The Radio Presenter


Stephen is the presenter of the Jazz House, BBC Radio Scotland‘s showcase for the best in Jazz.

Awarded the Best Media Prize in the 2011 Scottish Jazz Awards, and nominated in the Best Specialist Music Programme category in the 2007 Sony Radio Awards, this lively and adventurous magazine programme features live music sessions and interviews with the leading names in jazz. These have included Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Sir Michael Parkinson, Kurt Elling, Tommy Smith, Martin Taylor, Brass Jaw, Gary Burton, Joe Locke,  the BBC Big Band, Stan Tracey and Annie Ross to name a few.

As well sessions and interviews, each week Stephen highlights the leading historical figures in jazz in “Pocket Legends”, highlights Stephen’s advocacy and enthusiasm for all styles of Jazz. The success of The Jazz House is very much a team effort, and Stephen works closely with the show’s skilled production team, and the show’s resident jazz educator, Richard Michael. Ideas and suggestions for the programme should be directed to the Jazz House production team at the

You can hear a great many excerpts, highlights and interviews from the Jazz House as part of the BBC’s Stephen Duffy Collection.

Stephen also contributes to Classics Unwrapped on Radio Scotland, and to Jazz Line Up on BBC Radio 3.

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