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Adam Hawley releases another top chart contender "Risin' Up"

Guitarist Adam Hawley continues to wow us with his talent as a musician and composer as evident on his latest single "Risin' Up." "Risin' Up" is a bouncy, well-calibrated single that carries a soulful jazzy rhythm that cools and satisfies. Adam debut on the scene literally hitting the ground running with albums Double Vision and Just the Beginning on the Kalimba Music label, gaining six number one hits. The release of his third album, Adam was able to secure three more number

Gary Honor has summer in the pocket with new single

Saxophonist Gary Honor's new single "Summer Cool" will give you more than one reason to hold on to the fun in the sun season. Produced by Skinny Hightower, "Summer Cool" is a summer dance scorcher, one that conjure images of roller-skating dream, summer love and where life is just one big chill. Gary first found his love for the sax at age 10. He graduated high school and was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where he enrol

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

Patrick Bradley delivers new single from Exhale CD

Pianist Patrick Bradley takes us on the light and funky side of town with his new single "Completely Yours". The fresh and vibrant track soars with majestic keys replete with a killer sax. The single is taken from Patrick's fifth album aptly titled Exhale. Recorded last year in the time of quarantine, the CD produced the first single with the same name, which went to number one on the Billboard charts. The new album is titled Exhale for a reason, according to Patrick "I wante

Doc Powell teams up with Bobby Lyle, Larry Kimpel on "Me Myself and Rio De Novo single

Guitarist Doc Powell is one of those musicians who has the "it" factor. With every song released, you are always sure to get melodies that stretches the imagination, emanating from a vibrant and fun musical location. His latest single "Me Myself and Rio De Novo" puts him in the company of guest musicians pianist Bobby Lyle and bassist Larry Kimpel. The single's cover art that features Doc laying in a hammock surrounded by trees, all chilled and relaxed with his guitar in han

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

Will Sumner brings the chill element on Building Castles single

You can always count on guitarist Will Sumner to release singles that speak to your mind and soul armed with a dreamy melody. He does just that on his latest single "Building Castles" from the CD Ocean Street. "Building Castles" awash the soul with a groovy, guitar laden single that conjures morning sunrise spent by the beach with the one you love. It has this uplifting and very cooling tempered sound that is lush in every way. Will who was born in Los Angeles rose to fame w

Pianist Xavier Gordon releases the single Bridges, a teaser from his upcoming EP Excellence

Jazz pianist Xavier Gordon is rocking the grooves with his new single "Bridges". Taken from the upcoming EP called Excellence, "Bridges" is funk-driven with contagious piano runs and a tasty summer romp. Xavier is more than a pianist, he is known as a songwriter and producer who has been on the jazz music scene for more than a decade. Xavier began playing the piano when he was eight years old growing up in Conyers, Georgia. He grew up in a family filled with musicians and sin

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

Geneve 5 releases new music geared to inspire

Geneve 5 is saxophonist Melvin Butler and producer, composer, guitarist and keyboardist Oliver Wendell and together they are sealing the deal on the summer scorcher "Subtly". The highly indulgent single is ambient jazz at its best. It is the type of music that takes your mind to an exotic place, big on the chill factor with breezy sax notes and glowing guitar riffs. Geneve is on a mission to offer "creative compositions that stir hearts and minds, inspiring a global audience

Bill Heller joins Andy Snitzer on "Last Train" single

All Aboard! Keyboardist Bill Heller has just released the single "Last Train", one which magically pairs him with saxophonist Andy Snitzer. Most will remember Bill who has had a long affiliation with jazz supergroup The Rippingtons. He has also appeared on recordings from Jeff Kashiwa, Paula Atherton, Chaquico and others. Taken from his upcoming CD called Passages, "Last Train" is compelling from the start with spicy keyboard runs, a soaring sax and a melody punctuated with

Howard Siden is ready to hit up the summer charts with "Laguna Beach Smoothie".

Surf's up! Guitarist Howard Siden is giving off beachy vibes on the latest single "Laguna Beach Smoothie". The sound of the ebb and flow of the ocean on the track along with the mesmerizing guitar riffs are enough to make your mind drift to lazy summers at a sun soaked beach. Howard is the nephew of the late Barney Kessel who was well known in the jazz circles. He grew up in Detroit and moved to California in 2002 where he continues to perform on the SoCal jazz circuits. #how

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

Guitarist Craig Sharmat releases single about reemerging into a new positive future

Ever since the Covid 19 virus made its appearance last year, we have seen more and more jazz musicians use their artwork to inject some hope and optimism into heir listeners musically assuring them that all will be well with the world again. Guitarist and composer Craig Sharmat is pushing the same agenda with his new single "A Brighter Day". According to the press notes, "A Brighter Day" is a song about "reemerging into a new positive future". And so if Craig's CD cover art

Andreu Neu and Rob Zinn release single A to Z

Saxophonist Andrew Neu has partnered with trumpeter Rob Zinn on the new single aptly titled “A to Z” and it is a definite summer cooler. Produced by guitarist Adam Hawley, the single dazzles with fulfilling horns and a jazz funk rhythm. Andrew and Rob have long performed together as A to Z, however this is their first collaborative single. On their own, both have found success on the Billboard charts. Andrew has five albums under his belt and has been a regular to Japan whe

Nils soars with single "Above the Clouds"

Guitarist Nils gears down finding a sweet and delightful spot with his new single “Above the Clouds”. As one of the gems from his “Caught in the Groove” compilation, this single has a warm and distinguished soul jazz feel with Johnny Britt lending his hushed “oohs and ahhs” plus his trumpet to the track, along with background vocalist from Clydene Jackson. Nils guitar play is majestic, plucking and gliding on the fret with great precision and passion. Guitarist, producer, com

Janice Lacy Project pairs with Saxophonist Eden Perez on "Catalina" single

We’re being whisked away to the beautiful and scenic coastline via “Catalina”, the latest single from The Lacy Project featuring Eden Perez on sax. The track was written and co-produced by Jeff Carruthers, the man who has 10 Billboard number one hits to his accolades. Eden brings a charming sax to the single, an enchanting frolic into a soulfully charged melody. The Lacy Project is pianist and composer Janice Lacy, Dan Needham on bass, Eden on sax and Benny Rietveld on bass.

Saxophonist Tarik Clark brings soulful elegance on new release

Missouri saxophonist Tarik Clark brings an air of style and elegance with a side of funky grooves on his latest single "Soul Surpluss". Taken from the CD of the same name, the single has a classic soul jazz feel with warming synths and passionate sax notes. Tarik was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri and his love for the sax began at the early age of five years old while attending church. He was first trained on the clarinet and began lessons on the saxophone when he was

Michael Silverman and Eric Marienthal brings hope with "In These Times"

Ahh Thursdays!! It means we are so much closer to the start of the weekend. We progress through this #tbt with Michael Silverman and Eric Marienthal on the very refined single “In These Times”. This is the first that the the two jazz stalwarts have come together on a single, one that also features James Lloyd (Pieces of a Dream), Yellowjackets’ Jimmy Haslip and Michael’s brother drummer Rob Silverman. Given his experience with performing classical, Jazz and New Age Music, Mic

Peet Project brings early summer vibes with Down to the Lake

We’ve got a bag of new grooves waiting for you to discover...dive in!! Tune in to hear the latest single from Peet Project, they are bringing a spring to your step with “Down to the Lake”. The track was inspired by picturesque summers that band leader and violinist Peter “Peet” Ferencz” spent at Lake Velence, Hungary. “Down to the Lake” has a catchy buoyant groove that gets you all snap happy. Larger than live horns play nicely with contrasting violin and keys. Listening to t