• Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 29
  • Newport Beach Jazz Festival Tickets
  • Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2016 Tickets
  • Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 22
  • Essence Festival 2016 Tickets
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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 29

  Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 29 Darren Rahn slides into the top spot this week with D-Luxe.  This is the first single off of the Sonic Boom album, which is off to a good start. Sonic Boom is Rahn’s fourth album release. If you prefer your smooth jazz seasoned with some funk, Rahn’s style is for you.  You have already heard some of Rahn’s productions, as he has…

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Newport Beach Jazz Festival Tickets

  Newport Beach Jazz Festival Tickets Southern California in June.  You have the sun, the beaches, the beautiful people.  It is a destination for tourists and locals who want to get out and enjoy the scenery.  You have the Newport & Balboa Piers, the Newport Harbor, and don’t forget Fashion Island at Newport Center.  Couple that with the summer events that take place, and you have a weekend that you…

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Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2016 Tickets

Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2016 Tickets Northern California in June.  The Napa Valley Wine Country.  Smooth Jazz from all of your favorite artists.  It may not get any better than that!  The 5th Annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is quickly approaching.  If you have never been to the Napa Valley, this will give you an excuse to see the beautiful landscape.  You can tour any of the 400 wineries, and marvel at some…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 22

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 22 BWB takes the top spot this week with BWB.  This is the third album from the supergroup, consisting of Grammy Award winning guitarist and vocalist Norman Brown, chart topping trumpeter, flugelhorn player, trombonist, vocalist and producer Rick Braun and Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.  BWB released their first album Groovin’ in 2002.  After an 11 year absence, they group released Human Nature, covering…

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Essence Festival 2016 Tickets

Essence Festival 2016 Tickets It is about that time of the year where all eyes will be focused on the New Orleans Superdome.   The Essence Festival will roll into The Big Easy on July 1st, and run through July 3rd.   For 22 years the “party with a purpose” has been enlightening and entertaining audiences with its inspirational speakers and top-notch talent, making this one of the top events of the year! On the…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 15

Nick Colionne continues his hold on the number one spot on the Smooth Jazz charts this week.  The Journey is still moving jazz lovers with its infectious groove and sleek guitar riffs.  The top 10 stays intact this week, with a little shuffling.     Boney James and Chris Standring at the Music City Jazz Festival June 2-4 in Nashville BWB is on tour, so check the listings for your area Gregg…

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Music City Jazz Festival in Nashville

Music City Jazz Festival in Nashville You hear the phrases Music City and Nashville, and you normally think of Country music.  Nashville is the Country music capital of the world, so of course Country would be the first thing that would come to mind.  Coming in June though, you will have one additional thought – Smooth Jazz music.  The Music City Jazz Festival in Nashville will take over the Carl Black Chevy Woods…

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LA Reid and Babyface Slow Jams In The Mix

LA Reid and Babyface Slow Jams In The Mix May 1st, 2016 – Exotic DJ is back with a special edition to the Smooth Jazz mix series! LA Reid and Babyface Slow Jams In The Mix.  In March of 2016, LA Reid was the recipient of the Business of Entertainment award from BET for his contributions as an executive in the music industry.  In addition to discovering Usher, Reid signed P!nk,…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of May 8

After lingering in the top ten for the past few weeks, Nick Colionne takes over the top spot in the  Smooth Jazz charts this week with The Journey.  It is a nice uptempo track to get you going.  Not only does Nick rock the guitar, he also rocks the fashions, as he has an ongoing enforcement with Stacy Adams. Gregg Karukas re-enters the top ten with Only You, featuring Vincent Ingala….

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of April 30

Boney James is back at number one.  A Little Attitude is yet another hit off of the Futuresoul album, which has that unmistakable Boney James sound.   If you want to experience more of his soulful sounds, be sure to check him out live, as he will be in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio the weekend of April 29-May 1. Adam Hawley enters the top ten for the first time with…

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Prince Tribute Slow Jam Medley

  Prince Tribute Slow Jam Medley April 24, 2016 – Exotic DJ has published his contribution to the flood of Prince tributes that have been released over the past few days.  The Prince Tribute Slow Jam Medley takes an approach that is slightly different from the other music mixes that have been produced.  “You can get the uptempo funk mixes anywhere,” Exotic DJ said in a recent interview.  “We like to go…

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Norman Brown Concert Tickets

Norman Brown Concert Tickets If you want my vote for one of the premier guitarists on the Smooth Jazz scene, look no further than Norman Brown.  Since 1992, Norman has been cranking out hit filled albums, contributing to the sound of modern jazz.  Norman has also made guest appearances on several other Smooth Jazz and R&B albums from many of your favorite artists.  In 2012, Norman also teamed up with Gerald Albright…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of April 16

Overdrive, by the JT Project tops the Smooth Jazz charts for the second consecutive week. Scanning through the chart this week, it looks like the heavyweights all have hits out.  Boney James, BWB, Darren Rahn and Chris Standing all have entries in the top ten.  Philippe Saisse Trio Featuring Marc Antoine & Gumbo Ortiz crack the top ten with And So But Then. Full Chart

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LA Reid & Babyface in the Mix Artist Listing

LA Reid & Babyface in the Mix Artist Listing A few weeks ago, BET Honors recognized LA Reid for his influence and contributions on the music business.  Although he is currently a music executive, back in the 1990’s, Reid and Babyface were two of the most in-demand producers of the time. Before that, Reid got his start as the founding member of the Deele, who cranked out some serious late…

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Chick Corea Concert Tickets

Chick Corea Concert Tickets Chick Corea will be on the road for select dates this Spring/Summer.  This 22 time Grammy Award winner has been cranking out the hits since 1968, and now you can see him live, along with Bela Fleck.  You can also see him as part of the Newport Jazz Festival, in addition to the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Get on out and support the Smooth Jazz Community this…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of April 9

Overdrive, by the JT Project takes over the top spot this week.  Since 2009, the JT Project has released music that has been enjoyed by fans all over the world.  The members of the group have toured and recorded with major label legends such as Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Jaheim, Ashford and Simpson, Kenny Garrett, Joe, and Mulgrew Miller among many others. Nick Colionne enters the top ten…

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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Tickets

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Tickets It looks like Upstate New York is the place to be at the end of June, as the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will be in full swing.  Concertgoers will be descending on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a performance venues that is surrounded by hiking trails, geysers, and natural mineral springs.  This backdrop will only enhance the great artists that will be performing throughout the weekend….

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