Jammin’ Wednesday

Wednesdays 7AM

Presented by Helen Fenton

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Helen Fenton is a Sydney based singer specialising in mainstream jazz and big band music. Since 2003 (after her band leader father’s death) she has directed The Sydney Sound Big Band, a 16-piece swing band playing music from  Glenn Miller and Count Baise to Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

Primarily performing in Sydney they have had residency at Club Rocky’s for over 13 years. Helen has also worked with many other big bands, small groups and top musicians around Sydney & Australia in the private and corporate arena, performed at Jazz Festivals, has been a session singer for TV commercials, backing vocalist for pop stars in the 70’s and early 80’s and has produced two CD’s on the La Brava label – After Dark and The Simple Life. She is currently recording her third album.

Helen also voluntarily hosts a jazz programme on Eastside Radio, a community based radio station in the heart of Sydney where she plays mainstream jazz from the 30’s to present day jazz stars. Helen has also been involved with the Jazz Action Society in Sydney for the last 5 years organising jazz concerts, liaising with musicians and in a new incentive, encouraging young upcoming players to perform with our more experienced jazz stars.

Helen is exceedingly delighted to be included in this exciting exhibition.

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Recent Episodes

Jammin’ Wednesday - 07:00am - Wednesday 15th February, 2017

Jammin’ Wednesday - 07:00am - Wednesday 8th February, 2017

Jammin’ Wednesday - 07:00am - Wednesday 1st February, 2017

Jammin’ Wednesday - 12:00am Wednesday 1st February, 2017
Carmen McRae - Just A Little Lovin
RELEASE: Just A Little Lovin - LABEL: Atlantic
Dimitri Matheney - When Lights Are Low
RELEASE: Starlight Cafe - LABEL: Sugo
Gary Burton - In A Mellow Tone
RELEASE: Tribute To Ellington - LABEL: LRC
Giacomo Gates - Everything Is Cool
RELEASE: Everything Is Cool - LABEL: Savant
Gary Snulyan - It Only Happens Once
RELEASE: High Noon - LABEL: ?
Deborah Brown - One Hundred Years From Now
RELEASE: Deborah - LABEL: -
Deborah Brown - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
RELEASE: Deborah - LABEL: -
Giacomo Gates - Social Call
RELEASE: Everything Is Cool - LABEL: Savant
Gene Amons - Canadian Sunset
RELEASE: Blue Amons - LABEL: Prestige
Di Bird - Too Close For Comfort
RELEASE: Red Hot And Blue - LABEL: -
Giacomo Gates - Take 5
RELEASE: Everything Is Cool - LABEL: Savant
Gretta Matessa - You'll See
RELEASE: I Wanna Be Loved - LABEL: -
Joshua Redman - Soul Dance
RELEASE: Wish - LABEL: Warner Bros Records
Deborah Brown - A Little Tear
RELEASE: Songbird - LABEL: Jazz N Pulz
Deborah Brown - Quiet Now
RELEASE: Deborah - LABEL: -
Giacomo Gtes - Please Don't Bug Me
RELEASE: Everything Is Cool - LABEL: Savant
Jay Jay Johnston - Night In Tunisia
RELEASE: The Jay and Kai Trombone Octet - LABEL: Columbia
Phil Woods - Lazy Like
RELEASE: Phil & Quill On Prestige - LABEL: Prestige
Deborah Brown - Deed I Do
RELEASE: Deborah - LABEL: -
Urbie Green - Close Your Eyes
RELEASE: The Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green - LABEL: Real Gone
Dexter Gordon - Shiny Stockings
RELEASE: The Very Best Of - LABEL: -

Jammin’ Wednesday - 07:00am - Wednesday 25th January, 2017

Jammin’ Wednesday - 12:00am Wednesday 25th January, 2017
MIke Clark / Paul Jackson - Hotel Domingo
RELEASE: The Funk Stops Here
Sonny Rollins - SOmeday I'll Find You
RELEASE: Sonny, Please
Sonny Rollins - Stairway to The Stars
RELEASE: Sonny, Please
Helen Fenton - Antonio's Song
RELEASE: The Simple Life
Helen Fenton - Once I Loved
RELEASE: The Simple Life
Spyro Gyra - Funkyard Dog
RELEASE: Good To Gogo
Spyro Gyra - Along For The ride
RELEASE: Good To Gogo
Gregg Arthur - Make Someone Happy
RELEASE: Lounge Jazz
Gregg Arthur - Leanin The Blues
RELEASE: Lounge Jazz
Mike Clark / Paul Jackson - Steady Freddy
RELEASE: The Funk Stops Here
Mike Clark /Paul Jackson - Four String Drive
RELEASE: The Funk Stops Here
Yellowjackets - Revelation
RELEASE: Twenty Five
Yellowjackets - Geraldine
RELEASE: Twenty Five
Sarah vaughn - East of the Sun
RELEASE: Sarah vaughn in Hi FI
Sarah Vaughn - Nice Work If You Can Get It
RELEASE: Sarah vaughn in Hi Fi
Pat Metheny Group - Phase Dance
RELEASE: Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny Group - April Joy
RELEASE: Pat Metheny Group

Jammin’ Wednesday - 07:00am - Wednesday 18th January, 2017

Jammin’ Wednesday - 12:00am Wednesday 18th January, 2017
New Cool Collective & Mark Reilly - We Should Be Dancing
RELEASE: The Things You Love - LABEL: Sony Music
The Bernie McGann Quartet - Happy Times
RELEASE: Jazztrack Celebrating 40 Years - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Cyrus Chestnut - Gloria's Step
RELEASE: A Million Colors in Your Mind - LABEL: HighNote
Emma Pask - I Only Have Eyes For You
RELEASE: Some Other Spring - LABEL: Independent
Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto/Joao Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema
RELEASE: Stan Getz - LABEL: Gitanes
Count Basie & Duke Ellington - Take the 'A' Train
RELEASE: First Time! - LABEL: Columbia
Louis Armstrong - Sugar
RELEASE: This is Louis - LABEL: BMG
Bonnie J Jensen - Bluesette
RELEASE: Shimmer
Paster, Ryan & Hall - East of The Sun
RELEASE: Invisible Horizon - LABEL: Independent
Jonathan Zwartz - Chester
RELEASE: The Sea - LABEL: Independent
Lionel Hampton - Voice of The North
RELEASE: Lionel Hampton and his French New Sound - LABEL: Gitanes
Steve Barry - B.W
RELEASE: Steve Barry - LABEL: Jazzgroove Records
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Long Ago and Far Away
RELEASE: Boss Tenors in Orbit - LABEL: Verve
Helen Fenton - Come Dance With Me
RELEASE: Come Away With Me - LABEL: Independent
Oscar Peterson & Stan Getz - Oscar's Blues
RELEASE: Stan Getz - LABEL: Gitanes
Dizzy Gillespie - Stella By Starlight
RELEASE: The Giant - LABEL: Gitanes
Dan Barnett - It Don't mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing
RELEASE: Walkin' Shoes - LABEL: Independent
Frank Sinatra - The Summer Wind
RELEASE: Everything Happens To Me - LABEL: Reprise
Joe Chindamo & James Morrison - It's Alright With Me
RELEASE: Jazztracks Celebrating 40 Years - LABEL: ABC Jazz