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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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Bassist, composer and producer Chip Shearin returns to talk about his new cd "How I Live", executive produced by The Lakers coach Bryon Scott, featuring comedian Sinbad and his upcoming Avengers tour with bassist Ethan Farmer. Follow Chip on Facebook.
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U-Nam returns with a brand new project, C'est Le Funk. Brent Black from criticaljazz.com said about C'est Le Funk, "For the artists that walk the smoother side of the improvisational street, the groove has remained stagnant for over a... more

Denis Poole is a music journalist who operates the contemporary jazz website smoothjazztherapy.com, the hottest place on the web for smooth jazz and classic soul. Follow Denis on Facebook and Twitter.

Trumpeter Isaac Byrd, Jr., brings a rich and dynamic history as a jazz performer to his emergence in the contemporary urban jazz world. Isaac returns with a new cd called "Life". The single "Meek" featuring guitarist Nils is named after... more

Erich from the The Uptown Band returns to talk about their sophomore album Heart, Soul, Body, & Mind featuring Will Lee, bassist from The Late Show with David Letterman's CBS Orchestra, trumpet great and founding member of... more

Jason Carroll is a contemporary smooth jazz artist and producer known for his skillful multi-instrumentalism. Many people are misled by his compositions, believing that there is a live band playing when it is astonishingly only Jason by... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes vioinist Chelsey Green. Having shared the stage with artists including Roberta Flack, MC Lyte, Denyce Graves, Ruben Studdard, J.Cole, Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots, emerging artist Chelsey... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Jarrod Lawson to discuss his debut self-title project, a soulful, intricate R&B and jazz-influenced compositions carrying spiritual, thought provoking lyrics. Follow Jarrod on Twitter and Instagram.

DAZZLING, INVENTIVE, AND SUPER MELODIC TRUMPETER! Offering up a fresh and exhilarating vibe with his full length debut Nothing Between Us, the trumpet sound on this smooth jazz album is playful and dancy, sometimes... more

The daughter of the founding keyboardist Kevin Toney of the legendary group The Blackbyrds, singer, songwriter, actress and dancer Dominique Toney is a multi-faceted performer. On August 12th, she releases her debut album, ?A... more

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