Nina Goodrich

Nina Goodrich

Living legend Nancy Wilson teems up with Ramsey Lewis and his Trio, creating a soul filled compilation of legendary classics on SIMPLE PLEASURES.SIMPLE PLEASUR…
Nominated for guitarist of the Year in 2003, by the National Smooth Jazz Awards, Jeff Golub steps up to the plate with his latest CD, SOUL SESSIONS.Each track is …
Capturing the sensuality of Marvin Gaye, the smoothness of Smokey Robinson and the sheer genius of Stevie Wonder, along with other major Motown greats, guitarist-producer L…
On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross, world famous smooth jazz, R&B, pop, singer/songwriter, suffered a debilitating diabetes induced stroke.

Today, Luther is struggling towards full rehabilitation.

In an effort of total love for Luther, and in an attempt to raise awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes, the Verve Music Group in association with the American Diabetes Association, are kicking off 'Send A Love Letter to Luther' day beginning August 3, 2004 across the country.

Al …

Saturday-Sunday, April 1st-2nd, JSOP Pensacola Jazz Festival, Seville Square and Fountain Park. Free admission. 850.432.2042

Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, 8th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Announced acts: Joyce Cooling, Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons, KEM, Brian Culbertson, Bona Fide featuring Slim Man , Jones & Company, Wayman Tisdale, Nestor Torres, Rick Braun. New location - Seascape Resort & Conference Center, Hwy. 98, just east of Destin, F …


Dave Stryker

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Album: The Scene

Musicians: Dave Stryker: Guitar, Steve Slagle: alto and soprano sax, flute

Jay Anderson: bass, Victor Lewis: drums, Special Guest: Joe Lovano

Tracks: Skee, The Scene, Six Four Teo, Two Sense, Kindred Spirits, Hopewell’s Last, Brighter Days, Fingers In The wind, Strikology


Bob James

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Salivating fans, awaiting the newest arrival, can now take a breath as Fourplay releases their latest album, Energy, on their debut with Heads Up label.

Captivating hearts for more than a decade, Fourplay brings together four of the hottest talents today-each member a musical genius, mega-star in his own right. Blending R&B, pop and jazz, Fourplay creates a distinct fingerprint of musical magic.

A quick and lighthearted introduction to the members:


Donn Bynum

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Rarely does a musician start his career at the top. Even more rare is staying on top for three decades, but that’s exactly what Donn Bynum did. Still down to earth, this mega star is debuting with his own creation-capturing the hearts and minds of all his listeners.

Playing with Bootsy Collins, The Commodores and The Brothers Johnson, Bynum knows his stuff. He’s taking his experience and putting into his audience’s hand, via his new release, Do You Feel Me.

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Driven by his passion for music, saxophonist, composer, Curtis Haywood, is committed to reaching deep into the hearts of his listeners and spreading the universal language of healing into their souls. Crossing all genres with his self-titled album, Haywood, a former member of the group Joshua, stirs the desire for love, intimacy, sharing and spiritual awareness.

Along with his own sultry, sexy, stellar musicianship, Haywood brings world known artists such as bassist Artie Reynolds, drummer Ai …

Derrick Gardner, jazz trumpeter, composer, educator and arranger has shared his love of music since arriving in New York in 1991, where he worked with some of the top musicians of the world. After five years in the Count Basie Orchestra, plus work with Frank Foster’s Loud Minority Band, Harry Connick Jr.’s Big Band, and The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Gardner formed his own sextet, The Jazz Prophets.

Following his highly praised album Slim Goodie, his outstanding …