Monday, September 20, 2021

DAN SIEGEL · TRIED AND TRUE ·RADIO SINGLE·

DSM
Sept. 10, 2021


While the coronavirus wreaked havoc to a deadly extreme, the pandemic era with its heightened quarantine measures proved to swing a double- edge sword for musicians. Many were silenced, suffering the liability of limited-to-no opportunities to perform. But on the other hand, the disease aroused many to be creative in their artistic expression. Veteran contemporary jazz pianist/keyboardist Dan Siegel took that difficult challenge during the social distancing desert to remotely assemble a group to deliver his eclectic album Faraway Place on his DSM label. It’s comprised of 11 originals that range from straight-up lyrical beauties to accordion-tinged grooves, to a baroque-like number with strings and horns. Remarkably, this is Siegel’s 22nd recording as a leader.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

JAREZ · THIS TIME AROUND ft. RAGAN WHITESIDE

J-Star
Aug. 27, 2021


Jarez is a contemporary saxophonist with a ear for what is hot. In a few short years, he has gone from being known as “Mr. Sexy Saxy’ to the mayor of J FUNK CITY, a CD full of all-star guests and ultra funky goodness. Featured artists include Julian Vaughn, Vandell Andrew, Willie Bradley, Ragan Whiteside and Gerald Albright.

J Funk City has made a sizzling impact of the music citizens of the world. With the release of the CD, Jarez became the indie saxophonist to have number 1’s on all SmoothJazz.com charts at one time with this release. Additionally, the J Funk City mayor made #1 on the Groove Jazz Music Charts and Radio Wave Monitor Charts for the single “24 Hours” (featuring Julian Vaughn), as well as the Top 10 on the Smooth Jazz Network Charts and the Smooth Jazz Billbord charts for the same single. J Funk City features the well-known steamy side of the mayor’s saxophone, but lends itself overall to a more muscular and athletic approach for summertime grooving.

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Playlist:

Roberto Tola – Tiana
Lisa McGlown – Tenderly
Marshall Charloff – Eye for Jazz
Chris Standring – Autumn In New York
Chris Standring - Night & Day
Chris Standring - How Insensitive

Friday, September 17, 2021

ROB TARDIK · WALK IT LIKE YOU TALK IT ·RADIO SINGLE·

Guitardik
Aug. 27, 2021


"Walk It Like You Talk It" is the latest high-energy horn-laden single from Rob Tardik’s current 8th recording release Diversity Volume 2–Contemporary Funky Jazz. Featuring a stellar cast of musicians from Canada and the U.S., this track features both instrumental and vocal versions for radio programmers.

Carson Freeman is an Ontario-based saxophonist and Rob's long-time performing & touring bandmate. Carson performs on alto, tenor, soprano, and baritone saxophones and even doubles on flute and clarinet.

GREGORY GOODLOE · SOMEWHERE OUT THERE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Hip Jazz Records
Aug. 27, 2021

After releasing the single, “Cool Like That,” R&B-jazz guitarist Gregory Goodloe attempted to stay calm early in the COVID-19 pandemic despite the uncertainty and concern for his mother’s health. As we move closer to the other side of the pandemic, the man of faith ventured out earlier this year with a single, “Step’N Out,” that he wrote with fellowBillboardchart-topping guitarist Adam Hawley. Combining their energy felt so good that the pair reteamed to write the hopeful new single, “Somewhere Out There,” which drops August 27 on Hip Jazz Records ahead of its August 30 radio add date.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

LORI WILLIAMS · BABY HOLD ON (TO ME) ·RADIO SINGLE·

LoriJazz
Sept. 13, 2021

Acclaimed international Jazz and Soul vocalist Lori Williams is turning a corner. In possession of a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, vocalist and musical theater actress, her reputation and level of respect are top shelf and unimpeachable. Many aspiring singers and vocal students look up to Lori as well – be it in classrooms, the multiple church, community and concert choirs she conducts, or the clinics she runs through her organization - Positive Music for Positive Minds (PositiveMusicPM.org / PMPM). Her annual summer vocal jazz symposium and tour have taken her to Europe (Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine), Japan and across the USA, performing in festivals and conducting vocal jazz workshops.

