Love Supreme Festival - Patrice Quinn (lead singer Kamasi Washington)
Photo by Alfred George Bailey
With a career spanning nearly four decades as a broadcaster, radio producer, writer, and dj, Tony Minvielle is regarded as one of the finest in his field. His musical CV, as an interviewer and a dj, includes much of the great and the good of the musical world including Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayers, David Crosby, Esparanza Spalding, Flora Purim, Gregory Porter, Terrace Martin, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, George Benson, Gretchen Parlato, Ronnie Laws, Kool & The Gang, TLC, Lianne La Havas, Moonchild, Terence Blanchard and so many more.
He started out hosting the late night show Foldedspace on Jazz FM and now hosts the daytime Tony Minvielle on Sunday on Jazz FM. As well as that he has produced multiple documentaries for both Jazz FM and Absolute Radio.
He’s a judge for the Radio Academy Aria Awards, the Audio Production Awards and a moderator and judge for the Doc n Roll Film Festival. He's currently the musical curator (along with Rhoda Dakar) for an exhibition 'From The Caribbean To Coventry: The Rise Of Two Tone' taking place at the Barbican Library starting January 2024 in conjunction with Trojan Records and Mono Media Films. He also recently hosted a series of orchestral concerts in he UK celebrating composers David Axelrod and Charles Stepney and had the pleasure of being a member of a panel for BAFTA North America discussing diversity in television, film and radio. Plus over the years has contributed to various books, documentaries and magazine articles.
His passion for music was nurtured as a teenager whilst working in a record shop in his native South London and was further boosted as a dj during his student days in the eighties sharing decks with the likes of John Peel and Afrika Bambaata and providing the musical soundtrack to bands as diverse as Incognito and the Smiths.
He established a home for the burgeoning soul jazz scene in the Midlands of the UK and his residencies have included London’s Jazz Cafe and Ibiza’s seminal Cafe Del Mar. Plus his dj sets have graced the festival circuit at the Love Supreme and Phoenix Festivals.
Whilst living in Atlanta GA, he was involved in the launch of the careers of Grammy winning India Arie and Anthony David whilst notching up broadcast experience at the world famous jazz radio station WCLK Atlanta and dj sets at the seminal Café Ying Yang.
He was a writer with the ground breaking 'Straight No Chaser Magazine' from its inception and he has released two successful compilations ‘Into Somethin Volume One and Two’ which have both made it into the top five of the iTunes Jazz Charts.
With a fan base that now stretches across multiple countries he has never lost sight of his core aim to give help to new artists, where possible, and to use his platform to ultimately inspire, educate and entertain.