Talking Smooth Jazz

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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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 urban jazz powerhouse DW3 lets the world in on a cool ?Vintage Truth? paying tribute to their late drummer Ricky Lawson. ?Vintage Truth? features contributions from a handful of the genre's superstar performers. Brian Culbertson plays piano on the opening track, the rousing, vocal harmony laden R&B tune ?Let The Music.? Paul Brown produced, mixed and contributes his inimitable guitar to ?I Can't Tell You Why,? while Greg Adams lends trumpet and horns to Eric's original tune ?Hold Me,? and Dave Koz infuses his lush sax emotion on ?When You Cry.? Before he passed away, legendary GRAMMY®-winning drummer Ricky Lawson, who performed with DW3 in the final two years of his life, co-produced four of the core tracks on ?Vintage Truth? with keyboardist Sean Dancy – including ?Dance With Me,? ?Overjoyed,? ?California Dreamin'? and ?When You Cry.? Follow DW3 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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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.

Jazz guitarist dee Brown returns with a new release called Brown Sugar, Honey Coated Love on Innervision Records. Foundationally inspired by Proverbs 27:7 which says, ?a satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, but to a hungry soul every... more

Craig ?Thumper? Samuels, the one man band from Omaha Nebraska has been on the music seen for several years and has a very high following. He's a musician, singer, songwriter, actor, model, composer, producer, and much... more

Producer and Keyboardist Jason Carroll and Trumpeter Isaac Byrd, Jr., joins us to talk about their new project Silky & Smooth. Formed by Jason and Isaac, Silky & Smooth is a collaboration that features the likes of Jeff Gaeth, Nathan... more

Take one of the hottest composers and keyboard players in instrumental pop, add in featured performances from the likes of Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor and Nils Landgren, hook them up with ten wonderful new tunes and what do you have?... more

We welcome Bobby to talk about his latest release, Comin At You.

Guitarist Ken Navarro has released "Hope, Joy, Strength" a trilogy of 3 new songs. Uplifting and energetic beautiful contemporary jazz music from one of the genre's most gifted and successful recording artists. Top charting and award... more