Category Archives: SmoothViews

Keeping Smooth Jazz In Sight

Hidden Gems – A Summer Playlist

  There are some great songs you might be missing if you listen to traditional smooth jazz formats on the air or online because they only play the single. Smooth…

Boney James – Florida Theatre Jacksonville FL

AIn’t no party like a Boney James party and a Boney James party gonna raise the roof… (the back row pre show chant) That’s what happened at the Florida Theatre…

Russ Freeman: Music, Life, and the “Open Road”

March 22, 2019 Interviewed by Shannon West Open Road, the Rippingtons latest release, was three years in the making and it shows in the attention to sonic detailing by band…

Remembering Al Jarreau

Take a breath. Start with this. If it wasn’t for Al Jarreau you wouldn’t be reading this because I wouldn’t be writing it here.. It’s that simple. On a summer…

Jarreauniac! Concert memories from a wandering fan.

“I can’t imagine anything but music that could have brought about this alchemy. Maybe it’s because music is about as physical as it gets.: your essential rhythm is your heartbeat;…

New Music Playist – Fall 2018

Curated playlists are ever so trendy, it’s a chance for those of us who have access to share the music you may not have time in your busy life to keep…

JarreauLinks – Reviews, Interviews, and more

Indulge yourself in a Jarreauniac binge – here are links to all our coverage of Jarreau, his music, and even interviews some of the musicians who played with him Interviews…

Music News and Notes – March 2017

Check out the most exciting tracks from new releases on our monthly Spotify playlist!. Spyro Gyra is previewing tracks from their forthcoming album during their concerts and it’s going to…

Richard Elliot – Summer Madness

Think of all those times you have left a concert feeling so energized you don’t want it to end. You go through your music collection and just can’t find anything…

John Dillard – Charlotte, NC

A chilly night in the queen city brought out a lot of fans for some hot jazz at Sydney’s Martini and Wine Bar in downtown to hear the latest from…