Age Range:30 plus
Helen's career in radio has spanned 21 years , from BBC Local Radio in Devon and Kent, to 14 years spent as a presenter on London radio station, Jazz FM. Her evening programme was the most listened-to on the station, and she became known for choosing music that appeals not only to committed jazz fans but also to the casual listener.
Well-known among the jazz fraternity for her interviewing skills, Helen has interviewed some of the world’s top jazzmen, including McCoy Tyner, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Abdullah Ibrahim, Geri Allen, Michael Brecker, Eddie Harris, Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Horn.
As a club DJ, her gigs have included appearances at Ronnie Scotts in London and the Jazz FM Weekender in Birmingham, as well as Cargo, Cherry Jam, and The Market Bar in London.
Jazz FM - Dinner Jazz & What's On Show
Classic FM Jazz presenting two hours of laid back jazz.
The Jazz Digital Station
BBC Radio 2: The Helen Mayhew programme - rare groove, jazz-funk, latin jazz, nu-soul, brazilian.
BBC Radio 2: Big Band Special - the BBC Big Band recorded live in session and in concert.
BBC Radio 3: Jazz Line Up - Jazz magazine programme focussing on the British jazz scene.
Inflight Radio: Jazz programming tailor-made for a variety of airlines as part of their inflight programming.
1990 - 2004
Ejazz FM - Jazz Programming for the Internet.
Jazz FM London/Manchester - Dinner Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz Festival Special Programmes, Blues Programmes, New Releases and Features, Drivetime, Dancefloor Jazz.
BBC Radio Kent
Drivetime, Evening Phone-In, Production of Documentaries and Features, Reporting.
Production Assistant, Continuity Announcer.