Monday, November 14, 2022

FOLLOW ME 87.6 Ep. 300



Ed Calle – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Ft. KC)
Les Sabler – New Bossa
Darryl Walker – Ribbon ln The sky
DW3 – Sweet Baby
David P Stevens – After Party
Ron Bosse, Jeff Lorber – Kiss The Sky
Gordon James – Drivin’
Bryan Anderson – Smokin’
Tom Browne – Cupid Shuffle

Monday, November 7, 2022


Alan and Lita have always enjoyed the iconic jazz vocal legend Al-Jarreau. “Friday Night” is
a tribute to Jarreau and was originally sent to Al-Jarreau via his long-time keyboardist  Tom Canning. Although the song was never recorded by Al-Jarreau, Alan and Lita continued to perform the song live at various venues and received positive  Responses and requests to release it one day. Here it is and many have said that Alan’s vocal texture, is very similar to Al-Jarreau’s.

Alan and Lita Blake have recorded, toured or written for the likes of Grover Washington Jr.,
Eddie Holman, George Howard, John Blake Jr., Gerald Veasley, Jasmine Guy (Raisin’ Cane), Bob Baldwin (For Grover and George), Darren Rahn and were early mentors for Rachelle Ferrell. They have appeared on  albums with musicians such as Mark Snow, Omar Hakim, Kevin Eubanks, Billy Johnson, Ron Smith (both formerly with Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Seidah Garrett, Gwen Guthrie and a host of others.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

FOLLOW ME 87.6 Ep. 299



Jestofunk – The Ghetto
Valentino Maltos – Don’t You Worry ‘bout a Thing
Brown, Sturgis & Brown – Every Time l Close My eyes
John W. Hudson – About Last Night ( Ft. Kill Bill)
Leo P – Cold Duck Time
Eric Valentine – Let’s Move (Ft. Richard Elliot)
Doctor X – Magneto
Lemek – Co-Motion
Dennis Taylor – Could lt Be

Thursday, October 27, 2022

FOLLOW ME 87.6 EP. 298


CFM Band – My Baby
Paul Brown – Wolfpack
Kirk Whalum – All l Do (Ft. Wendy Moten)
A. Ray Fuller – A Coastal Breeze
Dee Brown – Tie The Knot ( Ft. Lin Rountree)
Rebecca Jade - Insane
Jason Jackson – Wolkin’ lt Out (Ft. Gino Rosaria)
Jeff Ryan – we Can Work lt Out

Saturday, October 22, 2022


For years, she’s been performing with the likes of Sheila E., Sir Elton John and at jazz festivals throughout the world, but never before has neo soul vocalist Rebecca Jade recorded a collection of her own songs until now. The ten-track “A Shade of Jade” dropped Friday, which Jade coproduced with keyboardist and frequent songwriting partner Carnell Harrell (Boney James, Andra Day). The LadyJade Music release arrived as Jade’s “Show Me,” a vintage R&B cut driven by a hard-hitting hip hop beat, layers of sophisticated vocal tracks and modern jazz nuances, hits Billboard's Top 30 chart.

Always a singer, Jade didn’t consider herself a songwriter although she had written lyrics and poetry in an ever-present notebook that she carried for years. But she didn’t have the confidence to share or fully explore that side of her artistry. Teaming with Harrell changed that. Finally opening up the pages containing intimate thoughts, feelings, reflections and experiences, Jade turned those journaled writings into resonant lyrics, often composing vibrant melodies for songs that deftly incorporate R&B, jazz, hip hop and pop. Anchoring the aural alchemy illumined by lush harmonies and soul-powered grooves is Jade’s richly expressive voice, commandingly delivering substantive stories of hope, inspiration and romantic ardor. Her lyrics empower strength, courage and fortitude; get vulnerable and fantasize about unabashed love; and relish life with a full and grateful heart.

Friday, October 21, 2022



Gary Little – Tonights the Nite
Herb Alpert – Tickle Time
Slow - 
Charles A Kelly – l Know You
Gordon James – Smooth Sunshine
Shawn Raiford – Man with A Horn (Ft. Lecsi Tomorrow)
Justin Klunk – Thunder (Ft. David Benoit)
Demetrius Nabors – Shine
Mo Louis – Georgy Porgy
Bach & A. Killian. l Do

Friday, September 30, 2022



Jeremy Sean Hector – Night Flight
LaShawn D. Gary – Transitions
D`Sal – Late At Nite
Deepak Thettu – Forever (Without A Doubt)
Elan Trotman – Passport to Paradise ( Ft. JJ Sansaverino)
Kim Scott – Off The Top
Mariea Antoinette – So Amazing

