The Cabinet of Jazz

Inspired by Dizzy Gillespie's 1964 run for President, comedian and self-confessed jazz anorak, Marcus Brigstocke invites the nations’ greatest jazz-loving comedians, musicians and presenters to assemble their very own Cabinet of Jazz.

10x 30mins, by Loftus, first aired October 2021

In 1964 Dizzy Gillespie ran for President of the United States, promising a cabinet composed entirely of jazz legends – Duke Ellington for Secretary of State, Charles Mingus as Secretary of Peace, Miles Davis as Director of the CIA.

Marcus pulls on their funny bones by wittily exploring their appointments and, in turn, enlightens listeners on the lesser known aspects of his guests, their idols and the world of jazz.