KJAZZ Musicians Directory

At KJAZZ Radio UK we believe great independent music deserves to be promoted to a great global audience.  KJAZZ Radio UK musicians come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Some are full time professional musicians in mainstream bands like Roger Smith who is keyboardist for Tower of  Power.  Some are teachers by profession and perform music outside their professional lives, but all are united here on KJAZZ Radio UK, with a single love of producing original quality Smooth Jazz, Jazz, Blues, R&B and chilled out grooves.

The KJAZZ Radio UK musician is the heartbeat and core of KJAZZ Radio UK.  Getting on KJAZZ Radio UK is an achievement in itself.  Not everyone who applies to be on KJAZZ UK makes it. The musicians share their music with KJAZZ UK to build their global awareness, and in the hope that you the listener will like what they hear and purchase their music. It’s a simple formula but one that has worked since KJAZZ UK was established in late 2011.

Want to submit your music to KJAZZ Radio  UK and join the growing global family of musicians? As KJAZZ Radio UK is a free service to musicians promoting only excellent great indie. music,  we are very particular about the musicians we add to our roster. We accept only a small percentage of the songs submitted to us. KJAZZ Radio UK encourages you to not take any rejections personally. Please use the contact page to register your interest in joining and include a link to your music so we can review and get in touch if we like what we hear. Who knows you might be invited to join. Genres were interested in hearing from artists, and record labels about: Smooth Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Ambient, Soul, Blues, New Age, Ambient, Instrumental, Easy Listening, R&B, Chillout Grooves.

 

Musician Directory


Introduction Biography

*ordered by last artist to join

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Patrick Yandall KJAZZ Patrick Yandall – Smooth jazz, blues, and contemporary jazz and international recording artist/ guitarist Patrick Yandall. Voted Jazz Artist of the Year (Lifeswork Entertainment in 2009) Jazz Artist of the Year nominee for SDMA awards and with a staggering 20 albums available.

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Michel Zanoboli KJAZZ Michel Zanoboli – Pianist multi-instrumentalist, began playing piano when he was 6 years and performing live at the age of 8 and his career has continued to develop from there.
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Chan Hall – Jazz pianist and composer Chan Hall. Chan’s soothing grooves provide a vibrant, expansive landscape of poetry in motion; influenced by Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Chick Corea, and George Benson.

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Herbie Hancock | George Duke | George Benson
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Jake Aldridge – UK based Jake’s music is best described as RnB-meets-Hip-Hop sound but with hits mellow enough to feature on KJAZZ UK.

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oGPCWskt Fran Clark – Singer-songwriter Fran Clark from an early age, was exposed to diverse styles; from Aretha to Jimi Hendrix, as a teenager Fran experimented both vocally and as a songwriter whilst performing with soul, rock, pop and blues musicians.

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Desree | Emeli Sande | Minnie Ripperton
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Kerani KJAZZ UK Icon Kerani – Breathtaking themes, intricately orchestrated with a keen eye for detail. Performed on piano, synthesizers and a range of orchestral instruments. Kerani’s musical storytelling is refined and compelling in such way that each song becomes a delicately painted canvas, an exquisite blend between classical and contemporary music.

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Yanni | Enya | Vangelis | Mike Oldfield
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SharonMusgrave Sharon Musgrave – Sharon is a Singer/Songwriter  shot to prominence in 1991 whilst collaborating with William Orbit on the Bass-O-Matic project.  Bass-O-Matic were a British band, that recorded house music in the 1990s.

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Zolbert – With his seductive, youthful blend of contemporary jazz and funk, saxophonist Zolbert is one of the most promising young talents on the Hungarian music scene. He began playing the saxophone in his mid-teens, partly owing to such influences as Grover Washington.

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  Rae Marnie –  Raes’ vocal talent was discovered by default. Working overseas her career at that time brought her into contact with professional entertainers. A highly experienced professional (who had worked in West End Theatre) heard Rae sing casually ‘Capella’ style and her career got started

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Melody Gardot | Diana Krall | Linda Rondstadt | Eva Cassidy
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Myroslav Levytsky – Myroslav is a pianist, composer, producer and leader of the highly popular (worldwide) Ukrainian jazz-rock group Braty Bluzu.

