Another Long Night

Posted on October 27th, 2013   Comments Off on Another Long Night

Los Angeles, Calif. (24 October 2013): Fervent interest from Brian Culbertson’s international legion of fans powered the contemporary jazz star past his fundraising goal two weeks ahead of the close […]

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Golub’s “Pusherman” Goes No. 1

Posted on September 18th, 2013   Comments Off on Golub’s “Pusherman” Goes No. 1

New York, New York (18 September 2013): If “It ain’t no. 1 until it is no. 1 in Billboard,” guitarist Jeff Golub can justifiably claim to have a no. 1 […]

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A Very Special Christmas for Jonathan Butler

Posted on August 28th, 2013   Comments Off on A Very Special Christmas for Jonathan Butler

Sherman Oaks, Calif. (28 August 2013): Santa Claus has a special treat to stuff in the stockings of all the good Jonathan Butler fans this Christmas: the first Christmas album […]

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Riding the “Momentum” of a Global Guitar Excursion “Full Circle”

Posted on July 16th, 2013   Comments Off on Riding the “Momentum” of a Global Guitar Excursion “Full Circle”

San Francisco, Calif. (16 July 2013): Prodigious guitarist Lawson Rollins’ “Full Circle,” a riveting 12-song aural adventure crammed with culture and masterful musicianship that was released today by Infinita Records, […]

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West Coast Jazz Party at Sea

Posted on June 24th, 2013   Comments Off on West Coast Jazz Party at Sea

St. Louis, Missouri (24 June 2013): If there has been one complaint among passengers who have sailed aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise during its first decade it is that there […]

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Soul of Summer

Posted on May 14th, 2013   Comments Off on Soul of Summer

Los Angeles, CA (14 May 2013): The spirit of spring is followed by the Soul of Summer, which this year will take on an international flair. The third edition of […]

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Jeanette Harris’ Soul-Splashed “Summer Rain” to Hit April 2nd

Posted on February 17th, 2013   Comments Off on Jeanette Harris’ Soul-Splashed “Summer Rain” to Hit April 2nd

The way Jeanette Harris sees it, summer rain is sensual, an ideal backdrop for love at first sight. She wrote and produced her fourth album, “Summer Rain,” as the soul-jazz […]

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A “Sweet Sweet” Valentine from Grace Kelly

Posted on February 3rd, 2013   Comments Off on A “Sweet Sweet” Valentine from Grace Kelly

After wowing the straight-ahead world and garnering worldwide acclaim, 20-year-old jazz artist Grace Kelly has set her sights upon winning hearts in the mainstream with an infectious crossover confection that […]

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Best Jazz Albums for Smooth Jazz Lovers (Part 1)

Posted on December 11th, 2012   Comments Off on Best Jazz Albums for Smooth Jazz Lovers (Part 1)

I am a firm believer that one should continue to broaden their musical horizons, no matter their preferred genre. The appreciation of music is really an appreciation of the people […]

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Best Jazz Albums for Smooth Jazz Lovers (Part 2)

Posted on December 11th, 2012   Comments Off on Best Jazz Albums for Smooth Jazz Lovers (Part 2)

In the first half of this “best jazz albums” article, I made the statement that we should strive to see value in different styles of music because it leads us […]

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