As an educator for over 25 years, Lori has received many honors including Outstanding Music Teacher in the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music, the 2007 Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year Award, and the 2010 Vincent E. Reed Teacher of the Year. As a performing artist, Lori was nominated for a 2014 Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical for her role as Ella Fitzgerald in "Ladies Swing the Blues: A Jazz Fable" (directed by Thomas W. Jones). Lori has received letters of recognition for her performances by President Joseph Biden, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Maryland Senator C. Anthony Muse.

Ultimately, it is her international work as a singer that most satisfies her and has brought the widest amount of recognition. With each performance in a new territory come fresh admirers that sponsor her to other countries. Though her work has also included background and featured singing for artists such as Gospel's - Yolanda Adams and Walter Hawkins, R&B's - Maysa, Howard Hewett, Will Downing and Phil Perry, Soul's - Lloyd Price, Jerry Butler, Ben E. King, and Gene Chandler, Contemporary Jazz's - Bob Baldwin, Stanley Jordan, Nathan East, Najee, Althea Rene, Nick Colionne, Norman Brown and Tom Browne, Traditional Jazz's - Slide Hampton, Terri Lyne Carrington, Winard Harper, and Christian Havel, super producer/composer/singer - `Angela Winbush, and Tap Dance sensation - Savion Glover, Lori is most focused on unveiling songs from her "dream book". She has currently produced and released five CDs / one EP under her name; and is releasing the 6th CD - "A New Book" in 2021.

Williams is following up her Watercolors inspirational smash,"New Day" with a smooth mid-tempo romance track "Baby, Hold On To Me", featuring Bob Baldwin on piano and production.

This is a specially-crafted smooth jazz version for her core audience. Written by Bob Baldwin and Lori Williams.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SAN GABRIEL SEVEN · MOMENT BY MOMENT

San Gabriel Seven
Sept. 6, 2021


Founded by trombonist and JPL spacecraft engineer Jim Lewis, the relentlessly creative, soulfully funked up and horn-fired So Cal based ensemble San Gabriel Seven has been both a local and global sensation for an incredible 16 years and counting. Aside from a dazzling mix of originals and pop/soul covers, the powerful musicianship of a cadre of musical vets, the key to the alternately sensual and feisty appeal of albums like their latest, SNEAKIN’ UP ON LOVE, has been showcasing the storytelling talents of charismatic female vocal talents like Katie Campbell.

The singer infuses the spirited collection with the same bold, sassy style and intimate, nuanced cool that she’s brought to her gigs with everyone from Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and The Manhattan Transfer - SmoothJazz.com



Monday, September 13, 2021

BOB BALDWIN · B POSITIVE ·RADIO SINGLE·

City Sketches Records
Sept. 9, 2021

New York native Bob Baldwin has recorded on six of the seven inhabitable continents, and while Antarctica is not on his recording bucket list, his international list, including Dubai, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, UK, Canada, is quite impressive. "Whether it's a massive festival crowd of 30,000 or an intimate restaurant audience of 60, I refuse to rob my audience of great music and a good experience", says Baldwin.

Across a career for which a two decade milestone was achieved in 2013 with his twentieth CD Twenty, Bob Baldwin has proven to be one of the most ubiquitous and ingenious chameleons of Contemporary Jazz - both in his own projects and those he has endeavored upon for others. He has twice honored the canons of giants: Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson and Betcha By Golly Wow / The Songs of Thom Bell.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

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Playlist

Alfredo Bochicchio & Papik – Samba pa Ti
Steve Laury – Close Your Eyes –
Steve Laury - Keepin´The Faith -
Steve Laury - I Need You So

Friday, September 10, 2021

MARKUS ZAHRL · A WORLD OF BLISS

Manao Music
April 30, 2021


"A World of Bliss begins within ourselves - with the first thought of how we want the world around us to be and what we do to make it a magic place. Music reminds us of this vision and helps us make the world a better place.” explains Markus Zahrl about the title of his new Album.

