• 2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B October 30
  • Contemporary Violinist Daniel D
  • Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 30
  • Peter White Groovin’ Behind The Scenes
  • Diana Ross at Venetian Theatre

Contemporary Violinist Daniel D

I was turned on to contemporary violinist Daniel D the other day.  So I clicked on the YouTube link….and…BAM!  I was immediately loving the sounds. Daniel D throws the violin as the lead over some current and classic sounds.  Check out this clip as he takes on some classics, such as The Spinners, Maze and Marvin Gaye: We want to allow for some equal time, so here is a compilation…


Peter White Groovin’ Behind The Scenes

Here is a quick interview with Peter White about his upcoming album.  Groovin’ is White’s third album of cover songs, and it has a little something for everyone.  He puts his spin on classics such as, Stevie Wonder‘s Do I Do,  I heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, and I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. Check out this Peter White Groovin’ Behind The Scenes teaser: “…White’s…


Diana Ross at Venetian Theatre

Diana Ross at Venetian Theatre I guess Celine Dion was on to something when she started her Las Vegas residency inside the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in 2003.  Because of that success, other artists have signed up for their own residencies along the strip.  The latest artist to take on Vegas is the legendary Diana Ross. Do we really need to state the credentials?  The Supremes….The Wiz….Lady Sings the Blues…..The…


Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Tickets

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Tickets If you are on the fence about the genre of Smooth Jazz, I have an act that will make that a little easier for you.  Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is a band that takes your favorite pop hits, and re-interpret them with a jazz and big band flair. These are not just remakes, many of the songs are unrecognizable.  Take their interpretation of Toxic featuring Melinda…


Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 23

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 23 Marc Antione grabs the top spot this week with the title track from the new album, Laguna Beach.  It was released a couple of weeks ago, and the initial response for the album has been really positive.  Guest artists include Philippe Saisse, Rick Braun, keyboardist Marco Basci, and percussionists Gumbi Ortiz and Richie Gajate Garcia.  Other than some shuffling, the top ten stays static, with Gerald Albright making some…


Kenny G Miracles Holidays and Hits Tour

Kenny G Miracles Holidays and Hits Tour You know we have been in the Christmas spirit for some time now.  See HERE and HERE.  Well, Kenny G will be out on the road to grace us with his interpretations of the standard Christmas classics, as well as many of his greatest hits. For many people, Kenny G was their introduction of what we call “Smooth Jazz.”  This is probably because he…


Tyler Reese Reminiscence November 4

A new album from a  talented guitarist releases on November 4th.  His name is Tyler Reese, and the ten songs effort, Reminiscence will show off his skills. Reese composed “Reminiscence” to be an ambitious and intrepid expedition through vast jazz terrain. Most tracks slash through thickets of electric guitar-powered fusion, horn-highlighted funk and sprawling progressive rock. Others present delicate bouquets of acoustic guitar expressions, fragrant stems of gypsy jazz and…


Soul Train Weekend 2016 Las Vegas

If you want to take a ride on the big train, be sure to get on in Las Vegas. Soul Train Weekend 2016 Las Vegas hits the city in November.  It will start on November 3rd, and take you through the weekend.  There will be events happening each day. Here is the lineup: Acoustically Speaking Soul Train Weekend 2016 will kick off on Thursday, November 3rd, with the Acoustically Speaking….

Jonny Zywiciel Time To Heal

Jonny Zywiciel Time To Heal

  The Christmas season will be upon us in no time, and we have a track that encompasses the spirit of giving.  Jonny Zywiciel Time To Heal is a track that is benefitting the Amy Winehouse Foundation.  Their mission is to support and empower disadvantaged and at-risk children and young adults through music therapy and music education. Along with singing lead and playing his endorsed HP Guitars France electric guitars, Zywiciel added acoustic guitar,…

Brian Culbertson Funk Tour

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 16

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 16 Been Around The World, the first single off of Funk!, the new album from Brian Culbertson climbs to the top spot this week.  This album is in conjunction with the big tour that is happening right now.  You can see the dates and locations here.  Culbertson has always been a favorite of mine, as he is able to create music that does not…


Carlos Santana House of Blues

Carlos Santana House of Blues One of the greatest artists of all time will continue his residency in the city of Las Vegas.  Carlos Santana will grace the stage at the legendary House of Blues, inside the Mandalay Bay Resort. In case you forgot, Santana started playing around the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid 1960’s.  He then signed his first record deal in 1969 with Clive Davis at…


Paul Brown One Way Back

Of course you know Paul Brown as the smooth jazz instrumentalist that has released some great albums.  These would include Up Front, The City, The Funky Joint, and others. Brown has also been an in-demand producer, crafting sounds for Richard Elliot, Jessy J, Al Jarreau, Norman Brown and Eric Darius.  Heck, he also engineered songs for Luther Vandross, and the So Intense album by Lisa Fischer.  How Can I Ease the Pain…


Jonathan Butler Concert Dates

I first got into Jonathan Butler when I heard the 1987 release, Jonathan Butler.  It is a hybrid R&B/Smooth Jazz Album.  Some of the great vocal songs on this effort included; I Miss Your Love Tonight, One More Dance, Take Good Care Of Me, Holding On, and the commercial mega-hit, Lies.  There were also some nice instrumental tracks, like Going Home and Barenese. Since then, Butler has delivered hit after…


Peter White Album Groovin

Peter White has released two albums featuring his interpretations of some of his favorite songs.  They were, Reflections from 1994, and Playin’ Favorites from 2006.  I especially like the Playin’ Favorites album because I love what he did with some of the songs.  You Are Everything has a great arrangement, and the Jeffrey Osborne vocals are just icing on the cake.  Lovely Day has another one of my favorite vocalists, Jonathan Butler,…


Maxwell and Mary J Blige Tour

  King + Queen Of Hearts World Tour Maxwell and Mary J Blige are set to head out on the road this winter.  The Maxwell and Mary J Blige Tour, otherwise known as the King + Queen Of Hearts World Tour will kick off in Switzerland this October.  The tour will be land in the states on November 5th in Baltimore, MD.  Performances will hit most major cities through December 14th. You know Mary…