Cheryl Hughey

Cheryl Hughey

Cozy up to the fire with trumpeter Chris Botti in December. Putting a creative spin on your favorite tunes, Botti is backed up by a tight band that grooves. A…
Hank Roberts, Wiggy Dog Boy, in "The Truth and Reconciliation Show" is a mishmash of sounds and textures. Once I pushed past the first couple of songs, I did…

The presentation of your image is just as important as the quality of the music. One of the key ways in introducing your new CD to journalists and radio is through the use of a one-page.

A one-page serves as a combination press release/bio for the new CD. It tells the world what the music is about and how to contact the artist. If you’re not mailing a one-page with every CD, you are missing a key component in your marketing plan. Journalists and radio stat …

Perhaps no two other artists have played with more jazz legends that pianists Monty Alexander and Les McCann. Born in Jamaica, Alexander would meld ska with traditional jazz to collaborate with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli, Freddy Cole, Kevin Mahogany and many others. While McCann’s associations with Ray Charles Count Basie, Zoot Sims, Charlie Byrd, Lou Rawls, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington and garnere …

Jazz guitarist Lage Lund, a Norwegian native, lives in NY and has just won first place, a $20,000 award at the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition, hosted by Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Jr. (Chairman of the Board of the Thelonious Monk Institute) and Billy Dee Williams at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on September 19th. The competition shines a spotlight on the jazz leaders of tomorrow. It has helped to launch the careers of such renown artists as vocalists …

News sources have cited that jazz legend Michael Brecker is suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome and a stem cell donor of Eastern European Jewish is urgently needed. Donor drive information below:

Sunday, October 30th
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8339 Old York Road
Elikins Park, PA

Support young people in jazz by checking out the New Jersey Jazz for Teens concert on November 9th!


TIME: 6:30-7:15PM, 1 SET




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ST. LOUIS / April 29, 2006

Smooth Jazz makes a triumphant return to St. Louis this summer and we have Rick Sanborn to thank. To create Rick Sanborn’s Smooth Summer Party, Sanborn persuaded Jazz Cruises, LLC to bring the two hottest smooth jazz packages to The Pageant for back-to …

Michael Manson Just Feelin’ It

Chicago Bass Player Releases 2nd CD September 12, 2006

Chicago August 15, 2006

With the release of his previous CD, The Bottom Line, Michael Manson joined the ranks of today’s premiere jazz artists.

His first single "Outer Drive" reached the top 10 on the R&R Smooth Jazz. Bass-master Michael Manson moved from sideman to center-stage on his solo debut The Bottom Line

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