In 1978, when I was 17, I was a DJ
at the notorious Sjangri-La club in Heerlen
(the Netherlands) where i played funk music
and I was very proud of that, later I played in
several clubs such as the coconut groove and the sounds in Aachen (Germany),here’s a collection of records that I played then.

Michael Paulo - One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter and guitarist Rick Braun and Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell,  Johnny Mathis and more.
Springtime Dreams
Mr Magic
All I Need
Warren Hill -  (born April 15, 1966) is a smooth jazz saxophonist from Toronto, Canada.Hill was discovered in 1988 while performing at his graduation from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Record producer Russ Titelman, who was in the audience, invited him to record on an album by Chaka Khan. After moving to Los Angeles, he signed with RCA in 1989 and recorded his debut album, Kiss Under the Moon. He supported Natalie Cole on tour for her album Unforgettable. He had a hit in 1993 with the song "The Passion Theme" from the movie Body of Evidence.[1]
Take-Out Dreams
Brian Lenair - Lenair's love for music began at the age of eight in his home in the Washington DC area where he grew up. His most profound influence came from his dad, who also plays the saxophone. His first music instructor in junior high school, Bruce Tyler, also encouraged his love for music. Brian credits the works of jazz greats Grover Washington, Jr. and Stanley Turrentine for inspiring him to play as well.
Sign of the Times
Eric Darius (born December 3, 1982), is an American saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator.Eric Darius (born December 3, 1982), is an American saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator.Eric Darius (born December 3, 1982), is an American saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator.
Eric Darius -  (born December 3, 1982), is an American saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer,and educator ,Darius was born in New Jersey to a father of Haitian descent and a mother of Jamaican descent.He grew up in Tampa, Florida.Born into a musical family, his father plays bass, his mother and sister sing, and his older brother plays drums and trumpet. Darius grew up listening to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn, George Benson, Bob Marley.
Right Here, Right Now
Groove On
Back At Cha
Life In The Fast Lane
All I See Is You
Always There
You Make Me Smile
a professional musician, he was recruited as a member of Bobby Caldwell's tour. For the rest of the 1980s, Koz served as a session musician in several bands, and toured with Jeff Lorber. Koz was a member of Richard Marx's band and toured with Marx throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, which was around the time he recurred as the guest saxophonist on the syndicated late-night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show. He also played in the house band of CBS' short-lived The Pat Sajak Show, with Tom Scott as bandleader.
Dave Koz - American jazz saxophonist, born 27 March 1963. Brother of Jeff Koz.Within weeks of after deciding to be
Notorious
Can You Feel It
Rick Braun - (born July 6, 1955) is a smooth jazz trumpeter, vocalist and record producer.Braun's mother was a self-taught pianist and banjoist. Braun played drums in high school, then followed his brother in playing the trumpet. In the 1970s, he attended the Eastman School of Music, and while a student there became a member of a jazz-fusion band, Auracle.The band worked with producer Teo Macero, and Braun co-produced the second album.
Steve Cole - (born August 17, 1970) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist. He is also a professor/adviser of music business at the University of St. Thomas
Funky D
Michael Vince - Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist combines an appealing blend of jazz, funk, and soul to deliver his own brand of smooth jazz instrumentals. Michael has recently completed writing his debut EP, which features both electric and nylon string acoustic guitar.
After Hours
Felton Offard - is a gifted guitarist/composer/producer. He is an extremely versatile artist who has worked with diverse acts, from pop star Barry Manilow to jazz legend Clark Terry. Mr. Offard co-wrote the song, "I'll Follow You", recorded by Grammy award winner Melvin Williams and Tracy Worth. His works have appeared on National Public Radio and the Australian documentary "Animal World" . Felton Offard wrote and produced seven of nine songs on the critically acclaimed jazz project Lines and Spaces, "Shades of Brown". As a guitarist he has appeared all over the United States and Europe .
Alvin Davis -  music combines an array of influences from Smooth Jazz and Reggae to Soul, R&B, House and modern pop. The result is a truly unique sound that takes from each of these genres without being defined by any one. Whether he’s covering chart-topping hits from the likes of Pharell, Alicia Keys and Drake or entertaining international audiences with his eclectic album cuts, Alvin always brings a signature soul to the saxophone, in any setting.
If Ya Wanna
Skinny Hightower - (born November 12, 1985) is an American jazz pianist, drummer, bass player, and producer. He is known to have worked particularly within the smooth jazz community as a producer and session musician for nearly a decade but didn't begin working as a solo artist until 2015. He claims to listen to nearly every genre of music excluding smooth jazz, stating that he wants to always have a fresh perspective without presenting a stale expression of his interpretations.
Cloud Nine
Daniel Chia -  is one of the most sough-after saxophonists in Singapore and the region. He has performed for countless events and is equally adept in Jazz, Pop, Classic, RnB as well as EDM.
In the Moment
Jackiem Joyner - (born February 9, 1980) is a smooth jazz saxophonist and flutist from Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Get Down Street
Feng Sway
Vincent Ingala -  (born December 10, 1992) is a contemporary/urban jazz multi-instrumentalist.The tenor saxophone is his main instrument of choice. He has released 6 albums, his most recent being released on February 21, 2020.
Lin Rountree -  (born September 15, 1971) is a Soul/Urban Jazz Trumpet player, Music Producer, and Composer.He has recorded six solo albums, the last three for Trippin N' Rhythm Records.Between the years 2011 - 2018 Lin Rountree released thirteen singles that landed on the National Billboard Top 25 Smooth Jazz Chart.
Everyday
Tokyo Blue
Buenos Aires
Black Man
Najee - Profile:Born 4th November 1957 in Jamaica, Queens, NYC where he still resides. Smooth Jazz artist, plays saxophone (soprano, alto and tenor), clarinet, flute and keyboards. As well as releasing a number of solo albums he has performed with other artists including Freddie Jackson, Will Downing, Jeffrey Osborne, Marcus Miller, Paul Jackson Jr. and George Duke.
Felton Offard - is a gifted guitarist/composer/producer. He is an extremely versatile artist who has worked with diverse acts, from pop star Barry Manilow to jazz legend Clark Terry. Mr. Offard co-wrote the song, "I'll Follow You", recorded by Grammy award winner Melvin Williams and Tracy Worth. His works have appeared on National Public Radio and the Australian documentary "Animal World" . Felton Offard wrote and produced seven of nine songs on the critically acclaimed jazz project Lines and Spaces, "Shades of Brown". As a guitarist he has appeared all over the United States and Europe .
