- function: Presenter and producer, South:Live.
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Phil Jackson began working with the BBC Southern in Brighton in April 2002, beginning with a popular weekly "what’s on guide" which profiled local bands and music events on "Breakfast Live in Brighton"- then presented by JoAnne Good on BBC Southern Counties Radio.
This feature developed into a two hour specialist music programme called South:Live in Nov 2004 which continues to be broadcast on Sunday evenings across the south of England on both BBC Southern Counties Radio and BBC Radio Solent as well as on the BBC’s on-line and digital services. As well as in the studio, Phil has produced and presented South:Live from festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Guilfest. In addition, Phil has periodically guested on Radio 3’s flagship jazz show Jazz Line up, and has co-presented on BBC London (2003). Off-air, Phil acts as a music consultant for a wide variety of BBC Southern Counties Radio’s music-based initiatives including their annual Brighton Festival programme.
Outside of his work as a broadcaster, Phillip is deeply involved in music, both as a musician and as a live events organiser. In an on-going partnership with Arts Council England, Phil has worked to develop the careers of fourteen UK-based artists and bands originating from afar a field as Zimbabwe. Through this initiative, these artists have performed radio sessions live to air on BBC Local Radio as well as at profile live music events and festivals since 2005.
In 2006, in association with the BBC’s inaugural Electric Proms Festival, Phil produced and tour managed a seven date tour across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales featuring selected emerging / un-signed bands from across the UK.
Further productions include BBC-based concert series at The Great Escape festival and conference (2006 – 2008), a free lunchtime concert series for the annual Brighton Live Festival (2005- 2007), along with producing the exclusive industry/artists only aftershow party for the Brighton Live Festival since 2004. Other events include sold out concerts featuring Afro-beat saxophonist Bukky Leo (Brighton Festival 2003), nu-acoustic sensation Martha Tilston (Komedia 2002 & 2003), the world/fusion ensemble Jambience (Komedia 2001, 2002, Brighton Festival Fringe 2002), and several industry and private CD launches.