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As a female trumpeter Cindy Bradley takes an exceptional position in the smooth jazz genre. With a Bachelor degree in jazz studies and a Master degree in jazz performance she has a solid foundation. While influenced by jazz greats like Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell she never stepped into the jazz realm. Smooth jazz is her favorite. 
 

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After Pete Fountain and Benny Goodman, you donít hear a lot about the clarinet in jazz. Sure, the instrument is there but mainly as an ensemble piece and for solos. Felix Peikli reminds us that this horn is also good as a lead instrument. Royal Flush (2014) presents fresh sounds that are creative and contemporary.

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The music business is fast paced. For years, Kim Waters was a fixture on the label Shanachie Entertainment. His 19th solo album My Loves was however released on Red River Entertainment in 2013. Now he returns on the same label with Silver Soul, scheduled for release on September 2, 2014.    

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Some people assert that Jazz is an "out-of-date model", because there wouldn't be enough young talented musicians, who engage themselves in that musical genre.

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Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD "Crossing Over". The record made it to the Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts, bringing her worldwide visibility. 

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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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