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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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Urban-jazz harpist Mariea Antoinette will release a special edition of her Billboard Top 5 album ?Straight from the Harp? on September 25 in conjunction with receiving a Phenomenal Women in Entrepreneurship Award from the National Council of Negro Women. The Allan Phillips-produced disc that peaked in the Billboard smooth jazz albums Top 5, ?Straight from the Harp,? connects with a balanced set list of soul-infused originals and R&B classics. Showcasing Antoinette's gorgeous, graceful and sensual harp theatrics amidst down home funk grooves, ebullient pop harmonies and spacious jazz improvisations, the record was purposely crafted to fulfill the artist's mission to smash limiting preconceptions, banish borders and offer adventurous new possibilities for her celestial stringed instrument. Follow Mariea on Facebook and Twitter.
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Saxophonist Curtis Haywood returns with a new cd, Smooth Ingredients. Follow Curtis on Facebook, Twitter and Instragram.

Created by husband and wife team Steveo Theard and Ginger Murphy, together they have formed the Sun Soul Orchestra, a spirited ensemble featuring a string quartet, vocalists, and instrumentalists playing originals and arrangements of... more

Nils returns with his first full studio album since his 2012 release "City Groove" call "Alley Cat." The 12-track disc includes artists bassist Darryl Williams, trumpeter Johnny Britt, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and the late drummer,... more

Guitarist Paul Whitley returns with a new release called "Come Groove With Me", a collection of 13 original songs. The CD builds on a broad stylistic range musically, from the highly charged, gospel – influenced, jazz and soul... more

The Multi-Platinum & Multi-Grammy Nominated Instrumentalist Najee is back with his new album "YOU, ME, AND FOREVER" featuring "soulful vocalist" Frank McComb, "Pieces of A Dream" James Lloyd and "producer" Robert Damper.... more

Cecil Ramirez is an independent contemporary jazz artist, pianist and composer from Sacramento, California, USA. He has been a headline artist for Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway and Sax On The River. This year, Cecil... more

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