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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Guitarist and producer Dirk K is originally from Germany. He is an accomplished guitarist, whose career begun in the early 1990s. Releasing 14 cd's as a recording artist on Sony, Bellaphon, Fuzzy Music and on his own independent label DIP records, his new release, It's On is his exciting new album. Dirk K lets us know from the opening minute of the coolly percussive title track of his latest collection that It's On. Follow Dirk K on Facebook and Twitter.
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DAZZLING, INVENTIVE, AND SUPER MELODIC TRUMPETER! Offering up a fresh and exhilarating vibe with his full length debut Nothing Between Us, the trumpet sound on this smooth jazz album is playful and dancy, sometimes... more

The daughter of the founding keyboardist Kevin Toney of the legendary group The Blackbyrds, singer, songwriter, actress and dancer Dominique Toney is a multi-faceted performer. On August 12th, she releases her debut album, ?A... more

Smooth & sultry, cool, yet definitely funky. These words best describe the sound of saxophonist Tim Cunningham. Cunningham has headlined venues across the globe, from intimate nightclubs to Las Vegas Casinos. He continues to be... more

Guitarist/ Producer, David P. Stevens is quickly becoming a recognized name in contemporary jazz! With 3 albums to his credit, ?Timeless?, ?The Shedd?, and ?Epiphany?, David is blazing trails, and captivating audiences world wide! David... more

Once called the ?Crown Prince of Smooth Jazz? Rick Braun releases his 16th album, ?Can You Feel It? with some help from his friends, Brian Culbertson, Jeff Lorber, Euge Groove, Randy Jacobs and featuring American Idol contestant,... more

2014 has been an exciting year for Ragan, having won Flutist of the Year in the Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts Awards, and looking forward to the highly anticipated release of her 3rd studio album, Quantum Drive. This album pushes... more

Talking Smooth Jazz will broadcast Saxophonist Jarez's "On Top Of The World" listening party live at the Elixir Lounge in Henderson, NV.

You've heard him on ?The Voice.? Now get ready to hear the true voice of Geoff McBride as he takes a deeper, more expansive Journey To The Soul on his new independent full length recording. After a memorable appearance on the hit... more

Michael Manson is tremendously excited about the Thumpin' CD/DVD release. He is equally as excited about the possibility to walk the same path as his mentor and friend, the late, George Duke. In his words,"it is now my responsibility to use all... more

The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It's a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded,... more