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Chick Corea | Claude Debussy | Keith Jarrett
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  Viktor Lazlo – (real name: Sonia Dronier) has represented her country at the Eurovision song contest, is a model, actor  and writer while continuing her musical career. 

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Billie Holiday  | Sade
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   Marilyn Berglas – Multi Platinum Songwriter/Producer/Pianist/Performer Marilyn Berglas has over 150 recordings world-wide, including music for Johnny Mathis, Denice Williams and Billy Preston. 

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Jobim | Mancini | Michel Legrand 
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  David McLorren- Music has been a source of many things to me, so I’ve pursued music relentlessly. I have developed a style all my own and I’m ready to share it with the world.  

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John Carey –  Smooth Jazz and R&B composer producer John’s star is on the rise because of his ability to captivate audiences nationwide with his unique guitar tricks and his sultry, soulful, jazzy, sound.

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George Benson |  Larry Carlton |  Norman Brown
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Bernard Rose –  Bernard Rose is a 2 time Indie Music Channel Winner and continues to connect with audiences who love his smooth yet sometimes brash and spunky style with hits like, “The Pier at Breezes!” he has got the groove on.

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Steve Cole | Dave Koz | Kirk Whalum
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Melina Narezo –  Melina is a R&B/jazz singer-songwriter born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has been singing with Gospel groups and R&B bands from an early age and now is singing her heart out in up close and personal shows with her band MELINA.

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Anita Baker |  Chanté Moore | Sade | Toni Braxton
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Hellmut Hattler –  Hellmut is a German jazz and rock bassist and composer. He founded the pop group Kraan  and Tab Two. Recently his band HATTLER focuses on bass guitar inspired jazz fusion.

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Marcus Miller |  Tab Two | Tingvall Trio  | Emerson Lake & Palmer
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  David King An accomplished guitarist and composer, David has a winning formula of stylish jazz infused pop. There are strong and soulful melodies and the listener is taken on an intriguing musical journey with his music.

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Robert Lee Revue Bobby Balderrama AKA Robert Lee is the renowned guitarist of ‘Question Mark and the Mysterians’ he now focuses his talent on smooth jazz which leaves you with a feel good feeling like getting kissed by a warm ray of sunshine.

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George Benson |  Norman Brown | Wes Montgomery
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  Yvonne J Yvonne is still started performing professionally at age 16 in Dundee, Scotland, by 20 had earned her full membership with Equity. Singer/Songwriter and live entertainer. Her sultry styling and unique phrasing has been heard all over the UK, Europe & USA.

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  Roger Smith When Roger isn’t at his day job playing keys for ‘Tower Of Power’ he is producing and creating his own work.  The output of this is great smooth jazz, R&B and jazz all musically infused with his mastery of the Hammond B3 organ.
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 Julia Huff KJAZZ Radio UK Julia Huff When a gifted singer spends well over a decade honing her craft, all the while wrestling with the sweet-n-sour sauce of life, it makes an exceptionally stunning story. Julia introduces the listener to a 5-star talent as comfortable with cabaret jazz as she is with high gloss soul-pop.
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Anita Baker | Phyllis Hyman | Sarah Vaughn 
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 NJ Ladyfingers Top 10 KJAZZ NJ Ladyfingers The music by NJ LadyFingers covers many genres. Her music travels through all types of musical moods and tapestries. She is a classically trained pianist who decided to express herself by playing contemporary jazz, fusion, and a little R&B.

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David Benoit | Joe Sample | Patrice Rushen

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 LarryRCampell feat LarryRCampbell Accomplished composer, producer, instrumental guitarist LarryRCampbell. When listening to LarryR’s music for the first time, it’s evident the versatility of musical styles presented from a gifted artist! From smooth jazz to experimental jazz rock, each composition compels you on a musical journey through sound.

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Larry Carlton | George Benson | The Rippingtons | Eric Johnson
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  Sam Hankins As a trumpet player, Sam has performed and recorded with many bands: such as the Glenn Miller big band. He has performed with pop artist groups such as the O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, and the Dells.  His music will take your soul on a musical journey from smooth jazz, pop, techno to new age.

