• Kirk Whalum Album #LoveCovers and Tour Dates
  • Bid on Mindi Abair Items For Grammy Charities
  • Chris Standring Live In London
  • 2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B December 4
  • Keith Sweat at the Flamingo Las Vegas
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Kirk Whalum Album #LoveCovers and Tour Dates

We have some information about Kirk Whalum.  He has a new album coming out and he is currently on tour.  Kirk Whalum Album #LoveCovers and Tour Dates Maybe I am weird, but I can pinpoint a specific song or part of a song where I really started to like a certain artist.  With Kirk Whalum, it is the sax solo on Stuff Like That.  This is the version on Q’s Jook Joint….

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Bid on Mindi Abair Items For Grammy Charities

    When we think of the Grammys, we think of the awards show, and all of the music that comes out of it.  One thing that you may not know is that they have MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation, both of which give back to the community. The GRAMMY Foundation specifically was founded in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American…

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Chris Standring Live In London

If you have some availability on March 5th, 2017, you might want to consider taking a jaunt to London. Chris Standring Live In London recording a live session performance.  He will have a special guest vocalist, and it is one of my favorite performers.  English singer Mica Paris.  I remember her debut album, So Good.  It has several nice cuts on there.  My One Temptation, Like Dreamer’s Do, Don’t give Me…

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Keith Sweat at the Flamingo Las Vegas

We have been discussing Keith Sweat lately, because he has been on the road performing live throughout the United States.  He has announced a Las Vegas residency for January and the first week in February. The show is called Last Forever, and he will be showcasing his greatest hits.  Can you believe that it has been 30 years since the iconic Make It Last Forever hit the stores. When I…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of December 4

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of December 4 Paul Hardcastle grabs the top spot this week with Echoes Rising.  This is off The History of Paul Hardcastle, a nice compilation of Paul’s greatest hits.  It is a four disc set.  It also features a nice long chill-out mix, kind of like what we do here with the smoothed out mixes. I am sure you were introduced to Mr. Hardcastle in 1984,…

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Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival

Do you have plans for Labor Day Weekend 2017?  What?? You have not thought that for ahead?  Here is an idea.  Warren Hill’s Cancun Jazz Festival will be happening August 31st-September 3rd.  Riviera Maya, Mexico will be the scene.  All eyes will be on the Hard Rock Hotel for this All Star jam session.        Here are the artists that are confirmed: George Benson Rick Braun Candy Dulfer…

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Brian Simpson PERSUASION

Brian Simpson Persuasion Album

Brian Simpson’s latest effort, Persuasion was released on November 18th, and I must say that musically, he gives us some variety.  I consider this an R&B album, even though there aren’t any vocals on any of the tracks.  This is rare, as you will usually hear albums with at least some backing vocals on a few tracks. No vocals….No problem! When you start listening to an album, you always want the…

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Old School On New Year’s Eve

  If you are heading out on New Year’s Eve, there will be many options out there.  Of course there are too many to name.  The major cities will have the most options, so all you have to do is decide what type of evening you want.  Do you want a quiet dinner?  How about a bangin’ nightclub?  Maybe even a concert?  If the concert is something you want, we…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of November 27

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of November 27 This week it is Paul Brown with Put It Where You Want It at number one.  This is the first single off of the new album One Way Back.  This album has a bluesy vibe to it, so give it a listen and enjoy.  Nathan East enters the top ten with Lifecycle.  I am predicting this will be a big hit.  The rest…

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The Isley Brothers Concert Tickets

If you want to start off the new year correct, then you must see The Isley Brothers.  They will have a few shows in January 2017.  One thing though…..You either have to be in New York, Rhode Island, or Primm, Nevada.  Primm is about 35 miles south of Las Vegas.  They have a nice venue for concerts, just in case you were wondering. This is a group that has crossed…

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A week to reminisce about for jazz fusion guitarist Tyler Reese

His “Reminiscence” album debuts at No. 5 on the Billboard chart and garnered two nominations at Thursday’s Hollywood Music in Media Awards. On Sunday, he’ll play the first of two hometown album release concerts.   NASHVILLE (15 November 2016): Guitarist Tyler Reese has been releasing jazz-rock records since he was 15, but the now 23-year-year-old finally reached Billboard’s Top 5, which is where his newly-released “Reminiscence” debuted on the contemporary jazz albums chart. News…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of November 20

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of November 20 Gerald Albright sits at the top spot once again this with Taking Control.  This is the first of many tracks from the album that I believe will end up in the top ten. Peter White enters the top ten with Do I Do, the Stevie Wonder composition.  Groovin’, is out now, and it has a lot of great reviews, so be sure to check it out.  Peter White…

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Will Downing Concert Dates

Will Downing Concert Dates

On the heels of Black Pearls, the album that was released earlier this year, Will Downing has some live dates coming up through December.  The soul crooner will also have some special guests.  Najee will be on the bill for six dates.  Chante Moore and Alex Bugnon will join Downing for a special performance in Charlotte. Will has been making music for 25 years.  It sure does not seem that…

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Jonny Zywiciel Onward & Upward

  After “Time To Heal,” it’s “Onward & Upward” for singer-songwriter Jonny Zywiciel throughout California and across America SAN FRANCISCO (11 November 2016): While thematically the titles could be tied to the post-election mood of the nation, singer-songwriter Jonny Zywiciel’s (pronounced “Zuh-witch-ul) newly released “Onward & Upward” album, driven by the single “Time To Heal,” doesn’t have a political agenda. Yet the songs that the San Francisco-based troubadour wrote for the disc…

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Brian Simpson PERSUASION

Brian Simpson New Album Persuasion

Do you know why we love Brian Simpson?  It is all about the grooves and the melodies.  They just have that flow, and it makes you take notice. Brian Simpson New Album Persuasion will drop on November 18th. Persuasion is Simpson’s seventh recording as a leader and fourth CD for Shanachie Entertainment and features all original music. Front and center throughout the CD is Simpson’s eloquent touch, sophisticated harmonic sensibility, bluesy…

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Keith Sweat Concert Tickets

We have some concert information for Keith Sweat.  He will be on the road for select dates over the next few months.  We have already told you about the Las Vegas Soul Festival happening on November 19.  There are some other dates that you may be interested in. December 2nd – Northfield, Ohio December 17th – Grand Prairie, TX with special guest Kem. There will also be a special block…

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