Friday, September 9, 2022


“Everything is energy,” exclaims the stunning, charismatic Billboard #1 singer/songwriter Lindsey Webster. “Atoms make up everything, and they are only made of 0.0001% matter. That leaves 99.9999% space – aka energy! This simple fact is how I remember to take my focus off of this physical world and tune into my spirit.” Webster who studied cellular and molecular biology in college with the intentions of becoming a researcher adds, “The more we tune into our own energy, the better our lives become.” The amiable and earthy singer, has managed to shake up the cliquish male and instrumental dominated – Contemporary Jazz scene, forging a path that is uniquely her own. Amazingly in 2016, Webster became the first vocalist to hit #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz charts since Sade. “For the first time, I think I made an album for myself,” she confides. “I’ve come a long way. On my first album, little 21-year old Lindsey was singing those songs the way I thought Mariah (Carey), Amy Winehouse or Adele would do it. I had no idea who I was as a person, let alone as an artist. This album speaks to what I want and in return I think that it will connect with my audience in a deeper way.”

Reasons features several major special guest collaborators including bassist Nathan East, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Randy Brecker, pianist Brian Culbertson (who plays trumpet and trombone on the album) Kev Choice who raps on a track and drummer Lil John Roberts, among others. At the heart of Lindsey’s collaborations is her long-time musical partner and former husband, pianist Keith Slattery. “I think our shared vision for the potential of what our music is capable of keeps the dream alive,” confides Lindsey. “Keith is an amazing example of understanding and compassion. I can speak for the both of us when I say that relationships are given to us to learn from whether they are romantic or not. I find it trivial and petty to throw away a great friendship and partnership over differences. Life is too short!” The winning combination of Webster and Slattery has resulted in two Billboard #1’s and eight Top 10’s on the Billboard charts.

The highly anticipated Reasons is an intimate and introspective portrait of Lindsey Webster’s epiphany about herself and her relationships. It has all the makings of a career-defining album as she steps forward as one of the best singers of her generation, a promising songwriter and rarity in the world of Contemporary Jazz. The cathartic album explores not only the joyful side of love but also the heartbreak and growth from disappointment. Although Lindsey has always prided herself in maintaining a level of honesty in her music, she has only recently become comfortable delving into the darker side of her feelings. “I used to shy away from my negative emotions and felt guilty about being one of those ‘toxic positivity people’ who fake smile through things, telling myself and others to ‘just be positive,’” explains Webster, who meditates daily. “This attitude got me through a certain time in my life but it took sitting with myself and being curious about my negative emotions. It’s scary territory, but once you become friends with your demons, it’s like the Wizard of Oz, and it’s not as scary as you once thought it was.”

Reasons is a sublime showcase of Lindsey Webster‘s metamorphosis as an artist, shining a spotlight on her precise, effortless and ethereal vocals. At times her voice calls to mind such iconic singers as Mariah Carey, Anita Baker and Roberta Flack. There is an authenticity that permeates the songs featured on the album. “There has never been another option for me, other than honesty,” reveals the former EMT and firefighter. “The better I get to understand myself, the better my expression and music seems to get and this makes music truer, and people feel that.” Reasons was recorded during three different sessions, starting August 2021, with a second session at the end of January 2022 with the final session wrapping in May 2022. “I think that the pandemic really forced me to look inward, giving me deeper insights into who I am, which made it easier for me to say what I was feeling in these songs,” shares Lindsey, who was first cellist in High School and continues to play to this day. “I reached a new level of not caring if what I said might offend someone.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2022


Shanachie Entertainment


Omne trium perfectum- everything that comes in threes is perfect. When it comes to the trio Jazz Funk Soul (JFS), this statement rings true. Saxophonist Everette Harp, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. are the perfect union of balance and harmony, the right ebb and flow of laid back cool and gritty-driving intensity and the complete package of musical wonder. The towering giants of Contemporary Jazz, who have collaborated with icons like Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin and B.B. King, are like cosmic rays, emitting unlimited musical possibilities. Each member is a dazzling virtuoso, accomplished bandleader, composer, and producer in their own right. “We each bring our own interpretations of Contemporary and Mainstream Jazz together in a way that allows us to break the bonds of the normal approach to Smooth Jazz. By using our years of collective vocabulary we freely express ourselves musically using everything we have at our disposal,” shares Harp. “Plus we can leap tall diminished chords in a single bound!” Taking giant steps are what Jazz Funk Soul is used to. The dynamic three-some are responsible for selling millions of albums and scoring more than 50 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits! Jazz Funk Soul’s new and fourth recording, Forecast, (Shanachie Entertainment, August 5, 2022) is a shining example of their magnetic chemistry and inspired performances. At the core of the trio’s allure is their genuine camaraderie, which is anchored by each member’s passion to create. “All of us love music, especially Jazz, not to mention Funk and Soul!” exclaims Lorber. Our unique talents compliment each other. Paul is well known as an ace session player and one of the finest rhythm guitarists in the world, and Everette is a force of nature with the saxophone. I enjoy comping behind and supporting these guys, and also tossing in some of my blues and be-bop licks when I solo.” Harp says, “The respect I have for Jeff and Paul is immense. Their accomplishments would be enough for 10 musician’s lifetimes.” Jackson adds, “JFS is a threefold convergence of hard work, experience over time, and the blessing of the Lord. Jeff and Everette are arguably two of the best soloists with whom I’ve ever worked.”