Walter Beasley -  is an American saxophonist, a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music, and founder of Affable Publishing and Affable Records.
Comin' At Cha
I Feel You
Fot The Love Of You
Any Love
Norman Brown - Profile:American jazz guitarist and singer, born December 18, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Too High
Darren Rahn - With over 25 #1 radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations over the past 11 years as an artist, producer and mixing engineer, Darren Rahn has become urban jazz’s premiere sonic architect, the “go-to” guy for established genre greats and up and comers looking for their next sure-fire hit. Yet in signing with Woodward Avenue Records and recording his fifth album, the British Columbia born, Denver based saxophonist – who launched his solo career with Soulful in 2004 – is after something more meaningful than a few more instantly infectious smashes
Tale Of Two Cities
Forget Me Nots
Adam Hawley - was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. At a young age he developed a keen interest in music, taking up piano lessons at eight and guitar lessons a year later. He eventually attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with a PHD in Music.
Escape
G-Money
Mike Phillips - hails from Mount Vernon, NY. He became interested in music at a young age, moving through several different instruments before settling on the saxophone. By the age of 16, he decided to play professionally. He made an impromptu New York debut at Wilson’s nightclub in New York in 1993, and that led to a series of session and sideman jobs in jazz, R&B, and even rap.Phillips and his soulful yet funky grooves have wowed fans across the globe and earned standing ovations from audiences at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Here To Stay
Player's Club
Soul Food
Sweet Grapes
Marion Meadows -  is an American saxophonist, composer, and contemporary jazz recording artist. Meadows has released a total of 14 albums.
The Traveller
Doin' It
Mount Airy Road
Peculiar Situation
Thin Ice
Earl Klugh ,At the age of six, Klugh commenced training on the piano until he switched to the guitar at the age of ten. At the age of thirteen, Klugh was captivated by the guitar playing of Chet Atkins when Atkins made an appearance on the Perry Como Show.[2] Klugh was a performing guest on several of Atkins' albums. Atkins, reciprocating as well, joined Earl on his Magic In Your Eyes album. Klugh also appeared with Atkins on several television programs, including Hee Haw and a 1994 TV special entitled "Read my Licks". Klugh was also influenced by Bob James, Ray Parker Jr, Wes Montgomery and Laurindo Almeida. His sound is a blend of these jazz, pop and rhythm and blues influences
Rod Tate - Tenor, Alto ,Soprano Saxophones, Keyboard & Flute,I am a solo artist with two self-released CD's entitled, "A Taste of Eternity" and "True Love Never Fails. My goals are to continually develop as a musician, songwriter,and artist. I also desire to touch the world with my music via recordings,as well as live performances.
Vibin'
Twice in a Lifetime
Michael Lington (born June 11, 1969) is a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, producer, recording artist and a purveyor of soul and contemporary jazz.Lington has released 11 solo albums and has 25 singles that have charted on the Billboard and Radio & Records (R&R) contemporary jazz radio charts.
Funky Palisades Jazz
Mutual Admiration Society
Everette Harp - is a saxophonist, flautist, keyboardist and vocalist. Most famous as a jazz saxophonist, Everette has worked with George Duke on many of the latter's albums, and has always invited George Duke to feature as guest musician on his own albums.
Julian Vaughn - A dynamic lead bass player from Kansas City, bassist Julian Vaughn has made a international name for himself since 2010 as a bassist in the smooth jazz which is dominated by artist who play sax. Although the bass is often associated with funk, Vaughn likes to play with more of a finesse style as well as some funk.
Wayman's Way
Michael Manson -  took interest in the electric guitar at the age of 14. Influenced by the music of Al Jarreau and intrigued by the technique of Jarreau's bass player Abe Laboriel, Manson's love of music soon began to shift towards the bass guitar. At 15, he and a group of friends formed Togetherness, releasing an album and two singles before Manson left to join the Navy six years later. After returning to Chicago to obtain both his B.A. and Master's in Music degrees, he joined City Lights and began performing regularly on Chicago's jazz circuit. In 1999, he was invited to play the Montreux Casino Lights '99 festival. Sharing the stage with the likes of Boney James, George Duke and Kirk Whalum, he made connections that would eventually lead to a spot performing on the Montreux Jazz tour.
Coming Right At Ya
Chris Standring -  (born 1 December 1960) is a British jazz guitarist known for his heavy use of 1970s-style musical nuances. Before launching his solo career with his 1998 album Velvet, he represented a third of the band SolarSystem,a band that combined elements of jazz and hip-hop.
Imagine That
Have You Ever Loved
Can't Hide Love
Betch Don't Know
Michael Vince - Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist combines an appealing blend of jazz, funk, and soul to deliver his own brand of smooth jazz instrumentals. Michael has recently completed writing his debut EP, which features both electric and nylon string acoustic guitar.
After Hours
Homie Grown
Miss Bane
Euge Groove -  (born November 27, 1962), better known as Euge Groove, is an American smooth Jazz
,saxophonist .Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, he graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. Grove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the group Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Exposé. He has a sax solo on their No. 1 hit "Seasons Change," and another on their 1993 hit "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me).
Kim Waters - Saxophonist, composer and producer and is a trendsetter in the world of contemporary jazz. He has scored ten #1 hits, recorded 13 chart-topping albums and sold over a million records, placing him among the top 5 best selling instrumentalists in contemporary jazz. During his 16-year career, Kim Waters has paved the way as one of the premiere architects for Urban Smooth jazz, a soulful blend of R&B and jazz, of which he is the reigning king! Waters’ model handsome good looks coupled with his impeccable fashion sense and masterful fusion of distinct musical styles have made him one of the most sought-after musicians in contemporary jazz.
Groove With Me
In The House
Slow Ride
City Lights
Tidal Wave
Nelson Rangell - (born March 26, 1960) is an American smooth jazz musician and composer from Castle Rock, Colorado. Although he is known for his work with the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, his primary instrument is the piccolo, which he began playing at the age of ,He has at times worked with Jimmy Haslip and Russ Ferrante.
Mac
For Eric Essix, the year 2018 marks two inspiring milestones in his multi-faceted career. The Birmingham, Alabama based contemporary jazz guitarist released "More", his 25th full length recording since launching his recording career in 1988 (30 years ago) with the album, First Impressions. That debut recording was the start of a creative journey that has made him a genre icon - not only for his keen ability to fashion a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves, but also because while delving into several sub-genres (pop, R&B and Gospel among them), he has artfully dismantled past ideas of what jazz is and reinvented them.
