Jack has written two articles and curated two bumper playlists for Gramophone.
The first piece explores Her Majesty's relationship with performers and ensembles, plus how groups are marking the Jubilee: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/features/article/the-platinum-jubilee-a-guide-to-concerts-and-events-across-the-uk
The second piece explores The Queen's relationship with composers and new music: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/features/article/the-platinum-jubilee-the-queen-s-reign-in-music
On Scala Radio, Jack is curating and hosting a Platinum Jubilee Special of the Culture Bunker. He welcomes The Master Of The Queen's Music, Judith Weir, and Principal Director Of Music for the Royal Marines Band Service, Lt. Col. Jase Burcham. In addition, Jack will broadcast two exclusive radio premieres from the Commonwealth. The show airs Saturday 4th June, 6-8pm UK time, and will be available on the free Scala Radio app and website to listen again for 7 days after broadcast.
Jack's Saturday Culture Bunker continues to go behind-the-scenes in the arts, including extended interviews exploring the craft.
2022 has been packed with star guests, with Jack joined by Jools Holland, Nigel Kennedy, Angélique Kidjo, Sir Mark Elder and Angel Blue.
Guests in the coming weeks include Olivier Award-winning Cabaret director Rebecca Frecknall and a Platinum Jubilee Special...
Jack is co-hosting a pioneering new 6-part series that will broadcast on both Scala Radio and Jazz FM. It will be Jack's debut on the latter station, and will see him join jazz singer China Moses to explore the area where jazz and classical music come together.
They will be joined by star guests including Nigel Kennedy and Terence Blanchard, as well as a live house band fronted by Robert Mitchell.
Jazz Meets Classical airs every Sunday at 8pm on Scala Radio and at 9pm on Jazz FM.
Jack was honoured to join the voting panel for the 2022 BRIT Awards.
He also sat on the judging panel for the 2020 and 2021 Awards.
Jack has curated and presented 5 podcasts in a 10-episode series for Poland's Adam Mickiewicz Institute, exploring the life and work of composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
It forms part of the online platform, Penderecki's Garden.
Jack has curated another playlist for leading classical music magazine, Gramophone.
To mark Remembrance, Jack explores the links between classical and military music.
Jack has made his debut on Magic At The Musicals.
Jack spoke with Sir Cameron Mackintosh in a special interview to mark the legendary producer's 75th Birthday, broadcast on Sunday 17th October.
Jack hosted the Royal Marines Band Service Virtual Experience, showcasing the opportunities available to young musicians.
The video featured interviews with members of the RMBS, as well as a static display from members of the Corps of Drums.
The Creative UK Group (Creative Industries Federation and Creative England) have appointed a new UK Council. This will help to shape the Group's priorities, policy positions and amplify the voice of their 10,000-strong membership, representing creative organisations, businesses and educational institutions from across the UK.
Jack is delighted to be joining this UK Council, to help amplify the voice of young creatives, the radio and the classical industries.
Jack has joined a new initiative launched by the world-leading Glyndebourne Opera Festival, becoming a member of a new strategic think tank called the Creative Conspirators.
Jack was delighted to be part of the panel for the Final of the 2021 ORA Singers Composer Competition. He joined a jury chaired by Gareth Malone, alongside conductor Natalie Murray Beale and composer Donna McKevitt.
You can watch the Final on YouTube:
Jack has been announced as the headliner of the new London music festival, 'Music Escapes 2021', billed as the Capital's answer to Glastonbury. The Festival includes performances at multiple major London landmarks, including St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank Centre, Barbican and the Hard Rock Cafe; other artists involved include Beverley Knight and Erin Bowman. Jack's newly-recorded song will be released later in the summer.
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