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  Smooth jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smooth jazz as it is known today first emerged in the mid- to late-1970s, pioneered by such artists as Grover Washington, Jr.
Smooth jazz as a radio format has its roots in the construction of what were once called "beautiful music" stations, which generally played fifteen-minute sets consisting of instrumentals bookending a vocal song or two.
Jazz fusion enthusiasts also point to smooth jazz as having confused many listeners as to the meaning of fusion music, with fusion enthusiasts being some of the most vocal in appreciating a high level of virtuosity, improvisation, extended track lengths and soloing, all of which are rarely present in smooth jazz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Smooth_jazz   (1705 words)

 Jazz Lynx & Café Jazz - Canada's Smooth Jazz Connection: Home
It was in 1997 that Café Jazz first crackled onto the air, in French mind you, on CKXL in Winnipeg on a Monday night in September and occupied that same slot for two years.
For one full year Canada's Smooth Jazz Connection was heard in both official languages and as such is perhaps the only show in Canada, most certainly the only Smooth Jazz show in Canada to have had that distinction.
As Jazz Lynx, he was consulted by the management team of CIWV The Wave, Canada’s first smooth jazz station, prior to the launch of their station in September 2000.
www.jazzlynx.net /cafejazzradio_show.html   (591 words)

 Smooth Jazz Now : Molly Johnson
Smooth Jazz Now would like to congratulate some terrific and versatile Canadian musicians who were nominated for the first ever Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards and are now in line for a National Jazz Award.
Appropriately the award was sponsored by Canada's first Smooth Jazz radio station The Wave in Hamilton.
Other Smooth Jazz acts included Denzal Sinclaire whose self titled album picked up Album of the year and Diana Krall was the winner of the International musician of the year even though she is a Canadian artist.
www.smoothjazznow.com /artist_molly_johnson.htm   (486 words)

 Smooth Jazz News - October 2006
Established in 1999, SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS is the source for everything smooth jazz.
Personal interviews with the finest and most popular world-renown to cutting-edge smooth jazz artists are highlighted in each edition.
SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS is available for home delivery, and is also distributed by most smooth jazz radio stations, at selected concerts, festivals and promotional events.
www.smoothjazznews.com   (98 words)

 Smooth Jazz
Smooth Jazz is my other PASSION and a style of music that I love.
Light jazz instrumentalist artists were getting more play on radio stations, and listeners were being turned on to the new sound of smooth jazz.
Pacheco is a photographer from Venezuela, and is well known by all jazz artists and respected throughout the jazz concert venues.
www.leineshideaway.com /Jazz1.html   (841 words)

 Jazz Lynx & Café Jazz, Canada's Smooth Jazz Connection
Metropolis is not only one of the best smooth jazz releases for the year, it's one the finest to come along in several years!!
Urban Jazz Coalition, a seven-piece ensemble based in Columbus Ohio, is quickly turning into one of the most exciting "big bands" in contemporary jazz.
They first broke onto the Smooth Jazz scene with the release of Into the Night, their sophomore album, a few years back.
jazzlynx.net   (1865 words)

 The Smooth Jazz Ring
Smooth jazz is still growing and therefore it's necessary and useful to have a home for all sites concerning this music genre.
The Smooth Jazz Ring is an advertising possibility for musicians, labels and friends of smooth jazz.
It plays not only all well-known smooth jazz artists, but a number of francophone artists (France, Quebec, French West Indies, and French speaking Africa) that are generally classified in the French-speaking world in various categories such as pop, jazz, world, afro beat, zouk, etc.., qualify as smooth jazz artists.
c.webring.com /hub?ring=23041952   (1910 words)

 Smooth Jazz Green Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Our ears couldn't believe they were hearing Smooth Jazz.
I've been a smooth jazz fan for a long time and have been wishing that I could listen to a local station.
We've been Smooth Jazz fans since the early 90's, and used to listen to the Brillion station that aired Smooth Jazz, until they switched owners--and formats.
www.smoothjazzgreenbay.com /modules/testimonial/index.php/nav_id/9   (2790 words)

 Smooth Jazz V98.7 WVMV-FM, Detroit - Homepage
Veteran jazz pop performers George Benson and Al Jarreau are on the promotion trail this week to support their brand-new duet set Givin' It Up, which was released on Tuesday.
Smooth Jazz V98.7 is run by CBS Radio and top radio personalities include Alexander Zonjic, Madison Leigh, Kevin Sanderson, Janet G, Sandy Kovach, George Moore, Jon Bond, Aubrey Lee, Kelly Holmes, Tom Sleeker, Steve Striker, Dave Koz and Ramsey Lewis.
Smooth Jazz is a format blending contemporary jazz & pop instrumentals with smooth pop & r&b vocals...
www.wvmv.com   (713 words)

