Washington, DC – May 22, 2010- SmoothJazzTimes.com ™ (SJT) launched today at www.smoothjazztimes.com. The online music publication highlights up close and personal interviews with recording artists and up and coming talent from the world of smooth jazz and easy listening. The website tells compelling stories through video entertainment reports on its YouTube channel, facinating articles, stunning photos and innovative podcasts.
Some of the featured artists in the debut include 2 time Grammy nominees Najee and Jonathan Butler, vocalist KEM, saxophonist Kim Waters, guitarist Lawson Rollins, jazz vocalist Temika Moore and a host of others.
The site is a product of Maryland based video production/ public relations firm Premier Multimedia Group, LLC. The company’s founder/president Kim Betton is a veteran television anchor/reporter and leader in the field of public relations in the Washington, DC metro area. Betton calls the project a “labor of love.”
“We are so excited about SmoothJazzTimes.com,” said Betton. “As we were preparing and producing stories for the launch issue and beyond, we received, and continue to get overwhelming support from jazz fans via social media and from around town the world. Artists and record labels have been very supportive providing so many talented and outstanding artists who share stories about their lives and musical careers.”
Other important features on SmoothJazzTimes.com include the jazz notebook- showcasing the importance of music education, jazz news, album reviews, “jazzurants” – an innovative map leading visitors to some of the best jazz pubs and venues around the nation, the site’s Facebook Page which highlights its faithful fans, and CD give-aways!
“We are grateful for all the contributors who offered their time and effort on this project, It is indeed a blessing,” said Betton. “This Website is certainly for the fans and the aritsts!”
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