Join me week nights 7 to Midnight. Long sets of contemporary jazz until the sun smiles ... see the link to our new  events calendar, or simply click this crawler ...  

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Guitarist Joyce Cooling Video
Cool Of The Night

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Joyce Cooling
No stranger to The Studio Suite -- Reid's long-time friend Joyce Cooling keeps it cool with another song you hear on the show -- this time on the screen.

Featured Artist:  Lonnie Liston Smith

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Considered one of the originators of the Smooth Jazz genre, Pianist Lonnie Liston Smith shares with us his view of music as the universal language.  He'll demonstrate that philosophy with a song titled "Quiet Moments."

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Featured Artist:  Chris Botti

Chris Botti

Chris joins us in the Studio Suite to explain how he applies the strategy of Chess to his music.   The featured song is Back Into My Heart from his A Thousand Kisses Deep CD.

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Featured Artist:  Joyce Cooling

Let's face it, Smooth Jazz is feel good music -- relaxing, often invigorating, perhaps even reaching the soul.  The question is -- how do artists seem to conjure that sort of mood? Do they  wake every morning in an elated state of mind?  Joyce Cooling sets us straight, sort of ;-]

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Featured Artist:  Dave Koz

Dave Koz

Was Dave Koz's career a chance happening?  Absolutely not ... you can't repress that talent and charisma, but he explains, chance did play a big roll in his big opportunity to be discovered.

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Featured Artist:  Russ Freeman

Russ Freeman

No doubt we appreciate the music our favorite artists produce ... the Smooth Vibes that keep us sane day in and out.  But, don't you wonder what they'd be doing, if not music.  Russ Freeman shares his thoughts on that question.

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Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
in the Best Café

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA’s Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Artists subject to change.

All About Jazz  Thurs July 11, 2014 --  celebrating the spirited life and music of bassist Charlie Haden (1937-2014) who passed away on July 11th ...

SJN Monday July 21, 2014 -- We know John Legend's musical talents are immense. As it turns out, his business prowess is highly sought after as well! Get details and the whole list HERE! ...

Kim Waters July 17, 2014 -- Saxophonist Kim Waters is celebrating his 25 years in contemporary Jazz with a new release.  More information here.

July 7, 2014 -- Don Cheadle's obsession with Miles Davis began as a child, and he just gave Entertainment Weekly a first look at himself starring as the late great jazz trumpeter. Read more about the upcoming movie which Cheadle will both star in and direct HERE