• 00:58


    in Entertainment

    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.

  • 01:09

    A Smooth Conversation with Rick Braun

    in Music

    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!

  • 00:27

    The Profitable Purpose Revolution With Pencils Of Promise Founder Adam Braun

    in Entertainment

    Adam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that builds schools and increases access to education for children in the developing world. He is also the creator of the “for-purpose” and “profitable purpose” approaches to effective philanthropy He also wrote a best selling book entitled The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change published in March 2014.

    Show Sponsor: DreamItAlive.com is a global community guiding users to create their “dream life” with scientifically proven visualization tools, dreamboards® and personal development content.

  • 03:00

    BlogHer CCO/Co-Founder Lisa Stone, Psychic Tim Braun, Holiday Fashions & Food

    in Lifestyle

    Lisa Stone is Chief Community Officer at SheKnows Media.  She co-founded BlogHer Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. As BlogHer CEO, Lisa charted BlogHer’s path from an idea for a grassroots conference to a leading cross-platform media company created WITH women reaching 100 million unique visitors monthly.

    Tim Braun is a Psychic Medium whose desire is to heal those with grief of loss, and to re-establish the ties that we have lost with those who are no longer with us. Tim believes our love is the link that allows us to connect with those on the other side. Many of Tim's clients have had their lives changed dramatically, and have been given hope that there exists a place of beauty and joy at the end of life on this earth. 

    Designer Dalia MacPhee shares trends and hot tips for the hottest Holiday fashion on a budget. Backstage beauty secrets for your own Red Carpet moments! After 13 years as a professional designer,  Dalia MacPhee has rocketed to the upper echelon of sought after designers for red carpet events. Dalia’s gowns have graced the figures of celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Heidi Klum, and more.

    And, Songwriter Michael Hunt pitches his special jingle to Rolonda after being inspired by her famous legs! 

    Plus, Chefs Chad Thilborger and James Moore share recipes just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

    That and much more in this edition of "Sundays with Rolonda."  #sundayswithrolonda.com #rolonda

  • 02:01

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Rick Braun!

    in Music

    Master Publicist Rick Scott has been working tirelessly to make sure that this came together - and he needs to get special recognition!  Rick works HARD for his clients - and Rick Braun is one.  The Ricks are awesome :)

    The one that we'll have on the show TOMORROW, December 8th, has been a previous guest on "Hybrid Jazz."  Why this time, you ask?  Glad you ARE!  Rick has a string of dates with his good friend, Peter White - whose Christmas tour is always hugely successful.  We're speaking to Rick on Monday so that we can get a few events as much mileage as possible.  He and Peter and Mindi Abair will be in Virginia on 12/8 - then at Ram's Head in Annapolis on Wednesday, the 10th.  Several dates in Florida follow.  And there is something else that's important to discuss - that's near and dear to Rick's heart.  That is his BIG event in Tucson, Arizona on New Year's Eve.

    There's even a website for us to ponder: www.rickbraunsnewyearseve.com  Here's why it's so important to Rick - besides having Peter White join him - as well as long-time friend and collaborator, Richard Elliot - this whole endeavor brings focus to The Autism Society.  You'll see that once you peruse the website.  Emma Braun is Rick's teenage daughter.  She is, like your host's son, under the autism spectrum.  That's why it was a priority for us to have this special day and time for Rick to stop by and say hello.  Our kids are everything to us - and awareness of their needs and the needs of other children are "Front Burner" subjects.  

    Here's another reason why I appreciate Rick Braun so deeply.  One of his main inspirations in his most excellent musical journey has been Freddie Hubbard.  Rick appreciates the masters and it shows!  Welcome a beloved artist when he returns on 12/8! 

  • 01:10

    Rick Braun dances to the top of the Billboard chart Join the Jazz Party 7.10.14

    in Music

    Back with his first contemporary jazz foray in five years, trumpeter Rick Braun appears to be wasting no time in his quest to add more No. 1 hits to his burgeoning catalogue of chart-toppers.

    Braun produced and wrote or co-wrote nine songs on the new session that revisits the spirit of his twenty-year-old breakthrough collection, “Beat Street,” reflects his past playing in War and conjures the mighty Tower of Power.   

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  • 02:00

    Is Ryan Braun a Victim or a Cheater?

    in Sports

    Topics Include:  Ryan Braun and his 65-game suspension; Alex Rodriguez next?; NFL AFC-NFC East preview; Farmers Field ongoing football stadium issue report by SoCal Norm after Jerry Jones' remarks the other day and more. 

  • 00:33

    "Up Close & Personal" with Trumpeter "Rick Braun"

    in Entertainment

    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.

  • 02:54

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey: with Rick Braun and Richard Elliot!

    in Music

    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!


  • 00:43

    Aaron Braun

    in Sports

    RunFanRadio host Ben Rosario talks with .US Road Race Champion and 1:01 half marathoner Aaron Braun. Braun, who runs professionally for adidas, recently announced he'll be making his marathon debut at the Asics LA Marathon in March.

  • 00:36

    The Subtle Development of the Sacred Self with Kimberly Braun

    in Health

    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 stepped into the role of general architect and principal fundraiser for the construction of her community’s 17,000 square foot mission style facility. She gave her ‘YES’ to the project with little money and no experience, leading the 3 ½ year endeavor to its completion and ending debt-free. She is a testament to what can happen when each one of us steps into our own personal YES in life. She was featured as a speaker at TEDx in 2012.

    Kimberly is also the founder of the 5th annual Vibrance! Natural Living Festival, an interactive festival building the local health and wellness community .She has a new APP, ‘Breath and Heartbeat Meditations,’ a new CD entitled: ‘3 Point Processing for Centering,’ and five new guided meditation to charge you for your day.

    Pleae join your host, Cristina Smith, Chief Energy Officer of the Subtle Energy Center, as we delve into the mystical aspects of subtle energy.


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