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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

Contact:

646-716-5485


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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


GUITARIST DEE BROWN

8/27/2017
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Most love songs are created and inspired by real love and true emotions.dee Brown attests to that on his new single "Hey Baby" written for and inspired by dee's fiancé Shaunia Edwards who tragically passed away in 2016. "She was the reality of my dreams," Says dee. "A woman that was sent to make me whole. I can still hear the sweet sound of her inspiring words whispering in my ear, "Hey baby have a good day." dee decided to dedicate his forthcoming full CD project, "Remembering You," his...

Duration: 00:39:46


SAXOPHONIST ANDRE CAVOR

8/26/2017
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True to its title, the Cleveland based performer’s independent debut album Road Trip chronicles his multi-faceted journey – starting with playing the sax in church and, over the past decade, founding and leading The Cavor Project, an 11 piece ensemble renowned as one of the most diverse bands in the city. Andre Cavor found the perfect producer to take his artistry to the next level in Darren Rahn, a saxophonist and artist who has worked his studio magic for Whalum and Butler in addition to...

Duration: 00:55:25


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 CHARMAINE MICHELLE

8/19/2017
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Faced with the obstacles of sexism, racism, social norms and the mere physicality of the instrument, very few African American women in history have been recorded playing jazz trumpet. Undaunted by such obstacles, in 2010, as a newly divorced mom of two, Charmaine Michelle set out to pursue her dream of becoming a jazz trumpeter. Even though she hadn’t played trumpet in 10 years, since she was already suffering from the loss of her family, she felt she had nothing to lose by auditioning...

Duration: 00:52:18


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


VOCALIST MICHON YOUNG

8/12/2017
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Michon C. Young is a gifted psalmist and song writer. Michon has been singing and writing since the age of 12. Michon started her professional musical career by being hand selected by Pastor Marvin L.Winans to sing background on his debut concert in Detroit, Michigan for the release of his 1st solo CD, “Alone but Not Alone”. She has traveled extensively singing background for Pastor Winans and was honored to sing a duet with him at the Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta,...

Duration: 00:48:59


KEYBOARDIST, MARVIN THOMPSON, JR.

8/6/2017
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Keyboardist, songwriter and producer Marvin Thompson Jr. has been creating music for many years. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan he got his start playing piano for his church choir. Writing music for numerous musicals and short films, Marvin has also released several instrumental projects, including his release, In Focus on the December Sky music label, which features jazz-infused instrumental music. He has served as Musical Director for several stage-plays, including Torn Between Two...

Duration: 00:49:52


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


SAXOPHONIST GABRIEL BELLO

7/23/2017
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Gabriel Bello’s musical journey began in Lawrence, Massachusetts where Gabriel’s Dominican father, a percussionist, helped form his son’s earliest musical memories. Childhood would later find Gabriel discovering his own musicianship when the family moved to DeLand, Florida where Gabriel sang in church choirs and learned a range of instruments including flute, saxophone, and piano. Outside of church, Gabriel maintained a steady diet of his parents’ musical culture coupled with the pop and...

Duration: 00:58:38


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


GUITARIST FRANK PIOMBO

7/15/2017
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Guitarist Frank Piombo returns with a brand new record, Keep It Movin'. This album is a collection of Smooth Jazz, Funk, and Easy Listening songs. A very uplifting and fast moving album. It features guitar, saxophone, and trumpet, featuring some of the best musicians and vocalists in the country: Tony Exum Jr, Sam Hankins, Joe Arminio, Michael Mahadeen, Joaquin Diaz, Pablo Claudio, Donnie Harrell, Tom Jabobsen, Terry Tuck, Darryl Clark, Angelo Uccello, Michael Cardinale, Doreen Brusca...

Duration: 00:59:34


KEYBOARDIST/PIANIST ROBERTO VAZQUEZ

7/8/2017
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Keyboardist/pianist Roberto Vazquez returns with a project, Matices, that is so smooth and exotic that it dares you to turn your ears away from its warm appeal. This project offers a touch of diversity and lots of charm. It also offers yet another look into the soul of Vazquez’s music. The different moods, styles, and melodies set you on a journey into the vast and colorful world of jazz music in all of its fine variations. While I personally still favor his previous Between Two Worlds...

Duration: 00:49:31


SAXOPHONIST ART SHERROD, JR.

7/2/2017
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Jazz saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr. returns with a new record, Back 2 Business, a tasty blend of jazz, funk, soul, and gospel, this CD is chocked full of strong melodies, improvisation and grooves. Follow Art Sherrod, Jr. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration: 00:49:42


INTERVIEW WITH SAXOPHONIST JOWEE OMICIL

6/24/2017
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Multi instrumentalist-composer-educator-producer Jowee Omicil brings a novel and distinctly Afro-Haitian perspective to his music. He’s part of a growing cadre of Caribbean-descended artists bringing new flavors to the creative music spectrum. Jowee possesses a distinctive, soulful and spiritual sound on saxophones and flutes that extend to his clarinet and harmonica ventures. Jowee Omicil is a jazz artist unlike any you've heard before. He brings a novel and distinctly Afro-Haitian...

Duration: 00:54:43


COOL GUITARS

6/17/2017
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Needletime Records and Skytown Promotions presents Cool Guitars. The “Cool Guitars” Project is a series of albums that aim to highlight this fact. It showcases the talents of some of today’s most innovative guitarist. The first release in the series, “Cool Guitars|EP” contains 6 original songs that feature the talents of jazz guitarist like U-Nam (Street Life; George Benson; Kool and the Gang), Ronny Jordan (The Antidote, Jazzmatazz vol 1, The Jackal), Dee Brown and many others. The songs...

Duration: 01:00:18


INTERVIEW WITH KEYBOARDIST SKINNY HIGHTOWER

6/10/2017
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Trippin N Rhythm's newest recording artist, jazz pianist, drummer, bass player, and producer, Skinny Hightower is back with the label's debut release, Emotions. He is known to have worked particularly within the smooth jazz community as a producer and session musician for nearly a decade but didn't begin working as a solo artist until 2015. He claims to listen to nearly every genre of music excluding smooth jazz, stating that he wants to always have a fresh perspective without presenting a...

Duration: 00:46:53


INTERVIEW WITH SWEDISH KEYBOARDIST, MATTIAS ROOS

6/3/2017
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Hot on the heels of his My Story release, Swedish keyboard player Mattias Roos is all set to make his Skytown Records debut with Movin’ Up, a tight ten-track collection that he writes, arranges and produces throughout. As such it is a glittering showcase for his multiplicity of talents and sure to attract the kind of critical acclaim. Roos first enjoyed in 2016 with the runaway hit single Masterpiece. As well as being a solo artist and a go-to keyboard player for a number of top-flight...

Duration: 00:55:18

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