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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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English

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646-716-5485


Episodes

BASSIST, BLAIR BRYANT

4/21/2018
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Blair Bryant is a 24-year-old emerging contemporary-jazz artist, currently signed to the Innervision Records Label. He is a musical prodigy, plays over 14 instruments and is a prolific, writer and producer. Blair is a fierce bassist who plays the upright double bass and electronic fretless, 7 String Conklin, 6 string ESP and 5 string Fender Jazz basses. He also plays Yamaha Stage Custom drums, Korg, Kurzweil and Yamaha Motif Keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organs, B3, and XK1. Blair’s...

Duration:00:45:23

SAXOPHONIST, DANNY KUSZ

4/15/2018
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Minneapolis based saxophonist was named the hippest jazz cat by Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine back in 2007 for a reason. His energetic and passionate performances, innovative blend of genres, explosive sound, one-of-a-kind pink inspired brand/style and zest for life truly earns him this title. Danny has carefully crafted and mastered a combination of Prince, The Minneapolis sound, and David Sanborn into a truly unique sound that is instantly recognizable. His truly remarkable career has...

Duration:00:51:34

Guitarist, Darnell "Showcased" Taylor

4/14/2018
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When a passionate adventurer finds music, then magic ensues. Guitarist Darnell “Showcase” Taylor captivates worldwide audiences through a style that balances tradition with innovation. Born and raised in Moncure, North Carolina, the self-taught musician started his love affair with instruments as a church kid having joined a local band at the age of 15. Playing throughout the country for a wide variety of artists, Taylor eventually met Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton. The powerful,...

Duration:00:57:48

SINGER, KARLA CRUMP

4/8/2018
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Karla Crump is a native of Hampton, Virginia. She has been singing since the age of five. From choir rooms to music studios, she has been blessed with a talent which has been cultivated into one of the most tantalizing voices to grace a microphone in years. Smooth and melodic characterizes her vocal style. She mesmerizes you with her effortless sounding vibe of r & b with a hint of jazz. She is called, “The Voice,” by many and is definitely a pleasure to the listening ear. Karla has a...

Duration:00:57:36

SAXOPHONIST PAULA ATHERTON

3/31/2018
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Saxophonist Paula Atherton is back with a new release, Shake It, featuring Bill Heller (keyboardist, The Rippingtons); Lionel Cordew (drummer, Spyrogyra); Cindy Bradley, Nick Colionne, and Dave Delhomme. Ronald Jackson from The Smooth Jazz Ride, said about Paula's new release, "Here on Shake It, you have just gotta love the sassiness, the sultriness, the sexiness, the buoyancy of this music. It’s got everything you need for a satisfying listening experience and then some." Follow Paula...

Duration:00:46:47

SAM COOKE'S DAUGHTER, MS. CARLA COOKE

3/10/2018
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The Legendary Sam Cooke Is about Music, Religion, Romance, and History. Carla Cooke is the youngest daughter of the Legendary Sam Cooke. Carla’s Future Mirrors the Image of Her Father. Carla Crafted Her Sound in the Church Similar to Her Dad. The Younger Cooke Knows Her Father’s Roots Are So Deep That Carla Has Become Her Own Person and Connects with Her Roots Through Her Father’s Music. Having Her Father, Her God Father, Sir Mac Rice, Writer of “Cheaper to Keep Her” and “Mustang Sally”...

Duration:00:40:14

TRUMPETER, LIN ROUNTREE

2/18/2018
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Lin Rountree aka The Soul-Trumpeter, is an accomplished recording artist, producer, and live performer. With Six solo projects, Twelve Top 20 Billboard singles, and numerous collaborations with some of the industry's top R&B/Contemporary Jazz artists to his credit he is poised to become one of the most renowned artists of his generation. STRONGER STILL the new CD from Trippin N' Rhythm recording artist Lin Rountree features some of the Industry's hottest artists and producers and is set to...

Duration:01:01:27

KEYBOARDIST, JOHN THASAINT

2/11/2018
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Thasaint is an Independent writer/ producer/musician that has been self-producing and honing his craft for more than 25 years. He is an award-winning Illustrative artist who not only creates by his hands but with his mind. Thasaint creates and produces music for just about any genre with more focus towards Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary R&B. He released his first recording project to the public the end year of 2012 titled "Love Confessions" and have since released 7 CD projects...

Duration:00:55:25

SAXOPHONIST, BK JACKSON

2/10/2018
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One of three saxophonists for Prince, BK Jackson returns with a brand new single Paradise, from his upcoming cd, Life of the Party. Follow BK on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:50:40

INTERVIEW WITH SAXOPHONIST, DAVID DAVIS

2/3/2018
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David Davis is one of the most promising, young, talented and gifted musicians today. David was born and raised in Connecticut. He is a Hartt School Of Music graduate with a degree in Jazz studies and Music Management. For five years he studied with and is a protégé of the late world-renowned, professor and jazz saxophonist, Jackie Mclean. David has performed at venue’s along with Mary J. Blige, Deborah Cox, LL Cool J, Brian Mcknight, Keith Washington, Sean Puffy Combs, Kid Kapri, Biz...

