Category Archives: Smooth Jazz News

General Updates and thoughts

Hanging with Euge Groove at BB Kings

Euge Groove is a performer both on stage and off. We had the opportunity to catch up with him at B.B. Kings in Times Square. It was a balmy night, and as luck may have it, the air conditioner backstage … Continue reading

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Angela Bofill – The Angel of the Night returns…

She was discovered by Jazz legends Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen. They immediately signed her to their GRP label and in 1978 she released her debut record simply titled “Angie.” That was how an international audience was first introduced to … Continue reading

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Spyro Gyra Returns to NYC

Brooklyn may seem like the “in” place today, but the group that broke out in the mid-70’s, helped define contemporary jazz and still wins Grammy awards today would not be without Brooklyn native Jay Beckenstein. The band is super group … Continue reading

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Najee Returns Home to NYC

Multi-instrumentalist and native New Yorker, Najee, returns to his home turf on July 31. Greenwich Village is where he was born and Jamaica, Queens is where he grew up and began his musical journey. The rest is history. After studying … Continue reading

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Regina Belle’s Voice Carries Her Soul to NYC

The four-time Grammy® Award and Academy® Award winner vocalist, Regina Bell, whose hits have included “Make It Like It Was,” “If I Could,” “Dream In Color” and “A Whole New World (with Peabo Bryson) is returning the New York City … Continue reading

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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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