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Cheryl Hughey

Cheryl Hughey

29.01.2011

Peter White

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Guitarist Peter White continues to release music that innovates the genre. From his first recordings in the early 90s, he brings energy that matches and exceeds his peers. About people remembering those early recordings, he says, that means more to me to hear a song that I recorded way back for my first solo CD 19 years ago. It means a lot to me to hear that music that's still being accepted today. It's nice to hear the new songs, but wow, that song from my first album still getting played 19 …

New Orleans is keeping a secret from jazz fans. If you head down to the Ritz-Carlton’s French Quarter Bar during Thursday through Saturday nights, you’ll get a chance to hear the smooth sounds of trumpeter/vocalist Jeremy Davenport. Named by People Magazine as one of the hottest young bachelor’s, Davenport combines old-school charm with a wealth of talent. He’s also been featured in Cosmo Girl, GQ, Travel and Leisure, New Orleans and others.

Although the thirty-three-year-old …

29.01.2011

Tony Adamo

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With the 2002 release of Dance of Love , Tony Adamo is one of the hottest new artists to hit the airwaves. Sensually poetic, Tony Adamo in Dance of Love is a diary of romantic paradise. With words like "He runs with the dark horses, but you love him for the wild ride," this CD is sure to put you in just the right mood. Light a few candles, open up a bottle of red wine and enjoy the moment.

Adamo’s writing career actually started during his tour of duty in the Gulf War. The 15-h …

29.01.2011

Dave Koz

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Dave Koz is once again being considered for a Grammy. The announcement was made on December 4, 2003 that "Honey-Dipped" from the "Saxophonic" album was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The October release of the album missed the Grammy deadline and the nomination came as bit of a surprise to the saxist. "I’m excited . . . shocked and excited," said Koz a few hours after hearing the news. When asked if he expected it, he quickly replied, "Not in a million years . . . defini …
29.01.2011

Rick Braun

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Rick Braun recently released Esperanto, an eclectic album that highlights music as the universal language. This CD is a bit different than previous Braun recordings. Braun stated that he "didn’t stick with smooth jazz formulas. [I] did what I wanted to do. I really enjoyed making it."

A cornucopia of vibes, Esperanto moves through an exciting blend of styles. "Daddy-O" jives with a steady soul, while "Sir W" kicks it up a notch. The Latin feel to "The Villa Di Costa" pro …

29.01.2011

Marc Antoine

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Guitarist Marc Antoine has established himself as a musician who brings out a distinctive sound mixing classical, Latin jazz and flamenco styles. This style has helped him gain momentum in the smooth jazz genre to release CDs that consistently top the charts. However, his latest CD "Modern Times" brings about a different sound to Antoine's repertoire. He says, "Although people primarily know me for my acoustic flamenco guitar sound, for years I've also done sessions on electric for Celine Dion, …
29.01.2011

Jennifer Lee

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In her debut solo album, "J-Walkin’," Jennifer Lee creates a mellow melting pot of newly arranged standards with a few surprises of her own. Almost daring not to impress, Lee takes on a unique style that we haven’t heard since the days of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. Rather than belting out the songs, Lee approaches them with sensitivity and emotion. The result is a luxurious CD in a classic tradition that is sure to impress even the most finicky jazz enthusiast.

The most profound quali …

Peter White and Mindi Abair rocked St. Louis on December 4, 2003 at the Pageant. Kicking the evening off with a vibrant "O Tannenbaum," White (guitar) and Abair (sax) blended together in festive layers. Before the evening was through, this pair would have concertgoers dancing in the aisles with pure holiday delight.

White had previously toured with Dave Koz's A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. However, he sought to provide something a bit more personal. "We are a much smaller sh

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer kicked off his new CD, "Falling Up" at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis, Missouri on November 1, 2003. Flowing easily into the opening song, Keezer was coolly vibrant. Backed by an acoustic bass and drums, this trio played lightly in unison. Weaving a delicate tale, "Beatrice" painted an enchanting evening with a warm glow.

Addressing the intimate crowd, Keezer introduced "Stomping at the Savoy" with a twist. " [It] doesn’t sound anything like "Stomping at the S

The Saxophonic Tour brought a little funk to the newly built Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis campus on October 17, 2003. Introduced by WSSM radio personality, Rick Sanborn, the night would be full of riveting vibes and outstanding talent.

Revving up the crowd, Dave Koz on sax was first on the set. Guitarist Marc Antoine, trumpeter Chris Botti and pianist Jeff Lorber were to follow. Warming up the crowd, Lorber’