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Dave Bargeron and Geoff Alpert Bring Trombones Back to Popular Music

Trombones have long been under-utilized in music today. However, with dedicated players like Geoff Alpert and Dave Bargeron becoming more well known, the trombone may yet come back to the foreground. Geoff Alpert’s smooth jazz music has come from a long path of struggle. He lost his wife to cancer in 2002 after a long hiatus from music and, after this horrible event, found his way back to the musical community. The support he received from Darryl Williams and Gail Johnson allowed him to output his emotion and passion into smooth jazz music. He blended this with his love for the martial art Ken-Ka-Kung Fu and found a truly inspired fusion in his music.

The incredible way that Geoff works smooth jazz into R&B, pop, latin and funk grooves is remarkable and that he does this all with the trombone in the forefront of the sound is even more impressive. If you haven’t yet, you can listen to the album on iTunes, CD Baby  and Amazon.

Be sure to keep up with Geoff on Facebook, TwitterReverbnation and his official website www.GeoffAlpert.com for any updates.

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Geoff Alpert’s Smooth Jazz Fusion Album Open Your Heart Impacts Music Scene

It is truly rare to find the kind of dedication and emotional investment in music that Geoff Alpert displays with every note he plays.  After a 30 year hiatus from music when Geoff dedicated himself as a husband and a father, he has returned to the scene and brought with him a groovy smooth jazz based sound that features the trombone and that is making a huge impact on the smooth jazz scene.  Although Geoff’s music contains some very smooth jazz-oriented grooves, he pushes himself to incorporate other genres such as R&B, which results in a beautiful fusion of genres.

Geoff lost his wife to cancer in 2002 and, after soul searching, was motivated to re-join the musical community.  He took the emotion and passion from this loss and, after meeting director Gail Johnson and bassist Darryl Williams, was lead to create a musical statement and image that closely ties to his life story.  Geoff’s passion for the spiritual Eastern Martial Arts discipline is also an integral part of his music and inspiration.

You can listen to the album on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

Be sure to keep up with Geoff on Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation and his official website www.GeoffAlpert.com for any updates.


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Frank Sinatra Praises Jan Daleys Exceptional Smooth Jazz Music

In the words of the incredible Frank Sinatra, “She’s got it.”  And Jan Daley certainly does! From her success as Miss California to her USO Tours with Bob Hope to her phenomenal recently released smooth jazz albums Jan Daley certainly has what it takes.  When Sunny Gets Blue is a rendition of Great American Songbook tunes from the classic days of music.  She worked with the late Jack Segal for years to master the smooth jazz music- some of which he wrote.  Jan Daley’s praise doesn’t end here.  The great Louis Armstrong described Daley’s voice as, “big and beautiful” and as, “one of the best balanced talent blend on the boards,” by Variety.


A standout on her smooth jazz album is the title track (When Sunny Gets Blue).  Jan Daleys personal interpretation is intricate and reminiscient of the original in an incredibly beautiful way.  The years of work and personal connection with Jack Segal are clear. .


You can download the title song from her album  “When Sunny Gets Blue” FOR FREE from Noisetrade. To learn more about Daley and to keep up with her latest updates, check out her Facebook and her official website here: www.jandaley.com/.

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Legendary Louis Armstrong Speaks Highly of Jan Daleys Smooth Jazz

She’s got a, “Great Big Beautiful Voice.”  These are the words of the legendary Great American Songbook artist Louis Armstrong who thinks incredibly highly of the swooning smooth jazz vocals of Jan Daley.  Jan Daley is a seasoned veteran of the smooth jazz music scene and recently released her album, “When Sunny Gets Blue.”  This album features tunes from the Great American Songbook that are recorded through the immaculate smooth jazz lense of Daley and her experienced accompanists.


Inspired by the great Jack Segal, one of Daley’s late mentors and the original writer of “When Sunny Gets Blue,” Jan Daley performs these tunes with unmatched vocal prowess. Her phenomenal voice floats above the smooth jazz track of her seasoned players and will impress even the most critical smooth jazz listener.


You can download the title song from her album  “When Sunny Gets Blue” FOR FREE from Noisetrade. To learn more about Daley and to keep up with her latest updates, check out her Facebook and her official website here: www.jandaley.com/.


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Jan Daley Impresses Listeners with Smooth Jazz Music


If you love classic Bette Midler, you should give Jan Daley’s new smooth jazz album When Sunny Gets Blue a listen! Daley takes on a collection of tunes from the Great American Songbook and, as usual, blows audiences away with her immaculate smooth jazz music that people have come to expect.

Daley’s friendship with the original writer/producer of the title track (the late Jack Segal) resulted in one of the most intimate and personally connected jazz albums to be released in recent years.

If you love smooth jazz, you can download her single When Sunny Gets Blue at no cost from Noisetrade here: http://bit.ly/JD-FreeSong.  Also keep up with Jan on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/jandaleymusic/ and on her website here: www.jandaley.com/.


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My Favorite Smooth Jazz Bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr. Is Getting Airplay Around The Country!

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My all time favorite smooth jazz bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr. is getting played on the radio all around the country! His new single “Flow” off of his debut solo album “Soul Searching” has jazz and blues fans going crazy. And I don’t blame them, the song is addictive. It’s been on repeat on my phone for I don’t even know how long. I’ve been keeping up the charts, and right now Mitchell is #40 on Mediabase’s Smooth A/C chart, #24 on SmoothJazz.com’s Radar Chart, and #1 at The Wave in Cleveland! And let’s not forget the numerous national Smooth Jazz radio stations and Billboard reporting stations that he’s getting played on too. See what everyone’s talking about and check out “Flow” on iTunes.

Mitchell has a Facebook, Twitter and website www.MitchellColemanJr.com if anybody wants to look up more info about him.

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Brasilian Artist Beatrice Mason Releases New Blues and Jazz Remix by Steve Last “Samba Minimo”

Brasilian blues and jazz singer Beatrice Mason has gained a great deal of attention from Europe and the United States due to her latest album Mosaico on iTunes. One of her popular singles, “Samba Minimo”, has been recently remixed by Steve Last. Last has recently worked as a re-mixer for Christina Aguillera, Matisyahu, Linkin Park, Paloma Faith, Leona Lewis and Serj Tankian. He has also created tracks for Mario Reyes (Gypsy Kings), Emma Shaplin, Steve Stevens, Cheb Mami, Zohar, Faudel, Rayess Bek and many others.

For a second year in a row Beatrice performed to standing room only crowds at the International Music Conference, Midem 2012 in Cannes, France. She also performed two sold out shows in Germany this February.

Additionally, Beatrice is currently working on her next solo album, which is to be released in 2013 as well. She will be collaborating with several top USA producers and writers. More information on her music can be found here: www.beatricemason.com.br

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