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Blair Bryant does Stevie Wonder on new release

Blair Bryant is like the musical gift that keeps on giving. He is stirring up a bag of grooves with his version of Stevie Wonder's "That Girl". This rendition puts funky bass in your face with a sizzling rhythm that will make you fall in love with this single all over again. There is a nice and unexpected spectacular moment that happens near the bridge that is lush. It definitely peaks the single to groove levels unlocked. Indulge! The single was taken from Blair's new CD "R

Mo Louis debuts with the single "Turn it Up

A chance meeting between saxophonists Mo Louis and Euge Groove while purchasing an instrument not only produced a lasting friendship but also a collaboration on Mo's groovy hot single "Turn it Up". In a recent interview, Mo recalls meeting Euge when he went to purchase one of his saxophones. "I'll never forget standing in his studio and him putting on one of his own tracks for me to play along with. Talk about a humbling moment." Mo said that he expressed to Euge his desire t

Jazmin Ghent teams up with Maysa for the rhythmic Summertime single

Saxophonist Jazmin Ghent pairs with Maysa on the beloved and timeless track "Summertime". The single starts off with a festive rhythm and Jazmin's sax soaring as Maysa engages in some tasteful scats. Later we hear Maysa's sweet vocals bringing pure delight to this already beautiful version. "Summertime" was produced and recorded by Euge Groove at his Groove House Studios. The track is taken Jazmin's 4th CD entitled "Forever Jaz". Jazmin is the 2019 NAACP Image Award Winner fo

Jessy J returns after a six year break with new music

Saxophonist Jessy J returns after six years with the new CD Blue. The artist who has had 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums teams up with Jeff Lorber on the upbeat new single "Dig It". It's a catchy track take from an album that explores bluesy and soulful grooves. In a recent interview, Jessy said that writing and recording for her new CD "was an extraordinary experience". She also said "I have missed the connection with my fans so much these past two years. On every

Ron King releases Cascade single

Listen to trumpeter Ron King's new single "Cascade" and get ready to fall in love with this beauty. "Cascade" is exquisite with a lovely and soulful rhythm. Enter Ron's trumpet which adds a lovely and romantic touch. Ron is one of the more sort after trumpeter and composer who has worked with numerous artists including George Benson, Marvin Gaye, Jeff Lorber and Brian Simpson to name a few. The new single is taken from his upcoming CD which will be produced by guitarist Paul

Ron Reinhardt teams up with Richard Elliot on new release

When smooth swag meets light funk, you get "Meet me at the End", the latest single from keyboardist Ron Reinhardt. Ron plays the Hammond B3 and rocks the instrument like no other. He has added saxophonist Richard Elliot to bring more layers to this single which has lovely chord progressions and a bridge that you would never see coming. Ron has been Elliot's keyboardist for 30 years and also his close friend. Ron has also collaborated with others in the smooth jazz music indus

J3 releases new single from upcoming CD

Teen jazz phenom Justin-Lee Schultz has teamed up with other teens Jamie-Leigh Schultz and Jaden Baker to form the trio J3. Together they bring their larger-than-life talents to the new single "Hela". "Hela" is soothing, mature and awash with many pleasant musical detours within this one single, you will be intrigued along the journey. The trio first played together back in 2020 and the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. It is where their friendship began. The single is

Knick Smith gets romantic on new single

Keyboardist Knick Smith sets the stage for nights of blissful bubble baths, scented candles and love with his latest single aptly titled "Romance". This string-filled single is bedecked with amazing keys and a melody to literally take your breath away. The single was taken from the CD of the same name, one that has already delighted us with hits such as "Feelin' Smooth" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love (featuring Kevin Turner and Jeff Robinson. Knick Smith keeps his music c

Ryan La Valette returns with single Let it Flow

New Zealand musician brings the necessary heat to the airwaves with the downright funky swing in the danceable single "Let It Flow". Ryan's guitar hits all the right spots as it shifts and segues within a refreshing melody with feel-good synths in the pocket. The single is taken from his upcoming compilation, one which will feature Ryan playing on the guitar, bass and saxophone. For the compilation, Ryan has sort the best in the industry to pair his songwriting skills and tal

Gil releases the romantic "You're Beside Me"

Gil Johnson puts his unique and beautiful vocals to the new single "You're Beside Me", a track this is perfect for Valentine's Day. The song has a pop-sweetened touch with jazzy undertones which features a glowing acoustic guitar from Doc Powell. The track was produced by AyRon Lewis, who is a Dove and Stellar Award nominee. Gil dedicated the track to his wife of 31 years Darlene Johnson who has since passed away in 2020. She remains the inspiration behind his singing career.

