Porter’s Jazz Cafe in the heart of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas was filled with smooth jazz, a little R&B, and straight ahead jazz on Wednesday during a stunning Holiday Extravaganza featuring 17 year old smooth jazz violinst Lexington Porter. The event was a fundraiser for Art Porter Music Education, Inc. A foundation that connects the youth to music. Check out the story inside!
Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters drops a smashing new CD on October 25, 2011. “This Heart of Mine” is mixed with jazz and R&B! Waters is a mastermind of creating soulful sounds. SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Kim Betton talked with the jazz great about his latest project and more!
Basia releases a live album and embarks upon a concert tour across America! Check out the details inside!
N’dambi’s debut CD on Stax garners a Grammy nomination and scores tops with fans. The Smooth and Suave vocalist talks with SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Patricklee Hamilton. The story inside!
He’s “Up and Coming” as he glides across the piano keys with his latest CD “Dreaming Afterdark.” SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Kim Betton caught up with jazz pianist William Hall. Check out the interview inside!
The Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis was the venue for the triumphant return of Return To Forever on Thursday night!!! Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Frank Gambale on guitars, Jean-Luc Ponty on violin and Lenny White on drums. The star studded line up opened the show with a “group-walk” to the front of the stage and the crowd went WILD!! SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Wendell Betton was there! Check out his preview inside!
After releasing six albums on his own independent label, BASS-mint Records, keyboardist Jeff Logan decided that he would raise the stakes on his “lucky number seven” album. By day, the prolific songwriter, who produces and performs all the instruments on his records including piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, drums and drum programming, serves as an administrator in the Prince George’s Detention Center in Maryland.
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Keiko Matsui was in Tokyo visiting family during the deadly tsunami and earthquake on March 11. Matsui is grateful to be alive and for the global support for her homeland. She’s using her music to help rebuild and restore faith. SmoothJazzTimes.com’s Kim Betton talked to Matsui from Tokyo and during her visit to Washington, DC.
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The WNY and MMP are in the first stages of bidding on buying the house that is still on the demolition list, even though we blocked it from being torn down in July 2010.
Elvin was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1923, but his parents brought him to Buffalo when he was three and with the exception of times he spent in New York City and on the road with name bands, Buffalo was home ever since. It?s where he and his wife the former Alma Wilkins of St. Louis raised six children …