CATEGORIES

NAJEE-Center Of The Heart

It’s almost as if he needs no introduction. He’s achieved the honor and reached the status of having a name that identifies him simply using two syllables, Najee.

10+ mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
November - December 2019

MATTHEW WHITAKER-NOW HEAR THIS

“Here’s a fun fact, on the first day of recording the music in the studio, my manager and I were thinking about it, you know, and it just came. It’s like, “’m out the box now, what can I do? I want people to hear what I wanted to musically say."

9 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
November - December 2019

MARCUS JOHNSON

Marcus Johnson, a resident of the District of Columbia, is an award-winning, Billboard chart-topping, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz pianist, entrepreneur, and self-empowerment activist.

1 min read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
November - December 2019

Kenny Nightingale

Kenny Nightingale is originally from Nigeria, the west side of Africa.

2 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
November - December 2019

Gerald Albright-Very First Christmas CD In A 30 Plus Year Career! Not So Silent Night

I recently had the pleasure of having a most pleasant interview with Saxophone great Mr. Gerald Albright to chat about his latest album “A Not So Silent Night.”

4 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
November - December 2019

Dave Koz & Friends

Summer Horns Tour

4 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Heidi Tann - Here Is Where We Met

Heidi Tann’s vocal stylings transports the listener back in time to the 80s early 90s.

1 min read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Steve Cole - Gratitude

Steve Cole is one of the most popular musicians in contemporary jazz today.

9 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Rick Braun

Rick’s latest album, “Crossroads,” is perhaps his best album yet! #18! It is nothing short of a musical wonderland.

4 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Ramsey Lewis

When you have an opportunity to review an album by and NEA Jazzmaster like Ramsey Lewis, you know you’re in for a treat.

2 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Poncho Sanchez - Trane's Delight

Grammy award-winning conguero and true Latin jazz pioneer, Poncho Sanchez, will release his tribute album, Trane's Delight, on Sept. 20, 2019.

2 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Hiroshima

Award winning hometown band, Hiroshima is a band well known universally.

2 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

David Benoit

In a career that has spanned over four decades and has produced over thirty albums, David Benoit has consistently crafted songs and albums that provide musical moments that engage the listener. His most recent album, entitled David Benoit and Friends, is no different.

2 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
September - October 2019

Naturally 7

On December 20th I had the pleasure of seeing the Jazz/R&B group NATURALLY 7 perform in San Francisco at the historical venue – The Great American Music Hall.

2 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
January/February 2018

Stephanie Mills Sassy At 60

Stephanie Mills Sassy At 60

1 min read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
Nathan East Mar/Apr 2017

In-Depth Interview With…. Nathan East

In-Depth Interview With…. Nathan East

9 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
Nathan East Mar/Apr 2017

Chatting with Chuk

Let the music take you.

3 mins read
Smooth Jazz Magazine
January / Feburary 2017

keiko matsui

"i hope sharing my music will increase the harmony on this earth."

4 mins read
smooth jazz magazine
september - october 2016/keiko matsui