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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... more

Dante Lewis, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, is a powerful saxophonist and musician. Since the age of 12, Dante has wowed audiences throughout the Carolinas with his quality sound, his engaging personality, and his passion for... more

Saxophonist Marcus Anderson returns with two new releases. Marcus Anderson Xperience (his first live cd), celebrates his 10th anniversary in the business. The Marcus Anderson Xperience is a two-disk set that includes the story behind... more

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single ?Get Here? (the Brenda Russell composition that became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War) Oleta... more

21 year-old Blair is a fierce bassist who plays more than 10 instruments including: the upright double bass, electronic fretless, 5 string Fender Jazz and 6 string ESP basses. He prefers using piccolo strings, similar to his idols Wayman Tisdale... more

Legally Blynd is easily the tightest, most creative soul-blues band performing today. Great songs rooted in the blues and gospel quartet traditions, written by and featuring the deeply soulful lead vocals of John "Jubu" Smith, a double... more

On the heels of the success of their first single, "It's Only Love", which earned a place on USA Today/Mediabase and was #11 on Allen Kepler's Top 20 Smooth Jazz Countdown as well as being a favorite of his for several months, Groove... more

Saxophonist Lebron releases his 2nd album "New Era" featuring Keith Fluitt, trumpeter Lin Rountree, bassist Julian Vaughn and vocalist Rachael Gehmlich. Ronald Jackson from The Smooth Jazz Ride said about New Era, ?Truly an... more

New and Beautiful Contemporary Jazz from one of the genres most gifted and successful recording artists. Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and composer Ken Navarro has created his 22nd album ?Unbreakable... more

Trippin N Rhythm's recording artist keyboardist and producer Nicholas Cole is back with this third release, Night Sessions. With a killer horn section and featuring saxophonist Steve Cole on Date Night, basist Julian Vaughn on My... more