All the Way
Gregory Goodloe - R&B-jazz guitarist is typically lowkey and chill, but he was especially humbled when he received the call that his single, "Stylin'," went No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart. The song, written and produced by hitmaker Darren Rahn and showcasing Goodloe's electric jazz guitar bravura, serves as the title track to the guitarist's upcoming album, due this fall.
Reggie Codrington - Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina,is the son of the nationally known musician and bandleader Ray Codrington who played with some of the greatest musicians ever known such as: Little Richard, Gladys Knight, and the late Jackie Wilson, just to name a few. Reggie fondly remembers his father’s band practicing in the family’s den. His entire little boy dreams were of music. “I guess one would say I was born into music,” he says.
Dance With Me
Another Love
Nice & Slow
The Secret Garden
Brian Culbertson - Profile:Born January 12, 1973, Brian is a smooth jazz musician and instrumentalist from Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of jazz band director and trumpeter Jim Culbertson, Brian's instruments include the keyboard and trombone.Brian Culbertson began his quest in music at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, the Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets and Chick Corea.
Kirk Whalum - (born July 11, 1958) is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. He was also featured on many Luther Vandross albums, most often playing on the singer's covers of older pop and R&B standards such as "Anyone Who Had a Heart", "I (Who Have Nothing)", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait".
Kickin Back
Unconditional
Now 'Til Forever
Paul Taylor - (born April 30, 1960) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist who has released eleven albums since his debut On the Horn in 1995. He is signed to Peak Records. Although originally from Denver, Colorado, he is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] He is known for his soulful sweet sound and innovative music. He also played as a special guest with the Rippingtons for a short time in 1999 and 2000, after Jeff Kashiwa left the group and before Eric Marienthal joined them.
Come Over
It's Like That
Side Pocket
Can't Help It
It's U
Phillip Martin -  is a promising new artist on the smooth-jazz scene. The young saxophonist possesses an R&B-inflected sound, and his album FourPoint 0 (Carzino) is filled with tunes that would fit well on smooth-jazz radio. “Look to the Sky” is sweetly lyrical, while “Dirty Funk” is a soul-jazz romp and “Prelude/What a Day” is a haunting ballad that opens with an orchestral flourish. Martin also sets his sax over a variety of electronic rhythms: “Rapture” combines melodic sax and a rapid-fire electronica beat, while “Good Day at Work” lopes along, driven by an electronic groove.
Noonday Stroll
Darron “Cookie” Moore -  is an independent musician/ artist who was born and raised in Detroit, MI. Writing his first song at the age 12 he began his musical quest at a young age. He is a bassist, songwriter and producer who also plays keyboard and drums. Beginning his musical journey at a young age, Darron wrote his first song for his school choir at age 12. He has taken music lessons, but is mostly self taught. A significant part of his musical background stems from his studies at Grambling State University and Wayne State University. Darron is also grateful for his bass teachers/mentors, Kerry Lacey and Lamont Johnson for teaching him music articulation.
Steve Clarke - Bassist/Composer Born and raised in Bridgeport Connecticut, Steve Clarke is from a musically inclined family. His father played the trumpet along side the late greats Eddie and Bobby Buster from New Haven, Connecticut during the 1950's and was president of the Musicians Union. His oldest brother is a jazz saxophonist, and four of his other brothers played brass instruments in school and marching bands.
Sparkle
Donald Patterson - was born in Dallas, Texas. Donald is a professional bassist who is skilled in the electric bass and has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.He has performed in concert with a host of artists including Phillip Bailey, Kirk Whalum, Howard Hewett, Brian McKnight and a host of others.
Inner City Dreams
Kenny Pore - Profil:Guitar player born into a musical family on a cold mid-winter's day in Chicago, Illinois (US), in 1952. At 16, Kenny dropped out of high school, grabbed some essentials including his guitar, and set out to see America starting a broad musical career.
Never Gonna Give You Up
Who's That Lady
Peter White - Profile:British jazz guitarist and songwriter grew up in Letchworth Garden City. First came to notice as a guitarist in Al Stewart's band in the mid 80's and appeared on Polish singer Basia's first album. In 1990 he began his solo career and has released many albums in the Smooth Jazz genre as well as working with many artists in this field including Dave Koz, Gato Barbieri, Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Rippingtons, Kirk Whalum,
Paula Atherton - Born and raised in Massapequa Park, Long Island, NY, Atherton began playing the flute at the age of nine and then the saxophone during her teen years.She became further interested in jazz soon afterwards. As a jazz vocalist/musician, Atherton was influenced by artistes such as Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and David Sanborn.
Shake It
Soul Candy
Good News
If I Could
Threestyle - Magdalena Chovancova (sax. flute), and Robert Fertl (guitar, bass, drum programming, keyboards) are the Munich based group Threestyle. The group already released Feel The Vibe (2012), Get It (2014), Road To Montery (2016) and Smooth Ride (2017) on the label Welovemusic Records.
Citrus Sun -  is a smooth jazz group created by Incognito leader/producer Jean Paul "Bluey" Maunick. Maunick brought in one-time Average White Band guitarist Jim Mullen and two Incognito members: drummer Richard Bailey, bassist Julian Crampton, horn players Ed Jones, Fayazz Virgi, Dominic Glover, and pianist Tim Vine. Their tight Heads Up debut Another Time Another Space was issued February 27, 2001
Back to the Moon
Girl Talk
Cindy Bradley -  was born in North Tonawanda in upstate New York. She already played piano, but picked up her first trumpet by accident at age nine because it was the only available instrument which she recognized in her teacher's list for school band classes. She began playing traditional jazz trumpet as a schoolgirl and went on to earn degrees in jazz studies at Ithaca College in New York state and in jazz trumpet performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rohn  Lawrence -  is een Amerikaanse gitarist in de jazz en smooth jazz, afkomstig uit New Haven, Connecticut.
Lawrence speelde al op de lagere school akoestisch gitaar en bouwde als jongen al gitaren. Rond zijn dertiende ging hij elektrische gitaar spelen. Hij was in New Haven lid van de funk-bands Good News en The Lift (met Marion Meadows). Hij woonde in Boston en werkte daar met de groep Bread & Butter. In 1994 kwam hij met zijn eerste album, een paar jaar later volgde een tweede plaat,Lawrence heeft gespeeld met onder meer George Duke, Diane Reeves, Jonathan Butler en Freddie Jackson. Hij is in zijn spel beïnvloed door George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian en bijvoorbeeld John Tropea.
