Steve Shepherd

Steve Shepherd began his career at the BBC in 1990. Between 1998 and 2002 he was Head of Jazz at independent production company Somethin' Else, and produced hundreds of hours of live music and sessions, and dozens of documentaries about seminal jazz musicians. Since 2002, Shepherd has been an occasional presenter on jazz for the BBC and has made a three part profile of sax legend Evan Parker. He currently runs the True Stories Told Live club in Cardiff and has just started The Real Record Club, celebrating extraordinary vinyl albums.


Downtown Avant Garde

Composer, label owner and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn is one of the most beloved (and provocative) American masters of free jazz, improvisation, and musical innovation.