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Labels
  • American Gramaphone Records - Label of Chip Davis and Manheim Steamroller. 
  • Amherst Records - Label offering a large Spyro Gyra back-catalog and albums from Jeremy Wall, Jeff Tyzik, Jeff Jarvis and songstress Nancy Kelly among many others.
  • Atlantic Jazz - Features artists like Gerald Albright, Bob Mamet, and Henry Butler. 
  • Blue Note - Despite the fact that this label has been a jazz institution for the past decades it also serves for contempo jazz artists like Richard Elliot and Paul Jackson Jr. 
  • Bosweet Records - Home of Vernon Neilly and the G-Fire projects.
  • Brainchild Records - Home of Kilauea, Greg Vail, Richard Smith, J. Michael Verta, Patrick Yandall, Pocket Change, Russ Freeman and Birds Of A Feather.
  • BSC Music - German label having an interesting roster of artists like Douglas Datwyler, Aschera, Blonker, Bernward Koch, Voss and many others. The label covers styles from new age/world, jazz to pop instrumentals.
  • CTI Records - This is the official site of the legendary label by Creed Taylor offering jazz CDs at the lowest price available, photos of artist's actual recording sessions, high quality sound samples, reviews and inside information on jazz artist and much more.
  • CTI Site by Doug Payne - All you wanted to know about the history of the famous CTI Records and its various subsidiary labels like KUDU.
  • DIP Records - Label of german guitarist Dirk K. featuring his albums and those of saxophonist Robert Sabado.
  • DMP Records - Audiophile label offering some smooth jazz artists among big band and straight ahead jazz. 
  • Fahrenheit Records - Contemporary jazz label, home of Tim Weisberg, Jeff Kashiwa, Gregg Karukas, Images and others. 
  • GRP Records - Home to Dave Grusin, David Benoit, Spyro Gyra, the Rippingtons and many others. You can also link to GRP's Impulse! label (reissues and straight ahead jazz) and Blue Thumb label (resurrected 70's label where the Crusaders once were part of). Now incorporated into the Verve Music Group site.
  • Heads Up International, Ltd - Artists on Heads Up include Gerald Veasley, Roberto Perera, Joe McBride, Henry Johnson, Kenny Blake and Tony Gable & 206. 
  • Higher Octave Music - One of the cutting edge contemporary labels. Artists include 3rd Force, William Aura, Craig Chaquico, Cusco, Lara & Reyes, Shahin & Sepher and the Soto Koto Band. 
  • Gospelflava.com Instrumentals - Page focussing on the Gospel instrumental projects on the market.
  • Innovative Communications - IC is a melting pot of various musical styles like Electronic Music, progressive New Age, Light-Jazz, Space Music, Urban-Grooves, Dance, Symphonic Rock and hypnotic TranceBeats are the offering of all this exuberant creative energy. Smooth Jazz favorites Dancing Fantasy and Freeze Frame are on this label.
  • Internal Bass Records - Home of Down To The Bone, Mr. Gone and other hot acid jazz acts.
  • Intuition Records - Label offering jazz, world, pop and other genres with several artists of interest for smooth jazz lovers.
  • Jazzateria - A full service management company and boutique recording label for jazz artists, which serves Rohn Lawrence, Walter Beasley and Reuben Wilson among others.
  • Lipstick -Lipstick concentrates on contemporary funk-fusion and acid jazz. Site offers listening examples as WAV and MPEG as well as bios and infos. 
  • Mankind Records - Label of Ron Brown and his Urban Jazz Network project.
  • Narada - Famous new age label now emerging as important force on the smooth jazz scene.
  • Native Language - Label where guitarist Steve Oliver is. 
  • Paras Recordings Group - Eclectic mix of music with a few artists from the smooth jazz and world genres.
  • Passion Jazz - British smooth jazz label with some excellent artists like Espirito, Nite Flyte, Bill Sharpe, Shakatak, Michael White.
  • Patrick Lamb Productions - Label of saxophonist Patrick Lamb with the goal of supporting jazz in the Northwest
  • Peak Records - Home of the Braxton Brothers, David Benoit, Dotsero, Eric Marienthal, The Rippingtons, Gerald Albright and many orthers.
  • PRA Records - David Sanborn, Joe Sample and Marcus Miller are on this label. 
  • Samson Music - Label of Jango, Garden Party and Michael Lington among others.
  • Satellites Records and Ryo Kawasaki - New York based contemporary jazz label and artist/owner Ryo Kawasaki's home page. Features RealAudio/Video and MP3 clips for over 20 albums as well as bio, reviews and current activities for each artist in the label roster. Including Ryo, Kimiko Itoh, the late Richard Tee and more.
