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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Earl was the winner of the South Bay Music Awards 2009 Jazz Artist of the Year award! Way to go Earl! He is also competing in the Capital Jazz Competition in June. See you there Earl. Jazz Queen

From his #1 hit Pacific Coast Highway to Catnap, guitarist Nils’ plays a very smooth jazz guitar and like a lot of really good musicians has a sound that’s quite unique. His live appearances have been wowing audiences from Coast to... more
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Brian Culbertson: International Instrumentalist of the Year! (yeah!!!!!!!) Seal: International Vocalist Warren Hill: Wind Instrumentalist of the Year Original Composition' for 'La Dolce Vita' and Album of the Year for La Dolce Vita With... more

Saxophonist Michael Palermo was scheduled today but due to a death in his family, he will be rescheduled for a later date. We will still play some of this music; introduce you to new music by an up & coming saxophonist name Justin Young... more

A native Washington, D.C. jazz ensemble, PHAZE II has a unique style that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary jazz. Their sound is smooth and rhythmic, fused with eclectic blends of jazz. This six-piece ensemble has... more

Gregg Karukas hails originally from the D.C. - Maryland area where he was one of the top fusion and studio players in town. Gregg will talk about his brand new cd "GK."
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Thank you Eric for a great interview! Such a talented young man! Looking forward to the new cd. Jazz Queen Mike Reynolds

Saxophonist Eric Darius was prophetically held as Best Debut Artist Of The Year by Smooth Jazz News. Noted for his searing and unrelenting passion and energy, Eric's albums and live performances earn him new fans at every turn, as well as... more

Mike and I will talk with Peter Weitzner regarding the petition for the Secretary of the Arts cabinet position and Jerome Widman "Triple J" from OzCat Radio about his smooth jazz cruise for independent smooth jazz artists.

Saxophonist Plunky Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. With his group, Plunky & Oneness, he has opened shows for Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets, and Frankie... more