Bassist Byron Miller releases the funk-induced Better Days Are Coming

Bassist Byron Miller features Swedish keyboardist Mats Oberg on his latest single "Better Days are Coming". Taken from his third album Psychobass 3: Real Love, the single is a funk induced laid back groove that gives you all the positive feels. It features Byron in the forefront adding his glorious bass lines which compliments the arrangement. Byron and Mats met in 2016 at a George Duke tribute. Mats who also met George when he visited Stockholm has emerged as a George Duke

Ilya Serov releases a charming version of an old classic

With Valentine's Day around the corner, trumpeter Ilya Serov is right on time with his lovely twist on the classic "My Funny Valentine". Taking on a modern charm, the rhythm glides like a sweet caress with an edgy guitar and Ilya's brilliant muted trumpet. The single is so romantic and enchanting, it truly sets the mood for love. Ilya is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music where he perfected his skills in playing the trumpet. He also went on to perform wit

LaShawn D. Gary releases tasty new single

"On The Yard" is the new single from pianist LaShawn D. Gary. It is a tasty upbeat single with a finger-snapping groove replete with a bubbling bass line that frame eloquent keys. A native of Detroit, Michigan, LaShawn is also an Emmy Award Winning Producer and Composer. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from the Southern University A&M Collage and a Master's in Music Education from the University of Louisville. A well rounded musician, LaShawn

Feet First is the new release from Rick Braun's upcoming CD

"Feet First" is the latest single from trumpeter Rick Braun. Written and produced by Braun, the track is vibrant with a lovely muted trumpet and a flirty dance groove made for chart success. Musicians on the new single include guitarist Tony Pulizzi, bassist Courtney Leonard, drummer Gorden Campbell and percussionist Lenny Castro. "Feet First" is taken from Rick's upcoming eponymous CD to be released on February 11th. #rickbraun #smoothjazz #feetfirst #newrelease #jazznews #j

Amandus returns with new music

Amandus (aka Michael Quast) is a German keyboardist and composer who introduced us to his music in 2021 with the debut of his Sing A Song album. He keeps his music fresh with upbeat rhythms and riveting keys as evident on the new single "Groove Infection". The new single features guitarist Uli Brodersen in a delicious feel-good single. The track is taken from the EP of the same name. The EP was created during the pandemic and contains five tracks. #amandus, germanjazz #jazzmu

Vocalist Anders Holst reimagines Cowboys and Angels

Vocalist Anders Holst's latest CD Endlessly features his own take on a few classic songs that we know and love. After delivering the successful "All I Do" an impressive version of a Stevie Wonder classic, Anders now pulls a page from George Michael's songbook with "Cowboys and Angels". Just as fascinating as the original, Anders delivers a jazzy and romantic piano led arrangement with lovely background vocals. Sy Smith also lends her soulful vocals to the single making for a

Pianist Jonathan Fritzen releases Hammers of Love

Swedish-American keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen is back with "Hammers of Love", a track that has a gorgeous smooth groove and with a chuck full of dynamite keys. The single is the follow up to to Fritzen's number 1 Billboard single "Keys to Paradise". "Hammers of Love is taken from Fritzen's upcoming CD "Piano Tales". #jonathanfritzen #newmusic #hammersoflove #wereplaying #jazzmoodsradio #jazzblog #newreleases #smoothjazznews #smoothjazz

Greg Manning returns with Be Strong single

Pianist Greg Manning pairs with saxophonist Jimmy Reid on his latest single "Be Strong". The single is a lovely upbeat track with funky keys, a joyful sax and vocals that encourage to "move on, be strong". Aside from releasing his own music, Greg is also a well sorted composer and producer who has created chart-topping hits for those in the industry. His own singles have also successfully made it to the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as he did in 2019 when "Top Down" made it on

Guitarist Desmond Meyer releases "Calling the Ancestors" single to help cope with the present times

In the midst of the seasonal musical offerings, we are still playing some of the new releases such as the latest single from guitarist Desmond Meyer. Taken from his CD Don't Worry, the single "Calling the Ancestors" is the perfect antidote for the current situation of health scare around the world. Desmond himself has had to deal with the devastation of COVID-19 and saw what it has done to lives and have decided to bring some optimism through song. The latest single from the

Phil Davis releases "Restless" single

Producer, Pianist and Composer, not to mention Professor Phil Davis has returned with new music, the perfect welcome back to the jazz music scene. The single "Restless" is melodically irresistible with its mid-funky soul-jazz element that makes it even more blissful and beautiful. Phil is outstanding on the keys, delivering lush notes and stunning improv, a perfect single to unwind after the day is spent. Phil has worked with everyone in the jazz and R&B world serving as a w