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Dave Matthew’s BandJohn Tesh | Rick Braun
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James Colah London smooth jazz artist James captured our attention by the way he composes his smooth jazz grooves. There are tonal qualities reminiscent  of  Boney James, George Benson,  Peter White  and if you like Jeff Lorber we think you will enjoy this versatile musician.

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The Parlett-Colah Project | Boney James | George Benson | Peter White | Jeff Lorber
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Wesbound German composer guitarist Wesbound styles his music from across the board of contemporary American music traditions, such as the blues, R&B, funk, all with some tinges of a jazzy feel to them.

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Ronny Jordan | Chuck Loeb | George Benson | Norman Brown | Paul Jackson Jr.
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  Denny Jiosa Every artist owns a desire to craft a project that most perfectly represents the substance of their God-given creativity.  The music of Denny Jiosa is a testament to this. Energetic, innovative, fresh, pleasurable, dazzling, smooth jazz, it’s all good with Denny.

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Eric Clapton | Santana |  Wes Montgomery
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  Hackdaddy Mike Hackbert is the creative force behind Hackdaddy. Mike has been an active musician since the early ’70s, when he began playing brass instruments and settled on the trumpet as a primary instrument.

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  Rod Tate As a performer Rod has opened for contemporary jazz group Spyra Gyra, Pieces of A Dream, Chuck Loeb, Bob Baldwin and many more. Rod’s music can be summed up as smooth jazz meets contemporary jazz with a taste of R&B and a big dose of Tatejazz in the mix.

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  Fresh Dixie Project Fresh Dixie are one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming cross-over jazz artists. Their unique sound fuses elements of jazz, pop and soul and their live shows have gained a strong reputation for there energy and infectiousness.

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Sinatra | Sammy Davis Jr.
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  Ron Hutchens Here is a case of a somewhat unheralded artist, Ron Hutchens, with more than a bit of talent. Quite a bit more than a bit, in fact. Primarily a pianist/keyboardist Ron is one of the better kept secrets in the world of smooth jazz.

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Bob James | Brian Culbertson | Fourplay
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 album_photoshoot Ed Barker Ed is a British saxophonist specialising in jazz, pop, R&B, soul and smooth jazz. His most recent engagement was as tenor saxophonist for George Michael.

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Dave Koz | David Sanborn | Kenny G

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  Gino Goss This is one of the most exciting new jazz artists to come on the music scene in years. His vibrant and mystical brand of smooth jazz creates his own unique signature sound. Over the past four decades, Gino has honed his skills as a trumpet and flugelhorn artist adding latin jazz percussions to his repertoire.

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Chris Botti | Miles Davis | Santana
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  Emilio Palame Emilio Palame Band (EPB) is an exciting new 9-piece R&B/jazz ensemble you just have to experience! featuring some of LA’s finest musicians, whose credits range from Stevie Wonder, Miss Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Chuck Mangione, and Chick Corea, to Gun’s and Roses ….this band is packed with musicians that connect.

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Earth, Wind & Fire |  Herbie Hancock |  Steely Dan
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  Jeff Oster Often described as Miles Davis meets Pink Floyd, trumpet/flugelhorn artist Jeff Oster’s sound is a unique combination of his parents’ influences of 30s and 40s lyrical standards and his own passion for progressive rock, with some jazz/funk thrown in for good measure.

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Chris Botti |  Mark Isham | Miles Davis | Pink Floyd | Will Ackerman | Deep Forest
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  Gordon James Flavors of Motown meets jazz and Modern R&B can be used to describe the music of Gordon James with inspiring and motivational vocals that follow a movement towards love and oneness.

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Rick Braun | Miles Davis | Pieces of a Dream
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  Richard Boulger This is what the late Freddie Hubbard had to say about contemporary jazz trumpeter, composer Richard Boulger “I am very happy and honored to be a witness to a great trumpet player. Richard boulger’s Blues twilight is truly inspirational”. We could not have expressed it better.

