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Talking Smooth Jazz

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Since 2008, we have interviewed some of the best contemporary jazz artists in the business. Al Jarreau, Joe Sample, Brian Culbertson, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright and Boney James to name a few. We’ve introduced you to up and coming artists like keyboardist/producer extraordinaire Nicholas Cole, saxophonists BK Jackson, Adrian Burse, Vincent Ingala, and Elizabeth Mis, guitarist Sheldon Ferguson, Sweden’s keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen and more. International artists, keyboardist Wayne Brown (UK), saxophonist Otoe (Japan), saxophonist Candy Dulfer (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), guitarist Fabio Mignola (Switzerland) and Helen Rogers (UK). To date we have conducted over 500 interviews with 1.2M listens. It has been a great 6 years and we could not have done it without the artists and listeners support - Thank You!

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Demetrice Everett is mostly known by the nickname ?Meat? and stage name ?Meatdadrummer.? He is currently the drummer for Billboard Jazz Artist Marcus Anderson. Demetrice Everett is a versatile drummer and is multi-talented... more

Faced with the obstacles of sexism, racism, social norms and the mere physicality of the instrument, very few African American women in history have been recorded playing jazz trumpet. Undaunted by such obstacles, in 2010, as a... more

Nobody knows trumpet quite like Harold Little. That's because the DC area musician doesn't see it as just an instrument – it's literally part of who he is, an extension of his personality. Anyone who's seen him play will tell you... more

Michon C. Young is a gifted psalmist and song writer. Michon has been singing and writing since the age of 12. Michon started her professional musical career by being hand selected by Pastor Marvin L.Winans to sing background on his... more

Keyboardist, songwriter and producer Marvin Thompson Jr. has been creating music for many years. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan he got his start playing piano for his church choir. Writing music for numerous musicals and short films,... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes saxophonist Ahmad Johnson. Ahman has opened for/played with: Larry Carlton, Montel Jordan, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Spyro Gyra, Joseph Vincelli, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Kem, The Blind Boys of... more

Bassist/Composer/Artist Darryl Williams is a first call bassist for many artists in the genre of Contemporary/Smooth Jazz, touring with artists like Euge Groove, Peter White, Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Jackiem Joyner, Alex Bugnon, Gerald... more

Gabriel Bello's musical journey began in Lawrence, Massachusetts where Gabriel's Dominican father, a percussionist, helped form his son's earliest musical memories. Childhood would later find Gabriel discovering his own musicianship... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes guitarist Max V to talk about his new release, Next To You, with 11 original new tunes, written, produced and arranged by Max V, featuring special guests Ronnie Foster, Gail Jhonson, Marqueal Jordan,... more