Jazz on a Saturday

Saturday 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Great traditional and classic jazz, news and interviews.

Victorian Jazz Club

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23 October

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Presenters L-R John Smyth, Roger Beilby, John Trudinger and Geoff Tobin

About Jazz on a Saturday

A RARE JAZZ “45”?

Saturday 2 October, 2021 marks the 45th  birthday of the Victorian Jazz Club’s “Jazz On A Saturday” maintaining its position as Australia’s longest continuously broadcast radio jazz program.

At 4pm on the first Saturday of October 1976, just three months after the launch of Australia’s first regularly-licensed public broadcaster 3CR, Roger and John broadcast the first edition of Jazz On A Saturday from 3CR’s primitive first studios in suburban Armadale.

Then (as now), it was presented by the Victorian Jazz Club, which was founded 1968 with the aim of promoting and providing opportunities for the live performance of jazz.

Even under today’s lockdown conditions, ,the Jazz On A Saturday team (see photo) is still helping to keep Melbourne entertained with great jazz until the Victorian Jazz Club and the jazz scene in general can get back to regular live performances.

They look forward to your company at 4pm in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon on 855 AM, on Digital Radio as 3CR Digital,  They also welcome the global audience listening via 3CR's live streaming  and Audio on Demand.

And our grateful thanks to the Victorian Jazz Club and the many generous 3CR listeners for the support that has helped keep us (and 3CR) on air over that time.

Stay up to date with our events on the Victorian Jazz Club website.

Listener Feedback:  Because of difficulty with phone messages, you can now contact the team directly with comments, suggestions and requests at joas45@panatrope.com