A World of Bliss is Markus Zahrl´s first full album as a leader. It follows his EP Celtic Dance, released in 2020 (which had 3 songs in the Top #10 Smooth Jazz Listener Countdown). Featuring eight new original songs, the music is an inspiring and uplifting collection that was released digitally on April 30, 2021.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

WALTER BEASLEY · THE BEASLEY STRUT ·RADIO SINGLE·

Affable Records
Sept. 6, 2021


Over the past three decades, saxophonist, Walter Beasley, has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase “musical Renaissance Man” for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as the “heir to Grover Washington, Jr.’s Throne,” Beasley is the acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, educator, and entrepreneur of the decade. As the highest selling full-time Professor / Recording Artist in history, the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording artist and performer with an equally thriving presence in the field of music education.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

GROOVE 55 · JAZZFUL SPIRIT


Lake Tunes
July 11, 2021


The principal Groove55 members, consists of Yves Adam (alto, tenor & baritone sax, as well as clarinet) a graduate of McGill’s music faculty in jazz performance and a saxophone teacher at The Montreal International Jazz festival Blues Camp.

Jacques Mignault (Keyboards) studied alongside Art Roberts at Montreal’s Concordia University; he would later go on to win the inaugural grand prize of the Roland Synthesizer music contest among seven hundred entrants spanning over twenty-two countries that was judged by the late great Oscar Peterson.

Monday, September 6, 2021

DAVE ERICKSON PROJECT · UPSIDE

Dave Erickson
August 26, 2021



Dave Erickson is a Guitarist and Composer from Denver, CO. His musical passion and talents have been influenced by a diverse list of musical genres, including jazz, blues, rock, and latin. Dave formed the original contemporary jazz group Dave Erickson Project in 2013 and has released 2 albums, 2 singles, and 2 EP’s through 2021. Dave wrote all of the songs on all releases.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

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Playlist:

Leo Sidran - Antonio´s Song
Leo Sidran – Your Secret´s Safe With Me
Balance Wheel Group - Watercolor

Saturday, September 4, 2021

BALANCE9 · INSIDE OUT

Tracy Marlow
May 7, 2020


Balance9 is the duo of Tracy M composer/musician and APJ composer/saxophonist, and also a family of musician friends. They have a future-minded respect for the 9 elements of making music. For them, it’s important where music goes from here. Tracy M has deep roots in music that has landed him two technical audio engineering gold awards, working with Black Sheep and De La Soul and over a decade of others in the classic Hip-Hop community. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

VINCENT INGALA · FIRE & DESIRE

Shanachie Entertainment
Sept. 17, 2021

To live a life of filled with passion and purpose is one of the greatest gifts of all. The wise, young and chart-topping multi-instrumental genius Vincent Ingala seems to have mastered this feat. Ingala has garnered 18 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio singles and ten #1 radio hits. “I believe it is our job as musicians to simply make music that people enjoy, and hopefully along the way, bring some happiness and inspiration into their lives,” shares the Prospect, CT native. “That is certainly my hope for when Fire & Desire is heard.” September 17, 2021 Shanachie Entertainment will release the multi-instrumentalist’s third recording for the label and seventh as a leader. The charismatic and handsome Ingala has endeared fans, contemporaries and critics alike with his consummate musicianship, fun-loving stage presence, energized and inspired performances and all-around passion. “My earliest memories are of banging on pots and pans until my parents had to buy me a drum kit and from there it was like a domino effect.” From banging on pots to churning out hits, Ingala is a chameleon in the recording studio. Like an alchemist, he concocts the perfect elixir of his broad musical influences spanning the worlds of Jazz, R&B, Disco, Pop and beyond. On the exhilarating Fire & Desire, Ingala confidently dons multiple hats. He plays every instrument heard on the new album from saxophones and keyboards to drums, guitar and bass. He also produced, recorded and mixed the album, as well as composed all of the songs with the exception of Jimmy Roach’s “Disco Sax,” recorded in tribute to tenor titan Houston Person. Due to the challenges of the past year, Ingala was able to hone in and devote his undivided attention to Fire & Desire. “If anything, the most positive result of recording during the pandemic was the amount of time I had to dedicate to this project alone without any other distractions that could affect the flow.”

