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Remembering....
 Photo: Jazz legend Dave Brubeck DIES at 91. 1920 - 2012
With a career spanning over 6 decades, the legendary pianist and his quartet's 'is best known for Take Five' which was the first million-selling jazz recording. Being taken on his way to a d
octor’s appointment by his longtime manager and producer Russell Gloyd, who begin to notice the unresponsiveness of Brubeck. Rushed him to a hospital in Norwalk, Conn., there the acclaimed artists was pronounced dead.
Dave Brubeck 12/05/12
     Dies 1920 - 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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SEASONS GREETINGS -  MUSIC  FOR THE SEASON

COVER STORY

Earth, Wind & Fire

  In-Depth Interview with Ralph Johnson
CD Review

CD ReviewDave Koz "The 25th of December" 09/30/14

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CD Review
Maysa "Very Maysa Christmas" 10/27/14

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Ralph Johnson & Siedah Garrett "Have A Very Merry Christmas"

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Anthony Hamilton "Home for the Holiday"

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NOVEMBER NEW CDs SPOTLIGHT 

 

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances (CD/ DVD)

Eric Darius "Retro Forward"11/11/14

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2014 CD Releases and Reviews Here

Whitney Houston "Live: Her Greatest Performances"  11/10/14

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Average White Band, Baby Face, Boney James, Down To The Bone, Boz Scaggs,

Tierrney Sutton  The 5th Annual Richmond Jazz  Park Jazz Festival 07/19/14  

Richmond, VA

 

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2014 66th Annual Emmys  Red Carpet and After Party Images Los Angeles, CA 07/16/14

 

 

 

New CD Release in September 2014.... Herb Partlow "Digital Future" https://itunes.apple.com/album/id903903251

 

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George Benson, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Chuck Loeb, Larry Graham, Jessy J, Elan Trotman @The 31st Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival 07/19/14   Winter Park, CO

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of Art Education at the Jane Ortner Award Luncheon 2014 in Los Angeles, CA 07/16/14

 

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36th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Stanley Clarke, Al Jarreau, Arturo Sandoval, Patti Austin, Fantasia, Dianne Reeves, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Ravi Coltrane, Jose James among others. 06/14-15/14  Hollywood, CA

 
Photo: The D. Scott Buchanan Project: "Follow"
Buy latest CD "Follow" at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GSY6CJU/?tag=smoothjazzmag-20
 

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Mindi Abair, Najee, Melissa Manchester, Gregg Karukas, Greg Adams, Paul Brown, Slim Man and many more... 05/25/14  Mission Viejo, CA

                 

 

 

Doheny Blues Festival 05/17-18, 2014  Dana Point, CA
Keb' Mo'
Greg Allman, Doobie Brothers and many more
Buddy Guy
 
The Links Inc. Beverly Hills, CA Chapter Fundraiser Gala 05/04/14 in Hollywood, CA
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 Ronnie Laws, Ndugu Chancler and Herman Jackson @ H.O.M.E. Supper Club in Beverly Hills, CA 04/25/14
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Regina Carter "Southern Comfort" Tour 2014  Los Angeles 04/19/14
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Nobresil

"Original"

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Release Date 04/08/14

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Nick Colionne

"Influences" CD Review Here

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Release Date 04/01/14

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Rachelle Ferrell 

9th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival.

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03/11/14


 
 

In Concert Brian Culbertson Photosdsc_9939.jpg

Rams Head On Stage, 03/28/14 Annapolis, MD

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Brian Culbertson’s CD debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart “Another Long Night Out,” his 14th album in his 20th year career.

Release Date 02/25/14

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Smooth Jazz Oscar Fashion 2014.  A Look at some of the Music Artists who made the grade... See all the fashion HERE 

 

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Najee, Marcus Miller, Euge Groove & Phil Perry Valentine Day 2014
Read It HERE  Long Beach, CA  
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2013 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS MUSIC NOMINATIONS: Smooth Jazz Magazine congratulates the following artists that we have had the honor of reviewing their CD, interviewing them or viewing their show in 2013... Najee "The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey," "Boney James "The Beat," John Legend "Love In The Future," India.Arie "Cocoa Butter" and Kevin Eubanks "The Messenger." on TVOne Network.  http://www.naacpimageawards.net/inside-the-show/
Photo Erykah Badu "Q.U.E.E.N" Photo February 22, 2014  Photo Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot "Summer Horns"
See Concert Review January 8, 2014
January 6, 1939 - 2014
   Grammy winner Robert Glasper
Thanks to each and everyone of our family, friends and fans for making 2013 a phenomenal year. Wishing you all a very Healthy and Prosperous 2014 that is filled with great music
Feliz Ano Novo 2014!!!

Sergio Mendes                       concert with                     Sheila E.

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A Smooth Jazz Christmas: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013  

Cerritos Perf for the Arts Center, Cerritos, CA  12/20/13

 

Dave Koz, Jonathan Butler Keiko Matsui & Oleta Adams

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Give the gift of Music....

 

A Peaceful Spirit.....Now Rests in Peace... Nelson Mandela dies at 95. 1918 - 2013

 

Najee "The Morning After" debut #1 Read Interview & CD Review 10/2313
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Jonny Lang Performs in Beverly Hills, CA 10/2613
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South Africa Inaugural Music Fest in Los Angeles 10/2013
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Congrats Jeff Golub, who tops the Billboard chart for “Pusherman” the first single from the newly released Train Keeps A Rolling “Train Keeps A Rolling” album 08/13/13.