The original incarnation of Jazz Funk Soul commenced in 2014. Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber and Chuck Loeb formed the band with the mission of recreating on record the spontaneity and explosive chemistry of their live shows. In 2017, the Jazz world was shook by the untimely passing of Chuck Loeb. “Chuck was an important part of the start of JFS. He was certainly the JAZZ in Jazz Funk Soul,” reflects Everette. “The spirit and joy he brought into his play was infectious. Each time we played together I felt like I had to bring it! There were no coasting nights. He’d smoke you if you didn’t bring it. He was incredible and set a wonderful precedent for us to continue.” Lorber adds, “I feel very lucky to have had the chance to know and collaborate with Chuck. He was a really sweet guy who was fun to hang out with. As a musician, he had prodigious talent as a jazz guitarist, improviser, composer and producer. I think everyone who got to know Chuck really misses him. Jackson shares, “I was able to tour with Chuck in a guitar trio (along with Chieli Minucci). I used to love it when it was his turn to play one of his songs. The chance to “duel” with Chuck and learn from him was an experience that I will never forget. Chuck is a world-class musician, composer and producer and he’s even nicer than he is talented. I would not have joined JFS if I did not feel I could honor his legacy. I hope I am making him proud.” In a tasteful and fitting way Jazz Funk Soul pays homage to Chuck on Forecast with the memorable “CLS (for Chuck Samuel Loeb).”

Monday, September 5, 2022

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Jacks Jazz – Unity/Nature Boy (Ft. Nelson Rangell)
Gordon James – Smooth Sunshine
Althea Rene – Pastel Leather
Adrian Crutchfield – You Smile l smile
Brien Andrews – In the Moment
Judah Sealy – Force
Peet Project – Donut Jam
Willie Bradley – Rejuvenation
Roberto Tola - Says
Al Degregoris – Road Trip

Monday, August 1, 2022



Terrell Edwards – 100%
Uriel Vega – Best Of Me
Craig Sharmat – 101
D.S. Wilson – Leave lt To The Gods
Jessy J - Dance Beat
Dan Alan Levine – Our Kind Of Love (Ft. Kim Scott & Jeanette Harris)
Ghost Jazz Trio – Lightness (Ft. James Morgan)
Marcin Nowakowski - Mission

Tuesday, July 26, 2022



Jef Kearns – Hurricane
DJ Cam Quartet – Rebirth of Cool
Michel Vince – Shelby St. Bridge
Paul Brown – Elegance
Jim Adkins – Night Groove
Pino Cremone – You Are Beautiful
Bob Coate – Super Smooth
Michiyo – Crusing Ventura

Thursday, July 21, 2022


Copenhagen Music

Powering full steam ahead into the next phase of his dynamic 25 year solo career, saxophonist Michael Lington captures all the freewheeling magic, energy and optimism we’re feeling post-pandemic with his latest perfectly titled single “Play” – a funked out, fun-spirited, perfect for summertime jam that marks his first time co-writing and co-producing with longtime friend and fellow horn master and hit maker, Darren Rahn.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Trio Entertainment

Xavier Gordon began his journey as a pianist at the age of seven and has become a composer and producer of jazz, gospel, rnb, hip hop, pop and many more genres of music. He became formally trained in jazz while obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University.

After playing for acts like Jamie Foxx ,Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and producing for artists including Angie Stone and Puff Daddy, he earned his first 2018 Grammy nomination for production with Musiq Soulchild. And in 2019, he recorded a single where he plays alongside jazz greats Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022



Motivated in his music career by so many legends before him, just to name a few, Jimmy Hendrix, Grover Washington Jr, Slash, and Jonothan Butler. Kenny Nightingale is an American based smooth jazz recording artist who includes a fusion of gospel and contemporary beats. Mr. Nightingale writes songs and creates sounds that come from the deep. He plays with angelical tunes and a unique blend of jazz from all parts of the world.

