Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal with Latinjazzy


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"Up Close and Personal" is a show ALL about JAZZ, The Artists and their fans. On this show you will get to know as much as possible from the artists we love, and is meant for it serve as another venue for Jazz artists to have and showcase their artistry. "Up Close & Personal" will bring you the best of the best in Contemporary, Smooth, Traditional, Classical, Latin Jazz and World Jazz., one show at a time... "Up Close & Personal. will bring you the best of the best, the talented and respected trendsetters who paved the way for so many, the hottest of Artists in the Jazz scene today and will shine the spotlight on the new upcoming and rising stars of tomorrow. The Jazz genre is Limitless, as will be my efforts to explore and bring something fresh each and every show. Keepin’ It Smooth Radio’s Up Close & Personal is for everyone! I hope you can join me in this adventure through my Cosmic World of Jazz...where you can hear that fave artist that makes your heart melt, your ears groove and your soul sing!!! Sit back, enjoy we've been waiting for YOU!! Thank you for your support!!! "Up Close & Personal" will not only do interviews, but listening parties as well as some other projects still in the work.

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Join us as if we feature one amazing bassist taking his music to what I thought to be impossible to do and take his new release to an all new level...Michael Manson's latest release "Thumpin" is one of, if not the best release of the... more

Flutist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ragan Whiteside is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm. With her unique style and soulful vibe, this triple threat is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus. 2014 has been an exciting year for... more

jazz, funk, and soul Swiss-American keyboardist Greg Manning has performed on stages throughout the U.S., Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia. Manning's use of jazz, funk, and soul, to create simplistic yet, complex compositions, are blended... more

With his fourth solo release (Back Home) on C.A.R. Records, Saxophonist Rob Maletick expresses his love for music by melting together the various styles of musical expression that have made him a sought after musician on stage and in... more

Paul Brown has had over 60 # 1 airplay hits to his credit as an artist and producer, not to mention being a two- time Grammy Award winner. Paul has got the groove down as a hit maker and he is the most go to guy that every top... more

Saxophonist Richard Elliot has arrived at a very special anniversary for blowing audiences away with his soulfully robust playing. 2014 marks 30 years since the release of his debut solo album, Initial Approach (ITI – 1984), on which... more

Cal Harris Jr.'s upbringing in Los Angeles was not a typical one. His earliest exposure to music took place literally in the company of legends. As the son of Grammy-nominated sound engineer Calvin Harris, Cal Harris Jr. grew up... more

Jeff Antoniuk and The Jazz Update Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is internationally respected as a jazz composer and musician. Now living in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian born artist appears on numerous recordings and has been... more

Hailing from the "birth place of jazz",Vandell Andrew's destiny was not too hard to find. Vandell started studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the treme area of New Orleans. It was then that he learned to play... more

Jazz/Pop artist Pete Belasco began playing piano at a young age, later turning his concentration to saxophone. Both of his parents played piano as well. In high school, Belasco played in rock bands, but he soon became primarily interested in... more