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Don't let Jasper Hoiby's Scandinavian cheekbones fool you. The Danish bassist (center) is very much a key part of London's jazz scene.
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Jazz on 3 is BBC Radio's flagship platform for contemporary jazz. We aim to bring the experience of being at a live concert to your living room, so we're out and about, around the U.K., with our recording truck on a weekly basis. Jazz is a broad church and we attempt to reflect this on the show — free, fusion, postbop, electronica — as long as it's good we don't care what sub-genre it fits.
Showcasing the richness of the U.K. scene, with a particular emphasis on seeking out and supporting young talent, is at the heart of what we do. Here are some of the British albums we've been enjoying recently, as chosen by host Jez Nelson and the rest of the team.