Nightingale's new single "My Saxophone" was created from his passion for the instrument that he plays.

Monday, July 18, 2022



Rob Zinn – Crazy
Yulia – Keep The Faith
Ray Bady – Mercy, Mercy Me
David Garfield – Englishman in New York ( Ft. Alphonso Johnson & Land Richards)
Steve Raybine – Kickin`Back
Ellis White – Keeping lt real
Amandus – Baby lt`s Up To You ( Ft. Uli Brodersen)
Von Stupart – Come Party With Me
Andrew Neu – Takee lt Home
Daryl Beebe – New Day
Terry – O – Side Hustle

Wednesday, July 13, 2022


Innervision Records

With multiple Billboard-charting singles, including a BIllboard #1 smash hit with “Style and Elegance”, and four highly acclaimed albums, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An extraordinary performer, JJ has a "take no prisoners" performance attitude, gracing the stage night after night touring on his own or with reggae legend Maxi Priest and bringing his vibe of Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Reggae. A Berklee School of Music graduate and award winner, he has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Victor Bailey, Gerald Albright, Randy Brecker, Shaggy, Ricky Lawson, Sean Paul, Rick Braun, the Marley Family, and even performed for Sir Paul McCartney's wedding in 2002.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022



Two time Grammy Award winner Paul Brown, both as an artist and producer, is responsible for more than 60 #1 jazz radio hits! Paul has produced and shared the stage with a who’s-who of jazz greats such as George Benson, Patti Austin, Boney James, Norman Brown, and Peter White, just to name a few.

With his new album Promised Land (Shanachie), Brown reaches the peak of his prodigious creativity. The album kicks off with the spirited first single “Secret Sauce,” a sure fire contemporary jazz radio #1, and delivers with “Don’t Stop,” Paul’s sexy collaboration with Marion Meadows, and the Bluesy, in-the-pocket, “7 and 7,” featuring Euge Groove.

Monday, July 11, 2022

FOLLOW ME 87.6 Ep. 287


Steve Raybine – Breezin
Philippe Saisse – Lost Words ( Ft. Marc Antoine)
Paul Brown – Secret Sauce
Drew Davidsen – Exit Strategy
Lars Taylor – Blue Sphere
Hank Bilal – Keep Holding On ( Ft. Gerald Albright)
R.L. Walker – Side By Side
Jason Peterson DeLaire – After Hours

Sunday, July 10, 2022


WaKaNa Sax

WaKaNa as born in Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan and graduated from Shobi Music College. She plays Smooth Jazz, Soul and R&B.

WaKaNa debuted in the United States with her 1st solo album Saxcess Story, produced by Greg Manning in 2018. She released “Go for the Sound" feat. Darren Rahn & Koh Mr. Saxman,



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.

A leading alto and soprano saxophonist and prominent vocalist all the same, Beasley is hailed by fans for his thrilling performances along the East Coast and throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Notable performances include the all-star tour To Grover, With Love, performing alongside Chuck Loeb, Buddy Williams and Andy Snitzer and performing as the headlining act for the Playboy Jazz Festival.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Eric Montgomery – Ain`t Nothin`but Cool
Marccus H Michell – l Feel You (Piano Versión )
Julius Rodriguez – All l Do
Graig “Thumper” Samuels – Feel Like Makin Love
JS Floyd – Tin Man
Edgardo Cintron – BackStabbers
Michael Ross – Four Seasons To Cross
Funktastic Players – Glad l Met You Tonight

Wednesday, June 29, 2022



In 1995, after playing a concert for students at Huffman High School in Birmingham, AL, Eric Essix met a young Ruben Studdard. Ruben’s fellow students persuaded him to sing and Eric listened in amazement and said “young man that voice will take you wherever you want to go in the music industry.” Eight years later, Ruben became the second winner of the hit television show, American Idol!

Eric and Ruben have, over the years, discussed one day working in the studio together and, when considering possible collaborations for his new album “Stride”, Eric knew he would be the perfect person to sing his arrangement of the Bill Withers classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine”.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Patrick's Song Factory

Setting the tone for Exhale is the album’s title track which rolls out on a celestial sequencer groove with majestic chordal progressions and bubbly synth bass. “‘Exhale’ was clearly the lead single since 2020 has been a tough year for us all,” Bradley shares. “The original title was ‘Soffrito,’ inspired by me cooking Bolognese with my grandson and explaining that it takes all day. He shouted, ‘All day Bolognese!!’ Looking up the recipe, I saw that soffrito is the key ingredient and thought, ‘What a beautiful word.’ When Darren and I worked on the song together, it grew into something more. Then when we entered the COVID world, my wife suggested I call it ‘Exhale.’