Just One Rib
Square Biz
Robin Bramlett - Recording artist, musical director, bassist, songwriter, and producer,played in the band jazz in pink.
Jarez’s -  rise from the studio to the stage has been a remarkable journey of talent, timing and authentic showmanship.Originally trained as a jazz artist, Jarez understood the necessity for extending his musical outreach to younger audiences, which led to a unique business and musical partnership with hip hop guru Coolio. While managing Coolio, Jarez simultaneously recorded and played his saxophone live around the world with Coolio. Combining his ear for jazz with upscale interpretations of hip hop, Jarez’s music became a prescription for bringing youth back to instrumental music and a solo career sprang forth.
This Time Around
Taking Flight
R.L. Walker -  cements his passion for the Smooth Jazz genre. Choosing this project to showcase just how blessed he has been and continues to be. The tracks contained in this project highlight familiar sounds from the genre’s greats which Walker draws his Inspiration from, paying homage to those who have come before him. And of course R.L. Walker brings his Genuine and unique style of Saxophone playing for which his fans have come to greatly enjoy.​
Angela Puxi -  who grew up in the Ruhr area in Germany, originates from a family of Sardinian immigrants. This working-class kid has discovererd her passion for music at early age, though she had to fight hard against prejudice, and for getting access to the major orders of an academic training. Driven by her longing for creativity and perfection, after secondary school she has studied jazz saxophone at the Hogeschool voor de kunsten in Arnhem (NL).
Awake!
Lovex3
Rob Batie -  has been drawing listeners in with the power, spirit and subtle complexity of his music since he bounded onto the jazz scene in 2000. At 27, Rob was answering the call of his long-standing passion for jazz, stepping away from main-stream corporate America to carry out his dream. Once in action as a musician, Rob quickly gained an enthusiastic following, as music fans responded to the St. Augustine Florida raised musician and his new soul jazz and smooth romantic tone, calling it “impeccably smart with highly addicting energy.” Rob pulls from every emotion inside to deliver an unforgettable performance time after time.
Going Deeper
Renewal
Dee Lucas - National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004.  Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings with Something to Ride 2 (2007), Standing Room Only (2010), Rebirth of the Smooth (2012), The Smooth Factor (2014), Going Deeper (2016), & The Sweet Spot (2017).His upcoming 2018 release “Going Left” will serve as proof that Dee Lucas is here to stay. As as runner-up in the 2007 Capital Jazz Festival Competition, Dee Lucas has opened for a plethora of artists such as Boney James, Norman Brown, Ronnie Laws, Nnenna Freelon, Hugh Masekela, Gregg Karukas, Peter White, Nick Colionne, and Michael Franks just name a few.
Bernard “BK” Jackson -  is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul. A native of Tampa, Florida, he goes by the stage name “BK Jackson” and has crossed musical paths with industry giants such as B.B King, Brian McKnight, Bruno Mars, Hunter Hayes, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Zac Brown Band and more. Most notably, BK spent four years touring domestically and abroad with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits for sold out arenas night after night as a member of his 11-piece horn section, known as New Power Generation (NPG) Hornz. Currently, BK can be found rocking the stage with New Orleans front man Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews as a member of the multi-talented musician’s touring band, Orleans Avenue.
Feelin' Saxy
Onaje Allan Gumbs (born Allan Bentley Gumbs, September 3, 1949 – April 6, 2020) was a New York-based pianist, composer, and bandleader.
Vandell Andrew -  started studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the treme area of New Orleans. It was then that he learned to play the trumpet. ... Following high school, Vandell enrolled in music classes at Southern University at New Orleans, and studied with the legendary Edward “Kidd” Jordan.
Could This Be
Ronny Smith - Grammy considered guitarist ,left University of Maryland as a music education major to pursue the life as a guitarist and a U.S. Army Bandsman. He toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South America.  He has shared the stage with such artists as the Marvelettes, jazz drummer Bobby Durham, vocalist Melba Moore, and trumpeter Donald Bryd.  He has recorded with some of the top session musicians of the Nashville and the California scene, to include, Gary Lunn (Peter Cetera), Pat Coil (Michael McDonald), Craig Nelson (Ben Tankard), and Dan Needham (Euge Groove), Scott Martin and Stan Martin (Quincy Jones) and Andy Martin (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat band).
Say Again
High Tide
Jonathan Butler - Profile:Singer/songwriter and guitarist (gospel-tinged smooth jazz) born 10-Oct-1961 in Athlone, Cape Town, South Africa.Jonathan was a member of Pacific Express. Being a part of this group, he had his first chance to record jazzy material and to play it live on stage. It was funky jazz, RnB and jazz-rock but a long way from what he had been doing as a teen star.
Overflowing
Kayla Waters - A classically trained pianist who grew up in a jazz household, Kayla’s parents observed her innate passion for music when as early as 10-months old,  "baby Kayla" frequently made her way into the living room and began “playing” the family’s Brentwood piano. Enrolling in piano lessons at the age of six, she instantly fell in love with music and fervently began mastering her gifts. The daughter of urban-jazz saxophonist Kim Waters, Kayla closely observed the inner workings of the music industry by studying and admiring his successful career; it naturally inspired her to pursue her calling as a solo jazz pianist. In addition to being featured on several of her father’s albums, she has performed with him at various concerts and jazz festivals worldwide
Sunkissed
Will Donato -  has performed with some of the best known musicians of the groove / smooth jazz genre, namely Al McKay of Earth Wind and Fire, Richard Elliot, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power, Steve Reid of The Rippingtons, Brian Simpson, Steve Oliver, Gregg Karukas and Nick Colionne. He has worked in the pop music genre as well - most notably with Gerald Levert,
Gravitas
Meatballin'
Preston Smith - Innervision recording artist and radio personality,is rocking the world of smooth jazz! His new radio show "endless melodies" airs 6pm - 8pm (central) every Monday on 101.5fm in Houston, Texas. His latest album release, On the Surface, was on the 2018 Grammy ballot for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year, and was a final nominee at the IMA Awards for Best Jazz/Funk Album held in the Lincoln Center on March 31st. Smith also won awards at the 2017 Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood, California for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and six other major awards.
Andre Cavor - Cleveland based saxophonist follows with Road Trip (2017) his idols Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler on their path to the ideal blend of smooth jazz and gospel music.Andre started his journey performing sax in church and then founded The Cavor Project, an 11 piece ensemble spreading a good reputation around the area. This album mirrors his biographical development shifting Cavor’s artistic life to a new level.
