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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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646-716-5485


Episodes

VINO DEL LAGO, LAKE LAS VEGAS'S NEWEST WINE & JAZZ LOUNGE

10/17/2018
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In 2008, Teri and Kenneth Hutchinson opened Vino Del Lago, the new wine and jazz lounge in Lake Las Vegas (Henderson, NV). This intimate lounge seats approximately 55, provides live jazz entertainment to enlighten the mood by local jazz artists Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 4PM. Vino Del Lago also provides a unique storage & dispensing system that allows you to sample and enjoy 24 different wines by the glass. We also provide small/large plate tapas (the meat and cheese plates are...

Duration:00:31:49

SAXOPHONIST MARCUS ANDERSON'S 1ST ANNUAL JAZZ AND COFFEE ESCAPE

10/10/2018
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Saxophonist Marcus Anderson presents the 1st annual Jazz AND Coffee Escape, Aug. 16-17, 2018 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. This event is predicted to be a premier event in the jazz community. Escape with us and “taste the music” of Nick Colionne, James Lloyd, Lindsey Webster, Julian Vaughn, Adam Hawley, Lin Rountree, Phil Denny, Darnell “Showcase” Taylor, Marcel Anderson, Adrian Crutchfield, and your host Marcus Anderson. Click here ticket information. Follow Jazz AND Coffee...

Duration:00:42:44

DRUMMER, ELIJAH GILMORE

9/26/2018
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Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Elijah Gilmore, an American jazz artist, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a drummer. His debut album Return To Zen, features Gerald Veasley, Dominick Farinacci, Reggie Wooten, Ben Tankard, and Mike Pope to name a few. If you like jazz then this is a great album to add to your jazz collection! His new album received raved reviews by multi-grammy award-winning jazz group, The Manhattan Transfer Singers! Follow Elijah on Facebook,...

Duration:00:51:03

GUITARIST J.J. SANSAVERINO

9/21/2018
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Guitarist JJ Sansaverino is an extraordinary performer who has a "take no prisoners" performance attitude. Over the past 25 years, he has reached millions touring the world with his “a la Santana meets Benson” musical style, a mix of Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Reggae. With the upcoming release of his third CD, "International Groove" JJ puts forward a stunning selection of original compositions. The first single "When I'm With You" topped the radio charts. Now, with his latest single "Festivo" it...

Duration:00:59:07

JAZZ VOCALIST LORI WILLIAMS

9/19/2018
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Acclaimed jazz vocalist Lori Williams is turning a corner in 2017. In possession of a most impressive resume as a performing artist, educator, songwriter, producer, support vocalist and musical theater actress, her reputation and level of respect are top shelf and unimpeachable. However, Washington, D.C.-native Lori is electing to let her hair down to pursue a more relaxed passion path in the realms of the Quiet Storm and R&B-leaning Soul-Jazz. Kicking off this current (and surely to evolve)...

Duration:00:45:34

GUITARIST KEN NAVARRO

9/16/2018
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On September 21, 2018, a very special new album Music For Guitar and Orchestra will be released. The album (Navarro’s 24th) also features special guest performances from drummers Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, Mike Stern) and Chad Wackerman (James Taylor, Frank Zappa), bassist John Patitucci (Wayne Shorter, Al Dimeola), saxophonist Eric Marienthal (The Rippingtons, Jeff Lorber) and harpist Lori Andrews. Eight (8) songs which Ken has scored and arranged for orchestra and his guitar are a part of...

Duration:01:00:35

KEYBOARDIST, SKINNY HIGHTOWER

9/8/2018
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After acquiring positive reception from his label debut Emotions and reaching #1 on the Smooth Jazz Billboards with his first single Taboo, Skinny Hightower seeks to stake his claim as a smooth jazz powerhouse with his third effort RETROSPECT, set to release September 14th. Retrospect features, saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni, guitarist Almon Johnson, vocalist Bebe Merrills, and drummer Nate Smith. "PEOPLE DIDN'T REALLY GET TO HEAR MY PIANO INFLUENCES ON EMOTIONS AS I WAS JUST GETTING A...

Duration:00:52:25

TRUMPETER ROB ZINN

8/22/2018
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Rob Zinn's latest album, Walk The Walk, is produced by double Grammy winner Paul Brown. The album has elements of blues, funk, and R&B all woven around a hip contemporary smooth groove. Several tracks feature east coast sax player Andrew Neu, Michael Paulo on sax and Paul Brown on guitar. "The entire album is simply chock full of swells, lulls, subtle funk, and just great grooves you can only get from one who knows his/her way around not only their instrument but the music they have chosen...

Duration:00:55:57

SAXOPHONIST MICHAEL PAULO

8/19/2018
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Internationally Renown Saxman Michael Paulo new release after ten years. Hailed as his best work yet featuring performances by Peter White, Paul Brown, David Benoit, Brian Simpson, Paul Jackson Jr, and more. Dynamic, sensual and heartwarming saxophone. Beautiful Day features a collection of popular songs and jazz classics along with original compositions by Sax man Michael Paulo. After a ten year hiatus from recording, he is back with his full sound, sensual ballads, and funky grooves....

Duration:00:56:04

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:00:49:16

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:00:57:58

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:00:49:13

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 with...

Duration:00:55:03

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:00:53:04

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:00:56:53

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:00:55:01

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:00:58:35

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 on...

Duration:00:59:16

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 Franklin...

Duration:00:48:05

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 the...

Duration:00:55:07