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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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National recording artist for Innervision Records and guitarist for Maxi Priest, Guitarist JJ Sansaverino returns with his latest release Waiting For You, dedicated to his friend, drummer Ricky Lawson,and featuring Ze Luis, Gary Stanionis and Vivian Sessoms. Follow JJ on Twitter and Instagram.
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One of the most stylish and creative lead bassists of this wonderful time in C-jazz is the rising star Julian Vaughn whose fluid bass runs and compositions always seem to hit that special nerve in you that's reserved for the smooth groove.... more

Trumpeter Lin Rountree is back with a new cd ?SOULFUNKY?, a collection of some of the most soulful, funk filled groves to hit the contemporary jazz scene in quite some time. Arguably Rountree's greatest work to date, this project... more

Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians & music educators in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latinmusic, soul, hip hop, funk, and more. From Portland, Oregon, Farnell has been touring... more

Vahagn Stepanyan is a gifted Armenian-born keyboardist, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer. His debut cd, "Moonlight" infuses the musical styles of Smooth Jazz, R&B and Funk with the talents of artists from the USA, Brazil,... more

Simpson's latest masterwork is the perfect amalgamation of music that is close to his heart – Jazz, R&B, Funk and Soul. Out Of A Dream (Released February 17, 2015) is Simpson's sixth album as a leader and third recording for... more

GRAMMY®-nominated vocalists DW3 are brothers Billy & Eric Mondragon and Damon Reel. With the release of their highly-anticipated Woodward Avenue Records debut, Southern California's premiere R&B, funk and contemporary... more

Contemporary jazz vocalist, Victor Fields, joins forces with smooth jazz guitarist, Chris Camozzi, for a head-bobbing and soulful rendition of a Lou Rawls classic! The Lou Rawls Project is a sultry, bluesy and easy swinging set featuring lush,... more

President & CEO Alvin Keels joins us to talk about his Jazz Legacy Foundation's Fundraising Gala weekend happening November 13-15, 2015, in Hampton, VA. Line-up includes, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, El Debarge, Marcus... more

Chris Geith returns to talk about his latest release Chasing Rainbows, a collection of music heard on The Weather Channel's Local on The 8's and his upcoming release, Well Tempered Love. Follow Chris on Facebook and Twitter.

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