Thursday, September 2, 2021

KENNY NIGHTINGALE · HELLO ft. WILLIE BRADLEY

3 Face
Aug. 23, 2021


Inspired by John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, Dave Koz, Hugh Masekela, Kenny G, Victor Wooten, Charlie Parker, Aaron Neville. Kenny Nightingale is an American based smooth jazz recording artist with fusion of Gospel sounds and contemporary jazz with World Beat Grooves.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

LARRY CARLTON & PAUL BROWN · MILES AND MILES TO GO ·RADIO SINGLE·

Shanachie
Aug. 28, 2021


What do you get when two of the greatest creative musicians of our time join forces for a friendly fire no holds barred guitar showdown? You get Soul Searchin’, an electrifying meeting of the minds that surpasses expectations and showcases unbridled joy and virtuosity. Grammy-winning guitar extraordinaires Larry Carlton, who has played on over 100 Gold and Platinum albums and Paul Brown, who has scored 60 #1 radio hits, join forces for a set of ten thrilling originals on their first co-led album together.

Monday, August 30, 2021

CHRIS STANDRING · WONDERFUL WORLD

 

Ultimate Vibe Recordings
Sept. 3, 2021


Guitarist, composer, and arranger CHRIS STANDRING is one of the most prolific and successful artists on the contemporary urban jazz scene. With 13 Billboard Top 10 singles and 6 singles that reached number one on the chart, Jazz Monthly has said of Standring, “One of contemporary jazz’s most dynamic and in-demand guitarists, Standring’s sensual chill, ambient soul and retro-groove pop jazz is fashioned around his trademark hip-swaying guitar.” Now, with WONDERFUL WORLD, his 14th release as a leader, he is once again pushing the envelope of taste and style with a project that is wholly different from anything he has done before.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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Playlist

Lori Williams – Baby Hold On (To Me)
Michelle Garbay- Carey – OpenYour Eyes, You Can Fly
Lori Williams – Freely (Test The Waters)
Lisa Addeo – Never Enough

Friday, August 27, 2021

LEO SIDRAN · THE ART OF CONVERSATION

Bonsai Music
May 28, 2021

When Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist producer, singer-songwriter Leo Sidran wrote the song “Trying Times” in early 2020, he had no idea just how prescient it would turn out to be. The song, like Leo himself, sat somewhere between jazz, singer-songwriter, and pop music, and spoke simply to the complexity of the moment: “You have to laugh just to keep from crying but it’s not so funny, these are trying times.”

Thursday, August 26, 2021

BRAD ALEXANDER · IT'S ABOUT TIME ft DEE LUCAS ·RADIO SINGLE·

BCB
Aug. 23, 2021


Brad Alexander, a Los Angeles native, has been in the music business for many years. His roots come from playing Gospel music in church. As an accomplished music producer, songwriter and pianist he has assisted many other artist in presenting their music to the world. He has served as a keyboard player for artist in different genres of music, but Smooth Jazz is where his heart is. Alexander's love for music and his musical artistry is evident.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

BONEY JAMES · SUNDANCE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Concord
Aug. 23, 2021


“A solid relationship is when someone has your back and will stand by your side no matter what,” explains Boney James about the title of his new CD. “Solid is a word that has a few meanings, but this one really resonated with me and became the theme of the record.”

Solid is the four-time GRAMMY nominated saxophonist’s seventeenth album as a leader and will be released by Concord Records, April 17, 2020. Solid follows up his smash 2017 release Honestly which became his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album.