Buy this CD HERE  

 

Jesse J. CD Release Party "Second Chances" 09/10/13

   

Keiko Matsui in Las Vegas 08/24/13 with Special Guest Jackiem Joyner              Buy latest CD "Soul Quest" 07/30/13 HERE:
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Festival of Art presents "Jazz on the Green" featuring....

Laguna Beach, CA

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WATCH VIDEO George Duke's new "DreamWeaver" CD debuts at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart! See SJM Exclusive Feature Video.
The Yellowjackets Interview & Concert Review 07-19-13
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On Tour @ The Albuquerque Route 66 Summerfest/New Mexico Jazz Festival

Earl Klugh at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo - Music to soothe the savage beast…  06/28/13

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June 28-30 2013

Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Kem, O'Jays, Leela James, Bob James, David Sanborn, Fantasia, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gil, Ralph Tresvant, Tyrese, Tank, Ginuwine among others.
 
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Hugh Masekela 

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  Raqel Pomplun 2013 35th Playboy Jazz Festival miscimg_352016.jpg George Lopez
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George Benson Pays Tribute to Nat King Cole
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U-NAM Pays Tribute to George Benson
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Babyface Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend for Concerts May 24,, 2013

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30th Annual California
Strawberry Festival 2013 May 18th & 19th 2013.

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1st Annual Berry Best Hat Contest Kids of All Ages Dancing - Oxnard, CA

 

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The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival 2013 June 15 - 16.

 

"George Lopez" Playboy Jazz Festival new host for 2013
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City of Lights Jazz Festival 2013, Las Vegas
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George Duke           Stanley Clarke              
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Bob Baldwin             Paul Taylor
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Elan Trotman                    Roy Ayers
Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine Birthday Celebration 04/13/13
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Gala of Stars: Arsenio Hall, Bono, Babyface, Buzz Aldrin, Chaka Kahn, Chef Gordon Ramsey, Larry King, Herbie Hancock, Patti Austin, Wayne Newton, Marcus Miller, Jennifer Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, James Ingram among others.
 
2013 Las Vegas Soul Festival feat. Marion Meadows, Erykah Badu, Mary Mary, Jonathan Butler, Shelia E, Kindred The Family Soul, Lenny Williams, Joe, SWV, Dr. Bobby Jones & Michael Baisden. 04/06-07/13
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GRAMMY Winners and  RED CARPET

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Smooth Jazz Magazine Rising Stars for 2013...

CD Review Moving Up Quickly      BUY CD

Feel The Vibe BUY CD

Vive l'amour, Nick Vintskevich BUY CD

James "Biscuit" Rouse      BUY CD

Emmett North Jr. . BUY CD

Jon White BUY CD

 Clarence T Kyle    BUY CD

CD Review

Kendrick Scott Oracle BUY CD

Orly Vardy BUY CD

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Anjee Anjee | Be Yourself (Remix) BUY CD

Wa Dell JonesCD Review

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Sharon Rae North Gee Baby BUY CD

 
 

Bebe Winans

 

 Eric Marienthal

Karen Briggs

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CD Review Alex Bugnon "Harlem" 12/03/13

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CD Review Product Details Robert Glasper "Black Radio 2" 10/29/13

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CD Review / InterviewThe Morning After Najee "The Morning After" 10/22/13

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CD Release J-Town Beat Hiroshima "J-Town Beat" 10/09/13

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CD ReleaseRandy Brecker "Brecker Brothers Band Reunion"  10/08/13

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CD Release Product Details  Sting "The Last Ship" 09/24/13

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CD Release Product Details Spyro Gyra "The Rhinebeck Sessions" 09/24/13

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CD ReleaseProduct DetailsAllen Toussaint "Songbook" 09/24/13

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CD Release Melancholy Sasha's Bloc"Melancholy" 09/17/13

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CD Review Product Details Richard Elliot "Number Ones" 09/17/13

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CD Review Gregory Porter "Liquid Spirit" 09/17/13

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CD Review Pushing the World Away Kenny Garrett "Pushing the World Away" 09/17/13

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CD Review / Concert Review Jonny Lang "Fight For My Soul" 09/17/13

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CD Release Oli Silk "Raor Sharp Brit" 09/17/13

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CD Release Photo: New CD Release This Week: Geri Allen "Grand River Crossings: Motown and Motor City Inspirations" 09/10/13
            Buy this CD "Grand River Crossings: Motown and Motor City Inspirations" at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EL3OCEC/?tag=smoothjazzmag-20 Geri Allen "Grand River Crossings: Motown and Motor City Inspirations" 09/10/13

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CD Review Product Details Earth, Wind & fire "Now, Then & Forever" 09/10/13

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CD Release Product Details Trombone Shorty "Say That to Say Thiis" 09/10/13

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CD Review Product Details Jessy J "Second Chances" 09/10/13

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CD Release 

Love in the Future  John Legend  "Love In The Future" 09/03/13

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CD Release

Product Details Lin Roundtree "Serendipitous" 09/03/13

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CD Review Product Details Patrick Yandell "Soul Grind" 09/03/13

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CD Release Product DetailsPieces Of A Dream "In The Moment" 08/27/13

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CD Review Jeff Lorber Fusion "Hacienda" 08/27/13

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CD Release Product DetailsBob Baldwin "Twenty" 08/20/13

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