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  • Cindy Bradley Gets Major Props as a Music Teacher!

     

    You probably know Cindy Bradley for her amazing music--including her latest mega-hit, "Riverside Jive", but did you know that she is also a huge hit with her fourth and fifth grade students! So much so, that she's made it into the quarter finals for a Music Educator Award from the Grammy Foundation. It's an inspiring story worth reading! Her LOCAL PAPER has the dish!

  • Kenny G Drops Details of New Album on Twitter!

    Early this morning Kenny G let everyone in on the name of his upcoming album via Twitter! As you can see, the Bossa Nova style package will be called Brazilian Nights, and it will no doubt be amazing! In an earlier tweet, Kenny announced an October release! Stay tuned to the Smooth Jazz Network for details!

  • Smile! Peter White Has a Brand New Release Coming This Fall!

     

    Guitarist Peter White will offer up a new album on October 7! Simply entitled "Smile", it's his 14th recording and will feature some other great smooth jazz heavy hitters as well. Look for contributions from Rick Braun, Mindi Abair, Euge Groove, Philippe Saisse and more...not to mention his daughter Charlotte White on violin!  You can Pre-Order HERE through Amazon or look for details on his website soon about getting an autographed copy.

  • Euge Groove, Smokey Robinson & Paul Hardcastle With New Releases Today!

    Look at what's new today!! A smokin' hot album from Euge Groove called "Got To Be Groovin", Paul Hardcastle's dance sensation "Movin & Groovin", plus the much anticipated "Smokey & Friends" featuring Smokey Robinson with cool new duet versions of some of his tunes. Guests included John Legend, Elton John, Mary J. Blige, James Taylor and more! Here's a LINK to all new releases!

  • Jordin Sparks and Smokey Robinson for Star Spangled Spectacular!

     

    The incredible singer Jordin Sparks will join actor John Lithgow in co-hosting a huge celebration of the bicentennial of our National Anthem! The special, which will originate in Baltimore and air on PBS next month, will feature a host of "star-spangled" performers as well - including Motown legend Smokey Robinson! Check out more details HERE

  • Smooth Jazz Radio comes to Tri-Cities, Washington!

     

    The Smooth Jazz Network welcomes a new affiliate to the family! The brand new Smooth 102.3 in Tri-Cities, Washington has become the country's latest station to play smooth jazz music 24/7! Owner Jeff Jacobs promises it will "truly be filling a void" in the region. Get more information on the new station HERE!

  • Tina Turner Yodels, Shows Love for Switzerland in Commercial: Watch!

     

    In a tongue and cheek ad for a Swisscom, the now citizen of Switzerland reveals that she's always "felt Swiss"! We see clips of her "yodeling" Simply the Best, serving fondue and other funny moments. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE 

  • Diana Krall Promises To Break New Ground with Upcoming Release!

    We can always expect something wonderful from Diana Krall! After her 1920's inspired "Glad Rag Doll", she is going in a completely different direction. Her Facebook Page had this to say: "Produced by 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time." Look for it on October 21! Pre-Order HERE

  • Take A Listen! Smokey Robinson Teams Up with Mary J Blige on "Being With You"

     

    Motown legend Smokey Robinson has enlisted some pretty cool "friends" to sing with him on his upcoming release "Smokey and Friends" -- John Legend, Elton John, Cee Lo Green, James Taylor and Mary J. Blige to name a few! The album is out on August 19th, but you can check out Mary J. Blige and Smokey singing his smash "Being With You" right now HERE! Get more information and pre-order your copy of the album HERE

  • Sade's "Diamond Life" Turns 30: A Look Back!

     

    Thirty years ago this week the band Sade, led of course by the illustrious Sade Adu, released their debut blockbuster Diamond Life. The smooth operator made an incredible impact on music that continues today. VH1 takes a look back with video interviews from the band and other notable music experts  HERE

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