Monday, August 23, 2021

STEVE COLE · SMOKE & MIRRORS

Mack Avenue Music Group
June 18, 2021


With an unusual amount of time on his hands during a year of lockdown, saxophonist/composer Steve Cole found himself pondering the difference between our authentic selves and the illusions we project to others. On his new album, Smoke and Mirrors, Cole offers up an intimately personal reflection of his own true self, free of trickery or sleight of hand.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

JODY MAYFIELD · STRAWBERRY SUNDAY ft. WALTER BEASLEY ·RADIO SINGLE·

230 South
Aug. 16, 2021

Jody Mayfield is a Jazz musician from Atlanta GA. He studied at Clark Atlanta University, where he majored in Music Performance. He holds a B.A. Degree in Music Technology from Morris Brown College and Master's Degree in Music Technology from Southern Utah University. He has performed with musical greats such as Dizzy Gillespie at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland ('81, '82) as well as James Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream; Frank Foster; Grover Washington, Jr.; Mary Lou Williams; Illinois Jacquet and the Tony Rich Project. He also opened concerts for Sarah Vaughn, Dexter Gordon, Rodney Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Fred Hammond, Bishop T.D. Jakes to name a few. Jody Mayfield was the creative director for Evander Holyfield’s record label, Real Deal Records for three years.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

THE ALLEN CARMAN PROJECT · STRAIGHT UP ·RADIO SINGLE·

Allen Carman Music
Aug. 16, 2021


The original founding members of The Allen Carman Project are keyboard player extraordinaire, Philippe Saisse, legendary percussionist, Gumbi Ortiz, and Tampa Bay bassist, Allen Carman. The band’s mission was simple; to write and play good music with great players. To that end, The Allen Carman Project was lucky enough to have musical contributions from Mark Antoine, Rick Braun, Nile Rodgers, Andy Snitzer and Don Harrison on the band’s debut album, Carmanology. Now in the process of finishing the band’s second album, they have already released “Rosario”, their tribute to Gato Barbieri.

Friday, August 20, 2021

DEAN JAMES · GROOVY SAX

 

Innervision Records
Aug. 20, 2021

When it comes to one of the most distinctive sounds in what we call the Smooth jazz genre today, Dean James quickly comes to mind. The sensual, soulful and smooth sound of his alto and soprano sax continues to leave a lasting impression on his followers, from the most devoted to the newest. With James' upcoming album "GroovySax", Dean James is sure to reach the masses.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

ADAM HAWLEY · RISIN' UP ·RADIO SINGLE·

MBF Entertainment
Aug. 16, 2021


Guitarist Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovated artist, composer, and band leader. Originally signed to Maurice White's (founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire) label Kalimba Music, Adam's first two albums "Double Vision" and "Just the Beginning" spawned an incredible six #1 Hits, an unprecedented feat for a new artist. He followed that up with "Escape" which included the 2020 Billboard Song Of The Year "To The Top." Now totaling 9 #1's, Adam sets out with this exciting fourth album Risin' Up which features Steve Cole, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Riley Richard, & Kat Hawley. Release date for Risin' Up is September 10, 2021.

Monday, August 16, 2021

GARY HONOR · SUMMER COOL ·RADIO SINGLE·

Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records
Aug. 6, 2021


As a Sydney and Melbourne based Saxophonist, Gary Honor has worked with many of the world's greatest musicians and entertainers in both Australia and abroad. His talents on all saxophones, flute, wind-synth and percussion have seen him share the stage with the likes of  Icehouse, 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

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Playlist

Akio Sasajima – Michelle
Pharez Whitted – Forever Yours
James Bowman III – The Clock Is Tickin`
Brian Clay – 88 Likes

Saturday, August 14, 2021

PATRICK YANDALL · CHASING THE LIGHT

Zangi Records
August 3, 2021


This prolific international recording jazz artist/session guitarist, producer, brings all the genres together that influence his craft on to this exciting new project.

