I would like to give my warmest welcome to Steve Hart, who – from January 2nd 2021 – will keep us company with his show JUST JAZZ, every Saturday at 20:00 on Milano Lounge.
JUST JAZZ features a harmonious mix of new and popular jazz tunes, there’s the Cool Cut of the Week, listener requests … Plus there’s Steve’s chatty commentary, occasional artist interviews, fun quizzes and the experience work that his ‘helper’ Tarquin adds to the mix (when he shows up).
As for Steve Hart, I love his self-mockery of introducing himself:
Steve is the conductor of Just Jazz. He is a writer, a VO artist (voice over) and he created this website using snippets of old code that he found in a ZX Spectrum.
He is a frustrated pianist, former professional club DJ and radio presenter who managed to entertain British club goers with his choice of music and nonsense until big corporations took over in the 1990s.
Yes, it’s him. If you were dancing to handbags at the best clubs in Essex and Kent in the 1980s and early 1990s, well … you might have seen Steve on the DJ booth at clubs in Southend-on-Sea like Zhivago’s, The Zero 6, High Society, Electric Blue, and Basildon’s iconic The Sam Lords (now an apartment building).
In Kent he was resident DJ at Neros 2000 (Ramsgate), Woody’s (Isle of Sheppy) and Oceans II (Hythe).
He was a Radio Top Shop presenter in the 1980s, volunteered at Southend Hospital Radio, did the breakfast show at Basildon Radio (now Gateway) and enjoyed working shifts in BBC Essex and Essex Radio newsrooms in the 1990’s.
He had a short stand-up period (until he was asked to sit down), and you may have seen him on Channel 4 TV (like interference).
He has hosted the 80’s club music show The Pleasuredome for three years and records his shows in a broom closet using an avant-garde blend of wooden boxes, cords, pieces of wire and rubber bands.
Steve currently lives in New Zealand and would kill for a pint in an old English pub served with Cumberland sausage and chips.
Oh, and a traditional English tea cake … and the pecan cake Iceland sold wouldn’t go bad either.
He is the author of the 10-copy book “Podcasting Made Easy” and the science fiction short “Mayan and The Legion of Alice”, available in paperback, audiobook, E-Pub and Kindle. He heard himself say: “Is it on?” He will never say “Download my app”.
Happy listening with Milano Lounge!