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  • 00:57


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    Guitarist Paul Whitley returns with a new release called "Come Groove With Me", a collection of 13 original songs. The CD builds on a broad stylistic range musically, from the highly charged, gospel – influenced, jazz and soul with accompanying vocals.

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  • 01:21

    Up Close & Personal with Flamenco Guitarist Extraordinaire "Jesse Cook"

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    New York City, New York (27 August 2015): Constantinople, the ancient melting pot mecca intersecting  Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, serves as the inspiration for the adventurous sonic explorations of “One World,” the ninth studio album from world music guitarist Jesse Cook.

    Joining primal instrumentation from all over the globe with rhythmic loops, textured audioscapes and technological experimentation, Cook’s eOne Music release, which debuted at No. 1 on the jazz and world music charts in the Canadian’s homeland, will receive it’s official U.S. release on October 2 tied to the launch of the first leg of the American “One World” concert tour

  • 01:09

    Ben Mauro ... Guitarist and Singer/Song Writer

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    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Guitarist and Singer/Song Writer Ben Mauro to the show!


    Singer, guitarist and songwriter Ben Mauro just finished a major European tour with pop/funk icon Lionel Richie that began in February, 2015.  It was a two month tour of sold out arenas across Europe.  Ben’s extraordinary musical skills and dynamic stage presence has been the reason that he has remained a core member of Lionel Richie’s band for over fifteen years.  Ben has also worked with many other artists including Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Don Felder from the Eagles, John Fogerty, Christina Aquilera, Toni Braxton and also worked on projects produced by Peter Frampton and Prince.

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  • 00:59


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    National recording artist for Innervision Records and guitarist for Maxi Priest, Guitarist JJ Sansaverino returns with his latest release Waiting For You, dedicated to his friend, drummer Ricky Lawson,and featuring Ze Luis, Gary Stanionis and Vivian Sessoms.

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  • 00:58


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    For Jesse Cook, music has been a journey. Sonically and literally.  His new release, One World, begins another chapter in the multi-tasking artist, composer and producer’s quest. His destination: The digital realm. To create the disc’s emotive melodies, fluid grooves and rich sonic tapestries, he incorporated technology more than ever before.

    The Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook himself is a product of cross pollination and his guitar compositions incorporate rumba, gypsy, flamenco, Latin, Afro-Cuban, jazz and classical motifs into multicultural amalgams. On previous discs, Cook traveled extensively and recorded in disparate locales in order to foster authenticity. However, on “One World,” he opted to sonically explore far-reaching lands from his home studio while incorporating more modern technology and electronics than ever harnessed on past ventures. Cook’s alluring guitar prowess remains the focal point - expressive, poetic, evocative and emotionally stirring.

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  • 01:00


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    Nils returns with his first full studio album since his 2012 release "City Groove" call "Alley Cat."  The 12-track disc includes artists bassist Darryl Williams, trumpeter Johnny Britt, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and the late drummer, Ricky Lawson.

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  • 00:59


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    Guitarist Ken Navarro has released "Hope, Joy, Strength" a trilogy of 3 new songs.  Uplifting and energetic beautiful contemporary jazz music from one of the genre's most gifted and successful recording artists.  Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and composer Ken Navarro begins 2015 with positive and soulful new music.

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  • 01:00


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    Jazz guitarist dee Brown returns with a new release called Brown Sugar, Honey Coated Love on Innervision Records.  Foundationally inspired by Proverbs 27:7 which says, “a satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” 

    Possessing a solid musical background, dee has performed with artists such as Nate Harasim, Aretha Franklin, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Paul Taylor, Randy Scott, Michael Winans and Gail Jhonson, just to name a few. 

