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Once called the “Crown Prince of Smooth Jazz” Rick Braun releases his 16th album, “Can You Feel It” with some help from his friends, Brian Culbertson, Jeff Lorber, Euge Groove, Randy Jacobs and featuring American Idol contestant, Elliot Yamin.
Rick will host a New Year’s Eve Gala at the JW Marriott Star Pass Resort and Spa New Year's Even gala, "A Night In New Orleans" Decemeber 31, 2014, in Tuscon, Arizona. Joining Rick this year are Richard Elliot, Peter White and special guest, Larry Braggs. For more information, visit RickBraunNewYearsEve.com.
Join Smooth Conversations host Ron Jackson of The Smooth Jazz Ride and his co-hosts Aira & Mike as they chat with renowned trumpeter Rick Braun and play tracks from his upcoming release Can You Feel It. Listeners with questions or comments for Rick can call in on 858-777-8436. You don't want to miss this!
Crazy - this is a show that wasn't planned - it just fell into this groove - which is the story of my two guests! Rick Braun was booked for July 1st. But Richard Elliot was going to do the last Friday in June. But the call came - could we please re-schedule for 7/1? Hah! SO: Old Friends and Musical Partners will share a "Hybrid Jazz" - thrilling!
Exciting - Rick with his 16th album, "Can You Feel It" - and Richard with his 17th, "Lip Service." The first is due on 7/8 and the second on 7/15! Real and heartfelt music - and surrounded by musicians who understand the nature of what these successful artists wanted to convey. That's priceless. And what it does is drive home the point - more than ever - of WHY Rick and Richard have been so popular through the years.
Rick started his roll with the song by REO Speedwagon, "Here With Me." Word got out and he found himself playing with Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner, Sade, Tom Petty and War. His album, "Beat Street" (1994), was a tribute to his years WITH War. And on his new CD, Rick wanted to convey the same spirit. Helping him out here: young players and seasoned pals like Philippe Saisse and Dave Koz. AND Elliot Yamin!
Can you believe that it's 30 years since the release of Richard's solo debut, "Initial Approach?" Our Scottish-born Dad of FIVE has been delighting us since - with his California Cool and Soulfully Hot Hybrid saxual expression (Ooooh!) He has toured the world as both leader and with "Guitars & Saxes" and Tower of Power. His collaboration with Paul Brown on this new CD is brimming with romance! WAIT until you hear :)
Join us on 7/1!
Nearly twenty years into his solo career, Rick Braun’s done just about everything, from backing the likes of Rod Stewart and Sade to stepping out into the spotlight as a vocalist and a master of the trumpet and flugelhorn.
The Allentown, Pennsylvania-born Braun began playing music in elementary school, ultimately winding up at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. There he hooked up with like-minded musicians to form a jazz-fusion combo, Auracle.
Braun’s first big break came when he composed “Here With Me,” a Top 20 hit for REO Speedwagon. He soon became a highly regarded pop sideman, touring and recording with the likes of Rod Stewart, War, Sade, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, and Tom Petty.
The trumpeter became a NAC fixture with his debut, Intimate Secrets. His records have ranked in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart with Kisses in the Rain reigning at #1 for 11 weeks and his singles have held the #1 position on the R&R NAC/Smooth Jazz album charts.
The recipient of numerous National Contemporary Jazz Awards, he shared a Best Collaboration award with Boney James for their hit Shake It Up. He also teamed up with Richard Elliot in RnR and their duet project hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. A much-in-demand producer, he has delivered #1 radio hits with artists including David Benoit, Marc Antoine and Jeff Golub.
His most recent recordings continue to reflect his versatility with the instrumental album All It Takes and his vocal talents in Rick Braun Sings With Strings. This past year saw Braun getting into the swing of the holiday season with his first-ever Christmas album, Swingin’ In The Snow.
Lifelong mystic, Kimberly Braun began devoted meditation at the age of 5, and spent over ten years as a monastic nun. Her Masters in Theology was completed in 2001. Currently Kimberly serves on the Meditation Faculty at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, though her work has been focused in Florida as a minister, retreat and workshop facilitator, meditation coach and private consultant. She is also a Reiki Master and fellow seeker on the path to living freely. During her years as a nun she s
The Saturday episode of the "Red Light Sports Ramble" is the 'Red Light Rant' where Evan is running red lights and Troy is burning rubber at red lights. Today the will give their passionate opinion about why the media continues to harp on Ryan Braun about his PED use, and then time permitting what is up with ESPN's East Coast bias. Sit back and enjoy the show.
We will be running amazing clips of previous shows that will include the amazing reading my son received from my guest coming up at 8pm ET, Psychic Medium Tim Braun! Tim was close friends and was trained by who most consider the BEST Psychic Medium in the world, James Von Praugh!
Rick Braun feels like getting up and dancing
Chart-topping trumpeter returns July 8 with “Can You Feel It,” his first contemporary jazz album in five years; “Get Up and Dance” starts the party at radio
Sherman Oaks, Calif. (29 May 2014): It’s been five years since trumpeter-flugelhorn player Rick Braun released an album full of the funky R&B contemporary jazz grooves that made him one of the genre’s most consistent hitmakers over the past twenty years, but the award-winning musician, producer and songwriter returns to his signature sound July 8 with the release of his sixteenth album, “Can You Feel It,” which will be issued by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records. A bona fide contender as the feel good anthem for the summer of 2014, Braun’s “Get Up And Dance,” a collaboration with tenor sax sensation Dave Koz, is already collecting radio playlist adds.
After scratching a creative itch to croon jazz standards on his two most recent releases, “Sings with Strings” and the holiday-themed “Swingin’ in the Snow,” Braun had a very specific direction he wanted to pursue for “Can You Feel It” for which he wrote or co-wrote nine tunes along with helming the production.
“When I started working on this album, which was about a year in the making, there were two goals that I had in mind. I wanted it to be really organic and have a lot of my friends playing on it. Young players melding together with the old faithful,” explained Braun.
So he reached out to a bunch of his friends, colleagues and collaborators and dialed back the time machine twenty years ago to the era of his breakthrough disc, “Beat Street,” to help chart the course for “Can You Feel It.”
Suzanne Braun Levine, longtime editor of Ms. magazine and author of numerous books for women over 50, is joining us to share her seven reasons why she’d never want to be young again. At year’s end, we’re naturally drawn to reviewing our lives and making plans for the future. So you won’t want to miss this liberating and festive look at the many joys of life on the Feisty Side of Fifty!
Suzanne Braun Levine, longtime editor of Ms. magazine and author of How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy After Fifty, joins us to share her thoughts on finding “unlikely” love. Whether it be by way of online dating sites, through match-ups from friends, or just plain serendipitous meetings, there’s a whole new world of relationships out there facing us feisty folk. So, if you are contemplating today’s dating scene—or know someone who is—you won’t want to miss this lively discussion!
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