Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Historically, jazz has documented numerous female contributors to what has commonly become known as an American art form. For the most part when one thinks of women in j…
As a former contributing member of The Rippingtons, Jeff Kashiwa became an extremely popular saxophonist who exhibited a high degree of jazz activated talent. When he st…
If there is such a thing as a yardstick to measure smooth jazz by, then trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Richard Elliot will invariably rise to the top of the list a…
Pianist Falkner Evans believes: "Musicians give shape and form to a body of work and their creativity is a reflection of who they are." Sometimes the proce…
In a perfect world, jazz music as a form of entertainment would be such a great topic of conversation, radio as a medium of conveyance would not be needed to popularize …
Saxophonist Kyle Turner may not be a household name on a national or international level, but those individuals and musicians who are privy to his talented array of skil…
Four80East is one of the so-called nouveau jazz bands that has emerged in an era where a smooth jazz wave has proliferated the sanctity of traditional jazz ideologies. S…
Spyro Gyra is one of those long-standing jazz groups that has 29 years of tenure on the contemporary music scene. The group’s overall impact on America’s only original a…
As a connoisseur of jazz and as an individual who critiques hundreds of albums per year, I have come to realize that jazz is a mosaic tapestry that is filled with artist…
The proliferation of the smooth jazz movement has often obscured the so-called purity of jazz that has historically made the genre an art form. In many instances, instru…