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  • 02:12

    "Up Close & Personal" with multidimensional eclectic guitarist "Rob Tardik"

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    Rob Tardik — Moments


    Nov. 2, 2015

    Since the very early 2000s, guitarist Rob Tardik has been dazzling listeners with his exciting and often exotic mix of substantive c-jazz/R&B/rock and burning hot Latin melodies. With tunes so attractive, they are by nature riveting, seductive, uplifting, and powerful.Such is the case with his latest release Moments, another eclectic gem.

    Seizing the moment and leading off with a Latin scorcher, “Sip and Salsa,” inspired by his fiancé’s love of dance, the gifted guitarist soars from one mood to another. Examples would be track two’s sizzler jazz/rocker “Rite of Passage,” then on to the romantic R&B deliciousness of “Moments in Time” featuring the silky lead vocals of one Aiden Castillo and sweet backing harmonies of vocalists Dee and Brittani Cole, and the handsome downtempo Latin-tinged “Eros.” Definitely not applying the brakes on the project yet, Tardik treats us to a stinger with a mean hook called “Hang Time” which is co-written by fellow guitarist Steve Oliver (who is featured in some way or other throughout the album). In fact, Oliver co-produced the album with Tardik. A very cool pairing indeed.

    Tardik enjoys the contributions of other very fine notable musicians here, as well, including saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson, trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, bassist Gary Grainger (of Acoustic Alchemy fame), pianist/keyboardist Nate Harasim, and a host of others who felt the groove and wanted in.

    Speaking of feeling the groove, you will definitely want to stop by and check out the blazing funkster called “Stop!,” a command you may have trouble obeying on the dance floor. Whew. Is there a fire extinguisher in the house?

    See full review on www.thesmoothjazzride.com/cdreviews

  • 00:43


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    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE".  I am very excited to announce my next special guest is the extremely talented and wonderful guy, my friend, JON HERINGTON-guitarist-singer/songwriter.  Jon will be joining me for an interview Thursday evening, October 8 TH at 5:30 PM.  To listen live call the guest line # (213) 943-3559 or go to my studio, blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style.

    Jon is a longtime New York city based Artist.  In addition to being a fantastic Guitarist-Snger/Songwriter Jon is also a producer and bandleader.  He is the leader of the Jon Herington Band and has been the guitarist of choice with the iconic band STEELY DAN for both recording and touring since 1999.  He has four solo recordings in his discography, the most recent of which is "Time On My Hands", nominated for Vintage Guitar HALL OF FAME Album of the year.  Jon recently released the book, "Arrangements for Guitar", a collection of 18 songs arranged for unaccompanied guitar in the unique "chord melody" style of solo jazz offering his first course on TrueFire, home of the world's most comprehensive library of guitar instruction.  Over the years Jon's work has included session recordings; performing with many Broadway shows; teaching; and work as a composer and arranger.

    Anyone who has ever heard Jon knows he has a deep seeded love of music. I am looking forward to Jon telling us more about his chiildhood memories and how it influenced him to become "The Brilliant Artist that he is today".

    Peace, Nancy <3

    PS  Jon has a fb page:  Jon Herington Musician/Band.  You can also find Jon on his website: http://www.JonHerington.com/heringtonband and also on Twitter.  This interview will be archived on my Nancy Ryan fb page and many others for your listening pleasure and convenience.  :-) 

  • 00:37


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    Join us as we break bread with our Special Featured Guest, "LEGENDARY CHERYL "UNRULEY" COOLEY" of the all ladies group, "KLYMAXX."  Klymaxx brought us the greatest hit songs like, "I Miss You', "Meeting In the Ladies Room" and "Men All Pause."  Yes, the ladies were a big part of the Women Movement of displaying the empowerment of women and their talents. 

    Today, "KLYMAXX"  is still rocking the stages from coast to coast.  Though many of the members are newer from the original members, Cheryl "Unruley" Cooley continues the group legacy. 

    For more 411 and concert dates visit www.klymaxx.com.

    Be sure to tune in and hear what's hot on their list today as well as their tour dates.

    Call in at 646.200.4389

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