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Boney James returns with Detour CD

Chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player Boney James released his new single “Bring It Back” today, featuring critically acclaimed composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow. The track is available today via all streaming services and marks the first release from James’ forthcoming 18th studio album,Detour, out September 23rd on Concord Records. The new 10-song collection is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s Sol

Paul Brown has the "Secret Sauce"

If there is any one who has the secret sauce to success, it would be guitarist and producer Paul Brown. Paul has had over 60 number one jazz radio singles and has worked with some of the best in jazz. They include George Benson, Patti Austin, Boney James, Norman Brown and so much more. He latest single is actually titled "Secret Sauce and it packs a punch as another number one contender on the charts. Taken from his freshly released CD Promised Land, "Secret Sauce" lays on a

Wakana joins Jonathan Fritzen on new single

Saxophonist Wakana locks musical arms with pianist Jonathan Fritzen on her new single "Fika Talk". Taken from her recently released CD A Sunny Day, "Fika Talk" is lively flavored groove peppered with delicious keys. Wakana became well known in the USA with her solo album Saxcess Story which produced by Greg Manning in 2018. Her single "Go For the Sound" in 2021 which featured Darren Rahn and Koh Saxman became an instant radio favorite. Wakana was born in Futtsu City, Chiba,

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

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

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

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

Jody Mayfield releases "Strawberry Sunday"single with Walter Beasley

Atlanta based jazz musician Jody Mayfield joined saxophonist Walter Beasley on the new single "Strawberry Sunday". Taken from the CD Doing the Do the single is a tasty mid-groove with a mellow sax that plays well with joyous keys. Jody is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University from which he obtained his major in Music Performance. He also has a BA and Master's Degree in Musical Technology. Well rounded as a jazz musician, Jody has shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Grove

Chris Godber releases West Coast Soul

Saxophonist Chris Godber returns with new music on the single "West Coast Soul". "West Coast Soul" is rhythmically cool with a light and laid back sax that flourishes within an addicting and soulful groove. Chris found success on the release of his earlier work with the CDs Starting Over in 2015 and Momentum in 2018. The singles "Rain" and "Chill" intrigued listeners and solidify Chris' mainstay the Smooth Jazz World. Smooth Jazz aside, Chris also crosses over to Gospel Jazz

Former Tonight Show band member Knick Smith releases dazzling new single.

As the former band member of "The Tonight Show" and also serving as the musical director for Stanley Clarke for 10 years, keyboardist has released the single "Feeling Smooth". Taken from his CD "Romance", the track is reminiscent of 70's Quincy Jones style with grandeur film score type jazz with compelling horns and keys. The groovy melody shifts and segues from a lush string arrangement to straight-ahead jazz in a seamless fashion with dizzying chord progressions. "Feeling S

Brian Simpson to release milestone CD on June 25th

A very debonair looking Brian Simpson appears on the cover of his 10th CD "All That Matters", a compilation that is schedule for a June 25th release. As the title implies, the music within Brian's new compilation was born out of the uncertainties of COVID-19. In a recent interview, Brian said "My family and loved ones became more important than ever and all that matters became more apparent after witnessing the tragic loss of others." The CD is set to be musically diverse an

Tyra Levone takes on a Rose Royce classic

Washington, DC-based songwriter/vocalist Tyra Levone adds her own unique touch to Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star”, a track currently in rotation on Jazz Moods Radio. Tyra brings her years of R&B vocals stylings to this single, which is peppered with romantic jazzy flavorings. “Wishing on a Star” features Marion Meadows on sax adding to the sultry mix; a shimmering arrangement flourished with mesmerizing strings and Tyra’s larger-than-life stirring vocals. #tyralevone #rosero

Jarrod Lawson releases soul-stirring new single

Vocalist Jarrod Lawson continues to provide musical depth and lyrical dimension from his “Be the Change” compilation. Always one to structure his album tracks with thought-provoking lyrics, his new release “Universal Chord” takes a thread from the same tapestry. Definitive of most Lawson singles, “Universal Chord” transcends with a seductive melody awashed with harmonically-rich heavenly voices. And when you least expect it, the single hits an impressive crescendo soaring on

Tracye Eileen releases new music from her upcoming EP

“Sweeter with Time” is the new single from vocalist Tracye Eileen, a track that is in rotation on Jazz Moods Radio. We met Tracye last year when she won our hearts with the sweet sway on “Somehow Someway” and again on the equally beautiful “Now That We’re Here”. Extracted from her upcoming EP “It’s Time”, “Sweeter with Time” has the makings of a nice backyard cool down with family and friends. It’s easy-going by nature with tempered vocals, indulgent keys and a hypnotic groov