Road Trip
Flute Funk
Ragan Whiteside - Flutist ,vocalist, and songwriter,is taking the Contemporary Jazz world by storm. With her unique style and soulful vibe, this triple threat is bringing the flute back into mainstream focus.Ragan began her musical journey at the very early age of 5. She played the piano, drums, and the violin, but found her true love in playing the flute. From there she went on to study classical music.
Art Sherrod Jr. - Saxophonist is influenced by David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Kim Waters and other professional sax men of the smooth jazz genre.
So In Love
J. Boykin - Millennial Saxophonist , affectionately known as the "Sax Sensation” has played with and opened for Frankie Beverly & Maze and Ledisi, John Legend, Take 6, Koinonia, Kirk Whalum, Doc Powell & Brian Culbertson. J. has appeared on Fox Televisions “Glee” and J.'s "Happy" video was spotlighted when Oprah interviewed Pharrell on Oprah Prime.
For Our Sons
Chicago Song
Blake Aaron - was an immediate success as a solo artist, with three singles from his debut With Every Touch remaining in the Top 50 on the Gavin/Smoothjazz.com charts for at least eight weeks. He reached even higher ground with his second album, Bringin' It Back , whose single "She's So Fine" remained on the Radio & Records charts for eight straight weeks; two singles from this release reached the Top 100 of the year.
Mindi Abair - (born 1969) is an American saxophonist, vocalist, author, and National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards show.Her solo career has produced ten No. 1 radio singles, two No. 1 Billboard Jazz CDs, and four more solo CDs that have landed No. 5 and above on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. She was the featured saxophonist for the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, and performed with the rock band Aerosmith.Abair's recordings have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.
Flirt
Into The Storm
Jim Adkins - has been involved in recording since the age of 17. He has won several awards in a Virginia songwriting contest in Jazz, Acoustic Rock and Gospel. His most notable award is the 1999 Billboard Song Contest, placing 2nd in the jazz category out of thousands of entries.
Get Over It
Selina Albright - Daughter of Gerald Albright ,tried the saxophone once. She got dizzy, though, and that's pretty much all it took for her to realize that the sax wasn't for her.Los Angeles native independent singer-songwriter Selina Albright has an impressive way of evoking powerful emotional responses in her listeners. With her sultry, angelic tone and elaborate vocal arrangements, combined with powerful multi-octave wailing and energetic stage presence, she certainly is one whose voice and spirit pierce directly to the soul and command attention.
Gerard Albright - Born in Los Angeles, Albright grew up in its South Central neighborhood.He began piano lessons at an early age, although he professed no interest in the instrument. His love of music picked up when he was given a saxophone that belonged to his piano teacher. It further reinforced when he attended Locke High School. After high school, he attended the University of Redlands where he received a degree in business management with a minor concentration on music. He switched to bass guitar after he saw Louis Johnson in concert.After college, Albright worked as a studio musician in the 1980s for Anita Baker, Ray Parker Jr., Olivia Newton-John, and The Temptations. He joined Patrice Rushen, who was forming a band, in which he played saxophone. When the bassist left in the middle of a tour, Albright replaced him and finished the tour playing bass guitar. Around the same time, he began to tour Europe with drummer Alphonse Mouzon.
So Amazing
You and I
Kenwood Anderson - is a filmmaker, musician, and producer. He grew up in Rochester, NY, surrounded by music and art. "My obsession with music was instant, and permanent," he says. He graduated from School Of The Arts, and from Berklee College Of Music. He moved to Los Angeles in 1993 and took every gig he could find. He has logged countless hours playing drums and singing background vocals for live performances. He was a member of the bands RioSoul, Kontroversy, and the Reall Deall Band.Along the way, he developed his producing and songwriting talents. He creates smooth jazz albums under his own name, and produces other artists in various genres. His debut album "Handful Of Grooves", earned a 5-star review in Recording Magazine.
Before You Go
Marcus Anderson - Saxophonist was born in 1985 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Eventually graduating from North Carolina Central University, he began the life of the working musician, accompanying various artists and doing his own gigs in between. Eventually a video of one of Anderson’s fiery solo performances caught the attention of Prince, who immediately hired Anderson as a full-time touring musician for the New Power Generation between 2012 and 2016. In addition to work with Prince, Anderson worked with Cee Lo Green and Judith Hill
Your Touch
Around the World
Bennett began playing guitar at the age of six, learning clarinet for the school orchestra then returning to guitar at 15, playing in school and local bands.

He studied at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, where he immersed himself in the worlds of harmony, music theory, arranging, composition and performance. This led to Bennett studying at Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with honors.
Bennett B -  began playing guitar at the age of six, learning clarinet for the school orchestra then returning to guitar at 15, playing in school and local bands.He studied at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, where he immersed himself in the worlds of harmony, music theory, arranging, composition and performance. This led to Bennett studying at Berklee ColleBennett B  ge of Music, where he graduated with honors.
Aaron Bing -  (born Aaron Jaye Bing), is an American adult contemporary and smooth jazz saxophonist,Award-winning saxophone player Aaron Bing, whose memorable performances sharing the stage with The Temptations, Frankie Beverly, Tyrese, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborne and Brian McKnight inspires a new generation of jazz fans.Aaron heard Kenny G for the first time in the 9th grade. He liked the sound and was inspired to play the saxophone. Since then, he went on to learn 21 different instruments with the soprano saxophone now being his main instrument.
Changes
Encore
Hank Bilal - South Carolina native, Hank Bilal has had many great accomplishments as a musician, from performing on The Grammy Awards with Aretha Franklin to teaching children the elements of music. The trombonist loves making music for people's enjoyment and aims to please every crowd.
Willie Bradley -  is a native of Orangeburg, SC and a graduate of South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC where he earned his BS Degree in Music Education and Performance. Over the course of his career he has become a go –to musician for many of soul music’s greats over the years. Willie’s stage presence includes performances with jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Max Roach, Betty Carter, Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley, Alex Bugnon, Ronnie Laws, Hiroshima and Marion Meadows.
It's On Now
Brian Bromberg -  (born December 5, 1960) is an American jazz bassist and record producer who performs on both electric and acoustic instruments. Though he tends to gravitate towards the genre of smooth jazz, Bromberg has released some straight-ahead jazz records in which he performs with a trio, and has even ventured into more rock-oriented jazz fusion territory as of late.
Excuse Me
Pop the Question
Dee Brown - My father played Jazz music all day long, but most of the musicians were horn players or keyboard players. I was then introduced to the guitar and a player by the name of Wes Montgomery. I loved that sound as soon as I heard it. I remember asking my father what instrument is that? And he said that's a guitar.
