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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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Saxophonist Jeanette Harris returns to talk about her new release Chocolate Vibez featuring Tim Watson and Patrick Olvera. Follow Jeanette Harris on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Every so often a new singer emerges who's able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Kandace Springs is one of those artists. The 27-year-old, Nashville-based... more

Guitarist Joel Del Rosario returns with a new cd Past Present Future, featuring trumpeter Melvin Miller on track #1 Summer Song, and flutist Ragan Whiteside on track #4 Delicious Vinyl. Ronald Jackson of The Smooth Jazz Ride said in his... more

Saxophonist Jessy J returns with her debut holiday album, California Christmas. Produced by Jessy J (except where noted) California Christmas features nine Christmas classics with Paul Brown, Jeff Lorber, Maurice Smith, Steve Oliver... more

Isaiah Katumwa is a self-taught saxophonist who last year alone stood side by side on stage with global icons like Jonathan Butler, Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Dludlu, Seweto Kinchy among many is a Uganda's jazz pioneer and gem whose... more

Saxophonist Darren Motamedy talks to us about his new release, All About Love. ?All About Love? delves deeply into 9 smooth Jazz Cuts. ?I wanted to allow the songs to be longer and allow them to breathe? exclaims Motamedy. Each song... more

Keyboardist Chris Geith is no stranger in the field of contemporary jazz having performed with well known artists like Peter White, Warren Hill and Vincent Ingala. His unique piano / keyboard work is immediately recognizable. Geith's... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes up and coming artist, Riley Richard. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Riley Richard is an inspired jazz saxophonist who has plans on making his contribution to the jazz genre. Having studied at Cleveland... more

Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes vibraphonist Steve Raybine. In the late 90's, Steve Raybine received some great encouragement from Rick Braun, his friend and former bandmate in the critically-acclaimed 70's progressive jazz... more

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