Dean Jackson is a radio presenter based at BBC Radio Nottingham. His programme, The Beat, has given breaks to new artists for over 20 years. These range from Nirvana to The Prodigy, London Grammar to Jake Bugg. Dean curates and hosts regular showcase gigs as well as festival stages. He’s been a presenter for BBC Music Introducing from the very beginning and is passionate about providing opportunities for new and rising artists. Dean has interviewed / recorded sessions with hundreds of well-known artistes as well as those at the beginning of their journey. He was a Mercury Music Prize for many years and has a broad taste in music ranging from indie to RnB.