Closer
Kris Brownlee -  is no stranger to creating great entertaining music. He is a graduate of Manchester University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance and Psychology. This 19-year veteran has worked with some of the finest musicians in the world, including Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Broening, Jonathan Fritzen, Cindy Bradley, Elizabeth Mis, Gabriel and Eddie Severn, Victor Haskins, Argentinean vocalist Gabriela Anders, legendary guitarist Freddie Fox, Jay Soto, and many more.  First emerging on the scene in 2001 as the front-man for his then group, The Grooveside, Kris quickly setup a weekly performance residency in Chicago that allowed him to sharpen his contemporary sound.
Blair Bryant - Is Bassist and multi-instrumentalist and is the newest generation of young musicians to take the contemporary jazz world by storm. The Kansas City native has played with Najee, Eric Roberson, Mike Phillips, Blake Aaron, Darren Rahn, Althea Rene, Elan Troutman, Bernie Williams and many others. Blair has been compared to a contemporary Stanley Clarke, with 3 albums and 2 top ten singles on the Groove Jazz music charts.
Sun Chaser
Eddie Bullen - Pianist, composer, arranger and producer,is in every way, a standout amongst his generation of multi-talented artists. Eddie's lengthy career has yielded an abundance of awards and recognition for his outstanding talents. From his first album, 'Nocturnal Affair' to his most recent ‘Spice Island', Eddie gives his audience a taste of contemporary jazz, flavoured with Caribbean rhythms.
Vann Burchfield - Birmingham based composer, producer, saxophonist & multi instrumentalist. He's perhaps best known in the Saxophone world for setting a new Guinness World Record for circular breathing (beating former champ Kenny G)!Vann has had the honor of performing at the White House on four separate occasions. He also has performing for many coporate events such as PGA Senior paring party. Southern Company, Alabama Power, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Not to mentions many half time shows and outdoor Jazz Festivals.
Vann rings a smooth R&B vibe to all his performances... His band is always entertaining..
Incognito
Andrey Chmut -  performs on his album alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, EWI, background vocals, keyboards & programming and is joined by U-Nam, Andrey Vdovichenko (guitars), Orhan Agabeyli (percussion), Knesia Chmut (background vocals and violin), Serhii Eremenko (guitars), Ruslan Bolatov ( Rhodes), Artem Lebedev, George Iweze  (bass), Tobi MD Fotonade (live drums), Igor Agrich (Rhodes, organ & MiniMoog), Valeriy Stepanov (piano, Rhodes, keyboards & programming), Artem Banar (lead and background vocals), Anynya Udongwo, Cleulia Daniel, Kemi Oke (background vocals), and Bob James (electric piano).
Pretty Things (Marcus Anderson cover)
Al DeGregoris - Has a major keyboard talent and Smooth Jazz musician/composer,Al conjure up images of Joe Sample or Oscar Peterson with his cool, inventive playing, which merges traditional rhythmic patterns with a modern chromatic concept,Al started playing piano at the age of 4, saxophone at the age of 6, wrote his first song and formed his first band at the age of 7, and did his first paying gig at the age of 13. While studying with notable local musicians Charlie Hoffman, Esq. and Gerard De Angelo, Al continued to perform at local functions honing his performance skills with the help of his cousins "The King's Men". At the age of 16, Al was leading his own band and was asked to perform at his high school faculty's New Years Eve party. The gig was a huge success!
All in Good Time
Quintin Gerard W.  - A native of Norco, Louisiana, attended Destrehan High School, where his formidable musical talent earned him a place in numerous concert and jazz honor bands in Louisiana and the New Orleans area. Awarded a music scholarship at Loyola University of New Orleans, he studied Jazz Music Performance and Education and had the opportunity to study from jazz master Ellis Marsalis. In 1989 Quintin Gerard W. moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his dreams of becoming a Recording Artists and Professional Saxophonist.
Attitude Indicator
Ghentle
Jazmin Ghent -  is a national smooth jazz and gospel recording artist as well as an accomplished music educator. She was awarded the prestigious 2019 ‘NAACP Image Award” for Outstanding Jazz Album, “The Story of Jazz”. She was nominated for 2019 Smooth Jazz Network’’s Best Artist of the Year and was voted 2017’s Best New Smooth Jazz Artist.
Al Gomez  - Guitarist is referred as one of the most versatile guitarist in Texas…tejano, country, rock, r&b, jazz and funk.  As a freelance guitarist, Al stays busy working with various groups in Texas.. Currently Al is working in the West Texas area. Al Gomez first solo CD “Casa Groove” on Shade Records, was released in the summer of 2014.  Al’s solo CD will contain some tunes he grew up listening to as well as his original songs.  A smooth jazz CD packed with funky, bluesy and smooth guitar playing and his love of great vocal harmonies.
Catchin 'a Vibe
Marqueal Jordan - Having been a member of Brian Culbertson’s band, the Jazz world has been blessed to hear the big tone and melodic sounds that flow from Marqueal’s saxophone. As a vocalist, his sultry voice has often been compared to Marvin Gaye and Maxwell. His critically acclaimed debut CD, “CATALYST”,showcases his fluid versatility and laid-back grooves.
Catalyst
JWhite -  began to develop quickly in music, studying privately under the late Emil Acitelli. His efforts eventually lead to a music scholarship attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where J.White earned his Bachelor’s Degree in music and performed with the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and toured with the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of the late Odie Burrus.  While in College, JWhite began to tour all over the State of Arkansas and Memphis performing with a local show band.
Driven
Get on Up
Darryl Murrill - knows no boundaries when it comes to saxophone excellence. Murrill masters the alto, soprano, and tenor saxophones to the delight of his following. He began playing saxophone at age 13 and has morphed into a sensational musician, minstrel, and songwriter. He plays with such intensity, that the sounds penetrate even the faintest of hearts.
Gregory Karukas - (born May 18, 1956) is a smooth jazz pianist from Bowie, Maryland. He experimented with drums, guitar, trumpet, and keyboards as a child, but it was not until his teens that he pursued music professionally as a pianist, having played with the Bowie High School Starliners big band.[1] When he was sixteen, he owned one of the first Minimoog synthesizers.