Patrick and Darren’s shared Christian faith buoyed beautiful, heartfelt numbers such as “Completely Yours,” “Song of May” and “Lighthouse” (featuring some signature tasty guitar by Allen Hinds). More forthright in terms of inspiration is “In the Heart of the Seas” which shifts between piano-centric verses and guitar driven choruses.

Monday, June 27, 2022


Randis Music

Billboard #1 flautist, vocalist, and composer Ragan Whiteside is back with an exciting new single, "Thrill Ride" - the title track to her upcoming 6th album release. Teaming up with veteran hit producers Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin, Ragan delivers a performance that is sure to get your summer started right. Joining Ragan on the track is Rich Harrison a.k.a the artist RAH on drums and Phil Hamilton on guitar.

Sunday, June 26, 2022



Russell K Shores – Breezin`
Russell K Shores – Big Chief
Fred Dinkins – R.L.
Dee Brown – Make Up Your Mind
Lou Guldemond – In Time

Wednesday, June 22, 2022


Peak Records

Over 25 years into a stellar, multi-faceted career that’s found him continually pushing the sonic boundaries of what’s possible in contemporary urban jazz, saxophonist Paul Taylor brings us his highly-anticipated new recording And Now This on Peak Records.

And Now This, fully created via the exchange of digital files between the Las Vegas based Taylor and his longtime musical compadre, collaborator, co-writer and producer Dino Esposito, features the saxman’s ongoing exploration of an expansive range of dynamic danceable grooves and intricate pop/electronica vibes. The ten tracks fully reflect the way Taylor began moving forward in his personal and creative life, as if to say, in his words, “we’re coming out of the pandemic, this is what I’ve been creating, we’re kicking it back into high gear and we are more open-minded in our approach to music than ever.”

Monday, June 20, 2022



Juan Carlos Mendoza – A Peaceful Place ( Ft. Nando González)
Paul Eerhart – Ceylon
Lou Guldemond – Long Island
Jonathan Fritzen – The Grand Moment
J. Walker Jr. - Velvet Rose
The Smooth Jazz Alley – Deep Into You (Ft. Blake Aaron)
Ryan La Valette – Highway 10
JJ Sansaverino – Ready and Willing

Friday, June 17, 2022


Just Koz Ent.

In a recording career that spans three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY nominations, 12 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, performances for multiple U.S. presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A Platinum-selling artist, the California native is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

Monday, June 13, 2022




Various Artists - Feel Like Making Love
John Tropea - That's the Way of the World
Jesse Thompson - It Doesn't Matter
Ryan La Valette - Room For 2
Mark Carter - Swingtown
Christian de Mesones - In His Vision
Dave Koz - Summertime In NYC (Ft Brian McKnight)

Thursday, June 9, 2022


Earfone Records
April 25, 2022

Professional saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, arranger, mentor and music producer. Walter Chancellor Jr. has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities contemporary Jazz and R&B music scene for the past 25 years. After constant touring during his formative years he decided to relocate to musically successful Minneapolis from Des Moines, Iowa and lessen the necessity of so much traveling to perform.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Bandar Log
April 25, 2022

In 2021, Philippe Saisse took a dynamic stylistic detour into the world of lo fi hip hop jazz on “Shift,” a contemporary throwback to his days working with Arif Mardin and Chaka Khan which is still receiving major airplay on SiriusXM’s Watercolors and is included on Spotify’s influential playlists State of Jazz and 21st Century Jazz.

The ever innovative and adventurous keyboardist/ composer returns to his trademark global fusion vibe on his new single “Lost Words,” a vibrant and infectious, multi-genre track that taps into his passion for lush orchestration (drawing particular inspiration from the beautiful string arrangements Johnny Mandel created for Brazilian legend Joao Gilberto in the 70s), Caribbean-African flavors, romantic Brazilian rhythms and harmonies and snappy flamenco magic courtesy of guest guitarist Marc Antoine.

Driven by a powerful synergy with some of his most trusted go-to collaborators – acoustic bassist David Finck, drummer Maurizio Zottarelli and percussion master Gumbi Ortiz (whom the keyboardist has worked with for years in Al Di Meola’s band) – Philippe creates a uniquely soulful journey from an initial feeling of dreamy melancholy to a later sense of bright and hopeful joy that perfectly parallels our collective experiences during the pandemic era.
The intriguing title “Lost Words” speaks to its origins as one of several demos that he was working on as collaborations with Al Jarreau in the years before the legendary singer’s passing in 2017.


Garvel Music
April 18, 2022

Vel Lewis and Michael Garvin joined forces in 2020 and Garvel Music was born. Their new single "PlayTyme" is destined to burn radio waves worldwide!

