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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Mark Robbins

They were the last act of the two night 35th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival held July 14 and 15 at Town Point Park. Because of inclement weather the festival had to be moved inside to the 46 year old Scope Arena. The star studded smooth jazz festival featured Russ Freeman with the Rippingtons, Najee, Pieces ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter White: Groovin'

Read "Groovin'" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Some musicians simply have an affinity for certain genres. Peter White, having assumed the crown from George Benson has established himself as the gold standard for smooth jazz guitarists and this means he now has the freedom to do whatever he wants. What White wants to do with Groovin' is demonstrate how deft a touch he ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Euge Groove At Yoshi's

Read "Euge Groove At Yoshi's" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Euge Groove
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA
February 5, 2016

Eclectic saxophonist Euge Groove (Tower of Power, Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt) and his fantastic group performed to a capacity house during Friday's second show at Yoshi's Oakland. EG's outstanding band included: Randy Jacobs guitar, Cornelius Mims bass, Chris Miskel drums, and Colin Clausen ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Royalty “Open Up” “The Vault” To Help Departed Friend’s Family

Jazz Royalty “Open Up” “The Vault” To Help Departed Friend’s Family

New single from the late guitarist Jeff Golub debuts in the Billboard Top 20 ahead of Tuesday’s album release with sales benefitting The Golub family. New York, NY: A few days prior to New Year’s Day, the day guitarist Jeff Golub passed away at age 59, his frequent collaborators Steven Miller, Rick Braun and Bud Harner put the ...

NEWS: EVENT

New Yorkers Come To Jeff Golub's Aid One Final Time

New Yorkers Come To Jeff Golub's Aid One Final Time

January 21 all-star concert planned to memorialize the guitarist and benefit his family sells out. New York, NY: When the newly blind guitarist Jeff Golub stumbled and fell onto New York City subway tracks where he was clipped and dragged by a train in 2012, New Yorkers came to his aid. When word spread throughout the New ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, DL Hughley and more have been invited for the inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas, May 3-10, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona: On May 3, 2015, platinum soul star Maxwell will launch the maiden voyage of his own seven-day Caribbean cruise featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and contemporary jazz artists. ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

New Edition Of The Arizona Jazz Festival Is Packed With Soul

New Edition Of The Arizona Jazz Festival Is Packed With Soul

R&B veterans Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Mint Condition, Kem, Fantasia and Jaheim join smooth jazz headliners Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Euge Groove and more Phoenix, AZ: Thousands of concertgoers from all over the U.S. will be dancing in the desert October ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rick Braun Dances To The Top Of The Billboard Chart

Rick Braun Dances To The Top Of The Billboard Chart

The jazz-funk trumpeter’s “Can You Feel It” album hits the streets as the rapidly rising “Get Up And Dance” is ready to sashay off with the No. 1 singles crown. Sherman Oaks, CA: Back with his first contemporary jazz foray in five years, trumpeter Rick Braun appears to be wasting no time in his quest to add more ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Cameo, Keith Sweat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eric Benét, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove and more will put the soul into the September 19-21, 2014 music festival. Phoenix, Arizona: Since the roots of jazz are in rhythm and blues, it should be no surprise that a stellar cast of Grammy-winning ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Sam Rucker’s Messages Being True And Getting Through

Saxophonist Sam Rucker’s Messages Being True And Getting Through

“Tell You Something” earns praise as the single “Be True 2 Who U R” gains radio play Williamsburg, VA: Hip hop producer turned contemporary jazz sax evangelist Sam Rucker stands out from the bunch by preaching melodic messages of hope and inspiration on “Tell You Something,” his sophomore set that was released today by Favor Productions featuring ...