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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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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.

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Interview with Bassist David Dyson.

Mike and I attended the 17th Annual Capital Jazz Festival and had a great time. We interviewed George Duke, Norman Brown, Will Downing, Lelah Hathaway and others. We will also be talking to the winner of the Capital Jazz Challenge... more
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Capital Jazz Fest

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Mike and I will be attending the Capital Jazz Fest, June 5-7, 2009. Talking Smooth Jazz will be back on the air June 13-14 with a recap of the festival on June 13 and Bassist David Dyson, June 14. See you in two weeks! Jazz Queen

SAXOPHONIST MIKE PHILLIPS TAKES HIS GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL ON HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM STATEMENT, UNCOMMON DENOMINATOR. THE HARLEM HORN STAR'S GOT IT RIGHT, BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING... more

Big things come in small packages. While she is just over five feet tall, Ava Lemert is a big musical talent and a unique artist in many ways! Ava is a versatile singer, saxophonist, songwriter that also possesses a beauty and charm that... more

“Music is not just my vocation, it is my passion and it is my calling. No matter how intimate or large the settings, I always play with the same energy,” says jazz saxophonist extraordinaire, Brian Lenair. Having performed with the likes of Will... more

When you listen to the music of Elizabeth Mis, you’re hearing the manifestation of a brighter tomorrow. The very sound of the young soprano saxophonist’s horn and compositions reveal a style and grace beyond her years. It is the sound of an... more

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