Friday, August 13, 2021

THE SPINNERS · CLICHE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Peak Records
Aug. 9, 2021


Timeless in a way that few other are artists today are, The Spinners are ‘Back Again’ – and as smooth and soulful as ever. This summer, the iconic vocal quintet returns with their first all-new, original album in nearly four decades: the aptly-titled, ‘Round the Block and Back Again’ (Peak Records), out August 27, and now available for pre-order.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

CHRIS GODBER · WEST COAST SOUL ·RADIO SINGLE·

Chris Godber
Aug. 9, 2021


Following the chart topping success of his [2015] Starting Over and [2018] MOMENTUM albums, Godber is bringing brand new music for 2021 with his latest release, West Coast Soul. Godber's 6th project will be an EP featuring plenty of "Soul", as the title suggests. The title track will be going to radio and available worldwide on all digital outlets Aug. 9th, 2021 with the EP to follow.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

PAUL JACKSON JR. · CITY OF REFUGE (FEATURING JEFF LORBER) · RADIO SINGLE

M And P Music Factory
Aug. 6, 2021


Following his #1 single, Down the Road, GRAMMY nominated artist Paul Jackson, Jr. releases his new single ‘City of Refuge’, featuring long-time friend and collaborator Jeff Lorber. Releasing under his independent label, M And P Music Factory, ‘City of Refuge’ will be available to download and stream across all digital platforms beginning August 15, 2021. Continuing in the tradition of Jackson’s signature ‘lyrical urban contemporary jazz’ style, this acclaimed artist delivers his first single from the forthcoming album “More Stories,” dropping Fall 2021 and is anticipated to be equally as successful as his previous releases. “City of Refuge is a reminder that music brings peace and comfort to the soul at a time when we all could use it” says, Jackson. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

KEN NAVARRO · EMBRACE ·RADIO SINGLE·

 Positive Music
Aug. 9, 2021


Top charting and award winning contemporary guitarist and composer Ken Navarro gives you the first single, “Embrace” from his new album “I Will Still Be Here”. Navarro’s brilliant acoustic guitar work is accompanied by the renowned rhythm section of bassist Gary Grainger (Acoustic Alchemy), drummer Jay Williams (Dave Koz) and veteran keyboardist Jay Rowe (Special EFX).

CHRISTIAN DE MESONES · HISPANICA (INTRUMENTAL) · RADIO SINGLE

Christian de Mesones
July 30, 2021


“Hispanica (instrumental)”, the new single from bassist, composer and band leader Christian de Mesones, is now available for streaming and purchase on all major music platforms and on the artist’s website. de Mesones’ latest creation is a vibrant, soulful, Latin-flavored contemporary jazz gem that prominently features legendary jazz pianist Bob James, who appears courtesy of Tappan Zee Records. It is the instrumental re-imagining of a track from de Mesones’ debut solo project, “They Call Me Big New York”, which contained multiple charting singles and surpassed one million streams on Spotify.

Monday, August 9, 2021

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Playlist

Chuck Loeb – The Music Inside – eBop
Patrick Yandall – Just My Luck
Ronny Smith – Hipped Swing Go Go
Michael Walker – My Journey
Ken Navarro – Embrance (9-8-21)
Juan Carlos Mendoza – New Life
GTF – Prayer For Linda
Gabe Katona – Reina del Sol
Gary Honor – Summer Cool
Donn Bynum _Our Turn To dance (Ft.Paul Jackson Jr.)
Demetrius Nabors – Get on The Floor
Bob Baldwin – Keep Movin`
Bill Colletti – So What (Ft.Ron Reinhardt)
Jazmin Ghent – Get Ready
Patrick Bradley – Completely Yours
Wayne Gutshall – Going Up (Ft.Brendan Rothwell)
Andrew Oh – What`s Going On (Ft.Neil Youle – Evan Yako- Ara nercessian Tony Azzopardi)
Heidi Tann – The Love You Give (Ft. Tony Garviz) – Final Follow me
Johnny Britt – Love`s Callin

 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

DONN BYNUM · OUR TURN TO DANCE ft. PAUL JACKSON JR. ·RADIO SINGLE·

 