Walkin With You
Alex Parchment -  is a dedicated musician, producer, and artist. He has been honing his trumpet and piano skills for years with his acceptance into the Rosa Parks High School of the Fine and Performing arts in Paterson, New Jersey, Jazz House Kids' inaugural class, and through Howard University's rigorous music education major. Alex has had the opportunity to perform on stages throughout the East Coast, including the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Blues Alley with jazz luminaries Patti Austin, Christian McBride, David Sanborn, Chick Corea and more.
Vibin' in Time
Konstantin Klashtorni - Profile:Smooth Jazz saxophonist,was born in the small town of Korosten in Ukraine. The youngest of three children, his father was an industrial engineer. His mother, a teacher, loved music. Konstantin remembers how, at family gatherings, his mother would sing while his uncle played the accordion.When he was 9 years old, his mother, noticing his early talents with music and hoping to pass her love of music on to him, took Konstantin to a local music academy, close to his school. He was given an aptitude test, was accepted and assigned to learn the clarinet. At 13, while still in the academy, he picked up playing the saxophone on his own.
Forward
Dinner and a Movie
Grady Nichols - From the time he picked up his first saxophone in the sixth grade, Grady Nichols fell in love with the instrument. Raised in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Nichols studied under legendary saxophonist Joe Davis in his high-school years. After graduating from John Brown University, Nichols moved to Tulsa and became recognized on the scene for his mix of jazz and gospel hues. In 1996, he released his debut album, Between You and Me, which was mainly a live recording.
Iguana

Ray Obiedo - Smooth jazz guitarist was born and raised in Richmond, California, where as a child he frequently traveled to nearby San Francisco to take in free concerts by the likes of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream; still, he did not pick up the guitar until age 17, also drawing considerable influence from acts including James Brown, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. At the outset of his career, Obiedo regularly shifted between jazz and R&B, working with a variety of artists including Herbie Hancock, Julian Priester, and Sheila E.
BillyRay Sheppard -  is a jazz saxophonist who has lived in San Antonio Texas for many years. He is a proud graduate of Fox Tech High School and St. Mary’s University. Soon after academic life, he pursued many different avenues in the field of music. He has been performing since the 80's, and his musical roots run deep; having his earliest musical experiences in Blues, R & B, Reggae, Latin, Tejano and Country bands. It's his love for music that has kept him grounded and his love for jazz that keeps him performing.
Silk
Oli Silk -  is a British smooth jazz keyboardist, producer, and composer,In 2006, Silk made his debut at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, and later that year he was named Debut Artist of the Year by Smooth Jazz News magazine and Art Good's Jazztrax.com, Also in that year, his song "Easy Does It" hit No. 19 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz,chart.
In 2009 his song "Chill or Be Chilled" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart, and No. 5 on the Top Smooth Jazz Songs 2009 chart.In January 2014 Silk's song "At Your Service" (feat. Julian Vaughn) reached Number 1 on the Smooth Jazz chart.Silk was nominated International Artist of the Year 2010 by the American Smooth Jazz Awards.
Steppin' Out
Joey Sommerville -  Trumpeteer musical essence lies in the Baptist church. "When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who 'got happy'. If you aren't touching the listener's soul, then you aren't really playing music. Soul communication is the key." He has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including mega-rock group Phish. He was the featured instrumental soloist on the Cirque de Soleil's Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning album, Alegria. In 2001, he scored a Gavin Top 20 Contemporary Jazz hit as a writer/producer with Bob Baldwin for the single "Business Call".
Ride To This
Cashmere Williams - got his start playing in church at seven years old, there he learned to blend with musicians and developed his signature sound. In 1996, he won a partial scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he studied compostion and arranging. In 2003, he got the call to play with American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard appearing on all the national TV networks like: Jay Leno, David Letterman, The View and many more! Recently, he was nominated and won"Best Male Jazz Artist" 2016 and 2017 by The Alabama Music Awards! Check out his latest EP "Uptown"on Lenoah Records.
Step
Darryl Williams - It took ten years for urban-jazz bass player Darryl Williams to write, record and release “Here to Stay,” his Billboard top 10 single and the title track to his second album. This week’s release of the follow-up single, “Do You Remember,” proves that he doesn’t plan to go away anytime soon. Plucking rubbery basslines on piccolo and electric basses on the slick jazz-funk energizer that he wrote and produced, Williams is joined on the dancefloor filler by chart-toppers Michael Lington (saxophone) and Adam Hawley (guitarist).
Here to Stay
Pamela Williams - grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was also the adopted hometown of an early influence of hers, Grover Washington, Jr. Playing with the Martin Luther King Jazz Ensemble at King High School in Philadelphia's historic Germantown section, Williams was required to embrace both electric jazz-funk and hardcore bebop. In 1996, she first found fame as a member of Patti LaBelle's backup band, furthering her subsequent career. Williams has toured with Teena Marie and performed with Prince, Babyface and Chante Moore. She has appeared in music videos by artists ranging from Barry White ("Come On") to rapper/actress Queen Latifah ("Hard Times").
Whipped
Brandon Willis -  is a 25 year old saxophonist from Newcastle, Washington that brings a soulful sound and charismatic persona to the northwest jazz scene. Under the tutelage of nationally acclaimed saxophonist Darren Motamedy, Brandon has played for years in the Seattle area. Six months before he was born, his parents attended a jazz concert by local smooth jazz artist Darren Motamedy. Sixteen years later in 2008, Brandon was performing alongside Motamedy at local jazz clubs as he pursues a career in music.
Always On My Mind
Zolbert - is a saxophonist, composer and producer, Hungary's smooth jazz ambassador.In 2013 one of his early compositions, Frappé, won the first prize in a smooth jazz club’s song contest of Zugló, Budapest. In 2014 he won the grand prize in the annual song contest on 90.9 Jazzy, Budapest’s leading jazz station. Another highlight of 2014 was a main-stage concert at VeszprémFest, one of Hungary’s leading jazz festivals, opening for globally renowned funk masters The Brand New Heavies.
Say Goodbye
Ruby Pan - was born in 1987 in Taichung, Taiwan. She studied classical piano from an early age. She did not begin playing the saxophone until after high school at which time she joined the orchestra team. She attended musical school for 10 years, where she played classical music for four of those years. She learned to play jazz in her second year of college. She plays Smooth Jazz, Funk, and R & B.
Sparkling Avenue
The JT Project -  A multi-talented force of sound that brings forth a unique musical conceptualisation. A new genre in music called JT. Adventurous and bold, Jacob Webb (Keyboards/Bass) and Todd Schefflin (Saxophone), leaders of The JT Project, knew that it would take more than just a passing interest in music to become the creative force that they envisioned. Jacob commands each stroke on the keyboard to awaken the soul with a touch of fire, and Todd caresses the notes to life with every breath.
