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

Axon Radio introduces us to Forklift Judy

Bringing the funk from Indianapolis along with some soulful Jazz in tow, supergroup Axon Radio has released "Forklift Judy", a catchy single with an interesting title. Expect to hear a slamming bass, in your face horns and a funk-charged finger snapping groove. "Forklift Judy" is the following up to the group's single "Prom Drama". Saxophonist Michael Lington lends his sax work to this single which was mixed by engineer Steve Sykes. #axonradio #smoothjazz #forkliftjudy #micha

Blake Aaron releases Dreamland single

Guitarist Blake Aaron returns with fresh music in the form of the new single "Dreamland". Blake pairs again with producer and guitarist Adam Hawley, their first collaboration was the number one billboard scorcher "Sunday Strut". "Dreamland" is a hot and blazing single with lots rhythmic punches that is vibrant for spring into summer. Musicians appearing on the single include Adam Hawley on rhythm guitar, Rhodes, string and organ, Mel Brown on bass, Eric Valentine on drums an

Saxophonist Phil Walker delves into Phil Collins' songbook for new single

Saxophonist Phil Walker delivers a stellar take on the Phil Collins' classic "In The Air Tonight", currently in rotation on Jazz Moods Radio. Walker's sax notes sets the mood in a dreamy seductive melody that calls to mind rain slicked streets framed by neon lights. It's a mellow and romantic jam taken from Phil's upcoming CD of the same name. Walker who works as a financial planner by day has teamed up a few industry favorites including Richard Smith, Steve Oliver and former

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

Kim Scott is ready to Shine in 2022

Flutist Kim Scott has enjoyed a truly successful 2021 on the charts and her latest release "Shine!" has strong chart potential. Kim teams up with guitarist Blake Aaron on the new single, a breezy, mellow track with tight hush harmonies at the chorus. The single is taken from Kim's upcoming 10 track Shine! CD. The CD will feature some of the best in smooth jazz including Ragan Whiteside, Althea Rene, Blake Aaron and Jonathan Butler. The new album will be released on February 4

Guitarist Art Ruprecht releases Saving Grace single

Art Ruprecht has released the new single "Saving Grace" which was taken from his third CD entitled A Love Sublime. The new release has a carefree and rhythmic quasi-pop feel that is easy to fall in love with. Art's career soared when his first album "At the End of the Day" was featured on The Weather Channel. His single "Cast Your Care" hit the number 22 spot on the Top 100 albums for 2019. #artruprecht #newmusic #newjazz #smoothjazz #newsmoothjazz #wereplaying #jazzmoodsradi

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

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

J White brings a bag full of grooves with Prime Time single

J White has released the new single "Prime Time", a jeep jazz single that is downright funky. The single is the follow up to his earlier in the year releases "Driven" and "Spirit Walk". The track was produced and written by Jacob Webb and Judah Sealy, both of who are referred to as the "A Team". "Prime Time" packs a gorgeous finger-snapping groove with happy-go-lucky sax notes and a moving bass line. Probably one of the more unique singles you will hear on radio, the track

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

Dan Siegel releases new music from his Faraway Place CD

Many compilations were created in the downtime of COVID 19; Dan Siegel's Faraway Place album is one of them. With this being his 22nd CD as a leader, the album boasts of 11 tasty originals that are mellow and cool in some instances with lots of strings and horns included. Dan described this compilation as a "different kind of album because of the pandemic". Dan said in a recent interview that the music was written in isolation and most of the tracks were recorded at the musi

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

Greg Chambers returns with the Adam Hawley produced "Let's Dance"

From his upcoming album No Looking Back, Bay area saxophonist Greg Chambers releases the tasty single "Let's Dance". The track was produced by Adam Hawley, who is quickly becoming one of the most sort after producers in the jazz industry. Aside from being one of the best jazz guitarists out there, Adam is known for producing hits and this single is no exception. "Let's Dance"has a mid-tempo jam that is mellow and sunny, steep in a contemporary sound. Listen for the cooling sa

Patrick Lamb takes us on the scenic route to "Malibu Drive"

Saxophonist Patrick Lamb joins with producer Adam Hawley to create the lively and pleasing sounds on the single "Malibu Drive". Lamb has had successful collaborations with quite a few musicians in his career. Last year he and guitarist Michael Thompson created the summer scorcher "Cocoa Butter" performing as the Thompson/Lamb Project. Lamb's signature style of music has always been upbeat with refreshing hooks that rub you the right way. Over the years he has performed with m

Gunter Asbeck releases the peachy "Make it Work Again"

German bassist and vocalist Gunter Asbeck has released the new single "Make it Work Again". Taken from his Evolve CD, the single features cameos from Dennis LeGree and Will Donato. Gunter's sweet and controlled vocals progress smoothly within a soulful single replete with lush background vocals and airy horns. This single could well be one from the Incognito songbook as it matches their sound without coming across as a carbon copy. Gunter spent several years working alongsid