Partying with Euge, Peter White & Keiko!

Peter White with his daughter Charlotte & wife Robin at Spaghettini (Photo by David Hopley)

What would a Smooth Jazz News anniversary party be without a few genre stars celebrating with us? Thankfully, we didn’t have to find out. Peter White, Euge Groove and Keiko Matsui joined us on Feb. 8 for the last of two brunch parties commemorating our 15th year of publication. And, DW3 was onstage in the […]

Party with us tomorrow, Feb. 8, at Spaghettini!

Group outside of Spaghettini

We had such a great time during our 15th Anniversary brunch party at Spaghettini last month that we’re doing it again tomorrow, Feb. 8! It will be the same great food (a buffet AND order-off-the-menu entree!), same soulful band (DW3) and same fabulous location (Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California). But, we’ll have an entirely new […]

The Bad-Asses of Yamaha kickin’ it at NAMM

By Melanie Maxwell I had to be out of my mind to drive from San Diego to Anaheim on a Friday afternoon. Especially during our month-end crunch; the pressure of writing a barrage of last-minute stories within an impossible deadline; the night before the Ocean Institute Jazz Festival Gala in Dana Point; two days before […]

The NAMM Show starts today in Anaheim, CA!

OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO MUSICIANS, ARTISTS AND MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS By Melanie Maxwell Anaheim, California, will be filled with some of the music industry’s biggest stars this weekend, but it won’t necessarily be for a concert. And, unfortunately, admission is not open to the general public. Nearly 100,000 music industry leaders, musicians and artists will […]

Who will be at Spaghettini for our anniversary party?

By Melanie Maxwell What special guest artists will perform at Smooth Jazz News‘ 15th anniversary celebration on Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California? We can’t disclose the names quite yet. But, I can tell you that there will be a singer, saxophonist, keyboardist and trumpeter sitting in with DW3 at […]

Memorial Services for Jeff Golub scheduled

By Melanie Maxwell Memorial services for Jeff Golub are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m. EST, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St., in New York City. Saxophonist Kirk Whalum will officiate. Jeff, who battled Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) since 2011, passed away on Jan. 1, 2015. He is […]

RIP Jeff Golub

Jeff Golub  April 15, 1955-Jan. 1, 2015 By Melanie Maxwell It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jeff Golub today at 11 a.m. in New York. The beloved guitarist was surrounded by his wife of 18 years, Audrey, and their two sons, Chris, 14, and Matthew, 12, in their Manhattan home. […]

GRAMMY nominations announced!

By Melanie Maxwell This month’s Smooth Jazz News cover girl Mindi Abair and Gerald Albright were among 14 of Concord Music Group‘s recording artists who were nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY award this morning. Mindi’s Wild Heart and Gerald’s Slam Dunk were both nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Nathan East‘s self-titled debut on Yamaha […]

Dave Koz & his friends celebrate the season at Spaghettini Beverly Hills

By Melanie Maxwell We haven’t sat down yet for the big Thanksgiving spread, but after last night I certainly have “visions of sugarplums dancing in my head.” Rather than St. Nick shouting “Now Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On, Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen! Dave Koz dragged a sleigh-full of celebrities […]

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