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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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Emerging from Alabama's Gulf Coast like an exciting and electric force of musical nature, multi-talented composer, trumpeter and vocalist David Jones calls his brand of Smooth Jazz, ?Soul Jazz? and titles it BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! There's so much more here than that title implies. With the help of guitarist Eric Essix, Jones gets the party off to a soulful, funk-drenched start, having his trumpet declare on his radio hit, ?Let The Players Play.? He and Essix keep the rock/soul hoppin' on ?Glory Be.? Jones includes lovely vocals and trumpet ballads and even an explosive Gospel tune. It's BEAUTIFUL MUSIC for fans with expansive tastes! ~Jonathan Widran Follow David on Facebook.
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Trumpeter Greg Adams and his band East Bay Soul are back with what should be a smash album for them called That's Life, as they harness some of that ol' Greg Adams CD Tower of Power feel (like that found on the lead track ?Little Black... more

Celebrating 10 years in the music industry, composer, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Nate Harasim, earned a Grammy nomination for his work on Dave Koz's Billboard #1 Jazz Album Hello Tomorrow and a 2014 Soul Train nod... more

Saxophonist Greg Chambers joins us to talk about his latest CD, "Can't Help Myself, entirely produced by Nate Harasim & Matt Godina, and features 2x Grammy winner Paul Brown, Julian Vaughn, and Nils. Follow Greg on... more

Named one of the 27 greatest keyboard players of all time by Music Radar, Frank McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of soul, jazz, blues and pop. His virtuoso vocal and piano work has made him not only an... more

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... more

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

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