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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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Kay-Ta was born in Osaka, Japan, and moved to Boston, MA to study at Berklee College of Music when he was 20. The broad capacity of his playing style (from Gospel, R&B, country, jazz, and rock) helped him to start his career as a... more

Skinny Hightower is a smooth jazz pianist who is known for his keen ability to draw influences from other genres of music, claiming that he doesn't listen to smooth jazz. Nonetheless, the result is a smooth, complex blend some where in... more

Guitarist David P. Stevens returns with a brand new cd called Love City featuring saxophonists Najee, Pamela Williams, Vandell Andrew and Jackiem Joyner, violinist Chelsey Green, vocalists Selina Albright and Frank McComb, trumpeters... more

True Stories, recorded over an intensive three-month span, is a refreshing elixir that will delight devout fans of The Rippingtons and attract new ones. Joined by original Rippington, alto and soprano saxophonist Brandon Fields, drummer... more

Hil St. Soul is the moniker used by singer Hilary Mwelwa and songwriter/producer Victor Redwood Sawyer. The duo has received critical raves on both sides of the Atlantic with their amalgamation of jazz and neo-soul fronted by Mwelwa's... more

DeSquared LV in conjunction with 3141-7Dayz Entertainment is proud to present the Ultimate "Nuttin' but Jazz" weekend. The "Laughlin Live Smooth Jazz Festival" will be a unique blend of heart, art & soul and will feature a variety... more

Saxophonist Chris Godber returns with a brand new release, Starting Over. It has a distinctive Smooth Jazz vibe that bridges the gap between genres. Stellar musicianship on this one with Lowell Hopper and Adam Hawley making sure... more

James Day has always been a student of life; an observer whose keen understanding of emotions, situations and relationships has translated into a career as an in-demand songwriter and producer. His new release ?James Day... more

Multi-talented saxophonist, producer and composer Michael Lington's ninth solo project, SECOND NATURE, in tribute to the roots of Memphis soul is set for release April 22., 2016. The album reunites Lington with producer by Barry... more