 "Smooth Jazz Links / Smooth Jazz & Contemporary Jazz / Smooth Jazz Radio, Smooth Jazz Artists, Smooth Jazz Media & ...
The current release “Heavy Vibes“ soars with their smooth trademark jazz sound of island passion and urban emotion.
Lifting off with a special cargo of high energy contemporary jazz that is intense and complex but still awakes a spirit of peaceful serenity.
Pours in a few tablespoons of jazz fusion and a heaping cup of urban street funk.
www.smoothjazzlinks.com   (284 words)

 Smooth Jazz Vibes
This great sax player delivers a smooth jazz album which is not only polished, but also brims with great playing and beautiful compositions.
From the Afro-bob of the opener "Skytrails" to the laidback modal swing of "Blues for Bali," the essence unfolds as a fusion of jazz with Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.
Passing time between sets, jazz fans were able to peruse and purchase fine art from local and regional artists, Gary Forssell and noted smooth jazz artist Betty Grace Minor of Miner Works of Art as well as purchase other jazz-themed merchandise from a select group of vendors.
www.smoothvibes.com   (3386 words)

 Smooth Jazz 101.9 FM (www.SmoothJazz1019.fm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Smooth Jazz 101.9 will be off the air today while our broadcast antennas are being replaced.
I lived in Seattle for a lot of years and about the only thing I enjoyed there was the Smooth Jazz radio station.
I was very excited when a friend told me about Smooth Jazz 101.9 FM.
www.smoothjazz1019.fm   (374 words)

 98.9 - Smooth Jazz - KWJZ
Vacation-A-Day is giving Smooth Jazz Club members a chance to enjoy the Hawaiian Islands - featuring Maui or choose $1000 in cash.
As a Smooth Jazz Club member, we tell you every weekday morning at 7:45am when to be listening for your name.
Our 98.9 Smooth Jazz Benefit CD Sampler Volume 10 is on sale now at Puget Sound area Tully's Coffee locations and your favorite music retailer.
www.kwjz.com   (412 words)

 Smooth Jazz Jam II
Smooth Jazz Jam II The Anguilla Experience Presents The Tranquility Jazz Festival
The top smooth jazz specialists rocked the coastal New England enclave of Milford, Connecticut in a 2nd annual show to benefit the city's music departments.
The band is called F.U. Jazz Boy and consists of Jay (keyboards), Rohn (guitar), Tim (vocals), Trevor Sommerville (drums) and Dave Lavolsi (bass).
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=2002   (712 words)

 WJZW-FM: Smooth Jazz 105.9
Smooth Jazz 105.9 WJZW's Charlie Maxx lists things you can buy, do or know in order to help the fight against breast cancer.
This autumn, let Smooth Jazz 105.9 WJZW help you relax in the luxury of the season with relaxation tips, beautiful scenery and food to tempt any palette.
Smooth Jazz 105.9 WJZW would like to congratulate Theresa Clark-James of Bowie, MD for being October's Loyal Listener of the Month!
www.smoothjazz1059.com   (159 words)

 Smooth Jazz Series - smoothJazzSeries.com
In 1986 he was a member of the Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble and had the opportunity to perform with Jazz legend Rusty Bryant.
Jazz trumpeter Lee Savory has been around for quite a while, since his days of doing "Script Ohio" with The Ohio State University Marching Band in the '60s.
Jazz heavyweights like Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, Joe Beck and Mark Murphy featured Sanborn on their albums in the 1970s, and that decade also found him backing David Bowie, the Eagles, Donny Hathaway, Bruce Springsteen, Carly Simon and other major non-jazz stars.
www.smoothjazzseries.com /artist.htm   (5768 words)

 Smooth Jazz
of the great smooth jazz that you are used...
Winter Park Jazz Festival Smooth Jazz 104.3 is excited to be a part of this year's WINTER PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra Smooth Jazz 104.3 is proud to parner with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for their 2005-2006 season!
www.allaboutjazz.com /music_directory/smooth_jazz.php   (319 words)

 A Jazz Life - The Smooth Jazz Interview Show
A JAZZ LIFE, the smooth jazz radio interview show will be airing on television soon, initially on KHEM -TV with more syndicated channels sure to follow soon thereafter.
Smooth Jazzer's are saying thank you to Luther Vandross with an all star jazz artist tribute album 'Forever, For Always, For Luther' was released on July 27.
A Jazz Life Spring Smooth Jazz Trivia Contest is being planned.
www.ajazzlife.com   (406 words)

 Smooth Jazz Explosion
Walter Beasley, recent winner of the "Jazz Album of the Year" award at the Boston Music Awards and renowned multi-saxophonist, heads this all-star lineup as he delivers "Go With the Flow", his recently-released, 7th CD.
Packed with seductive, smooth melodies and hypnotic, contemporary rhythms, his performance is sure to please.
Guitarist and composer, Doc Powell is also part of this explosion..with a repertoire packed with a range--from strong melodies reminiscent of jazz legend, Wes Montgomery to Latin up-tempo grooves with rock guitar outbursts.
www.murphyfineartscenter.org /mfac/smoothjazz03.htm   (211 words)

