Paul Dozier - Brand New Day
Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Paul Dozier’s success as a solo artist these past 17 years has led him to open shows for the Smooth Jazz, Soul and Gospel elite, play with everyone from Paul Taylor and Brian Simpson and serve as musical director for Karen Briggs and Gail Jhonson. The optimistic title of his latest album BRAND NEW DAY lets us know that he’s looking forward to the future with tight, infectious melodies, fluid guitar licks and picture perfect urban pocket grooves. Dozier complements the electric guitar vibe with an acoustic neo soul tune featuring vocalist Jessica Lane and a deep electronica soul dive into a Sade classic. ~ smoothjazz.com
Ben Tankard - Rise!
Your favorite Renaissance Man is Back! Gold and Platinum selling Gospel/Jazz Pianist, bestselling author, reality TV star, private pilot and pastor, Ben Tankard has been thrilling us with his inspirational blend for many years and now his new album, RISE! is riding both the Billboard Jazz and Gospel charts again! “I am super excited about this record because I was able to instrumentally remake three time-honored classics that have been true to my heart for years,” says Tankard. Those classics include the 1980’s cult classic instrumental song RISE! by 9X GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert. Tankard's rendition features Marion Meadows and is charting "most added" at Smooth Jazz radio. Other classics songs on the album include the Gospel hit “It's Working” featuring Kirk Whalum, and a favorite by The legendary Williams Brothers, “I’m Still Here." Paul Jackson, Jr contributes on “More Rain." Tankard, a former NBA basketball player, affectionately known as The “godfather” of Gospel Jazz, was recently inducted into the Stellar Awards Honors Hall of Fame. RISE! is available now in all digital outlets and Walmart Stores and his 100+ Stop Rise! Tour runs through the end of 2019, sponsored by Shell Aviation Fuel. ~ smoothhjazz.com
KR 604 - ElectroBluesSociety feat Michel Peters - Mojo Workin
ElectroBluesSociety is formed by Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp: two guys and a bunch of junk with a broad taste and an open mind mixing the old with the new. Modern technologies combined with 30+ years of live stage experience in the European blues / roots music scene. The musical input ranges from Alan Lomax to Roxy Music and from Charlie Parker to Led Zeppelin. On stage you will find computers, a double bass, foot pedals, vintage amps, midi controllers, an old drumkit and lots of cables. All of this handled by the two band members. This time they took a classic blues song and invited Michel Peters for the vocals.