Duration:00:49:53

GUITARIST, SHELDON FERGUSON

1/28/2018
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Sheldon Ferguson is a guitarist originally from Columbia, South Carolina, currently living 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 a smooth jazz album titled "The Brighter Side," at the age of 17. Sheldon performed all over the east coast with his band The Sheldon Ferguson Collective and made several television and radio appearances; including the international radio...

Duration:00:46:52

INTERVIEW WITH SAXOPHONIST, CHRIS GODBER

1/14/2018
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Chris Godber (God – brrr) has become a highly sought after performer in the smooth jazz realm, playing some of the nation’s largest jazz festivals and his own sold out shows at various jazz clubs thanks to the success of his 2015 acclaimed chart topping album, Starting Over. For 2018, Godber is keeping things moving with the release of his 5th album, MOMENTUM. The project features special guests, Bob Baldwin and Adam Hawley for a fresh and soulful, up-tempo project sure to offer something...

Duration:00:56:00

BAND SOWECO

10/1/2017
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Soweco is a powerful and energetic live band with great music and hooky melodies from Sweden. We write a mix of Soul/westcoast/smooth jazz-kind of music. You can hear Sowecos music playing worldwide on radiostations, like smoothjazz.com in California, floridasmoothjazz radio, Soulvationradio in UK and many other stations. Their new release is called, Keep On. Follow Soweco on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:44:46

GUITARIST U-NAM

9/10/2017
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"The Essential Collection” released August 28 on the Skytown Records label, with eight (yes eight) Top 30 US Billboard hits amongst the fifteen standout tracks this is less a retrospective and more a joyous celebration of the high octane guitar driven smooth jazz that has been U-Nam’s calling card ever since 2007 and the release of his critically acclaimed breakthrough album ”Back from the 80’s.” Not only that, and as if to underscore the fact that this is far more than simply a “best of”...

Duration:01:00:04

JAZZ SINGER DOUYE

9/9/2017
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“Daddy Said So” is Douyé’s debut straight-forward jazz vocal album. It consists of 14 classic jazz standards and features an array of celebrated jazz living musicians including Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Russell Malone, John Beasley, John Clayton, Roy McCurdy and more. This album was inspired by Douyé’s father, Landy who passed when she was only 11yrs of age. Douyé’s father introduced her to jazz music when she was a child and he encouraged her to become a jazz artist. Well, with that...

Duration:00:53:04

DRUMMER DEMETRICE EVERETT

8/20/2017
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Demetrice Everett is mostly known by the nickname “Meat” and stage name “Meatdadrummer.” He is currently the drummer for Billboard Jazz Artist Marcus Anderson. Demetrice Everett is a versatile drummer and is multi-talented individual who can play several styles of music. Demetrice is influenced by dynamic drummers such as Buddy Rich, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Calvin Rodgers, Will Kennedy, John Robert, Vinnie Colaiuta, Calvin “Coon” Napper, George “Spanky” McCurdy, Chris Coleman and his...

Duration:00:48:46

TRUMPETER HAROLD LITTLE

8/13/2017
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Nobody knows trumpet quite like Harold Little. That's because the DC area musician doesn't see it as just an instrument – it's literally part of who he is, an extension of his personality. Anyone who's seen him play will tell you that he's got a fingertip feel for embouchure and valves. So it's no surprise that he's played with legends like Chuck Brown, Butch Warren, Buck Hill, Eddie Gladden and Calvin Jones. Now with his new band and album, Akoben, scheduled for release on Aug. 11th, that...

Duration:00:56:53

SAXOPHONIST AHMAD JOHNSON

8/5/2017
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Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes saxophonist Ahmad Johnson. Ahman has opened for/played with: Larry Carlton, Montel Jordan, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Spyro Gyra, Joseph Vincelli, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Kem, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Norman Brown, Mindi Abair, Warren Hill, Jeff Golub, & Wayman Tisdale, and Faces The Band. I'll talk to him about his Notes: The Saxophone Edition cd and band, The Usual Suspects. Follow Ahmad on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:01:04:00

BASSIST DARRYL WILLIAMS

7/29/2017
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Bassist/Composer/Artist Darryl Williams is a first call bassist for many artists in the genre of Contemporary/Smooth Jazz, touring with artists like Euge Groove, Peter White, Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Jackiem Joyner, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Albright and many more as well as being one of the main stage bassists for the Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Smooth Jazz cruise. Darryl is also a member of the very successful, L.A. Collective band, along with guitarist Adam Hawley, keyboardist Greg...

Duration:01:02:35

GUITARIST MAX V

7/22/2017
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Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes guitarist Max V to talk about his new release, Next To You, with 11 original new tunes, written, produced and arranged by Max V, featuring special guests Ronnie Foster, Gail Jhonson, Marqueal Jordan, Lin Rountree and more. Grooves and melodies that you will love! Follow Max on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:01:02:45

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