Sunday, May 17, 2015

Curtis Haywood

Curtis Haywood composition  is classy and inviting. Saxophonist, Curtis was one of 5000 to attend Berklee College of Boston. His musical influences includes: Grover Washington Jr., David Sanborn, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Garrett.   

Curtis recently opened for Cindy Bradley, Matt Marshak, Steve Cole at the 2011 Hartford Jazz Festival, and previously the Capitol jazz Festival. He has shared the stage with such greats as Take-6, Melissa Morgan, Melba Moore, Miki Howard, The Temptations, Blue Magic, Ray Goodman and Brown.

Dee Brown

DEE BROWN Honeycomb Innervision Records

 Detroit-based guitarist dee Brown hits the Smooth Jazz sweet spot again with his brand new, smoothly groovin’ single, “Honeycomb,” from the forthcoming BROWN SUGAR, HONEY-COATED LOVE. This track features dee’s signature tasty jazz guitar work from the Wes Montgomery/George Benson school, always jazzy, funky, inspirational! “Honeycomb” is a feel-good musical conversation between guitar and sax and sounds like another guaranteed hit to my ears, and what’s more is that it’s a delicious tease of what’s to come on the full cd release, his debut on Innervision. Smooth Jazz fans worldwide are always eager to get into the latest from this talented artist! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Brian Simpson

Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years.  The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s confesses, "Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.” 
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Soul Singer, Songwriter Leon Ware

A Big Thanks to Leon Ware '70s soul singer and songwriter for giving people the gift of music. Leon Ware, is one of the last songwriting pioneers that has been understated and Unrecognized for his musical talent.

Leon Ware is  an American soul musician and songwriter. Best known for crafting the hit album, I Want You, originally recorded for Ware, until friend and Motown icon Marvin Gaye was assigned to the album in 1976. Ware also is notable for writing the Top 5 R&B single, "I Wanna Be Where You Are", for a young Michael Jackson in 1972, and creating the Body Heat album along with Quincy Jones. He also collaborated with Maxwell on his debut album Maxwell's Urban Hang SuiteRead More

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