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Simultaneous with the release of jazz pianist Beegie Adair’s ambitious six-CD Centennial Composers box set, Ms. Adair has signed a four-year contract extension with Green Hill Productions/Hillsboro Jazz, announces company President Greg Howard.

Adair, who is based in Nashville, originally signed with Green Hill in 1997 and has released albums on both the Green Hill Productions label (which handles the alternative, gift-store market) and Hillsboro Jazz (which receives mainstream record store a …

When you think of that certain style of classic jazz guitar that is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately likeable, you think of names like Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Earl Klugh and Larry Carlton. Now Lloyd Gregory has taken his place on that list of illustrious jazz guitarists. On his fourth album, Free Fallin’, Gregory tips his hat to those who influenced him while carving out his own distinctive style that also includes hints of his R&B roots.

Although this is their first recording as a duo, Bruce Wethey and Lisa LaCross both have extensive musical careers, primarily in the classical music world. Bruce performed as a violinist in the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic and many others although he also has gigged with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Ricky Martin, Michael Jackson and Julio Iglesias. Lisa has performed as a concert flutist in some of the world’s top classical venues from Carnegie Hall and the …