Now's the Time
Monday 9 pm - 11 pm
Frank Presley's 'Now's the Time' is one of the longest running weekly jazz programs on Australian public radio. Frank commenced broadcasting at the age of 24 from the studios of 2BBB Bellingen in 1991.
The diversity of 'Now's the Time' is far reaching with a strong focus on Australian jazz and the promotion of Sydney musicians of international standard. Frank will continue to keep you up to date with where to find Sydney’s best live jazz, international jazz news, in depth interviews with a variety of guests and thousands of dollars worth of giveaways. You can expect to hear a strong Australian content from the Jazzgroove, Jazzhead, Rufus and Newmarket Record labels and international music from jazz scenes across the globe.
Some of Frank's guests over the years have included Australian jazz legend Don Burrows, Bells Award Hall of Famer Mike Nock, Bells Award winner Sandy Evans, jazz stylist & classical pianist Mark Isaacs and the daughter of Ol' Blue Eyes, Deana Sinatra.
Over the last 12 months Frank's guests have included Grammy Award winner Joe Lovano, saxophonist Blaine Whittaker, journalist John Shand, the legendary trumpeter Bob Barnard, leading jazz vocalist Vince Jones and Kenya’s foremost percussionist Bandika Ngao amongst many others.
Courtesy of Birdland Records Sydney, Frank presents the 'Album of the Month', which is a new release, hot off the press and the freshest sound in recorded jazz.
Frank respects the music's roots and presents 'Vital Vinyl’, a classic track taken from LP's sourced directly from Frank's extensive private collection.
Over the last 12 months Frank has offered over $5000 worth of prizes on 'Now's the Time', including double passes to concerts and theatre, CD's, books, dinners and gift vouchers.
Frank's album and concert reviews appear regularly on the website www.jazzandbeyond.com.au and monthly in the national periodical ABC Limelight magazine.