This Saturday's National Smooth Jazz Awards Show at luxurious Golden Hall in San Diego at 7 PM (Pacific Time) will feature a great lineup of Stars performing their hits backed by an All Star HOUSE BAND including: Jeff Lorber, Gregg Karukas, Alex Al, Sergio Gonzales, and Paul Pesco. Almost the same band that handled the task for the Wave's 3 hour Marathon Wave for Peace Concert Oct 14 at The Forum in LA.
More presenters and performers are expected to be announced next week to the already scheduled artists such as Al Jarreau, Rick Braun, Keiko Matsui, Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Fattburger, Wayman Tisdale, Gabriela Anders and Craig Chaquico.
The 3rd Annual Smooth Jazz Awards, hosted by Dave Koz and Brenda Russell will be filmed for BET and BET On Jazz networks. This year for the first time ever, the Smooth Jazz Awards show will be broadcast nationally on all participating smooth jazz radio stations.
Let me introduce you the new group Kloud 9. Those who never heard about the twin brothers Kelvis and Kendall Duffie, let me explain it shortly:
Originally performing together as part of a 4-member contemporary gospel outfit, the brothers found themselves working on the industry side of things, being involved in radio promotions, artist development and production after some time. The group started in 1999 with a first single, which was released on a compilation project entitled Soul Stepp’n on the UK label Expansion Records.
In March 2002 Expansion Records will release their first album called "On Kloud 9". Artists on this album are among the brothers Duffie Incognito, Karen Bernod and Kirk Whalum. A review about this album can you read here:
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Keyboardist Tom Schuman's second solo release is now available. Maybe you remember him as a member of Spyro Gyra or his debut on GRP. You may check it out at: www.jazzbridge.com
Sad to report the death of guitarist Steve Veale who died in January from melanoma. He was 38. Read a heartfelt tribute to Steve by Jonathan Widran at this site.
Insiders will know, that Denise Stewart is Craig T. Cooper's lead singer since the beginning. Now Denise debuts with her first solo album "Decide On Me".
Read the review at www.smooth-jazz.de topic First View.
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Contemporary jazz guitarist Patrick Yandall's 4th international release Back to the Groove is now available at Tower Records La Jolla, www.CDbaby.com, www.Amazon.com & www.patrickyandall.com. Funky, Bluesy, & R&B flavored jazz instrumentals & vocal tracks. Featuring: Keni Yarbro, Carl Evans Jr., Hollis Gentry III, James East et.al.! Now recieving airplay in the United Kingdom on the JAZZFM network. "Pure Genious" CJ Boyce of Smooth Trax LTD. London, England