Vel Lewis is an award-winning Hammond Organ Company artist whose music can be found listed on many popular recordings and well-known TV shows: The Sopranos, Mad About You, Friends, Wife Swap USA, and many more. He has performed numerous shows around the world with soul legends Dionne Warwick, The Delfonics, The Futures, and has shared the same stages with the Stylistics, the late Phyllis Hyman, and Earth, Wind & Fire and many mire.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022


M and P Music Factory
April 18, 2022

Grammy nominated and owner of six #1 smooth jazz radio singles himself, Paul Jackson Jr. has been featured on recordings with top superstars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Luther Vandross, Barbra Streisand, and childhood friend Patrice Rushen. He's also recorded with some of today's biggest stars including The Weeknd, Zendaya, and Daft Punk.

Paul has scored music for many successful television shows and movies and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Idol, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, The Kennedy Center Honors and on multiple Grammy appearances with Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie, and Chance The Rapper. Paul has also performed on the soundtracks for major motion pictures such as "La La Land", "Get On Up", "Zootopia", and "The Color Purple".

Monday, June 6, 2022



Rod best – Cool Change
Chris”Big Dog” Davis – Quiet Storm (Ft. Najee)
Bobby Lyle – What Kind Of World
Cameron Sankey – What You Won`t Do for Love
Lynn Cannon – l Feel for You!
Tim Bowman – Through The Fire
Papik & Alfredo Bochicchio – Breezin`
Chris Standring – Change the World
Marhid – Hunch (Ft. Gianni Vancini )

Thursday, June 2, 2022


Frank Piombo Music
April 11, 2022

Frank Piombo, Multi Award Winning Contemporary Jazz Guitarist/Composer and International Recording Artist. Member of the Recording Academy. Sound Exchange. BMI, and the International Singer-Songwriters Association. Inducted into the 2020 Indie Music Hall of Fame. Nominated in 2019 and 2020 by the “East Coast Music Hall of Fame.”

Frank Piombo’s portfolio is an impressive one. Appearing as lead guitarist and vocalist alongside Sidewalk Symphony, The Fantasy Band, Stepping Out, The New Prince Band, US & Co, the Original Infernos; and sharing the stage with the likes of The Duprees, The Mello Kings, Vito and the Salutations, and Vito and the Elegants, Frank has proved to be much more than a jazz guitarist.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022


WestCoast Sax Records
April 11, 2022

A little over a year ago, saxman Mo Louis met Euge Groove while buying one of his saxophones and they became good friends. Mo expressed his interest to release his own music and after some consideration, Euge decided to help him make his dreams a reality. "I’ll never forget standing in his studio and him putting on one of his own tracks for me to play along with." Mo said, "Talk about a humbling moment! I owe a lot to him… this wouldn’t be happening without him."

Monday, May 30, 2022



Spyro Gyra – Del Corazón
U-Nam - Love Will Find a Way
Tim Bowman – Biggest parto f Me
Chris Standring – No Two Ways About lt
Marhid – Hunch (Ft.Gianni Vancini)
Will Donato – Good On You

Saturday, May 28, 2022


The Benford Jazz Label
May 23, 2022

With more than 57 platinum records to his credit working with a galaxy of stars in various music genres, over $150 million in movie box office receipts, and management duties for boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and the estate of fabled blues icon B.B. King, megaproducer Vassal Benford is returning to his roots determined to conquer jazz just like everything else he’s conquered throughout his unparalleled multimedia career. The songwriter-keyboardist is determined to breathe fresh energy and creativity into contemporary jazz, beginning with his first single, “Melody Man, issued on The Benford Jazz Label.

Benford was sixteen when legendary jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis recorded the song the teenager wrote about his first crush, “Michelle,” which went number one. Two years later, jazz bassist Stanley Clarke produced the second song Benford wrote, a tune that was a cowrite with Grammy winner Jeremy Lubbock, which became another number one hit for Lewis and his duet partner, the illustrious jazz singer Nancy Wilson.

As the years rolled by, the hits kept coming as Benford’s projects topped the charts in multiple genres for superstars DJ Diplo, Toni Braxton, NAS, Flo Rida, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, Deborah Cox, Sheryl Crow, U2, Jade, Bobby Brown, New Edition, Lil’ Kim, Patti LaBelle, Faith Evans, Chanté Moore, Oleta Adams, Lisa Stansfield, Tramaine Hawkins, and The Fine Young Cannibals among others.

