Gerry (Gary) Smoot - "My Point Exactly" - Independent

Keyboardist Gerry Smoot (pronounced Gary) releases “My Point Exactly” independently.  This smooth contemporary jazz tune consists of elements with an old school hip hop feel. The drums and the bass are matching the style of a hip-hop producer, the late “J-Dilla”. The song is up-tempo and has a flute in the background of the chorus with a synth sound leading the whole entire song. The title of this song is perfect because it has a little bit of grit and attitude.

Pat Petrillo – "48th St" ft. Nile Rodgers – Autumn Hill

The new single from the Pat Petrillo Big Rhythm Band “48th Street” is a funky, 70’s inspired groove track that is an homage to the street in Music Row in New York City that was “the musicians hang” back in the day. Featuring special guest and guitar legend Nile Rodgers and his signature rhythm guitar, Pat and Nile take us on a journey around town, carving up infectious grooves and memorable hooks. Also appearing on the track is SNL tenor sax man, Lenny Pickett, who lays down a soulful solo. All in all, this track JAMS, and while it’s not “standard faire” smooth jazz, fans of groove music will dig it and programmers will find it refreshing in the world of contemporary jazz music.

Yulia – “2 Rivers” - The Sound Of LA

Pianist/composer Yulia has an intense understanding of how to use music as our universal language, and how to connect the hearts & minds of listeners through her God-given talents. Her new single “2 Rivers” is about two hearts uniting and coming together as one.

Lee Holloway - “Move It” - Andro/Char Music

The new single by Smooth Jazz Guitarist Lee B Holloway entitled “Move It” is keeping step with the smooth/contemporary jazz genre.  Fresh off his last single which was released November 2020, is the tap your feet bob your head groove that can make you dance while working of the extra pounds from the holidays. So let’s MOVE IT!!  Since 2019 Lee has produced three singles with the help of keyboardist Jamie Pastman, drummer Robert Gates, bassmen Antone Montgomery and Johnny (Red) Hildreth, which made it to Alan Kepler’s smooth jazz top 100. When he is not playing smooth Jazz, he is working locally as a freelance guitarist at some of Chicago’s top blues clubs, one being Buddy Guy’s Legends which on a few occasions Mr. Guy graced the stage with his presence and jammed with the band.

Maysa - "I Don't Mind" - Blue Velvet Soul

Celebrating the upcoming World Premiere of her 14th solo album, Music For Your Soul, Maysa is releasing one more single, “I Don’t Mind”. This track is a smooth, soulful groove, handcrafted by her music director, Damon Bennett, her longtime mentor and friend, world famous super producer, Jean Paul “BLUEY” Maunick of Incognito fame, and Maysa, to ignite your senses sonically and lyrically. “I Don’t Mind” is the story of patiently waiting for and accepting an unconventional lover, with unconditional love along with this sexy groove that will have you hitting the repeat button!

Bobby Lyle - "Nujazzy" - New Warrior Music

Nujazzy is an upbeat track with a catchy melody and a seductive groove anchored by bassist Nathan East and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Guitarist John Calderone (who trades licks with Bobby halfway through) and percussionist Tony Axtell round out the rhythm section from his forthcoming CD Ivory Flow off of his own label, New Warrior Music. The sky’s the limit for this multi-faceted man of music, as he continues to explore opportunities to perform with various configurations of his piano bands, organ trio, and as a solo pianist.

Joan Belgrave - "Oooo Boy" - Jazz Development Workshop

Grammy considered jazz artist Joan Belgrave, whose energy as a performer has captivated wide ranges of audiences, moves her way through this project with a healing grace, a vulnerable joy, and an emotional power that comes through for listeners. On this project, along with the work of producer Sanchez Harley (Aretha Franklin, Patty Austin, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Ceasar), Belgrave delivers engrossing tracks to touch the full breadth of the soul. Written as a airy, R&B single to speak to the enthralling power of instantaneous attraction, “Oooo Boy” brings the listener into this project by using Belgrave’s supreme vocal skillset and pairing it with swinging musicality. With the music video filmed in the historic Berry Gordy Detroit mansion, “Oooo Boy” is sure to provide audiences with a vibrant and soulful experience, R&B with a touch of jazz. The music travels weightlessly alongside her effortless vocals.  Oooo Boy takes listeners on a soulful journey that is sure to bring them back to this track time and time again. A new flavor, with that old school soul.

Isaac Edwards - "Cruisin'" - Next Paradigm

Next Paradigm Saxophonist Isaac Edwards is bringing the heat with his new single Cruisin’. This tasty hit single exudes top tier production from Multi #1 hit making Producer, bassist, and Keyboardist Jacob Webb. The San Diego based saxophonist doesn’t just flourish solely in the music scene, but Isaac is also armed with a degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Isaac litigates hundreds of cases during the day while performing in clubs all around southern California at night! Just recently, Isaac was featured at Spaghettini jazz club in Seal Beach, CA with the one and only Adam Hawley! The combination of Isaac’s inviting tone with Jacob Webb’s unique production gives birth to another hit in contemporary jazz! Cruisin’ is a MUST ADD to your fall 2022 of music.

Karlton Jones – "Lagos" - Karlton Jones Music LLC

Karlton Jones is an international multi-talented Smooth Jazz and Gospel recording artist. His music is often described as a passionate, inspiring, and soulful blend of multiple genres. Lagos is Karlton’s most recent highly anticipated single that is predicted to shake up the Smooth Jazz and Pop charts and has crossed over to the iTunes Worldwide chart reaching #22! The song is a fusion of Karlton’s soprano saxophone played with an Afrobeat track that was produced and written by Karlton and mixed/mastered by Dale “Rambro” Ramsey.