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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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Saxophonist Phil Denny returns following the three-time Billboard charting debut release "Crossover" with more tasty lyricism, sultry flow and stylish groove on the diverse and well-balanced sophomore release "Upswing." The 11-track offering... more

Drummer Wendell Holmes Jr. incorporates the dynamics of rhythm with the perception of sound, redefining the ability to apply beats and melodies to all aspect of musicianship ranging from athleticism and performing arts to creation... more

We'll talk to saxophonist J. Henry about his Phenomenon record, scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 9 on the Spectra Jazz label. Follow J. Henry on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Here she is once again dancing the funk right off everyone's dancing shoes: saxtress Paula Atherton. The lady has a new label (Maurice White's Kalimba Music), some slammin' contributions from one of the coolest guitarist around,... more

Charles Whitfield and R&B artist Will Downing talks to us about The Queen City Jazz Fest happening June 20, 2015 at The Uptown Amphitheater at NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC. Artists scheduled to performed are Will Downing,... more

New artist, Jazmin Deborah Ghent is a young very soulful, passionate and dynamic saxophonist from Huntsville, Alabama. This recent graduate from Florida State University and Tennessee State University's Music... more

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... more

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

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