This should be interesting! So jazz is hip (some of us say it always has been). Listen in. If you want to hear more then just come to some of the brilliant Northern Jazz club gigs listed on this blog...
"Following reports of a "jazz renaissance" among younger listeners, what makes this moment in jazz so exciting and especially worth celebrating? And why is now a great time to discover the genre altogether?
This weekend, Gilles Peterson celebrates the thriving UK jazz scene with a live special from Maida Vale, featuring performances from luminaries like Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia, Oscar Jerome, Ishmael Ensemble and one-off collaborations with Fatima, Hak Baker and Gilles' all-star house band. Tune in from 3pm on Saturday 20 October BBC Radio 6 Music"