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It is a unique characteristic to play an instrument that is rare in the smooth jazz field. Hawaiian Jake Shimabukuro's favorite instrument is the Ukulele. With his Ukulele, he has already achieved a degree of popularity that has enabled him to collaborate with such well-known artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Marty Friedman.   


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Ukraine-born multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni has released his newest creation 1st Facet under the project name Chillaxonic. It is probably due to the effervescent creativity of this gifted artist that he publishes his works under more and more new names. On the other hand, this name also results from a combination of the music styles Jazz, Chill Out and Electronica, which can be found on the new album. 

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For something a little different, give a listen to pianist Isamu McGregor’s Resonance (Ghost Note Records, 2017). The music moves from breathtaking to symphonic to placid to hard-charging.


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Detroit based keyboardist, songwriter and producer Marvin Thompson Jr. is known for two smooth jazz projects, Kind Words (2017) and his debut album In Focus (2007).


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If you have been a fan of British jazz-funk and soul music for more than twenty years, you’ll know Shakatak. And if you know Shakatak, you’ll know George Anderson – he’s been holding down the low end since the early 80’s.

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