Jeff Winbush

Jeff Winbush

A few months ago my wife and I saw The Manhattan Transfer in concert and though they sounded great, the performance had a "by-the-numbers" feel of dispassionate professiona…
I have one rule when it comes to smooth jazz. Don't bore me. Jazz can be exciting, inspired and improvised. What it should never be is trite or tedious. I'm pleased …
My favorite memory of Al Jarreau comes back in the day when I saw him at a small campus nightclub named Bogart's. It was one of those places where you were up close and per…
If I were handling the marketing for Hil St. Soul's Copasetik & Cool , I'd drop the price to about $5 bucks and tell everyone that bought Janet Jackson's new CD they…
Whenever I'm on a road trip I like to play rock n' roll and play it LOUD. Now I know I can't sing but when you're driving down the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 65 mph, I…
One of the perks of being a music critic is also one of the biggest drawbacks. When the mailman delivers a packet of new jazz CDs it’s always a voyage of discovery. Some of…
How much you enjoy Christmas albums is in direct proportion to how much you enjoy Christmas. Personally, I think Christmas is a joy for kids and a pain in the butt for adul…
The easiest way to explain a new artist is to compare them to a known musician. That's not always the fairest comparison to make, but in the case of Mr. Nichols, it's an ap…
When you've meant as much to music as George Benson has you've earned the right to do pretty much anything you want to. Apparently with the release of Irreplaceable …
There's no danger of forgetting Keiko Matsui is the Queen of Smooth Jazz. Her new CD is plastered with a sticker trumpeting her as the winner of the Best Female Artist by t…
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