Old Friends: A Conversation With Al Jarreau

There is a spirit inside Al Jarreau’s latest album, “My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke “ that shows up with every note created by Jarreau and the gifted group of…

Marcus Miller’s Afrodeezia 3/17

Marcus Miller has always been one of our most innovative and forward thinking artists and he is exploring new territory again with his Blue Note Records debut Afrodeezia, to be…

Bill Heller

Bill Heller If you’re a Rippingtons fan, then you already know the name Bill Heller, long time keyboardist for the pioneering smooth jazz group.  Over the years, you’ve heard him…

Najee at Blues Alley

Najee was in town recently and played a four night run at the famed Blues Alley Jazz Club in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC.  It’s always a good thing…

Euge Groove – A Conversation

Some people are flat out fun to talk to. Euge Groove is one of them. Smart, articulate, thoughtful and you can feel the warmth and positivity all the way across…

Remembering Joe Sample

Friday night. Actually Saturday morning. I was binge watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. A girl’s gotta have her escape hatch after another 8 hours in that spiritual black hole known…

Brian Culbertson – meditative music out now and energized live album coming soon

Brian Culbertson is finally doing a live album. Live performances by contemporary jazz artists, especially those on the smooth side, are generally more energized and exciting than their studio releases….

Al Jarreau – My Old Friend – Celebrating George Duke

“There are times when you find a piece of music written by somebody else and you just get swept away by what they were saying in the song. Very often…

2014 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival

This year marks the 15th anniversary of this wonderful little festival in St. Mary’s County, MD that has been growing in popularity over the years. Before I get into the…

Mindi Abair at Blues Alley, Washington, DC

A rainy and humid summer night in Georgetown did not dampen the spirits of 125 people who came out to Blues Alley for Mindi Abair’s CD release party. Her latest…