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Talking Smooth Jazz interviews smooth jazz artists. Hosts the Jazz Queen and Mike Reynolds provides the premiere online platform for regional, national, and international smooth jazz artists to share their music. It's also a chance for thousands of fans to meet the artists. You can find us on www.blogtalkradio.com/talking-smooth-jazz. If it's smooth jazz, then we are talking about it on Talking Smooth Jazz. We look forward to Talking Smooth Jazz with you.

Talking Smooth Jazz interviews smooth jazz artists. Hosts the Jazz Queen and Mike Reynolds provides the premiere online platform for regional, national, and international smooth jazz artists to share their music. It's also a chance for thousands of fans to meet the artists. You can find us on www.blogtalkradio.com/talking-smooth-jazz. If it's smooth jazz, then we are talking about it on Talking Smooth Jazz. We look forward to Talking Smooth Jazz with you.
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Las Vegas, NV

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Talking Smooth Jazz interviews smooth jazz artists. Hosts the Jazz Queen and Mike Reynolds provides the premiere online platform for regional, national, and international smooth jazz artists to share their music. It's also a chance for thousands of fans to meet the artists. You can find us on www.blogtalkradio.com/talking-smooth-jazz. If it's smooth jazz, then we are talking about it on Talking Smooth Jazz. We look forward to Talking Smooth Jazz with you.

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@Jazz_Queen

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English

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646-716-5485


Episodes

TRUMPETER ISAAC BYRD, JR.

8/10/2018
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Trumpeter Isaac Byrd, Jr. returns with a brand new cd, Come Fly With Me, featuring guitarists Nils and David P. Stevens, bassist Blair Bryant, saxophonists Marcus Anderson and Will Donato, trumpeter Tom Browne, and Willie Moore III. Follow Isaac on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:49:13

GUITARIST, DAVID P. STEVENS

8/8/2018
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Quickly becoming a recognized name in contemporary jazz, is multi-talented guitarist, writer, producer, performer, David P Stevens. Having shared the stage with the likes of Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Alex Bugnon, Frank McComb, Jeff Kashiwa, Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson, James Lloyd, and several more, at festivals such as Berks Jazz Fest, Rehoboth Jazz fest, Queen City Summer Fest, Capitol Jazz Cruise, Lake Arbor Jazz festival and more, David is solidifying his place as that...

Duration:00:57:26

SAXOPHONIST CHARLES PROPHET, JR.

8/1/2018
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When you think of artists like Grover Washington Jr. or Gerald Albright you can close your eyes and become inspired by the amazing sound of smooth jazz. This sound is exactly what inspired Charles Prophet Jr. to pick up the saxophone at the young age of 11. Studying under Detroit jazz masters such as Wendell Harrison and George Benson, he developed a foundation for jazz bebop language. As a student at Wayne State, he majored in jazz studies under the direction of Ernie Rodgers and Russ...

Duration:00:48:42

SAXOPHONIST CURTIS HAYWARD

7/25/2018
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On his latest album, Summer Breeze, saxophonist Curtis Haywood has broadened his signature ballad sound with Urban Contemporary rhythms from his R&B Funk roots, thanks to production partner and longtime friend Ainsley Taylor and the early work of Witnel Paul. “Wherever The Chips Fall" (featuring Nathaniel Mitchell on keyboards) and the inspirational "Promise Me” are the lead singles. Curtis exuberates his passion on The Stylistics’ classic "You Are Everything", displays his versatility...

Duration:00:55:01

TRUMPETER WILLIE BRADLEY

7/18/2018
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October 3, 2017, he may have made his name playing as part of the James Brown band, but trumpeter Willie Bradley has become a go-to musician for many of soul music’s greats over the years. Willie is readying his new CD, Going With the Flow, and it promises to be a smooth winner. To put a sharper point on that, the first single from the album is out, and it is terrific. Featuring Manhattans lead singer and longtime SoulTracks fave Gerald Alston, “In the Meantime” is a cool midtempo number...

Duration:00:53:02

DANEEN WILBURN

7/13/2018
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Daneen’s new album, “After All This Time” is a compilation of Soulful Jazz and gospel inspired music. Daneen’s rich vocals and smooth tones will move the heart. The album is filled with original music, including the recreation of a song recorded nearly 40 years ago, by her uncle’s gospel quartet, entitled, “I’ll Be Free”. Daneen’s motto is “A song should be both heard, and felt.” When asked about Daneen’s voice, her producer, Kamau Kenyatta says, "I've had the opportunity to work with some...

Duration:00:55:21

SAXOPHONIST ANDRE DELANO

7/11/2018
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East St. Louis native, Andre Delano, launches the next phase of his career with the release of his highly anticipated fourth album suitably titled IV. For centuries, the number four has been considered the perfect number. It is the number of completion, perfection, faith, humanity, and love and Delano’s latest album takes you on an unforgettable journey into the four corners of his mind.? IV is an explosive, sensual, R&B vocal-filled album. From the first song "Smashin" which speaks about...

Duration:00:55:00

GUITARIST U-NAM

7/4/2018
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Guitarist, U-Nam, returns to talk about his new release, Is That So?, and the newest artist signed to his Skytown Record Label, Ukranian saxophonist, Andrey Chmut's debut release, Smoothability, feat. Bob James, U-Nam & Valeriy Stepanov. In fact Andrey contributes to four of the tracks from Stepanov’s debut CD ‘New Beginnings’ and now, with his own album ‘Smoothability’, he is at last stepping center stage. With featured performances from the consistently excellent U-Nam, plus the timeless...

