• Marc Antoine Laguna Beach
  • 2 Minutes of Smooth Jazz & Smooth R&B October 2
  • Review Usher Hard II Love
  • Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 2
  • Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival 2016
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Marc Antoine Laguna Beach

Marc Antoine is back with a new release in four years.  It is called Laguna Beach, and coincidentally Marc has moved to the Golden State from their longtime home in Spain. His thirteenth album, Antoine produced “Laguna Beach,” wrote eight of the nine songs and called upon some of his accomplished friends to collaborate with him, something he couldn’t do easily when he lived abroad for twelve years. “When you live…

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Review Usher Hard II Love

Review Usher Hard II Love

  Usher is back with some new music.  It actually was a quiet release, meaning that there was not any fanfare or promotional blitz around the new album.  Hard II Love was released on June 13th for Tidal music subscribers.  Tidal music had exclusives on some albums, then they are released to the general public sometime after that exclusivity runs out. With essentially two release dates, I think this hurts the…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 2

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of October 2 Say What’s On Your Mind, Nick Colionne’s latest release, sits at the top of the charts for the third consecutive week.  This is the second single off of the album. Paul Brown makes his first appearance this week with Put It Where You Want It.  Oil Silk comes in at number 10 with a nice piano track, Take Me Away.      

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Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival 2016

Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival 2016

All eyes will be on Hampton, Virginia as the Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival 2016 will take place at the Hampton Coliseum on October 29th, 2016.  This will be a full night of Old School and Smooth R&B. Here is the lineup for the Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival 2016: Frankie Beverly & Maze The headliner is one of THE iconic bands of all time.  Although the band started in Philadelphia in 1970, they…

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Gerald Albright G Album Review

This year in Smooth Jazz has been REALLY funky!  Releases by artists such as Richard Elliot, Vincent Ingala, and the Rippingtons have definitely turned up the funk content of the music that we have been hearing. Not to be outdone, Gerald Albright’s new release, G, showcases Gerald’s unmistakable style and smooth sax riffs.  September 30th is the release date, and you will want to reserve your copy now! Gerald Albright…

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Luck Be A Lady Steven Davis

If you like your jazz sounds with a little Big Band flavor, check out Luck Be A Lady by Steven Davis. This is off of the album The Way You Look Tonight, giving you an updated listen to those great standards.  You know the ones, The Way You Look Tonight, Only You, Teach Me Tonight and others. Steven Davis is the first to admit he’s enjoyed a lot of incredible musical…

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A Peter White Christmas Tour 2016

  Christmas is approaching, and that means we will start to see some Holiday theme shows and parties.  A Peter White Christmas Tour 2016 featuring Rick Braun and Euge Groove is about to hit a stage near you. Since 1995, White has been a part of a few different Christmas themed tours, namely the JazzTrax Christmas Tour, the Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour, and Dave Koz and Friends Christmas reunion tour 2003 marked the beginning of the Peter White…

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Hot Jazz Tracks Week of September 25

Hot Jazz Tracks Week of September 25 Say What’s On Your Mind, Nick Colionne’s latest release, sits at the top of the charts for the second consecutive week.  This is the second single off of the album. Brian Culbertson and Greg Manning make their first appearance in the top 10 this week. You want to see Culbertson’s Funk tour?  Check some dates here.

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Jessy J California Christmas

Jessy J California Christmas Jessy J is getting us in the Christmas spirit with her special Christmas album.  California Christmas will be released on October 28, but we were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek. The album is full of classics, but we especially like Feliz Navidad/Home for The Holidays, an uptempo song that will surely warm you up on those cold winter nights. Silent Night has a little…

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Carly Robyn Green New Music

Carly Robyn Green New Music As a BMG recording artist and songwriter, Carly Robyn Green has a career that spans the worlds of television, film, radio, and concert halls. She has performed at venues including Madison Square Garden, The Staples Center, The Pantages Theater, Citizens Bank Park, and The Tropicana Hotel & Casino. Carly took the Grammy stage backing up Cee Lo Green at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, and…

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Lindsey Webster New Release

Lindsey Webster New Release Lindsey Webster just signed with Shanachie Entertainment, and she has a new release slated for November 4th.  Back To Your Heart is the first single off of the new album, and it is being added to the distribution outlets, including SiriusXM’s Watercolors. The lyric video for Back To Your Heart is available now… Here is part of the press release: November 4, 2016, Shanachie Entertainment will…

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Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jam Mix

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jam Mix

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jam Mix Las Vegas, NV – September 12, 2016 – Exotic DJ has released the next installment of the Smooth R&B Mix Series. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jam Mix is a compilation of songs either written or produced by the talented duo.  This mix features tracks from the artists that made them famous. The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jam Mix begins…

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Brian McKnight Show Tickets

Brian McKnight Show Tickets Brian McKnight will be performing in select cities in October and November.  Treat yourself to a great show this holiday season and get your Brian McKnight Show Tickets.  Hey ladies – Being serenaded by one of the premier R&B crooners sounds like a plan, right? In case you forgot, McKnight’s first release was in 1992, and since then he has released 12 albums total, including the…

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New Oleta Adams Music

  New Oleta Adams Music Oleta Adams first graced us with her voice in 1990.  Since then her fan base has grown, not only in the US, but also in Europe.  One of the reasons she is so popular is that she is not locked into a certain genre of music.  She can do R&B, Gospel, and even Pop music.  This is evident by the company she keeps on the…

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Damien Escobar Violin

Damien Escobar Violin Remember in elementary school where you only had a couple of instruments available for your music class?  Well, where I came from, you had the violin and the flute and that was it.  I took violin for one school year, but I stopped, because it really was not cool.  I obviously did not have the creative foresight to carve my own path like Damien Escobar has. Escobar…

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Paul Taylor New Release Countdown

Paul Taylor New Release Countdown

Paul Taylor New Release Countdown We have been digging Paul Taylor for awhile, now.  Of course he is a part of the Smooth Jazz Mix Series.  We like a certain vibe of jazz for these mixes, and he is definitely in that groove! Taylor will release Countdown, the new album on September 9th, and we are sure that he will give us a mix of styles, including Funk & Soul,…

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