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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It's been five years since Dan Siegel released a new recording and the cover of his 20th disc, ?Indigo,? provides a glimpse of the musical content. Stylish black & white photos shot by Siegel in Paris, Berkeley, Malibu and Irvine colored... more

?Soul To Soul,? a passionate new song cycle from vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy is Lundy's 14th album, and the next chapter in her critically-acclaimed career as both a musical artist and a visual artist; a return to... more

Frank Piombo's musical career spans three plus decades of professional entertainment as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has appeared as a lead guitarist and vocalist with many live bands throughout his career. The Night... more

Bassist, composer and producer Chip Shearin returns to talk about his new cd "How I Live", executive produced by The Lakers coach Bryon Scott, featuring comedian Sinbad and his upcoming Avengers tour with bassist Ethan Farmer.... more

U-Nam returns with a brand new project, C'est Le Funk. Brent Black from said about C'est Le Funk, "For the artists that walk the smoother side of the improvisational street, the groove has remained stagnant for over a... more

Denis Poole is a music journalist who operates the contemporary jazz website, the hottest place on the web for smooth jazz and classic soul. Follow Denis on Facebook and Twitter.

Trumpeter Isaac Byrd, Jr., brings a rich and dynamic history as a jazz performer to his emergence in the contemporary urban jazz world. Isaac returns with a new cd called "Life". The single "Meek" featuring guitarist Nils is named after... more

Erich from the The Uptown Band returns to talk about their sophomore album Heart, Soul, Body, & Mind featuring Will Lee, bassist from The Late Show with David Letterman's CBS Orchestra, trumpet great and founding member of... more

Jason Carroll is a contemporary smooth jazz artist and producer known for his skillful multi-instrumentalism. Many people are misled by his compositions, believing that there is a live band playing when it is astonishingly only Jason by... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes vioinist Chelsey Green. Having shared the stage with artists including Roberta Flack, MC Lyte, Denyce Graves, Ruben Studdard, J.Cole, Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots, emerging artist Chelsey... more