• Mitchell Coleman Jr. Album Release
  • Cincinnati Music Festival 2017
  • Eddie Palmieri New Album
  • Gladys Knight Concert Tickets 2017
  • Latest R&B News and Smooth Jazz Update February 26
Mitchell Coleman Jr. Album Release

Mitchell Coleman Jr. Album Release

The Jazz-Funk Fusion artist is out with some new music that will certainly make you move. Fans of slammin’ yet radio-ready, Jazz-Funk Fusion, will rejoice upon the discovery of bassist/composer Mitchell Coleman Jr.! Coleman, a disciple of the Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Marcus Miller schools of The Throwdown, is still in awe of the success of the 2015 release of his debut CD, Soul Searching. Soul Searching…

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Cincinnati Music Festival 2017

Cincinnati Music Festival 2017

The Cincinnati Music Festival has been going on since 1962.  It was then called Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, where it was an all-jazz affair.  It has since evolved into a two-day festival that features some of the biggest names and upcoming artists on the scene.  This year will be no different. Cincinnati Music Festival 2017 will take place on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th at Paul Brown Stadium. The…

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EDDIE PALMIERI wisdom

Eddie Palmieri New Album

EDDIE PALMIERI ANNOUNCES FIRST NEW ALBUM SINCE 2006 *GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC ICON CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH RELEASE OF ‘SABIDURIA’ FEATURING DONALD HARRISON JR, MARCUS MILLER, ALFREDO DE LA FE, JOE LOCKE, JOHNNY RIVERO, RONNIE CUBER AND MORE* Two Thousand Sixteen – A challenging year on planet Earth. We’ve honored many of our musical heroes, and reconsidered the value of music in our lives. The battles for justice and peace that have…

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Gladys Knight Concert Tickets 2017

Gladys Knight has been on the scene probably as long as I have been alive.  Not probably…that is a fact.  Whether it was with The Pips or as a solo artist, you could always count on some good soul music.  Here is a little nugget for you:  The classic Midnight Train to Georgia was the only number one hit for her and the Pips.  WHAT???  She has won Grammys in…

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Rick Braun Around The Horn

Rick Braun Album Review Around The Horn

Known for his impeccable chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, trumpeter, composer and producer Rick Braun has been thrilling audiences for decades. Having clenched over 20 #1 Smooth Jazz hits, Braun has collaborated with the best in contemporary jazz including Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Peter White, Dave Koz, Boney James and Brian Culbertson, to name a few. The highly versatile musician has also made a mark collaborating with pop stars…

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Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2017

Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2017

Being in the Napa Valley in June means that you are in a place like no other.  The pace is slow, there’s greenery everywhere, and the wine is flowing.  You add some live music to that, and you have an unforgettable weekend.  Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2017 will be happening June 7-11. You don’t know where Napa is located?  It is about an hour north of San Francisco, and it…

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Freihofer's Jazz

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival 2017 Tickets

I am originally from Northern California, so when I first looked at this event and saw that it was in Saratoga, I said to myself, the only venue in Saratoga is the Mountain Winery.  But then I saw that it was in New York…So I learned something that day! Anyway, the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York will be happening June 24-25 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center….

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Peabo Bryson in Las Vegas

Peabo Bryson in Las Vegas

Peabo Bryson will be performing two nights in Las Vegas this April.  Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.  He will be at the Orleans Showroom.  First off, the Orleans is a great place for a concert.  It is not on the Strip….Just about a mile from there, which makes it more convenient.  If you have been to Las Vegas, you know that Las Vegas Blvd and the two parallel…

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Brian Owens and The Deacons Of Soul New Album

Brian Owens and The Deacons Of Soul New Album

In a time where the Grammy Awards showcases manufactured popular music that leaves you searching for it’s soul, there are artists out there that have more than enough soul to share with others. Case in point:  Brian Owens and The Deacons Of Soul.  Their latest release (February 24th) is titled Soul Of Ferguson, and if you are a fan of the Motown and Staxx grooves, this album should be a staple in your…

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Gordon Chambers Surrender

Gordon Chambers Surrender Album Review

Over the last couple of years, I have wondered about the state of R&B music.  Actually that is incorrect, because R&B is really nowhere to be found. Why is this?  Well, R&B radio has pretty much vanished, as there are only a few markets that actually carry the format.  Many of the R&B station around the US are old school stations anyway. It is difficult for artists to get their music…

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Top Jazz Tracks Week of February 19

Top Jazz Tracks Week of February 19 Do I Do sits at the top of the Smooth Jazz charts for the third consecutive week.  Groovin’ is inspired by some of White’s favorites from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Brian Simpson’s Wonderland, the uptempo track from his latest album Persuasion, enters the top ten this week.  Jazz Funk Soul is back in the top ten with Tuesday Swings.  Coincidentally, the track has been getting some…

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Al Jarreau dies at 76

Al Jarreau Passes Away at 76

FEBRUARY 12, 2017 – Al Jarreau, one of the world’s great singers and a song stylist who defied categorization for decades, died today in Los Angeles at the age of 76. The seven-time GRAMMY winner had recently announced his retirement from the entertainment business after being hospitalized for exhaustion. Jarreau had fought through respiratory and cardiac issues in recent years. “We feel very fortunate to have worked with Al, one of the most…

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Keiko Matsui New Single The Edge of Twilight

A world citizen, Keiko Matsui’s music speaks to the hearts and souls of fans around the world, transcending borders and building bridges among people who share a common appreciation of honest artistry and cultural exchange. “Music creates a oneness,” says the striking, petite powerhouse who has worked alongside everyone from Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder to Hugh Masekela and Bob James. A consummate artist, Keiko views each show and recording…

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans is the place….What am I talking about?  New Orleans is ALWAYS the place, but especially in late spring.  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will descend on the Big Easy for two weekends of music, food, crafts and culture.  This will be happening April 28-30, and May 4-7, at the Fair Grounds Race Course.  It is just 10 minutes away from the French Quarter, so you are always…

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Rick Braun 1st Single from Around The Horn

Trumpet Maestro Rick Braun Invites You To Take a Trip Around The Horn  & A Journey Into His Diverse Influences New CD Features Special Guests Peter White, Till Brönner, Lindsey Webster & John Stoddart & Draws Inspiration from Unexpected Sources including Africa, Brazil, Alicia Keyes, Coldplay, Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez “This album is a bit different for me in that it reflects some of what is going on in  R&B and…

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