Author Archives: Daniel Odescalchi

About Daniel Odescalchi

I've been a smooth jazz fan since I was first turned onto David Sanborn, Marcus Miller & Bob James in the 80's. And who could forget Dave Grusin. Unfortunately after a while too many people started doing pop covers and it polluted the smooth jazz pool. That's starting to change and this blog is dedicated to educating people on the enjoyment of smooth jazz and the artists that perform it.

BWB: Braun/Whalum/Brown Hit NYC

Collaborating in 2002 as BWB, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown recorded the album Groovin’. The title track hit #1 and was followed by a popular US tour in the Fall of 2002. Now they’re back thrilling audiences as … Continue reading

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David Sanborn & Bob James are back

The musicians that brought us the iconic record, Double Vision, featuring such gifts as Maputo have combined their talents yet again, decades later, for a project titled Quartette Humaine. Who are they? They are two legends, two musicians, who have … Continue reading

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PETER WHITE & EUGE GROOVE – “WHITE HOT SUMMER GROOVE”,

Peter White and Euge Groove are two of Smooth Jazz’s biggest stars. Their music is undeniably recognizable and always finds its way to the top of the charts. So it is a delight when, during the summer concert season, Peter … Continue reading

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DAVID SANBORN & BRIAN CULBERTSON: The Dream Tour

David Sanborn and Brian Culbertson, two phenomenal musicians who have already appeared on this site will kick off the 2012 Smooth Cruise season on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 with The Dream Tour. The Dream Tour obviously celebrates the anniversary of … Continue reading

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New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns

Smooth Jazz New York Announces the 2012 Smooth Cruise Schedule 2012 Smooth Cruise Series Hot Jazz & Cool Hudson River Views Wednesdays from June 27 thru August 29 at 6:30pm & 9:30pm Spirit of New York, Pier 61 @ Chelsea … Continue reading

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Tom Braxton – Smooth Jazz Saxophone Extraordinaire

Sometimes we meet people that we immediately recognize deserve to be at the top of the field because they possess the right characteristics in ability and personal integrity. Such is what we discovered in saxophone extraordinaire Tom Braxton. He is … Continue reading

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Acoustic Alchemy – Spiritual Smooth Jazz

The British Smooth Jazz super-group “Acoustic Alchemy” was originally the title of a CD by two guitarists, Nick Webb and Simon James. Oddly enough, today neither is part of the band called, “Acoustic Alchemy.” However, Nick Webb’s spirit lives on … Continue reading

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Richard Elliot – a Tower of Power unto himself

When you have “horn play for Tower of Power” on your resume, it gives you lots of street creed in the world of Funk and Smooth Jazz. And when you see Richard Elliot play, he lives up to expectations created … Continue reading

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Mindi Abair – America’s Sweetheart of Smooth Jazz

Mindi Abair is America’s darling with a saxophone. But she is so much more! She has just released a book titled, “How to play Madison Square Garden – A Guide to Stage Performance.” And how does she know this? While … Continue reading

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Chris Botti – Smooth Jazz with Soul & Charm

Not many trumpet players have the resume that Chris Botti developed over his career. Chris Botti, was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2007, including Best Pop Instrumental Album. Then in 2009 he was nominated for three more Grammy Awards, … Continue reading

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