Duration:00:57:46

SAXOPHONIST DEE LUCAS

6/29/2018
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National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004, a tribute to the late legend George Howard. Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings with Something to Ride 2 (2007), Standing Room Only (2010), Rebirth of the Smooth (2012), The Smooth Factor (2014), & Going Deeper (2016). Dee's seventh release hits all sweet spots! The Sweet Spot is a six-track EP produced by Bob Baldwin. Follow Dee...

Duration:00:58:43

SAXOPHONIST, GREG CHAMBERS

6/22/2018
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Greg Chambers' A New Day hybridizes the sounds of tomorrow with those of decades past in 10 compelling original tunes. The title track (and first single) went to radio on May 21st and has already spent two consecutive weeks on the Billboard Most Added list! A collection of feel-good upbeat songs, sultry slow jams, and passionate ballads, A New Day features the all-star talents of (Adam Hawley, Paul Brown, Nate Harasim, Matt Godina, Lew Laing, Roberto Vally, David P. Stevens, Rodney...

Duration:00:48:03

PRODUCER RAHNI SONG

6/15/2018
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As an ambitious kid growing up in the Stowe Village housing project in Hartford, Connecticut, Rahni was greatly affected by the musical influence of his parents. “Our house always had music playing! Day and night! It was a way of life for me!” Years ago in a small room in the back of the house, his dream began. Wires, microphones and tape recorders everywhere. Hanging on the wall was a spray-painted replica of a gold album. Music staff paper covered the floor as an electric piano sat in...

Duration:00:55:04

SAXOPHONIST, VINCENT INGALA

6/13/2018
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Twenty-something music prodigy Vincent Ingala is no stranger to contemporary jazz audiences. His heartfelt, sweet and soulful mix has catapulted him to the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts, garnering him three Billboard #1s, and eight top 10 hits. The charismatic and handsome instrumental wizard has endeared fans, contemporaries and critics alike with his consummate musicianship, fun-loving stage presence, energized and inspired performances and all-around passion. With the...

Duration:00:57:53

SAXOPHONIST, PHIL DENNY

6/10/2018
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Saxophonist Phil Denny returns with a brand new release, Align. All original 11-track performance balanced with fresh urban vibes, up-tempo and sultry grooves as well as featured artists, guitarists David P. Stevens and Adam Hawley. Follow Phil on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:54:03

SAXOPHONIST, JESSY J

6/5/2018
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With the release of her new album “Live at Yoshi’s – 10 Year Anniversary Special,” Jessy J celebrates a remarkable decade since she brought her sizzling beats, dynamic Latin and samba rhythms with sensual melodies to contemporary jazz via her #1 hit debut album, Tequila Moon. Follow Jessy J on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:52:19

SAXOPHONIST, JUDAH SEALY

6/2/2018
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Judah Sealy is a saxophonist/keyboardist from Rochester, NY. Currently, he is a music teacher at Rochester Prep West Elementary and Music Director at Church Of Love Faith Center. Judah is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College in 2007 with a B.A. in Music and a recording artist. His debut album "The Arrival" was released August 14,2015. His new cd is called Welcome Home. Follow Judah Sealy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:57:13

TRUMPETER, ISAAC BYRD, JR.

5/31/2018
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Trumpeter, Isaac Byrd, Jr., returns to talk about his upcoming release, Come Fly With Me. Come Fly With Me is a feel-good track that exhibits all that we love about contemporary smooth jazz paired with subtle funk nuances that are sure to make you dance wherever you find yourself listening. Follow Isaac on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:41:19

Inaugural Fandross Festival 2018

5/6/2018
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Join us for the inaugural Fandross Festival presented by the Vandross Family Estate and Divabetic celebrating the musical legacy of Luther Vandross. If Luther’s "smooth as silk" voice, dramatic ballads and up-tempo jams are a major part of the soundtrack of your life, you do not want to miss Fandross Festival 2018. Fandross Festival 2018 recaptures the elegance and excellence of Luther’s career with a Film Presentation of his iconic performances, Music Awards, Stage Costumes & Memorabilia...

Duration:00:38:46

HARPIST, MARIEA ANTOINETTE

5/5/2018
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A native of San Diego, California, Ms. Antoinette's diverse repertoire consists of classical, smooth jazz, and R&B music. She has performed for The President and First Lady Of The United States, Barack and Michelle Obama and at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra. Her solo performances have taken her across the US and abroad. Attending UC San Diego for undergraduate work and continuing on to the University of Arizona for Master classes in harp...

Duration:00:48:04

SAXOPHONIST, JOHN "JSAXX" WATKINS

5/4/2018
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John “Jsaxx” Watkins, Born in Cleveland Ohio, Developed His Love for Music at the Early Age of 8 Listening to His Father Rev. John C. Watkins, His Uncle Lamar Gaines and His Grandfather Charles Pace. Following in His Family’s Footsteps Jsaxx Picked up the Saxophone and Never Put it Down. Having the Opportunity to Enroll in the Cleveland School of Arts, Allowed Jsaxx to Expand His Knowledge of Wind Instruments as Well as Music Theory and Music Production. John “Jsaxx” Watkins Sound Truly...

Duration:00:53:59

SINGER, TAMARA GOLDINELLA

4/22/2018
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Inspired by artists and sounds you can recognize without checking the dial, Tamara Goldinella developed an impeccable ear and vocal sound resonating with truth, youthfulness, sincerity and an underlining sound of soul music fusion creating her "Jazzy-Folk-Bluesy" grit kinda soul music. She's a fresh face, but don't sleep; her captivating performances, impeccable style, and aura are setting the framework for a very long career in music, television, and fashion. Her international Jamaican...

Duration:00:39:25