Thursday, May 26, 2022


Dr.Funk Producciones
June 1, 2022

The Spanish duo returns with a new release "Hunch" a joint production of two great producers and musicians Sergio Hidalgo and David Margam in which the great Italian saxophonist Gianni Vancini has joined with a masterful collaboration with arrangements that will take you to a state of higher emotional.

Gianni Vancini is one of the most important saxophonists on the contemporary scene, considered one of the artists and musicians with the greatest projection on the international circuit. More info about Gianni Vancini on the official website

Monday, May 23, 2022


Shanachie Entertainment
May 13, 2022

The Billboard #1 Artist’s New CD is a Pan-American Journey Traversing The US & Brazil Featuring An All-Star Line-Up with Alyson Williams, Frank McComb, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Barry Eastmond, Robert Herbert & Adam Hawley Among Others

“My life has been a series of pivotal events and circumstances that have gotten me to where I am,” reflects the fearless chart-topping Contemporary Jazz pioneer Najee. In a business where trends and artists come and go, the genre-bending saxophonist’s staying power is a rare blessing. The Grammy and NAACP award-winning musician’s genuine love for connecting with people, coupled with his consummate musicianship and sheer passion for music, have made him one of the brightest stars in Contemporary Jazz for close to four decades. “I heard this beautiful saying once,” explains the Zen saxophonist who has collaborated with Prince, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock, among others. “It said that some people meet their destiny while traveling on a road trying to avoid it. I recall as a young man contemplating the idea of changing directions and going into banking. Here I am still doing what I am doing because it’s what I am meant to do! Every day I wake up and I am grateful for my life and career.” Najee’s gratitude permeates every note on Savoir Faire, his newest recording out on Shanachie Entertainment May 13, 2022. Recorded during the pandemic, Savoir Faire, a Pan American excursion, found Najee enlisting friends from New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Connecticut, Florida, Sao Paulo and Rio, to honor a melting pot of influences. “I gave up worrying about disputes between genres a long time ago,” states Najee. “Duke Ellington said there are only two kinds of music: good music and bad music. So based on that I do not worry. People seem to forget that in the early days of jazz, the music was designed to make people dance. All of your experiences live inside you and they come out in your music. I just want to make good music and make it accessible for people to enjoy.” Fait Accompli on Savoir Faire!

Armed with a surplus of technical agility and firepower, Najee commandeers a magnificent 10-track journey that is a testament to his keen ability to assemble the right musicians in order to orchestrate unforgettable musical moments. Joining Najee on his 19th recording as a leader are Alyson Williams, Frank McComb, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Barry Eastmond, Adam Hawley and Robert Herbert, among others. Savoir Faire opens with the album’s first single, the funk-drenched and mystical “Dr. Dolittle,” penned by pianist Frank Wilkins. Najee’s spunky soprano juxtaposed with Rohan Reid’s slaphappy bass and guitar and the gritty swinging horn section ceremoniously opens the album. “Luna” is the perfect showcase for Najee’s sublime, flawless and dancing flute. The track’s smooth rock-steady groove makes it hard to sit still. Pianist Mark Harris II wrote “Luna” and appears on the song. A welcome gem on Savoir Faire is Michael Henderson’s timeless R&B hit “Valentine Love,” featuring Alyson Williams and Chris “Big Dog” Davis. “The first time I heard ‘Valentine Love,’ it was covered by Norman Connors and Michael Henderson, who is a great bassist and songwriter. I have always loved the story and the chord changes,” admits Najee who was convinced that Williams and Davis would both put their own stamp on his version. “I knew they could make it special,” states the two-time Platinum-selling and four-time Gold-selling multi-instrumentalist. “Alyson Williams is like a modern day Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan. She’s a living legend, she’s brilliant and she is one of the most underutilized vocalists in the industry. I can’t say enough about Chris Davis who has this natural ability to take a song and re-harmonize and take it somewhere completely different.”



Christophe Goze – Dreams & Promises (Ft. Cathy Battistessa)
Shelia Moore-Piper – Love Is a Beautiful
eJazz Artistry – Angel
Tomas Blank Project – Enjoy
Patrick McLean – What`s Wrong (Smooth Jazz – Champagne Mix)
Joe Leader – Isn`t She Lovely
Oakland Stroke – Papa Was a Rollong Stone ( Ft. Lou Pomanti)

Saturday, May 21, 2022


Changi Records
April 4, 2022

What do you do after celebrating over a decade as one of contemporary jazz’s top saxophonists, known for your trademark blend of sensual Latin tinged powerful horn playing which garnered 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums? You tap into your longtime love for the vibrant soul and blues energies of the 60s and 70’s to release your first studio album in six years BLUE, an album of original songs totally stylistically different from your previous recordings as evidenced by the cover art reminiscent of some of the great albums of that era.

