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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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Smooth Jazz Artist Jan Daley Releases Special Memorial Day Tribute Song

Jan’s newest album titled “The Way of a Woman” continues to make its way onto the smooth jazz radio airwaves with more and more stations adding her album into the mix. The album which consists of the songs off her “When Sunny Gets Blue” EP PLUS 6 new songs that Jan wrote herself.

 

One particular track that you’ll find on the record called “The One She’s Been Waiting For” has received a little bit of a remix that makes the song very personal for Jan. She has released a special Memorial Day version of the song that you can now purchase on CD Baby.  She made a few lyric changes in touching tribute to all the men, women, families and friends of the Armed Forces including her father who perished in Germany in 1945 while on a mission to pick up P.O.W’s, after World War II, whom she never got a chance to meet. The song is also accompanied by a video that you can watch on YouTube.

 

Jan continues to create incredible smooth jazz music and proving time and time again that she is an artist to watch. If you haven’t done so yet, take a listen to her new album on iTunes. If that’s not enough Jan for you, you can download the title song from her EP “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: www.jandaley.com/.

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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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Smooth Jazz Singer Jan Daleys New Album The Way of a Woman is Outstanding

Jan Daley has been working hard in the music industry for many years now.  Her dedication and hard work are apparent with every release she puts out.  Her thoughtful musical ideas and talented accompanists are present in every track that bears her name and she has gained quite a reputation of releasing only the highest quality music.

Daley has always been a smooth jazz artist first and foremost but was also involved in USO tours with Bob Hope as well as in the movie Forrest Gump (seen performing in the aforementioned USO tours) where she shared the screen with Bruce Willis, Peter Fonda, Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks.

Jan creates smooth jazz that is thoughtful and expertly executed.  Her latest album “The Way of a Woman” is no exception.  Her knack for swooning vocals, intricately written smooth jazz arrangements and pouring her heart into a performance are shown time and time again with every release she puts out and every show she puts on. You can give her new album a listen on iTunes.

For a taste, you can download the title song from her EP “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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Louis Armstrongs Well Deserved Praise of Jan Daleys Smooth Jazz Music

In the words of the great Louis Armstrong: She’s got a, “great big beautiful voice.”  And she really does.  What makes Jan Daley’s music so phenomenal, however, is her versatility.  She can put on a performance full of bravado and the next second move onto a tender smooth jazz ballad that would make the most stoic listener’s emotions swell. In a recent article by AXS Magazine, Daley is described as having, “mastery of dynamic vocal range,” and for, “fully embracing each note as the listener embarks on a heart touching journey with her.”

 

Daley’s new smooth jazz album features eleven songs- six of which were written by Daley herself.  The others are all incredible songs from the days of the Great American Songbook (a collection of the most popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century).  Jan studied for years under the mentorship of Jack Segal, the original writer of “When Sunny Gets Blue.”  Her extensive career and wealth of experience undoubtedly helped shape the exceptional smooth jazz artist Jan is today.

 

For a taste, you can download the title song from her EP “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 Daleys Spectacular When Sunny Gets Blue Video

Jan Daley’s single “When Sunny Gets Blue” is set to a beautiful video produced by Jon Burk.  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1GlfFwjSrY.  The video compliments Daley’s exceptional smooth jazz vocals with a touching collection of classic photos.  Jan Daley’s swooning smooth jazz voice alone will send shivers down your spine.

 

Daley attests much of her success to her songwriting coach Jack Segal who originally wrote When Sunny Gets Blue and ended up co-producing the EP with Jan.  Jan remembers how Segal and Michael B. Sutton (CEO of iMerica Entertainment LLC) said to her, “with that voice, you’ve got to record this.”

 

Don’t forget to look out for Jan’s brand new album “The Way of a Woman” which is set to be released March 31.  It will complete her five-song EP “When Sunny Gets Blue” with six more unreleased smooth jazz tunes.  It is going to be an incredible album.

 

For a taste, you can download the title song from her EP “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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Smooth Jazz Icon Jan Daleys The Way of a Woman New Release this Spring

This March 31, Jan Daley will release the next great smooth jazz album titled  “The Way of a Woman.”  It builds upon her previously released five-track EP “When Sunny Gets Blue” with six brand new tracks inspired by music from the Great American Songbook (music of the early 20th century by prominent artists such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others).  Jan Daley has worked with many of these artists and was under the mentorship of the great Jack Segal for many years before he died.  Jan Daley even performed with Bob Hope back in his days of touring the USO.

Daley’s experience is unmatched in the smooth jazz scene and she consistently continues to release some of the best smooth jazz available today.  Her sound reminisces back to a time long ago where artists like Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong owned the airways and the Great American Songbook was only an idea in progress.

You can download the title song from her EP  “When Sunny Gets Blue” FOR FREE from Noisetrade here: http://bit.ly/JD-FreeSong. To learn more about Daley and to keep up with her latest updates, check out her Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/jandaleymusic/ and her official website here: www.jandaley.com/.

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