Going black & white for Jazz 625 on BBC Four


Somethin' Else revives the iconic 1960s BBC show Jazz 625 for one night only on BBC Four

Broadcasting live from Cheltenham during the Jazz Festival, the special show will feature a house band – led by pianist Robert Mitchell – with special guests including Joshua Redman, Jean Toussaint, Shirley Tetteh, Jacqui Dankworth and Gregory Porter.

There’s also an exclusive recorded performance from legendary Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, showing off his jazz-chops in a quartet with saxophonist Scott Hamilton.

Presented by Andi Oliver the programme will also include interviews and features with some of those who appeared and worked on the original Jazz 625 as well as those who have been influenced by the series and the vintage jazz era it captured.

Jazz 625 Live: For One Night Only will be broadcast live on BBC Four at 9pm on Friday 3 May.