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Kenne Thomas

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Drummer, composer, and author, Kenne Thomas is the son of Chicago bebop saxophonist, Jimmy “Bouncy” Whitehead. Influenced by family friends, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt he began his musical career in his hometown of Chicago performing with notable musicians, Jodie Christian, Ari Brown, Adam Rudolph the Charles Walton Big Band, and the Black Artists Group. In the early 70’s Kenne moved to Minnesota where he performed with pianist, Jimmy Bowman Trio. Attending Moorhead State University, he played around the region with the R & B horn band, AIRTIGHT. After graduating with a degree in Music Education, he joined the Jerry Lakes Memories of Elvis Supershow which toured throughout the US and in Europe. Kenne went to Japan, in 1979 to perform, with the Pullman-West Band, out of Detroit

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Maria Emrik

Hello jazz lover! My name is Maria Emrik and I welcome you to my little jazz universe :) I express my love for jazz music by singing and writing as much as I possibly can. I hope you can feel the love in my songs and lyrics. Music is passion, joy and happy work for me! Love, Maria

Album

This Is Smooth Jazz

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1999

Album

This is Smooth Jazz

Label: Instinct Records
Released: 1999

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Various Artists: This is Smooth Jazz

Read "This is Smooth Jazz" reviewed by Robert Spencer


Yet another stellar smoothie collection from Instinct Jazz brings you the silky sounds of Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Brian Bromberg, and more. This is the music of smooth evenings with young ladies like the one on the cover of this disc, and, smooth fans, glass and babies' bottoms never had it so good. A minor quibble, ...


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