  • Shanachie - On of the most important smooth jazz labels and the home of Chuck Loeb, Fantasy Band, Ed Hamilton and others. 
  • Sin-Drome Records - Catalog offers Bobby Caldwell, early Peter White, Sam Riney, Fattburger and many other smooth jazz artists.
  • Sony Music - Smooth jazz artists on Sony include Alex Bugnon, Stanley Clarke, Ottmar Liebert, Sade, Grover Washington Jr and Kirk Whalum. 
  • Tenacious Records - The label of drummer Alphonse Mouzon. 
  • Telarc Records - Jazz, classical and blues are represented on this label. For our taste there is the subsidary label Telarc Jazz Zone with artists like Steve Reid, Ed Hamilton or Thom Rotella.
  • Utopia Records - Label of Alfonzo Blackwell.
  • Warner Bros. Jazz Space - Home of Boney James and others. 
  • Verve Music Group - The site reflects the merging of the Verve and GRP labels (GRP, Impulse, Blue Thumb) and features information about the latest releases. There are also contests bulletin boards, and tour schedules. 
  • Wave Music / California Sunset Records - Europe's first label/site which is dedicated to smooth jazz. This site is a very good starting point for those happy souls discovering smooth jazz for the first time in Europe.
  • Windham Hill Records - Check their large catalog of new age and contemporary jazz. More interesting artists for our tastes on WH are Ray Obiedo and Andy Narrell. 
  • Zebra Records - Artists on Zebra include the late Zachary Breaux, Mark Portmann and Lee Oskar. 

   

Artists
Media
  • Acid Jazz - Comprehensive site covering all aspects of Acid Jazz.
  • All Jazz and More! - Website focusing on the promotion and sales of independent contemporary jazz artists.
  • All That Jazz Inc. - NAC/Smooth Jazz consulting and marketing company.
  • A Jazz Life - The jazz interview show hosted by Robin Stewart.
  • A Passion for Jazz! - History of Jazz music origins, styles and musicians featuring photo gallery, timeline, festivals, webcasts, piano chords, scales, online lessons and music teacher locator.
  • Artofcool.com - Artist Michael Howard's jazz related paintings, graphics and digital art.
  • Blue Desert - Home of west coast music. Site which mainly covers adult-oriented pop/rock music from the west coast but also mentions some of our smooth jazz heros. If you seek some variety in your musical menue then check out this site!
  • Contemporaryjazz.com - This is definitely the #1 smooth jazz site on the Internet. It is regularly updated and a goldmine of smooth jazz information. Very recommended!
  • Contemporary Jazz OnLine - Name says it all...
  • Echo Smooth Jazz - Site dedicated to smooth jazz with steaming audio and informations.
  • First Management Group - Home of Grady Nichols, Indigo City and Thom Chambers.
  • Fred's Jazz Corner - This page offers reviews of new smooth jazz CDs and infos on new releases (part of the cjazz site).
  • HotVsNot.Com Web Directory - Comprehensive Database of Web Resources that includes Music
  • Harlem After Midnite - Radio show hosted by Gary Tann featuring Smooth Jazz and R&B.
  • Humphrey's By The Bay - Bar and restaurant in San Diego offering many interesting open air smooth jazz concerts on their premises (Kenny G's video and live CD was recorded there).
  • Jazzcontemporáneo.com - Lo mejor del Jazz Contemporáneo en español.
  • Jazz Da Place - Fan site offering some CD reviews of smooth jazz albums.
  • Jazz For Me - German Jazz Blog covering smooth jazz among other styles.
  • Jazz FM98 KiFM San Diego - The local smooth jazz station with a lot of information about the San Diego jazz scene including new releases on local labels.
  • A Guide to Jazz Guitar - Jazz guitar lessons, tabs, chords, licks, transcriptions, mp3 & more.
  • JAZZIZ - Jazz magazine with the emphasis on straight jazz but also covering smooth jazz.
  • JazzOnLine - Covers not only contemporary jazz, but blues and straight ahead jazz as well. It features weekly news updates, monthly listings of new releases, reviews, and original monthly feature articles. Home of JVC, Verve and others.
  • Jazzspirations - Inspirational Jazz with Brian Clay.
  • Jazz Stuff - Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Bob James, Fourplay, Kirk Whalum, Chris Camozzi, Dave Camp and good links to other "stuff".
  • Jazz Trax - Contemporary jazz show, hosted by Art Good, San Diego. Check out the Cool Connections page of links and see what is hot. Also information available of the upcoming Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival.
  • Jazzz Impressions - 2-hour smooth jazz show that has been around since 1976 hosted by Jim DeCesare.
  • Legends of Jazz - Television series where Ramsey Lewis brings together the influential artists in Jazz for live performances and lively conversations.
