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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!

On-Demand Episodes

Justin Young returns with two new cds: Nothin' But Love and a Christmas cd, Home For The Holidays.

Jazz violinist Jerald Daemyon rose to fame in the mid-90's with his debut album, Thinking of You. His urban-contemporary R&B sound was an instant airplay request and commercial sales success and achieved national recognition as a... more

Karen Devroop (pronounced Car-ren) is a rising star in the smooth jazz genre. He is a saxophonist and pianist from South Africa and currently residing in the US. Reminiscing is his debut album as a saxophonist and producer.

Tom's latest project, "Endless Highway," highlights Braxton as a composer, producer and arranger. We welcome Tom to talk about this new album and his career playing in the late bassist Wayman Tisdale's band.

Russel Blake's returns to Talking Smooth Jazz with a new album, Fierce Solitude.

One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 20 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who's who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo's longest... more

Cameron Smith is creator and host of Smooth Jazz TV and the newest host of Smoothjazznow.com's smooth jazz radio station.

From being named Canada's “Guitarist of the Year” to winning four “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best... more

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Phillip “Doc” Martin; preferably known as “Doc Martin”, a rising saxophone stylist who’s heartfelt, humble melodies are wooing audiences on stages across the country. Join us as we talk to this practicing... more

Walter Beasley is the highest selling full-time Professor/Recording Artist in modern history. He joins us to talk about his new cd, Free Your Mind.