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Cool Jazz Convos

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Come join the Cool Jazz Conversations as we take some time to talk with and about today's up and coming contemporary jazz artists as well as some of the greats. We hope you will join us!

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Their sound lies at the forefront of what has been called the nu jazz movement – taking the best of contemporary jazz and pop styles and aligning them to produce a improvisational dance-infused sound. This Toronto-based group draws... more

Beginning his piano studies at age 7, George Duke learned early on the relationship between music and human emotions. This year's release "Deja Vu", peaked at #9 on the Billboard charts and takes a look back at some of George's... more

Passionate about playing the saxophone and enthusiastic in his performances, Jeff Kashiwa continues to impress his fans and gain new ones whether playing solo or as a part of the Sax Pack, the dynamic group he fronts alongside fellow... more

Taught to play the piano at 4 years old, Bob Baldwin believes in using his talent to help others musically and in a business sense too. This summer saw the release of "Never Can Say Goodbye" a tribute to Michael Jackson which... more

Marc's career boasts many #1 hits on the R&R contemporary jazz charts, as well as topping the Billboard charts. In 1995, R&R elected him Best New Artist of The Year, which was followed by his Gavin Award in 1998. He has also received... more

Keyboardist Brian Simpson has spent his entire career surrounded by musicians who, not unlike himself are some of the most successful and talented out there. While touring withe the likes of Sheena easton, Teena Marie, Wayman Tisdale... more

London born Paul "Shilts" Weimar has been making music with the saxophone since his early teens. Having enjoyed tremendous success as the front man for Done to the Bone, Shilts went solo and gave fans to incredible chart topping... more

Born and raised in Paris / France, guitarist U-NAM began playing the guitar at age 12, and studied for three years at the Paris-based CIM – the first European school for jazz.After three chart topping albums, this guitar phenom return with a... more

The breadth and depth of Kirk Whalum’s "Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway" on Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue Records reflects everything he has been and is as an artist, and bumps it up a notch for a... more

Guitarist Earl Klugh's latest, THE SPICE OF LIFE is a far-reaching account of all his music, marking his return to full-scale album production after a nine-year break, with a special guest appearance by flautist Hubert Laws, and with the... more
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