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Freddie Hubbard | John Coltrane | Randy Brecker
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  Steffen Kuehn German-born trumpeter and composer Steffen Kuehn must be considered as one of the rising stars in today’s popular jazz music with a unique voice and sound that already appeals to many music lovers around the globe!

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Chris Botti | Greg Adams | Rick Braun
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  Jeff Gaeth Jeff,  skillfully blends his smooth as silk tenor and alto saxes into heartfelt melodies, lyrical compositions and soulful musical compositions. Jeff’s work features elements of jazz, latin and R&B.

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Boney James | David Sanborn | Grover Washington jr
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  Dr GradusDoctor Gradus are a British jazz-prog-rock quartet. Their eponymous debut album freely re-works the music of the French impressionists, moulding melodic, rhythmic and harmonic fragments of the original tunes into new works.

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Sky | Andrew Lloyd Webber
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  Frank PiomboBorn and raised in Libya, Tripoli, to Italians parents, it’s no wonder that music was a constant in Frank’s life. At the tender age of six, Frank’s family would move to Rome (his mother’s birthplace), where he was inspired by the sounds of his father’s music. An avid accordion player, Frank was moved by the romantic tunes produced by his father, and their effects can be heard in Frank’s music even today.

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George Benson | Wes Montgomery | Carlos Santana
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  Nicholas Cole Recently signed to a division of Sony music Nicholas gets his musical inspiration from gospel and jazz but his mom and dad always taught him that the development of musical expression is enhanced by the exposure to a wide range of music, which he captures in his compositions.

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Brian Culbertson | Brian Simpson | Fourplay
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  Howard Rumsey Howard  (November 7, 1917 – July 15, 2015) was an American jazz double-bassist primarily known for his leadership of the Los Angeles group the Lighthouse All-Stars in the 1950s.

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Stan Kenton | Miles Davis | Chet Baker | Stan Getz
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  Lola la ShowGirl – Lola is an electronic musician, producer, singer, and songwriter. Lola is considered to be a avant-garde jazz musician/performer and can be heard live every first Wednesday of the month at the Grand Star Jazz Club in Los Angeles.

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Björk | Ornette Coleman
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  Jamie Bonk – Jamie is a contemporary jazz guitarist whose music draws on various styles including jazz, chill and pop. His music has been heard on over 700 radio stations world-wide and he has won or has been nominated for a number of music awards.

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Chris Spheeris | Craig Chaquico | Ottmar Liebert
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Dave Panico – Smooth, Hot and Sweet vibes are the best way to describe the music of  ‘Soaring Saxman’ Dave. It will take your senses on a relaxing, spiritual and enjoyable ride.

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Dave Koz | Kenny G | Warren Hill
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Faith Gibson – Jazz vocalist Faith weaves subtle humor into her interpretations of standards and original jazz tunes, separating her from the pack with a sound that’s ideal for listeners who want “talent without all the baggage.”

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Diana Krall | Julie London | Lizz Wright
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Vocalatti – Singer songwriter/ producer. Music is in Vocalatti’s blood she captures soul and atmosphere in her music and  creates haunting melodies.

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Sade | Ella Fitzgerald
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Mike McGill – Mike began writing music for fun in the mid 90’s  to pass the time while he was traveling throughout the US as a Computer Programmer.  Since then his easy style guitar compositions have grown in popularity and so have his performances.

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Jack Johnson | Jason Mraz | Paul Simon 
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Jayvic – London based R&B singer Victor Johnson, aka Jayvic is set to take the UK music scene by storm.

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Marvin Gaye | Luther Vandross | Notorious B.I.G | 2Pac | Boys II Men
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Sonido – Multi-Talented Composer / Pianist / Producer Arie Salma and Guitar- Virtuoso Rob Math formed SONIDO in 2012 and a fantastic musical journey which takes you through an exhilarating multi-cultural experience has commenced.

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Gypsy Kings | Ottmar Liebert | Strunz and Farah
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Gregory Goodloe – Gregory’s music has inspired his fans to say “The innovative sounds of smooth jazz soothes the soul of man and takes him to his higher-self. The strong connection with the spirit that can’t be described in words, only music. Peace!”

