— 19 Aug 2022, 10:13
One of the most curious and respected selectors in the UK, Tina Edwards joins the dots between Jazz and club culture.
Whether it’s modern jazz dancefloor burners, unearthed and obscure 90s acid jazz or afro-driven rhythms from across the world, Tina’s sets are as much an introduction to incredible lesser-heard music as much as they are a celebration of the current UK Jazz explosion. Much like pioneers of the 90s jazz resurgence, Tina is a tastemaker who is breaking artists and bringing jazz to a whole new club-orientated audience.
In Summer 2022, Tina presented the TV documentary JAZZ UK : Spitting Fire, receiving airplay on BBC ONE and BBC FOUR. We catch her at home behind the microphone on Worldwide FM, where she’s been a resident for five years. On her WWFM show, Tina brings together a broad range of sounds; think contemporary and uncovered gems; large-scale jazz, funk, disco, a spectrum of house music and even left-field pop. Nothing is off the table, following in the footsteps of eclectic diggers Folamour and Hunee. Check out Tina’s UK Jazz and Groove set for the esteemed My Analogue Journal.
Tina Edwards shares line-ups with her contemporaries including Rebecca Vasmant, Kirollus, Poly-Ritmo and Berlin’s Toy Tonics crew, as well as selectors at the top of their field: Gilles Peterson, Charlie Dark, Craig Charles and Colin Curtis amongst many more.