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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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Aziza is a composer, pianist, vocalist, arranger and music educator. Her style of music combines jazz, soul and poetry and Aziza calls it Jazzsoetry.

Jeanette talks about her new cd, Reflections.

16 year old Antoine Smith is a drummer and a ”dabbling” keyboardist that composes and plays mainly, contemporary jazz. In addition, he composes other genres as well.
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I am very excited to announce that a Talking Smooth Jazz online newsletter is in the works. The newsletter will include upcoming interviews, smooth jazz related news, artists birthdays, events, etc. The first issue will go out August 1st. If you... more
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June 8, 2009, was Talking Smooth Jazz's one year anniversary. When Talking Smooth Jazz was created, my initial plan was to just talk about my passion for the genre, why Brian Culbertson is my favorite artist and how much I absolutely love... more

The Velez Brothers "Feel The Rain" is full of great jazz with a lot of world rhythms and amazing Guests artists like Nick Colionne, Johannes Linstead, Travis Vega, Qwess and Luciano Antonio. The new sound in Smooth Jazz.
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Saxophonist Kenny Rankin's remarkable recording career spanned three and a half decades. He had established an impressive set of creative credentials, as an insightful songwriter, a distinctive guitarist and, above all, a world-class singer... more

We pay tribute to Luther Vandross with special co-host Terry Steele, the writer of Here and Now; producer Jason Miles, and former backup singer, Lisa Fischer.

Keyboardist Dan Reynolds talks about his new cd, River Maiden.

Patrick Yandall is an international recording artist with 9 international releases. Rhapsody lists him as a middle of the road guitar-god! See why his music is relaxing, melodic, fiery and reflective.