Donn Bynum
Aug. 2, 2021

What happens when spend your life touring the world with some of the finest musicians and Covid hits? You invite them to keep doing what they love and make a CD. A reflection of perfection, this collection by saxman Donn Bynum features Paul Jackson, Jr., Gary Mudbone Cooper, Vincent "Cino" Calloway, Makeda, Takahito "Taka" Mori, Lew Laing Jr and Sheldon Reynolds. To be released in early August 2021, the music will be available at your favorite retailers like CD Baby and Amazon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

PATRICK BRADLEY · COMPLETELY YOURS ·RADIO SINGLE·

Patrick Bradley
July 2, 2021


Like most things in 2020, the concept of contemporary jazz keyboardist Patrick Bradley’s fifth album took a dramatic turn when the pandemic hit. Although ideas for the eleven-song set were already sketched out, when he and producer Darren Rahn wrote the uplifting title track, “Exhale,” the composition seemed to encapsulate exactly what Bradley was feeling and believes that we are all in need of: expel the fear, worry and division gripping the nation and inhale unifying hope and peace.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

HEIDI TANN · THE LOVE YOU GIVE ft TONY GARVIZ ·RADIO SINGLE·

Heidi Tann
July 31, 2021


“The Love You Give” is jazz artist Heidi Tann’s exploration into a funky and groovy twist to her jazz repertoire. Upbeat and soulful, this latest single is lively, enticing, and smooth all at once.

The piece jockeys between Tann’s naturally seductive vocals and guitar riffs that define this single as the ode to funk and jazz reminiscent of the likes of Chaka Khan. It’s through these complementing elements that the single carries its funky and soulful charm. The songstress pairs her lyrical repetition with a consistent upbeat flow, hearkening back to convivial nights on the dancefloor.

Tann shows off her versatility with this single, drawing from her jazz roots and fusing them with fundamental elements of the funk genre, such as strong bass lines and drum beats.

The latest single was written by Tony Garviz and Heidi Tann with Garviz being the arranger and producer as well. The featured talents also include Bruno Nesci on Bass and Yeyo Flogar on drums.

“The Love You Give” is available on her website at: www.heiditannmusic.com and major music platforms like.


Monday, August 2, 2021

WAYNE GUTSHALL · GOING UP (Featuring Brendan Rothwell) ·RADIO SINGLE·

Spicy Music
Aug. 2, 2021


After playing on the Grammy winning CD "Mamblue", Wayne has released his debut album "Spicy" which produced five #1 singles on SmoothJazz.com World Listener Chart! Garnering attention on Billboard's Most Added Chart twice and placing him on several of the "top 100" charts for 2018, 2019, and 2020. California radio personality Sandy Shore calls Wayne "a modern master of saxophone". Wayne has performed with artists such as: Paul Brown, Steve Oliver, Arturo Sandoval, Nathan East, Nestor Torres, and Dave Valentin. Now Wayne is poised to release his first single from his second CD. The single is entitled "Going Up"!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Playlist

Smooth Jazz Style- How Deep Is Your Love
Bill Colletti – Mike Rogers – Brezin`
Kayla Waters – Open Portals 
Gerey Johnson & Ramon Yslas – Océano
Ken Navarro – Embrace
Christian de Mesones - Hispánica (Ft. Bob James)
Mitchell Coleman Jr. – Transcendence
Mark Jaimes – Hear At Last
Mitchell Coleman Jr. - Get Funky (Ft- Ferando Harkless &Aneessa)
Garry Percell – Smooth Strut
Darryl Williams – Goldilocks (Ft. Jeff Lorber)
Greg Chambers – Let`s Dance
Michael Garvin – Light Up The Night
Bill Colletti – Get Into It
Doc Powell – Me Myself & Rio de Novo (Ft. Bobby Lyle & Larry Kimpel)
Charley Langer – Reconnection
Mike Stern & Jeff Lorber Fusion – Big Town
Herb Alpert – Skinny Dip
Juan Carlos Mendoza – Old Pals And A Good Wine
Michael St. Clair – The cat
Johnny Britt – Can`t Stop
Brettina – Simple Pleasures
Stabe Wilson – The Comforter