Open Your Eyes
Change
Merlon Devine - A contemporary jazz saxophonist inspired by his abiding faith in God, Merlon Devine is a lyrical soloist with a smooth, groove-based sound. Devine often performs in church, and sees his role as helping set the tone for praise & worship services. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he was raised in a musical, gospel-loving family with a mom who sang and a father who played guitar. Along with his nine siblings, Devine grew up singing in church, and first began playing saxophone in school around age ten. After launching his professional career, he caught the attention of keyboardist Ben Tankard, who utilized him for several recordings. Also, there were opening slots for artists like Kirk Whalum, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, and others.
Nate White - started playing the Bass Guitar at the tender age of 16, he went on to work with the former Music Director (John Manuel) of the Motown Recording Act the “Spinners.”  In 1975 Nate and John formed a Soul/Jazz Group called Saturday Night Special. After being discovered by Jazz Legend Roy Ayers in late 1976, Saturday Night Special became the Legendary Group “RAMP.”
Sugarland
Bob Reynolds -  is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he is a prolific composer and recording artist with 9 top-selling solo albums to his credit.
Alexander Boynton Jr. - American/Canadian artist, is a smooth jazz triple-threat when it comes to creating sinfully sexy songs. He’s got the bass on melodic overdrive, the talent to craft powerful tales of love, and the team to bring it all together in a musical tour de force. From the minute you press play on Doo Bee Doo Bop, his first solo release, he’ll have your body grooving to his tunes.
Doo Bee Doo Bop
Soul Sista
Pete Belasco - NY native, just wanted to be a songwriter, but an accident crushed both hands and left him alone to recuperate and explore his talents as a vocalist. His misfortunes quickly turned when he was signed to Verve Records and recorded his debut “Get It Together”.  Hits magazine raved, “Slow R&B grooves that promise to seduce you into a bed not made since Marvin Gaye’s, Let’s Get It On.”The journey continued as Belasco returned with “Deeper” on Herbie Hancock’s label, Transparent Music.  The sensual, relaxed, and erotic feel continued. The Village Voice declared, (Belasco) “floats a magnetic set of vintage vibes…smoothly exhaling R&B ballads in the manner of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, and other close-mic’d soul guns.
Deeper
Johnny Britt - Profile:American trumpet player, writer and vocalist, born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.After a band teacher passed out photos of instruments for the students to review, Johnny saw the three valves on the trumpet and thought that it couldn’t be that hard to play, so at the age of 12, Johnny picked it up, thus beginning his trumpet career.
Mo Jazzin
Robert Damper - has lent his skills on the 88s to the smooth jazz of Kenny G and Najee, the straight ahead jazz and sophisticated pop of Brandford Marsalis to the synthesized  funk of 1980s member of The Fatback Band, and just about everyone in between. So we know that the Seattle native has skills, even if we didn’t know him by name or face because his contributions came on another artist’s work.
Oldskool Jam
Kenya Hathaway - (born January 1, 1971) is an American contemporary R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of R&B and jazz singer Donny Hathaway and classically trained vocalist Eulaulah and is the younger sister of Lalah Hathaway, also a R&B and jazz singer.Kenya Hathaway attended the Berklee College of Music, in Boston. She has performed with many prominent artists including with Lee Ritenour on his track "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", and "Possibilities". She has made some 30 performances on American Idol: The Search for a Superstar as a backing singer,Her older sister, Lalah Hathaway, is a singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and pianist.
Possibilities
Inner City Blues
Lowdown
Jazzhole -  is a New York-based band, widely regarded as one of the key members of the acid jazz movement.
Their debut album, The Jazzhole, was released in 1994, followed by five others. Their latest, Poet’s Walk, was released in 2006.Throughout the band's history, a nucleus of three members—Marlon Saunders, Warren Rosenstein and John Pondel has remained unchanged. Other members include Ahmed Best, Rosa Russ, Ronnie Russ, Michelle Lewis, Kevin DiSimone, Jack Ruby Jr., KCB, Dave Inniss, Peter Mark, Mark Robohm, Kaïssa, as well as guest players such as Daniel Sadownick, Scott Colley, David Binney and David Sancious.
Marcus Johnson is an American jazz musician, producer, and entrepreneur,Johnson was born in Columbus, Ohio. He and his family moved to Washington, D.C. when he was 12 years old. He grew up listening to a wide variety of music but found his calling in jazz, where he incorporates the rhythms of rap with R&B. His interest in jazz first showed itself when he began "tinkling the keys at age 13 (his step-father won Maryland's "Pick-3 Lottery" and used the winnings to buy Johnson's first keyboard) and he found himself studying both traditional and contemporary jazz musicians (Joe Sample and Thelonious Monk are two names he frequently cites)
Make It Happen
Doc's Groove
Anthony King -  is a drummer for Grammy Award winning vocalist Monet. Born into a musical family, he began playing drums from the age of five. He is a two time Gospel Emmy awards drummer of the year winner, toured for Motown and Poly Gram International records with former Prince vocalist Rosie Gaines, recorded with the Kenoly brothers, Jerry Shanahan, Randy Emata and many more.
Hurwitz End
Randy Muller - Producer/songwriter/arranger/keyboardist Randy Muller was the leader of '70s disco/funk/pop band Brass Construction, whose "Movin'," which was produced by Jeff Lane, became a number one R&B single in 1976. Muller also produced hits on Salsoul Records acts Skyy and Cameron. He arranged B.T. Express' million-selling 1975 number one R&B/number four pop hit "Express" and Shirley Caesar's gospel classic "No Charge." Though they are most known for the driving "Movin'," the band could get melodic and mellow (ex. "The Message (Inspiration)"). Brass Construction, Earth, Wind & Fire, and other '70s-era funk/soul/pop bands were the inspiration for the acid jazz genre of the '90s.
Call Me
Gary Palmer - Passionate about the saxophone since he was a kid growing up in New York City, Gary Palmer frequently turned to the horn as an outlet and stress reliever during his many years as a law enforcement official. In addition to playing it to change the trajectories of difficult workdays, he always had contemporary/smooth jazz on the radio, calming him and helping him focus even when he was on high stress stakeouts with the Lauderhill Police Department and Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – retiring in 2010. Now, with the release of the multi-talented musician and performer’s highly anticipated smooth/urban jazz debut Love Me Again, Palmer is the one helping others chill via his cool, catchy melodies, old school production vibe, tropical flavors and easy funk grooves.
Lisa