Cheryl Hughey

Cheryl Hughey

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

Congratulations to Warren Hill and Nick Colionne! Both received honors at the 2007 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

Warren won Woodwind Artist of the Year

Nick won International Instrumental Artist of the Year

After years of session work in Los Angeles, Guitar Books with Mel Bay, and now with the new release of his 7th album ( with notable guests such as Kirk Whalum, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel, and Chester Thompson ), Jay Leach is defintely "Cleared for Takeoff."

Episodes of American Idol including Kenny Rogers, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Pickler, and Martina McBride, this years TV Land Awards, notable motion picture soundtracks such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Six Days and Seven Nights, and Team …

A really perceptive R&B/jazz venture that I can easily see becoming a staple..." - Jazz Review

A native of the South of Italy, Rocco Ventrella grew up in Bari, on the Adriatic coast.

Rocco began playing saxophone at age fourteen, inspired by jazz records his father had given him; for over twenty years, Rocco honed his chops by playing with the Big Band "J.S.O." of his hometown Bari where he appeared with an impressive list of art …

In January 2007, smooth jazz took a step "back to the future." The legacy label Nu Groove records was re-launched after an almost 10-year hiatus. Original founder David Chackler decided to revitalize the legendary label, re-acquiring the rights to the Nu Groove name from his prior partners who had acquired the company in 2004 from Chackler, and two years later shuttered it.

Originally the home of Michael Lington and "Down to the Bone," Nu Groove had been the benchmark for aggressive, funky a …

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