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Interviews with smooth jazz artists from around the world!

Interviews with smooth jazz artists from around the world!

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Las Vegas, NV

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Interviews with smooth jazz artists from around the world!

Twitter:

@Jazz_Queen

Language:

English

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646-716-5485


Episodes

GUITARIST SHELDON FERGUSON

10/18/2020
Sheldon Ferguson is a Grammy-nominated guitarist who is originally from Columbia, SC and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Bachelors in Professional Music with an emphasis in Performance and Production at Berklee College of Music. In 2011 Sheldon released his first smooth jazz album titled The Brighter Side, at the age of seventeen. Sheldon’s music has sold in over forty different countries and can be heard on jazz stations all over the world. The international radio broadcast,...

Duration:00:55:06

SAXOPHONIST ZACH SANDERS

10/11/2020
In the October Issue of Grimes Magazine they wrote about Zach Sanders, "Zach Sanders, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, has been wowing crowds with his dynamic and energetic saxophone playing, since the age 14. While his star has shown brightly throughout the Carolinas, he has begun to branch out nationally and has shocked the world with his new release Pretty Girl. Zach's exciting young band An Experience, is now building their exciting 2021 performance schedule. Get ready for a new,...

Duration:00:33:07

SAXOPHONIST JUDAH SEALY

8/16/2020
National Smooth Jazz Recording Artist Judah Sealy is a Billboard Charting Saxophonist, Keyboardist, and Producer from Rochester N.Y. Judah Sealy’s unique sound comes from a blend of vintage R&B, gospel, neo-soul and funk with some contemporary R&B influences as well. Judah's smooth saxophone style is heavily influenced by Kirk Whalum, George Furlow, Gerald Albright, and Boney James to name a few. His is also an accomplished pianist in his own right. He has shared the stage with many known...

Duration:01:08:17

BASSIST CHRISTIAN DE MESONES

8/9/2020
Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has been playing bass guitar for over 40 years. He was only 18 years old when he graduated from the world-famous Bass Institute of Technology (now the Musician’s Institute) in Hollywood, California where he had the opportunity to study and workshop with greats such as Abe Laboriel, Louis Johnson, Tim Bogart, Howard Alden, Steve Morse, Pat Metheny, and the late Tommy Tedesco and Ray Brown. By personal request from visiting guitar faculty member and...

Duration:01:29:04

SAXOPHONIST MARCUS ADAMS

7/5/2020
A thrilling performer and one on the rise, vocalist and multi-instrumental soul/jazz artist Marcus Adams is a sign that the new crop of smooth jazz artists can certainly carry the torch. Working on his sophomore studio album, he combines R&B, Soul, and Jazz to create songs that takes the listeners on a musical ride of the highs of love and depths of pain in life. His friendship with Grammy-nominated producer Demonte Posey led to the release of his heralded freshman release entitled...

Duration:00:52:57

HARPIST MARIEA ANTOINETTE

6/7/2020
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 Masterclasses in harp...

Duration:00:51:27

TRUMPETER ALEX PARCHMENT

5/31/2020
Alex Parchment is a dedicated musician, producer, and artist. He has been honing his trumpet and piano skills for years with his acceptance into the Rosa Parks High School of the Fine and Performing arts in Paterson, New Jersey, Jazz House Kids' inaugural class, and through Howard University's rigorous music education major. Alex has had the opportunity to perform on stages throughout the East Coast, including the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Blues Alley with jazz luminaries...

Duration:00:56:31

GUITARIST, NILS

5/25/2020
Join us for a conversation with guitarist Nils about his new release, Caught In The Groove featuring, Oliver C. Brown (percussion), Johnny Britt (organ, vocals, and horns), Mitch Forman (piano), Derrick Dmar Martin, Tony Moore, Gorden Cambell (drums), Darryl Williams, Reggie McBride, Darryl Jones, Carsten Schmelzer (bass), Clydene Jackson (Rhodes), and Dov and the LoveStar Strings (live string section). Guitar virtuoso Nils has been one of the most successful forces in the Contemporary Jazz...

Duration:01:02:42

SAXOPHONIST MARCUS ANDERSON

5/24/2020
Marcus Anderson’s thirteenth album “HERO” features thirteen original compositions, which is the quintessential soundtrack of our lives with a common thread of inspiration, perseverance, passion, and resilience. A new-age fusion jazz artist, Anderson’s music – as well as his message- is even more powerful and poignant in the current political, environmental and social climate of this nation and world. HERO takes the listener on a musical journey through themes of light and darkness and the...

Duration:01:05:51

GUITARIST U-NAM

3/29/2020
There are only a few established artists who are capable of reinventing themselves and jazz guitarist and Billboard chart-topper U-Nam is certainly one of them. As if to prove it he will release the genre-busting “U-Nam Goes Big Band”, 03/27/2020, on the Skytown Records label. “U-Nam Goes Big Band”, a sumptuous eleven-track rendering of sophisticated mood jazz, is made even more enticing by the amazing back-story that first put it on U-Nam’s radar. A phone call to his Los Angeles studio from...

