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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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Saxophonist Sam Rucker is set to release his new CD ?Tell You Something? in June. Sam teams up with legendary producer Norman Connors, renowned pianist Bobby Lyle, sax great Euge Groove, Tom Browne, Alyson Williams and a host... more

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Carmen Chiles smoothly blends elements from rock, jazz and back to soul creating a sound so unique it demands a genre of its own. A self-taught artist Carmen describes her music as ?Soul Rock' and first fell in... more

Producer, musician and songwriter, Wayne Brown formed the Virtual Jazz Band with a clear goal in mind. He wanted to bring together musicians and singers from diverse musical backgrounds that had a common love for jazz. Wayne joins us... more

Martin Blockson has released his 7th album, Odyssey VII, featuring saxophonist Marcus Anderson and flutist David "Pic" Conley. Odyssey includes a very special song called "Mia" Martin wrote in memory of a very special little angel.

Our special guests will be Luther's long-time back up singer Kevin Owens. Kevin has written a book called So Amazing: Through the Eyes of Kevin Owens, chronicling his amazing journey on stage and behind the scenes with Luther... more

Ken Navarro is back with a new album, Ruby Lane. "Ruby Lane" is new and beautiful contemporary jazz from one of the genre's most gifted and successful recording artists. Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and... more

In February 1994, Brian released his debut album "Long Night Out." In February 2014, he released "Another Long Night Out", on his BCM label, featuring an all-star cast of jazz superstars, including, Lee Ritenour, Chuck Loeb, Eric... more

Sekou Bunch started playing the bass at age 14. At 17, he performed with Tom Browne on the best selling funk classic LP ?Funkin for Jamaica? and received his first gold record at age 19. An accomplished musician and composer Sekou... more

With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today's stars. Combining jazz, R & B, blues and funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Nick... more

Approaching his 20th anniversary in the business, saxophonist Paul Taylor has released his 10th album Tenacity, featuring keyboardists Jonathan Fritzen and Jeff Lorber. Review: thesmoothjazzride.com www.paultaylorsax.com Twitter... more

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