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Kansas City's very own bass player Julian Vaughn convinced with his self-released debut The Purpose Project (2010), and his sophomore album Breakthrough (2012) the smooth jazz community about his skills. Now he returns with his new album Limitless, which has been released on Trippin Ní Rhythm Records this month.               
 

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Just ahead of baseball season, Lisa Parrott launches one across the fence. Round Tripper (Serious Niceness Records, 2015) is all about the passion of creating music.    

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Jazz pianist George Freeman is an in demand sideman for Gail Jhonson, Eric Darius, Karen Briggs, Marcus Johnson, Althea Rene, Marcus Anderson and many more. Currently he is touring with sax player Pamela Williams. While George is coming from Gospel roots, he also feels at home with R&B, neo-soul, jazz, fusion, funk, pop and certainly smooth jazz. With Make It Happen (2015) he has now built the fundament for his own solo career.

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Earth, Wind & Fire is combining elements of funk, jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion. With these many interfaces and their incredible stage presence, the group has become a legend in music history. In 2014 Maurice White, the founder of EWF, relaunched his label Kalimba Music, which was home of so many recordings of his group and supported musicians.

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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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There are a few instruments in the Funk/Jazz-Genre, which are very unusual as a lead-instrument. One of them is definitely the electro-violin, here played by Darrell "D-Funk" Looney.

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