Duration:00:56:43

VIBRAPHONIST WARREN WOLF

3/28/2020
Through his three prior Mack Avenue Music Group releases and his attention-grabbing work with the likes of Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Karriem Riggins, Jeremy Pelt, and the SFJAZZ Collective, Warren Wolf has established himself as the foremost straight-ahead vibraphonist of his generation, a bop torchbearer well equipped to carry the mantle of forebears like Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson. On his latest album, Warren Wolf reveals an entirely different side to his multi-faceted...

Duration:00:55:58

GUITARIST DAVID P. STEVENS

3/15/2020
Guitarist David P. Stevens is back with a KILLER new five-track EP called Vibrations. Not only is playing the guitar but singing his ass off on the tracks "Natural" w/Latoya London and soloing on "I Just Can't Wait." Keivu Knox of Soultracks.com wrote: "David P Stevens has crafted a successful six-album run in his career to date, and as number seven is set for a release later this month, the artist known as “Mr. Guitar” may find himself with a new nickname, “Mr.Voice.” The new single,...

Duration:00:57:20

DRUMMER KENNE THOMAS

3/1/2020
Drummer Kenne Thomas believes that "art reflects life" and focuses on developing social skills and cooperative interaction through drumming. Contemporary jazz, mixing driving swing numbers and smooth jazz tracks for the modern jazz fan. The group's seasoned musician's blistering solos will have you listening over and over again. Follow Kenne on Facebook, Twitter @kenne, Instagram @kennethomas

Duration:00:58:09

SAXOPHONIST MARCUS ADAMS

2/23/2020
Marcus Adams is an artist and producer that has shared the stage with and for some notable household names. Honing his craft in church, he established himself as an intricate member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church’s band under the direction of the late maestro Cornell Thigpen. While there, he produced a project for his sisters, ‘A Touch of Faith’, that eventually earned him and the group a Stellar Award nomination. Adams would go on to establish himself as a force in the gospel...

Duration:00:53:25

GUITARIST RONNY SMITH

2/22/2020
By and large ‘Raise The Roof’ is the ‘Ronny Smith Show’ front back and center. Not only does he play guitar, keys, and bass throughout he also arranges, produces and programs all ten tunes. Eight of these are original compositions cleverly complemented by the addition of two immaculately crafted covers. The first is an edgy interpretation of the Bill Withers classic ‘Use Me’ with the second being a classy re-imagining of the Carpenters blockbuster ‘Superstar’. Truth to tell he makes both...

Duration:00:45:45

SMOOTH JAZZ PIANIST LISA ADDEO

2/9/2020
Lisa Addeo is a Pianist/Vocalist/Composer whose single 'Listen To This' is #1 in Billboard, #1 on the Smooth Jazz Network and #1 on Mediabase chart. Her music is currently heard in homes across America on Music Choice’s Smooth Jazz channel, and Sirius XM's Watercolors, Siriusly Sinatra and Holiday Traditions channels, Lisa Addeo is comfortable playing and singing many different styles, from Contemporary/Smooth Jazz to Pop and the Great American Songbook. She delivers a colorful mosaic of...

Duration:00:59:54

GUITARIST PATRICK YANDALL

1/26/2020
Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes guitarist Patrick Yandall to talk about his new release, Jazz on the Vine.

Duration:00:49:05

ASCENDANT

1/19/2020
Soulful. Inspiring. Authentic. True. Just a few words that people use to describe them and their artistry, and yet ASCENDANT are…simply that…ascendant…rising above. From its start, ASCENDANT has been rising above…their critics, their fears, their obstacles and creating meaningful, soul-filled music in an era when such artistic statements just aren’t made but desperately needed. Take a listen to the soaring high notes and heartfelt harmonies. It’s there in every soul-drenched note; every...

Duration:01:00:33

WARREN KELLER OF SPONTANEOUS GROOVIN' COMBUSTION

1/12/2020
Spontaneous Groovin' Combustion is woodwindist/composer/producer Warren Keller, and his like-minded & like-souled band of musicians. A lifelong singer/songwriter, and instrumentalist, Warren had tasted minor success on the New York City rock and roll and Nashville country scenes in the 1980s and 90s. In 2016, Warren rededicated himself to music, with a decided slant toward the Contemporary Jazz genre he'd come to love. Within two year's time, he's assembled some of the best musicians on the...

Duration:00:52:17

SAXOPHONIST KENNY NIGHTINGALE

10/24/2019
Kenny Nightingale is an American based smooth jazz recording artist with a fusion of gospel sounds and contemporary jazz with world beat grooves. His father owned a musical school in Nigeria, where Kenny first learned the art of playing the saxophone. After mastering the saxophone in the ghetto, he also learned how to play the piano, guitar and drums. Kenny Nightingale is a musician from a strong musical background of 8 brothers from Lagos Nigeria also known as the Motherland. Kenny is a...

Duration:00:51:37