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Check out our featured radio presenter Ruth Fisher – one of the leading UK jazz radio presenters – here she shares one of her fav interviews with the great vocalist Kurt Elling. Ruth’s Full Circle is aired on Jazz FM on Sunday mornings at 01:00 GMT across the UK on DAB+ digital radio in stereo, on digital TV and online at http://www.jazzfm.com/player and the Jazz FM app.

Playlist for Full Circle 16th Dec 2018

  • Ruben Caban – Shafts of Sarcasm [Shafted]
  • Jay T Vonada – United [United]
  • Kurt Elling – My Love Effendi [This Time It’s Love]
  • Interview with Kurt Elling
  • Kurt Elling – Voce Ja Foi A Bahia [Passion World]
  • Kurt Elling – Tutti for Cootie [1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project]
  • Kurt Elling – American Tune [The Questions]
  • Pat Bianchi – Fall [In The Moment]
  • Wandering Monster – Emoke [Wandering Monster]
  • Ruben Caban – ET [Shafted]
  • Burak Bedikyan – Magic Carpet [New Beginning]
  • Peter Kogan – Slippery Slope [The Green Album]
  • Monty Alexander – Brown Skin Girl [MPS 50 Years]
  • Etienne Charles – Make A Friend For Christmas [Creole Christmas]
  • John Fedchock Quartet – The Third Degree [Reminiscence]
  • Alexander Claffy – Just One Of Those Things [Standards: What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life]
  • Helena Kay’s Kim Trio – Strawberry Terrace [Moon Palace]
  • Te’Amir – Randal in Addis [Abyssinia]
  • Aaron Parks – Rising Mind [Little Big]

about Ruth Fisher

Ruth Fisher is one of the leading jazz radio presenters in the UK, with over 20 years experience both in the UK and overseas. Joining JazzFM in 2016, she currently presents Full Circle on Saturday nights (Sunday morning from 1am) focusing on the latest contemporary jazz releases and interviews with established and up and coming musicians. She also presents The Performance Series on Monday nights (9pm, repeated on Saturdays at 9pm) which features legendary artists in concert and exclusive live jazz, blues and soul acoustic sessions recorded in the JazzFM studios.

Ruth comes from a musical family and was one of the first pupils to attend the Purcell School of Music. Ruth possesses a warm, enthusiastic and informative style and really enjoys finding out what makes the artists tick! Over the years, she has interviewed over 200 musicians including Al Jarreau, Jeff ’Tain’ Watts, Teena Marie, Roy Ayres, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Peter Erskine, Orphy Robinson MBE, Zara McFarlane, Tim Garland, Bassekou Kouyate and was the first person in the UK to interview Gregory Porter shortly after the release of his first album “Water”.


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