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Smooth Conversations is an internet show and "offspring" of The Smooth Jazz Ride website, featuring interviews of smooth jazz artists and their music. Come on in, and Enjoy The Ride!

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So, are you ready for something just a bit different on Smooth Conversations? How about something heavy on gospel, jazz, & blues with some African influence and insprirational spoken word thrown in for taste and quality? Something that... more

Saxophonist Michael Lington has one smokin' CD on the way (due out in April)! Join me -- Ron Jackson (SC host and publisher of The Smooth jazz Ride) -- and my co-host Aira as we chat it up with Michael and share tracks from this... more

Join SC host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike as they chat it up with Canadian smooth jazz guitarist Rob Tardik and play tracks from his 5th solo album Moments. The award-winning and personable guitarist has been a past... more

After more than a year's hiatus due to illness, Smooth Conversations host and The Smooth Jazz Ride's publisher Ron Jackson, along with his co-hosts Aira & Mike are back and raring to go! Appropriately, the first guests are members... more

Looking for some seriously mellow and melodic acoustic contemporary jazz? Join us (Ron Jackson, Aira, and Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride) as we present acoustic guitarist Jim Carr of New Latitude, a smooth, laid-back acoustic guitar... more

Join us (Smooth Conversations host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike -- all from The Smooth Jazz Ride) as we chat it up with the lovely, new, and exciting R&B/smooth jazz songbird known simply as Melina. Her seductive and... more

If you're a fan of white-hot jazz funk and passionate, seductive jazz grooves that start and keep a fire burnin', Minneapolis saxman Danny Kusz has what you need. His new release Sexy.Funk :: Velvet.Jazz comes after a long hiatus for the... more

On October 28, soulful and exciting trumpeter Joey Sommerville will release his fifth CD, Overnight Sensation -- a collection of songs on which he's been working since as far back as 1993! Talk about wanting to get it right! Believe us when... more

Join the SC team (host Ron Jackson, Aira, & Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride) as they chat with keyboardist/composer/producer Gregg Karukas about his sensational new release Soul Secrets. Truly a masterful piece of work. The... more

Join SC host Ron Jackson and co-hosts Aira & Mike of The Smooth Jazz Ride as they chat with contemporary jazz pianist/keyboardist Al DeGregoris about his new release All In Good Time and offer tracks from that classy release. Listeners... more