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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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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 each song. His 2nd release, AND Coffee, coincides with the release of his new coffee line on October 16. This eleven track disk features Darnell "Showcase" Taylor, guitarist Matt Marshak, trumpeter Lin Rountree, keyboardist Nicholas Cole and bassist Julian Vaughn. Each track is named after a coffee beverage. Follow Marcus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Within the realms of smooth jazz, one of the most versatile saxophonists of the genre, Dean James performances captures a unique blend of smooth jazz, R&B and popular music while maintaining his own creative style and sound on... more

Jonathan Fritzen returns to Talking Smooth Jazz to talk about his new cd, VIP.

23 year old jazz guitarist Chris Burchett talks about his latest project.

Named "Best Electric Bassist" in Jazziz Magazine's Annual Readers' poll, Gerald Veasley has a varied and impressive resume that includes recording and/or stints with Grover Washington Jr., Special EFX, Joe McBride, Teddy... more

Peter White's new cd "Good Day" is an album of all original songs. It features Phillipe Saisse, Basia, and a tribute song to Wayman Tisdale.

With a seamless flow of sounds from soulful R&B and contemporary jazz to neo-soul this album has it all! Deborah joins us to talk about her debut cd "Step Aside" and her career.

With his debonair looks, charm, and charisma to burn, Michael Lington defines the contemporary jazz experience. Since the late 90s, he has scored hit after Top Ten hit while seducing fans with passionate performances that turn sax into a... more

"New Love" is Darron's Fourth solo release. It stretches his talents to a new level with exciting original compositions blending energetic R&B tempos, funky bass lines and smooth jazz grooves.

On this show we will be talking to Ms. Yolanda Hunter about her Seasons of Music Jazz Series, featuring exceptionally talented independent artists and national recording artists in the jazz genre. We will also be talking to Howard... more

Eddie's new project "Visions of Angels" includes vocals by Howard Hewett on A Child's Love and Joeleen, a London born artist discovered by Eddie, on That's Life.