Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

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…
Independent jazz musicians on any level have an extremely difficult time getting heard or recognized. As more and more traditional marketing outlets such as jazz radio a…
One of the sexiest instruments in jazz can be found in the saxophone. Plus, if one takes it another further, the alto and soprano sax reigns supreme as the most romantic…
Staying on top as one of contemporary jazz’s premier innovators is not always easy, especially in an environment that is constantly evolving and very eclectic. One group…
The collaboration between vocalist Randy Crawford and pianist Joe Sample has always been tantamount to being one of the best musical pairings in contempora…
When listening to Jeff Golub, one hears a side of him as a smooth jazz musician that does not fit the norm of a radio invented style of music. As a stellar guitarist in …