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George Benson | Norman Brown | Stevie Wonder
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Noel Webb – Soulful, screaming, passionate electric violinist Noel Webb plays over sizzling textures of metal, orchestras, and melodic rock and hip hop.

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Carlos Santana | Jeff Beck | John Mayer Quotes | Chris Botti | Led Zeppelin
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Mark Mosley – Mark is the real deal a jazz, instrumental guitar and contemporary jazz, blues composer Mark produces music with integrity.

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George Benson | Grant Green | Kenny Burrell
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Andrew (Saxman) Dixon – Known in his native New Zealand for his easy listening instrumental saxophone, Andrew is one to watch from down under.

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Kenny G | Manhattan Transfer | Michael Jackson
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Zee Gachette – AKA Z-Star produces music that is profound, passionate and raw. Each song an instant classic, delivered with depth, pathos, humour and honesty, with an overall stunning sound that is unmistakably that of Z-Star.

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Alabama Shakes | Betty Davis | Hendrix
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Wayne Wesley Johnson – A world class guitar musician with a trademark style known as Jazzamenco  (jazz/nuevo flamenco) Wayne has performed with all the legends Nokie Edwards (The Ventures), Les Paul, Tom Doyle (The Les Paul Trio) & many more.

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Earl Klugh | George Benson | Gipsy Kings 
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Stanley Baird –  A household name in his home state of North Carolina as a smooth jazz, R&B and latin flavor jazz fusion artist.  Stanley also has wide recognition as an educator at both the public and university level.

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Gerald Albright | Najee Nelson | Rangell
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Deni Newton – Deni started her recording career with Shelter Records in Tulsa Okla. Currently she is part of the multi platinum composer/lyricist Marilyn Berglas, EMERALD LION MUSIC. Deni has been #1 Jazz Artist at Reverbnation Omaha NE. for 2 1/2 yrs with over 2o,ooo play

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Jane Monheit | Barbra Striesand | Diana Krall
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John Gatti – John  has been a professional musician, composer and arranger for over three decades. He is proficient on piano, organ, and harmonica, as well as synthesized music through full orchestration.

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David Benoit | Dr. John |  George Winston
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Ian Raven – AKA Jan Walraven.  With three golden records and countless instrumentals for radio and television Ian Raven is a well known music composer and producer in France and beyond.

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James Last | Roberto Perera | Supertramp 
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Sal Di Maggio – Born in a small rural town on the south coast of Sicily. He moved to San Francisco in the early eighties. Sal and his band specialize in
smooth jazz  drawn from a  unique Italian perspective.

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Domenico Modugno | Gino Paoli | Little Tony 
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Aysha – Winner of Jazz Album of the Year for the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards, Aysha has a distinctive sensual style and a solid history as a performer and vocalist.

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Anita Baker | Chanté Moore | Sade | Toni Braxton
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Holle Thee Maxwell – She recorded singles under the name “Holly Maxwell” in the 1960s-1970s for the record labels… Constellation, Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records. She has had  regional hits across the USA and replaced Tina Turner on vocals in the Ike Turner Band.

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Tina Turner | Billie Holiday  | Sade
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Bickley Rivera – Chilled out fresh jazzy steelpan and sexy interludes with soothing vocals and accents of saxophone, flute and guitar are some of the flavors of Bickley Rivera’s nujazz music.

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Andy Narell | Sade | Steve Oliver
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Rocco & Rahj –  They are known as “The Kings of Beach Jazz’… ‘Rocco & Rahj’ is the duo of keyboardist John ‘Rocco’ Altamura and guitarist Roger ‘Rahj’ Keay… a musical collaboration that has been over 35 years in the making.

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Shakatak | Mezzoforte
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Maurice Johnson - KJAZZ Radio UK Featured Artist

Maurice Johnson –  Milwaukee born guitar veteran, Maurice Johnson first gained notice in 1985 shortly after forming the Oklahoma City based, “After Five” band. Considered the young lions of jazz, “After Five” gained a great deal of popularity, sharing the stage with major acts including, George Benson, George Howard, Norman Brown.

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George Benson | Norman Brown | Wes Montgomary