Mike Hardacre presents "Milestones
and all that Jazz" on
Wolverhampton City Radio - 101.8 FM
Saturday Nights, 10pm
to midnight, (repeated 3pm to 5pm on Mondays).
9pm to 10pm.
("Light and Easy" show - features eight/nine great singers and
great standards as well as the best of other music genres)
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Mike has been a lover of Jazz since his
adolescence - he came into Jazz through a love of Rock and Roll that
developed into a passion for the blues and then modern jazz.
Milestones as a programme does not confine itself to any era of Jazz and you
are likely to hear everything from Louis Armstrong through Chicago Style
Dixie , Big Bands , Bop, West Coast Cool, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Fusion as
well as blues of all descriptions.
Mike tells some of the stories behind the records and says, "Doing this
programme has widened my own appreciation of jazz and certainly made me
understand the importance of Duke Ellington to Jazz both as popular music
and as an art form"
Mike also keeps you up to date with a weekly gig guide to jazz events round
and about Wolverhampton and often plays tracks by local artists and those
Mike says, "There is a mistaken belief that Jazz is difficult music but it
isn't. Much of the music I play is melodic, accessible and often downright
good fun. So join me for good music and a wry look at the state of the world
for either of the two airings a week the programme is transmitted."