The Jazz UK

John Marcus

John Marcus

John Marcus

Born: Cincinnati, Ohio, but grew up in Springfield, Mass., which is considered home.
Radio veteran of over 20 years, currently program director for Smooth Soul Radio.
Graduate of Columbia School of Broadcasting, has worked in community, college, Armed Forces, and corporate radio. Also worked as a club dj for several years, while traveling abroad for the U.S. Air Force.
Launched online station, The Jazz Dimension (2004). The name was later changed to Smooth Soul Radio.
Interests: Chess, racquetball, music, writing, poetry, and of course: family. When I’m not working with music, I’m playing with music.
Favourite artists: Incognito. Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke, Sade, Michael Franks, George Benson, Spyro-Gyra, Rachelle Ferrell, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan, Bob James, Sanborn, Grover, and the Jazz Crusaders.
Favourite food: Pastrami grinder with deep fried zucchini; some hearty ranch for dipping. Mmm-hmm.
Best sports team ever: Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.
Favourite tv show: Game of Thrones. Favuorite character on “Thrones”: Maybe I’ll tell you later.
Best time to listen to jazz? Always, but there’s something special about sunset on a clear, summer day.
Where’d you get the idea for Jazzlife? I’ve been listening to jazz my whole life; since childhood. For every song (or at least most of them), there is a story, or some life-lesson or connection. Jazz is the soundtrack to my life.

Show Times : Smooth Jazz Stream (From 7 May 2017)

3am/3pm Thursdays UK Time

10am/10pm Sundays UK Time


Contact John:

Twitter : @byfrexia

Email :



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