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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Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians & music educators in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latinmusic, soul, hip hop, funk, and more. From Portland, Oregon, Farnell has been touring with three-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, legendary rhinestone rockstar bassist Bootsy Collins and critically acclaimed soul newcomer Jarrod Lawson. Farnell returns to Talking Smooth Jazz to talk abut his brand new release, Ready To Roll. Follow Farnell on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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With rich vocals and fresh jazz and R&B arrangements, Shang shines like a star upon the Washington music scene. Her debut album "Beautiful" is described as "so new as to be unclassifiable" and "listenable - beginning to end".

Marcus Johnson is not just an accomplished keyboardist, producer and composer, he is also the Chairman and CEO of Three Keys Music; owns two music publishing companies: Three Keys Music Publishing and Marimelj Music... more

Nigerian born Douye's smokey smooth voice is sensual and captivating with a musical style that is a blend of smooth jazz, soul & R&B. Her debut cd "Journey" showcases her seductive, emotional voice and reflects the multi-talented artist's... more

Connie Leinbach, Executive Director of the Berks Arts Council-Berks Jazz Fest, talks about the 19th Annual VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest happening March 27 to April 5, 2009.
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Mike and I want to thank Earl for a great interview today. Jazz Queen Mike Reynolds

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Earl Johnson to discuss his highly anticipated debut release of Juicy.
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Mike Reynolds and I are truly grateful for the opportunity to interview our favorite saxophonist Boney James about his new cd, Send One Your Love. You can hear the entire cd on Jazz Queen... more

Grammy nominated Boney James is one of the most respected and best-selling instrumental artists of our time. Boney furthers his longstanding reputation as a major force in both the worlds of Contemporary Jazz and R&B with his first... more
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On February 1st, I welcomed my new co-host, Mike Reynolds. Mike resides in th DC area. Since becoming co-host, Mike also has a show on BTR called Talking Sports with Mike Reynolds. He also has a video blog on Facebook. Since... more
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Jazz keyboardist, composer and producer (and cutie pie) Marcus Johnson comes to Talking Smooth Jazz to talk about his career and music. Sunday, March 15 @ 1:00pm/PT - 4:00pm/ET.