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The smooth jazz genre is very well staffed with saxophonists. Younger "unfamiliar" successors are pushing to the market to get their place at the fire. One of these players is Danny Kusz, named one of the hippest jazz cats in Minneapolis.


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It may sound like a slogan uttered by a person who may the most unpopular person ever elected to the United States of America’s highest office, and echoed by hordes of angry people, longing for vision of the nation that faded with progress. But a member of the First Family of jazz uses the phrase to deliver a positive social and political message. Make America Great Again! (Troubador Jass Records, 2016), by Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, presents that message with wonderful music..

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Russian guitarist Artur Bayramgalin has already created some gems of smooth jazz. To mention are Interro Island (2009), Electric Breezz (2010), Perfect Day (2014), and My Seasons (2015). His new album Let's Talk (2017) is just released on the freshly founded German Lemongrassmusic sub-label Lemon Jazz Records.

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Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, that are the professions of South Los Angeles native Sam Curo. His seasoned baritone voice recalls the singer and front man Mark King from the group Level 42.


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George Anderson’s bass has underpinned the sound of the hugely successful British jazz-funk outfit Shakatak since 1981. His very satisfying solo albums “Positivity” (2009) and “Expressions” (2012) have secured his reputation as a solo artist – and an invitation to fulfil a dream of playing in front of South African fans in December 2014. 

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As a long-time Jazz fan it is always great to realize that there is a new young and fresh generation of musicians, who dedicate their great talent to that musical genre.

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