Saturday, July 31, 2021

BILL COLLETTI · GET INTO IT ·RADIO SINGLE·

 

Bill Colletti Music
July 26, 2021


Bill Colletti is a professional multi-instrumentalist/recording artist and has been performing since 1978. His primary instruments are the Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Piano, Guitar and Vocals. Bill's horn style is influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Doc Severinsen, Herb Alpert and Chuck Mangione while his versatility is demonstrated throughout many musical genres such as Jazz, Latin, Big Band, Pop, Orchestral and Broadway musicals. In addition, Bill is a composer, producer and recording engineer.

Friday, July 30, 2021

GREG CHAMBERS · LET'S DANCE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Greg Chambers Music
July 26, 2021

A SF Bay Area-based saxophonist and music educator, Greg Chambers is quickly establishing himself on the contemporary jazz scene. With five albums to date and multiple hit singles landing on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart, Greg has collaborated with some of the best in the industry, including Jonathan Fritzen, Julian Vaughn, Lew Laing, Nils, David P. Stevens, Matt Godina, Adam Hawley, and 2x Grammy winner Paul Brown. Onstage, Greg has opened for Evelyn "Champagne" King, Howard Hewett, Eric Darius, Warren Hill, and Special EFX.

GARRY PERCELL · SMOOTH STRUT ·RADIO SINGLE·

Upward Bound
July 23, 2021


Garry Percell has played guitar for over 25 years and has a solid background in electric and acoustic guitar. Garry is a respected studio and stage musician, producer, project- consultant and has toured nationally with several recording artists. His Secular background has roots in R&B, Jazz, Blues such as the likes of Grammy Award recording artist General Johnson and the Chairman of the Board, and recently toured with Betty Davis Band “Funk House”, Todd Curry and Focus and many others that have enabled Garry Percell to share his gift with.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

JOYCE SPENCER · CHERISH ·RADIO SINGLE·

HIM Records
July 16, 2021


As an award-winning saxophonist, flutist and vocalist from Dallas, TX, Joyce Spencer covers the gamut of musical influence, style and genre from traditional to contemporary jazz and classical to R&B, funk, fusion, blues, pop, and Gospel/Christian. The mixing and blending of musical styles in her upbringing is definitely her forte and an asset to writing music and entertainment. Whether it's upbeat music or sultry smooth jazz or ballads, Joyce provides sensational musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto, and tenor), flute and vocals that caters to the fans.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

TERRY-O · FREE FALL ft. NAJEE ·RADIO SINGLE·

Woodward Avenue
July 16, 2021

Currently emerging in the contemporary urban jazz world with his infectious debut single “Free Fall,” Grammy-Award winning producer Shane “Terry-O” Theriot is asserting his identity as an artist with a nickname reflecting the phonetic pronunciation of his oft-mispronounced French surname. The moniker also marks a unique fresh and soulful sonic start in an illustrious career that’s found him playing blistering Louisiana fueled blues/rock on several previous acclaimed albums, touring eight years with his homies The Neville Brothers and serving as Music Director for Daryl Hall’s long-running internet and TV series Live from Daryl’s House.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

CHRIS GEITH · INVISIBLE REALITY

Chris Geith
June 25, 2021


Several years in the making, the new project "Invisible Reality" has finally been completed. Deliberately set out to cover a variety of musical styles, this collection of new instrumental songs all written and produced by Chris Geith, includes everything from high energy funk, to latin grooves and lush romantic ballads.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW. EP. 243


Playlist:

Paul Hardcastle – Tropicool Slightly Twisted
RL Walker – Memories Kept
Mark Jaimes – Sidetracked

AYANE YAMAZAKI · RIBBON

Friendship
June 23,2021

Ayane Yamazaki's new album "Ribbon" combines ambient pop and easy listening.

Ayane Yamazaki, who has been heard by indie music listeners all over the world, hit the charts in Europe, and released her new album "Ribbon" on June 23.