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Smooth Jazz 105-3 and 105-5 is your complete source for Smooth Jazz in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla. Simply click on the logo above and listen to our station live!
Hosted by jazz legend Ramsey Lewis, this weekly program features classic recordings in a comprehensive look at the most influential music in the history of jazz.
Hosted by Nick Francis, one of the founding fathers of the Smooth Jazz format, the pace of this weekly program is thoughtful and relaxed, making it the perfect soundtrack for unwinding after an active weekend.
www.smoothjazz1053.com   (365 words)

 Smooth Jazz
Playing with R and B groups in high school, Contemporary and Big Band Jazz groups in college, and later professionally for several years has enabled Erly to bring a wealth of sound experience to his performances.
The genre was Smooth Jazz and B.One distinguished itself by performing only originals composed by the group.
This was a refreshing break as it seems as if much of the creativity has been leaving the genre as bands are pressured to do mostly remakes by their parent record companies.
www.etfinearts.com /jazz.htm   (347 words)

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www.sky.fm /mp3/smoothjazz.pls   (121 words)

 Bay Smooth Jazz Radio
Benoit says he and Lorber have had parallel careers in the smooth jazz world, although Lorber became a breakout star first.
Benoit says he didn't catch up until 1986, the year that Los Angeles smooth jazz station KTWV was launched and his album This Side Up was released: "I didn't really get on the map 'til This Side Up with Jeff Weber, when the Wave started and that's when things exploded.
We asked Knight how she planned to incorporate the jazz evergreens into her high-powered RandB and gospel-flavored shows: "As far as this music is concerned, it's a part of my life.
www.baysmoothjazz.com   (1367 words)

 Smooth Jazz: Music from Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Cameron Pierre first established himself on the Reggae scene during the late seventies early eighties, working with a host of Jamaican artists, including Clint Eastwood and General Saint, and Barrington Levy after many of plying his trade in top forty and calypso bands across the city of London.
A typical Cameron Pierre gig whether it be in a concert hall or on the "street, encompasses a fiesta of world music and jazz".
She entertains you with her soothing sultry Jazzy style and excites you with the grooves of her sensational 4 piece funky jazz band, performing originals, folk rock, groove jazz and RandB.
www.avirtualdominica.com /music/smoothjazz.htm   (1142 words)

 SKY.fm - Smooth Jazz Internet Radio channel
JK says “Over four years of programming smooth jazz for an Internet audience have taught me that it only takes a couple of weak songs to lose vast chunks of your audience very quickly."
"It’s clear from the feedback I’ve received that because the smooth jazz community is a small one with fewer releases per year than most other genres, many programmers often put in tracks that normally wouldn’t make it.
He also claims there’s a secret ingredient in the selection of the tracks that make up the smooth jazz channel, and needless to say he’s keeping it to himself (well hey it wouldn’t be a secret otherwise, would it?).
www.sky.fm /smoothjazz   (664 words)

 :: Smooth Jazz 92.7 FM - WSJW::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Take us to lunch with you with extra long sets of Smooth Jazz on the ‘Smooth Jazz Café’ with Michelle Chase.
The 'Five O'Clock Drive' with Carol Seidel from 5-6p, with the best in Smooth Jazz to smooth out your ride home.
Turn down the lights and turn up the smooth relaxing sounds with David Washington and 'Central PA After Dark'.
www.smoothjazz927.com /staff.htm   (149 words)

 Welcome To Echo Smooth Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
visit the websites of your favorite artists, discover this weeks most popular tracks on the Smooth Jazz Chart and find out when the new releases are available.
Echo Smooth Jazz is now streaming in MP3Pro.
Keep listening throughout this month as we feature tracks from his latest CD "Headboppin".
www.echosmoothjazz.com   (214 words)

 Online Smooth Jazz Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - ►WAJM Smooth Jazz©
Smooth Flavours of Jazz that won't put you to sleep.
WAJM Smooth Jazz...Atlanta Jazz Moods is designed for the listener that wants to stay awake.
Here at WAJM Smooth Jazz...Atlanta Jazz Moods, we have an in house studio to produce a high quality professional Smooth Jazz radio broadcast.
www.live365.com /stations/ajm_t1dsl   (342 words)

 Smooth Jazz Now.com :
Haug co-wrote and played piano on their biggest hit that's still a Smooth Jazz mainstay 'The Captain Of Her Heart.' Haug died Saturday (May 1) from a heart attack.
March 23, 2004 - First there was news on Sting and Annie Lennox coupling for a tour and now two other Smooth Jazz vocal acts are joining forces - Hall and Oates with Michael McDonald.
McLachlan who's recent hit single "Fallen" has charted on both Pop and Smooth Jazz charts was nominated for the Juno Fan choice, Album, Artist, songwriter and Pop artist of the year.
www.smoothjazzcanada.com /interview_pop_profile.htm   (3021 words)

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