Driven by a fresh spark of creativity due to the isolation she felt during lockdown, Jessy set out to create an album full of James Brownesque drums and tasty/bluesy Ray Charles organ licks showcasing some of her most passionate and robust tenor playing ever. “The tone for BLUE was set when I wrote the track “Spinnin’,” whose high energy old school vibe was about me pouring out my frustration over cancelled gigs and sudden lifestyle adjustments due to lockdown,” states Jessy. “Overall my playing on the album reflects fourteen years of growth as a musician and songwriter, which feels normal considering how young I was when my first album came out. I always want to be evolving as an artist and producer. BLUE is very different from my earlier albums because it’s a snapshot of where I am now in my life and how I was feeling during these difficult times.”

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


March 28, 2022

Ron King is one of the finest trumpet / composer / arranger artists, in the world today. A Grammy nominated soloist, he is also one of L.A.’s top studio lead / jazz / improvisational trumpet players. He has attained Gold records for working with such artists as George Benson, Ricki Lee Jones, and Marvin Gaye.

In addition to these artists, he has also performed and recorded with The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith, The Jimmy Kimmel Live television show, ABC-TV’s, The Next Best Thing, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and featured on The Grammy Awards!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Greg Chambers Music
March 28, 2022

Saxman Greg Chambers new single "Double Trouble" is funk-forward, sassy and sweet, and hard-hitting from start to finish. Featuring bassist extraordinaire Michael Fields Jr. and an array of A-list players (Dwayne "Smitty" Smith, Eric Valentine, Matt Godina), "Double Trouble" boasts an infectious hook, whimsical interplay between sax and bass, and a rock steady, driving funk to bind it all together.

Greg's expressive delivery, shimmery saxophone tone, and melodic writing help to make this one bad tune.

Monday, May 16, 2022



Drivetime – Un Domani Migliore
Chieli Minucci – Bright Sky
Christophe Goze – A New Beginning
Gregg Karukas – Elegant Nights (Dedicated to Joe Sample)
Paul Tayor – Friday@5
Jason Peterson DeLaire – Nightcap ( Ft. Chris Camozzi)
Ragan Whiteside – Thrill Ride
Everett B Walters – Same Ole Line
Eric Essix – Ain`t No Sunshine (Ft. Ruben Studdard)
Jacqlin Spring – Just Keep lt Real

Thursday, May 12, 2022


ODL Music
March 28, 2022

National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas is back just in time to heat up things in 2022 with "Hot Ice"!

Coming off the heels from his Billboard smash hit "Full Tilt", Lucas is joined again with 9-time Billboard #1 artist & hitmaker Adam Hawley. "Hot Ice" features piano virtuoso and Smooth Jazz charting artist Gino Rosaria. The two together are the perfect combination of blending a sizzling hot hook with an ever so-cool melody!

Monday, May 9, 2022



Joe Leader – Just The Two Of Us
Drivetime – European Bleu
Lou Pomanti & Friends – Come Together (Ft. Marc Jordan & Robyn Black)
Smooth Jazz All Stars – Mornin`
Kenny Pore – Siempre del Corazón ( Ft. Asthon Mora)
Christophe Goze – At The End Of The Street ( Ft. Marc Antoine)
Roberto Tola – Sunny Morning (Sumer Party) ( Ft. Zorina Andal)
EJaz Artistry – Summer Breeze

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


BBP LLC Records
March 21, 2022

Inspired by his mother’s death and his mentor’s massive stroke, R&B/jazz guitarist-bassist Aaron Brown felt a sense of urgency to create new music. As he works on his fourth album that he anticipates releasing in the fall, his BBP Records label will offer a preview when the single, “Mr. Jones,” goes for radio adds on March 21.

Brown wrote, produced and arranged the single named after his longtime friend and mentor, Gordon “G-man” Jones. Brown’s sinewy bass leaps to the fore over drummer Gene Faffley’s beats on the cut that features a prominent saxophone lead by guest star Pete Belasco, who admirably carries the melody with impassioned horn play. Dennis Johnson adds keyboard harmonies, embellishing Brown’s nuanced electric guitar.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022




Marcus Williams – Sleep Walking
The Clarisse Sisters – Fire & Ice (Ft. Basia)
Phillippe Saisse – Lost Words (Ft. Marc Antoine)
Christophe Goze - Passing Time - Live Version
Roberto Tola – Sun Kiss
Drivetime – Un Domani Migliore
Lou Pomanti & Friends – Me and Mr.Jones (Ft. Oakland Stroke)
Victor Hodge – One Hundred Ways
Byron Miller – Real Love (Ft. Walter Beasly & Stevie Wonder)