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Chicago based guitarist Nick Colionne just released his new album Influences on Trippin' N Rhythm Records. The death of his longtime partner and manager Carol Ray overshadowed the production of this project. The album is dedicated to her.

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Jazz vocals in the tradition of old-school divas is what you get with Easy to Love (2013) by Lizzie Thomas. It’s a set of 10 standards, including a few that are slightly off the beaten path.

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Down To The Bone is a project by producer and writer Stuart Wade. The project is named after the former London jazz club "To The Bone". Although Stuart is the mastermind of the project, he never performed an instrument on the recordings or the live events. Nevertheless his ideas are so flashing, that the project has a tremendous success especially in the States.  

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More than four years have passed since the release of guitarist/vocalist Dean Grech’s first album “Look Out”. Looking at the covers of that album and the new record “We Got Lost” should have given me a clue to how much the spotlight has switched from guitar to voice.


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Toronto based musicians Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have just released their newest album, entitled Bibliotheca (2013). A best-of collection added by a special remix. In the previous year they created the album Off Duty in their special style, we all know as acid jazz. For those, who don't know this genre, I recommend my essay A Journey into Smooth Acid Jazz.

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David Longoria is one of the most important and many-sided trumpet-players in contemporary Smooth-Jazz. He also is a brilliant singer. He worked with Sting, Foreigner, Buddy Rich, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, B.B.King, Boyz II Men and many more. He also have worked as a producer for many other musicians. On February 7, 2014 David Longoria was awarded the Best Jazz Artist award for 2014.

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