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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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Gregg Karukas hails originally from the D.C. - Maryland area where he was one of the top fusion and studio players in town. Gregg moved to L.A. in 1983, not with the idea of getting his own record deal, but with the desire to expand his... more

She has written and recorded not only vocalese lyrics to such be-bop improvisations as Joe Henderson's "The Kicker," but also lyrics to such poignant ballads as Barry Harris's "Deep Love." This creativity as an artist and performer,... more

Gerald Veasley's dynamic music has garnered him an ever-growing loyal fan base. Listeners appreciate Gerald for his virtuosity combined with a soulful approach to music making. Meanwhile, critics have also noticed this six-string... more

Matt Marshak’s live shows overflow with passion, energy, crowd interaction and intensity, as the guitarist throws a series of blues, rock, soul and jazz licks. Now, one of the freshest faces on the contemporary jazz scene has captured... more

An accomplished jazz pianist in his own right, Marcus was the first artist signed to the Marimelj (now Three Keys) label. He also holds the titles of Founder, President & CEO of the label, and serves as executive producer on all projects.... more

Smooth Jazz Guitarist, Dee is one of the most promising new artists to come who draws upon a diverse background to form his unique style. His sophomore CD entitled "A Little Elbow Room” his single "True Reality," which includes noted... more

Bassist Rohan Reid’s talent is quite well known throughout his native Jamaica. Jazz fans are learning his talents as well as he moved from the gospel scene to working with the likes of Eric Darius, Najee and Jimmy Cliff just to name a few.... more

Coming from a family full of musical talent, song master Kevin Whalum holds his own with his latest release “One Life To Love.” It is described as taking you back to the groove…taking you back to the days when music was... more

Since age 11, Tracy Hamlin has been spreading her gift of music to audiences of all diversities. Her limitless vocal and songwriting abilities have placed her in a unique position to offer her audience a well- rounded, unforgettable music... more

When Slim Man was five years old, his Dad took him to see a movie --'The Five Pennies', starring Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong. When Young Slim saw Louis sing and play, he told his Dad..."That's what I want to do." He plays trumpet,... more
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