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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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Described as having ?…a beautiful instrument, a truly warm and gorgeous sound…? audiences have been inclined to feel as though they come away from a performance post an intimate conversation rather than crowded venue.... more

Singer, Leonard Dozier returns with his fourth album, ?Sunday Word?, preceded by the exceptionally infectious single, ?Fly,? a pop-flavored soul-infused original tune, penned by Leonard with collaborator (former Atlantic recording... more

In 2008, Teri and Kenneth Hutchinson opened Vino Del Lago, the new wine and jazz lounge in Lake Las Vegas (Henderson, NV). This intimate lounge seats approximately 55, provides live jazz entertainment to enlighten the mood by local... more

Saxophonist Marcus Anderson presents the 1st annual Jazz AND Coffee Escape, Aug. 16-17, 2018 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. This event is predicted to be a premier event in the jazz community. Escape with us and... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Elijah Gilmore, an American jazz artist, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a drummer. His debut album Return To Zen, features Gerald Veasley, Dominick Farinacci, Reggie... more

Guitarist JJ Sansaverino is an extraordinary performer who has a "take no prisoners" performance attitude. Over the past 25 years, he has reached millions touring the world with his ?a la Santana meets Benson? musical style, a mix of... more

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Lori Williams is turning a corner in 2017. In possession of a most impressive resume as a performing artist, educator, songwriter, producer, support vocalist and musical theater actress, her reputation and level of respect... more

On September 21, 2018, a very special new album Music For Guitar and Orchestra will be released. The album (Navarro's 24th) also features special guest performances from drummers Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, Mike Stern) and Chad... more

After acquiring positive reception from his label debut Emotions and reaching #1 on the Smooth Jazz Billboards with his first single Taboo, Skinny Hightower seeks to stake his claim as a smooth jazz powerhouse with his third effort... more