Wes George about the station's setup, what listeners can expect to hear, and the station's favorite songs. Check out the interview below!

What brought you to Live365?
We were a previous Live365 customer with the old company for 11 years.

What's your studio like?
We have a fully equipped multimedia studio with 6 computers and screens, a radio microphone, mixing desk, and digital mixing desk software with professionally made jingles, hundreds of artist liners, and a "sight and sound" option.

What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
We offer the latest smooth, vocal, and Brazilian jazz releases and chart climbers on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart and The Groove Jazz Chart. We report to these two platforms weekly and have done so for more than 25 years. We also feature requests, dedications, and sneak peeks to the next show. Our show has minimal presenter interactions, but the songs are separated with add ons, liners, and jingles. The programming ensures that the predominantly instrumental smooth jazz format has vocal tracks to delineate them and also that two similar instruments do not follow one another to confuse the listener.

Listeners have the opportunity to contact us with requests, comments, and suggestions through a wide variety of platforms. In particular, listeners can contact us daily through our 4 pages on Facebook where we currently have 24,500+ guests. > View Current Page

What has been your favorite moment as a DJ / Station Manager so far?
Just recently, we featured a Russian saxophonist on the show and had 564 session starts on Live365 that week. We also contact all the artists that we can each week to tell them that they are featured on our show. In this case, he obviously advertised the show to his followers. This marketing "Pull and Push" effect was the most instant feedback that a marketer and producer like me could have ;>)

As a music presenter for more than 50 years now, it is my pleasure to try and share the mammoth library of music that I have gathered over the years. As the webmaster for major label Sony Jazz for 6 years, I was given thousands of albums from their catalogue to add to their new website, which I designed and maintained.

This was the greatest jazz catalogue known to man since the beginning of the genre in the 1900s. I was told that I could keep all of the albums for my personal use thereafter. I already had a massive collection as I received thousands of albums and records as a professional DJ and radio presenter over the years, so my current JazzNet247 Radio Europe project is my way of giving something back to the jazz genre and introducing old and new tracks. It actually costs me money to host it, but it is very rewarding to try and pass on some of my knowledge to those who want to listen. You can learn more at our interviews.

What is the best concert you've ever attended, and why?
Al Jarreau in London at Wembley in 1985 - Al was the consumate performer and his concert gave us an insight into his current album at the time, Breakin' Away, and his previous better known hits. He did an improvised solo scat version of "Take 5" as someone in the audience called out "Sing 'Take 5' Al" Originally from Dave Brubeck, and although it wasn't on his show itinerary, he performed it and brought the house down.

I saw Al several times after that in Germany, but this concert stands out for me as he had 10,000 people on their feet clapping after the "Take 5" performance ;>) Sadly, Al is no longer with us.

What artist (dead or alive) would you love to see live, but haven't had the chance to see?
Chet Baker. He was my favourite jazz musician, his sincerity and dedication was outstanding and I have written many jazz articles in major magazines and online websites about this man. Through his troubles of alcohol and drug addiction, he still managed to perform with 100% honesty and dedication to his artform. At 58 years of age, he left us all too soon in 1988.

He is sadly missed by true jazz fans, but I play his music at every opportunity and try to keep his legacy moving forward to a new generation. I never got a chance to see him live, but I have all of his DVDs and most of his CDs.

We asked for some of the station's favorite songs. Here's what they had to say!

Listen to these songs on our SPECIAL LIVE365 WORLD AUDIO DAY 2020 SHOW with WES GEORGE top of page

 

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