On this programme Jason speaks to musician and Chinese-American pianist Jessica Zhu. Jessica made her orchestral debut in 2006 at the University of Houston, when she played Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Houston Symphony. She’s since performed with many orchestras in America. In 2009 Jessica was awarded the highly coveted Marshall Scholarship with which she completed a Masters programme with distinction at the the Guildhall School of Music & Dramas.
Also on the show, the featured group is The Kinks as we say happy birthday to Dave Davies, guitarist and founding member who celebrated his 67th birthday today.
Also, Kyra brings us her all round geeky knowledge, the gig guide and latest music news.
We feature music from: Blondie, Crystal Fighters, Buddy Holly, Sara Bareilles, Empire Of The Sun, Trench City, Fickle Friends, The Waifs and Tori Amos.
And we give The Last Word to American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on 2nd February 2014. Philip had won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, was nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, and received three Tony Award nominations for his work in theatre.
For more information about Jessica Zhu you can visit her website http://www.jessicazhu.com/