  • Magic Island - Information about the Rippingtons, Urban Knights, Grant Geissman, Jeff Kashiwa and Paradise Concerts.
  • Mike's Jazz Central - At Mike's JazzCentral you are kept up to date on the latest in America's "classical" music featuring Straight Ahead (No Chaser), Contempo (Smooooth Jazz), Fusion (Real Surreal) and Acid (Directions In Groove) sections. Here is the direct link to the smooth jazz page.
  • Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards - Annual event honoring the best smooth jazz artists with awards analog to the grammys.
  • Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - Home of the best live Jazz in London, the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. One of the world's premier Jazz venues.
  • Rudy's Corner - Another fellow jazz fan who offers a well crafted, regularly maintained and ever growing jazz related page full of reviews and infos. Check it out!
  • Saxtrax.com - CD store specializing in smooth jazz maintained by Rick O'Dell.
  • Scottland Concerts - Check out the Smooth Jazz concert scene in California.
  • Softjazz.co.uk - Internet smooth jazz radio site from the UK.
  • SmoothChoice - Streaming smooth jazz internet radio station.
  • Smoothjazz.com - The leading smooth jazz radio station on the Internet streaming the best of today's smooth jazz. Their site offers CD reviews, charts, downloadable music and a CD and wine store.
  • Smooth Jazz 2000 - Tagged as "your contemporary jazz source for the millenium".
  • Smooth Jazz Links - Smooth Jazz Resource Website. Smooth Jazz Artists, Radio, Media, Websites, Magazines, News, etc.
  • Smooth Jazz News - Published monthly, Smooth Jazz News features stories and reviews of the best artists, CDs, and events in contemporary jazz, as well as a calender of smooth jazz concerts and festivals in Southern California, a book review and horoscope. Nationally recognized writers Jonathan Widran and Brian Soergel contribute most of the content to Smooth Jazz News, which can be subscribed to for $35 per year.
  • Smooth Jazz Online - Site devoted to fans of SmoothJazz music; unadulterated and uncompromised. Full- length streaming audio programs available on Realplayer with interviews of your favorite smooth jazz artists.
  • Smooth Jazz Radio - Site offering a CD of rare smooth jazz classics for purchase, some infos and a message board and chat room.
  • Smooth Jazz Ride - Hop in and check out quality smooth jazz CD reviews, artist interviews, current smooth jazz news, a monthly Trivia Quiz, and more.
  • Smooth Jazz Stations on AudioNet - Check out these live broadcasts via RealAudio from a number of Smooth Jazz stations across the country.
  • Smoothripples - Introducing the first site in the UK that recommends artists to all Smooth Jazz lovers who are looking for some form of guidance when it comes to purchasing albums for your favorite genre of music.
  • Smooth Sounds - Another online CD retailer specializing in smooth jazz.
  • Smoothtrax.com - The U.K.'s leading CD retailer specialized in smooth jazz.
  • Studio 1 Braunschweig - Studio of Curtis McLaw and home of Dancing Fantasy, Blue Knights and Colors In Motion.
  • The Hughes Reviews - Lots of smooth jazz CD reviews by Dave Hughes.
  • The Jazz Chill Corner - The Jazz Chill Corner is devoted to providing news and information from the world of jazz, smooth jazz and electronic music.
  • The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord - 100 years of jazz on one CD-ROM - all you need to know about virtually any
    jazz record ever released.
  • The Jazz Review - Extensive site offering CD reviews, jazz charts, photo gallery, links and information.
  • The Jazz Source - Your source for smooth jazz around the world.
  • The Smooth Jazz Network - Smooth jazz promoter located in SoCal.
  • Smooth Jazz on the Internet - List of smooth jazz radio stations, CD compilations and a message board among other things.
  • Smooth Jazz Section of Planet Earth Music - Check out some infos and reviews of new smooth jazz releases on this site.
  • Smooth Notes and News.com - an exciting, new e-zine, dedicated to the smooth/contemporary jazz genre.
  • Smooth & Soul - This site offers basically a huge collection of links to artists, labels, cd retailers and the like and is tagged as "your guide to the world of smooth jazz". Also home of the Smooth Jazz Ring.
  • The Source: Smooth Jazz and MORE - Streaming Smooth Jazz Internet Radio Station from Portland, Oregon.
  • Soul Express - Finnish soul music magazine with the emphasis on soul and R&B but also covering smooth jazz (CD reviews and artist profiles).
  • Soulfulsmoothjazz.com - Streaming audio and lots of information, located in NYC.
  • 'Sunday Brunch' show on KCEZ, Chico CA - Smooth jazz radio show hosted by Steve Harter.
  • WaxPoetics - Magazine, re-issue label and music store for the crate digger and lover of classic jazz, funk & soul.

   

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