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  • SAXOPHONIST CURTIS HAYWOOD

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    Saxophonist Curtis Haywood returns with a new cd, Smooth Ingredients.


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    SAXOPHONIST PHIL DENNY

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    Saxophonist Phil Denny returns following the three-time Billboard charting debut release "Crossover" with more tasty lyricism, sultry flow and stylish groove on the diverse and well-balanced sophomore release "Upswing." The 11-track offering infuses elements of R&B, urban vibe, uptempo pop and funk. "Upswing" will be available July 1, 2015!


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    SAXOPHONIST J. HENRY

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    We'll talk to saxophonist J. Henry about his Phenomenon record, scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 9 on the Spectra Jazz label.


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    SAXOPHONIST JAREZ

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    SEXY SAXY Volume 1, the seduction is on high and the EP is loaded with fresh and inviting new tunes featuring the project’s first single, “Hold On Tight” with Billboard, chart-topping Smooth Jazz saxophonist Vandell Andrew. Also features A.J. Luke who helped enhances the vibe. All seven of the tunes are sax-drenched, saucy and smooth infused with Hip Hop, soul and jazz! This may not be your father’s Smooth Jazz, but you’re gonna dig it! ~ Sandy Shore


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  • 00:55

    SAXOPHONIST JAZMIN GHENT

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    New artist, Jazmin Deborah Ghent is a young very soulful, passionate and dynamic saxophonist from Huntsville, Alabama. This recent graduate from Florida State University and Tennessee State University's Music Education/Jazz Studies Department is known for her exceptional tone quality and her ability to combine her gospel roots to create a fresh new sound to the smooth jazz music industry. Her self-entitled EP is described as tremendously diverse from the upbeat sounds of "Boss", the creative happy song "EYO" to the smooth soulful sounds of "Jazzy Jazz". Jazmin's full CD "Boss" will be available for purchase in June 2015. It is obvious this entertainer's true passion is music! "This rising star is one to keep an eye on!"


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    SAXOPHONIST GREG CHAMBERS

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    Saxophonist Greg Chambers joins us to talk about his latest CD, "Can't Help Myself, entirely produced by Nate Harasim & Matt Godina, and features 2x Grammy winner Paul Brown, Julian Vaughn, and Nils.  


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    SAXOPHONIST NAJEE

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    The Multi-Platinum & Multi-Grammy Nominated Instrumentalist Najee is back with his new album "YOU, ME, AND FOREVER" featuring "soulful vocalist" Frank McComb, "Pieces of A Dream" James Lloyd and "producer" Robert Damper.


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    "Up Close & Personal" with International Jazz Saxophonist/Flautist "Najee"

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    Grammy Nominated and award-winning international jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, has released his highly anticipated new album “You, Me, and Forever”, on Shanachie Entertainment. The new album, produced by Najee, is currently in the Billboard Top 10 Contemporary Jazz Albums and #1 Most Added album on the Smooth Jazz charts. The album features singer and songwriter, Frank McComb, keyboardist, James Lloyd (from Pieces of a Dream), and pianist Robert Damper. With his recent Soul Train Award nominated album, “The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey” (which debuted #1 Contemporary Jazz Album on the U.S. Billboard Charts), Najee considers his new work a culmination of who he is as an artist through his experiences in music. 
    “You, Me, and Forever” is Najee’s 16th studio-album and third release on Shanachie Entertainment label. As he states, “I’m truly blessed to have longevity in the genre of jazz.” His musical experiences is what has catapulted him for being one of the most sought after instrumentalists of our generation in both genres of Jazz and R&B.  His new album “You, Me, and Forever”, is a kaleidoscope project, fused with a mix of bossa nova, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, and smooth r&b. 


    “You, Me, and Forever” features musicians from Najee’s touring band including: Rod Bonner on keys, Daniel Powell on drums, RaShawn Northington on electric bass, and Chuck Johnson on guitar who is also the lead vocalist on song “Biggest Part of Me”. New comer, Andrea Wallace who is the lead vocalist on song “Give It All We’ve Got”, produced by Najee. The album is available worldwide and on iTunes and Amazon. For more information about the album and Najee’s upcoming tour dates, please visit: www.najeemusic.com.  

  • 02:00

    "Up Close & Personal" with "Gregory Abbott" & Saxophonist "JaZmin Ghent"

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                       Gregory Abbott


    Platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Gregory Abbott’s roots stem from Venezuela (his mother) and the Island of Antigua (his father). Raised in Harlem in New York City, he is a dual citizen of the USA and Antigua. Abbott released the single and album “Shake You Down” shaking up the music industry with countless honors and awards.


    “Shake You Down” has the distinction of reaching one million radio air-plays faster than any song in the history of BMI (now well over three million), and won BMI’s Pop Song of the Year award as the most performed song. Gregory has also won two ‘Soul Train” music awards for Best Male Singer and Best New Artist.


    JaZmin Ghent


    Jazmin Deborah Ghent is a gospel, jazz and contemporary saxophonist. Born in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, she became interested in music at age 5 when she began taking piano lessons. She became the Sunday School pianist at the age of 8 and often practiced with the adult musicians and church choir members. After being introduced to the saxophone in Middle School, she progressed to becoming the church pianist and saxophonist. Once in high school, she discovered her passion for performing and teaching and began playing professionally in the Huntsville, Alabama area


         Jazmin won National awards such as the NAACP's ACT-SO competition and was chosen to perform at the NAACP closing ceremony in Orlando, Florida in 2008. She was chosen for 3 consecutive years as 1st chair tenor saxophonist for the All State Jazz Band. Jazmin was offered a full tuition scholarship in 2009 to Berklee School of Music as well as Florida State University School of Music.

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    SAXOPHONIST AND FLUTIST NELSON RANGELL

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    Saxophonist and flutist Nelson Rangell is back with two new releases: "Blue" an entire collection of flute recordings.  This is a diverse cd with everything from pop jazz originals, cool covers, uptempo straight ahead to jazz adaptations of well known classical pieces from Ravel, Faure and Prokofiev.  The other new release is called "Red" featuring all saxophone tunes.  Nelson says "this is more of a contemporary pop jazz cd than a smooth jazz recording with a pretty fair amount of improvisation going on." 


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    Phil French Inspirational Jazz Saxophonist

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    Jazz Saxophonist Phil French has been a favorite among Gospel Jazz and Smooth Jazz lovers for years now.  His soothing yet uplifting musical style has been touching the hearts and ears of music aficionados since his debut CD in 2000.  Known for working with the finest in Gospel and Jazz and providing unforgettable live performances, French has been honing his chops for decades now.  Now French drops his 7th CD and his first with RichEscape Music entitled Everlasting Featuring Terrence Richburg. The CD features tracks penned by the CEO of RichEscape Music, Gospel Jazz artist, composer, arranger, engineer and instrumentalist Terrence Richburg. Long-time friends and musical cohorts, French and Richburg collaborated for their first-ever full project. French was excited to once again work with Richburg. "I am so used to being the songwriter and producer, and having to do all the recording, the engineering, and everything else to complete the project." says French. "But this time, with Terrence at the helm, it was nice to focus solely on my performance as the artist. I think Everlasting Featuring Terrence Richburg contains many magical and inspired moments. I have been hearing nothing but great things about the songs". Blessed with an ability to play in front of Jazz audience and Gospel congregants alike, Phil French can easily flow musically from the jazzy ambiiance of a Blues Alley to the sacred setting of a Sunday morning service.