Jazz Shapers: Take Five!

Posted on 19 January 2016

Jazz FM

Jazz FM and Mishcon de Reya are proud to announce that Jazz Shapers, somewhat like the Dave Brubeck Quartet, will "Take Five" and enter its fifth year on air in 2016.

Jazz Shapers features interviews with entrepreneurs and businesspeople – Business Shapers – who have broken the mould and achieved success in their fields alongside music from the category defining risk takers of jazz. It airs every Saturday morning at 9am on Jazz FM.

In 2016, we are introducing the following new elements to the programme:

  • Future Shapers: A series of short interviews with bright young things that have recently founded businesses destined for great things;
  • Jazz Shapers Encore: A minimum of six programmes catching up with past guests. One Encore guest already confirmed is Robin Rowland of YO! Sushi, who exited the business in 2014 only to announce his return to the business (now with 75 UK and 17 international restaurants) in late 2015;
  • Jazz Shapers Live!: One or two Encore interviews plus music broadcast live in front of an audience at an iconic central London location TBA.

Do you know someone who would make a great Business Shaper or Future Shaper? Whether you or someone you know is a well-established entrepreneur with a handful of exits under their belt or brand new to the game with a great idea and ambition to spare, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Carla Thompson with suggestions.