Guitarist Ross Bolton battling cancer

Rick Braun shared this on his FaceBook page: “I am writing to let you know that my dear friend of nearly 20 years, Ross Bolton, is going through a very…

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Joe Turano – Al Jarreau’s Musical Director

SV: I don’t think people in general know what a Musical Director is or what their role is with an artist. Most touring artists have one and he or she…

Al Jarreau Update

Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau cancelled a concert on Sunday 5/20, due to an illness, which turned out to be a bout of pneumonia. This gave his fans quite a…

10th Annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars

Please join Special FX keyboardist Jay Rowe and some of his talented friends, for the 10th Annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars Concert in Milford, CT. This concert benefits the Milford…

2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival® Announces Lineup for Weekend of Smooth Jazz in Panama City Beach April 18-22nd

The coastal beach setting of Panama City Beach will come alive April 18th-22nd for the 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival Presented by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.  The event returns for it’s 14th…

Mindi Abair – Talented Sax Player and Now Author

Let’s add author to the list of saxophonist Mindi Abair’s talents.  She has written a guidance book called How to Play Madison Square Garden – A Guide to Stage Performance. The…

New Spyro Gyra coming your way

Spyro Gyra will be releasing “A Foreign Affair” on Sept. 13. The album has a decidedly world music influence, as the title implies, but as always maintains the Spyro Gyra…

Jeff Golub loses eyesight – send prayers and love

Guitar hero Jeff Golub has lost his eyesight. The news began to spread this evening (7/6) when Rick Braun posted this on FaceBook “As you may know my dear friend…

Rick Braun Sings with Strings

Rick Braun is taking a step in a new direction with his August release – he is singing some of his favorite standards, jazz classics, and a few left field…

2nd Annual JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival

The 2nd Annual JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival will take place in Phoenix, AZ at the Sage Court JW Marriott Desert Ridge  Resort & Spa on April 9th and April 10th,…