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Brian CulberstonBrian Culbertson writes soundscapes for modern times – sophisticated and smooth, yet pushed by a sensual, steamy pulse that’s both uptown and upscale. It’s music for people on the move and in the mood.He’s been laying down these seductive grooves since 1994, when “LONG NIGHT OUT” positioned him as a studio-savvy prodigy and the talent to watch in smooth jazz. The years that followed marked a steady ascension in Culbertson’s career, Even more important than his…<< read more >>

Norman Brown

Guitarist Norman Brown splashed into the soul-jazz scene in 1992 as a recording artist for MoJazz and quickly went on to win substantial acclaim, beginning with his award-winning second album, After the Storm.Both Gavin and Soul Train named it Jazz Album of the Year, and After the Storm remained on the charts for over two years. Suddenly critics drew comparisons to other ..<< read more >>

Steve Cole

A native of Chicago, Illinois, saxophonist Steve Cole studied music at Northwestern University. As a prize winner in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition, Steve was afforded the opportunity to perform as soloist with the orchestra at the age of 18.Despite his success in the classical realm, Cole opted to focus on his true musical loves, jazz and R&B. Steve began gigging frequently on the local Chicago music scene as a session player, contributing to..<< read more >>

Ken Navarro

Ken Navarro is one of today’s leading contemporary jazz guitarists. His latest CD “Old Friends – The Best of Ken Navarro” brings his impressive discography of top charting albums to thirteen and showcases his ability to << read more >>

Mindi Abair

Saxophonist Mindi Abair is one of instrumental pop music’s most exciting new discoveries, crafting a fresh mix of pop melodies infused with jazz and r&b. Her New CD Includes The Hits “Lucy’s”, “Flirt”, and “Save the Last Dance”. << read more >> 

Boko Maru

“Boko Maru” is a word author Kurt Vonnegut made up to describe the mingling of awareness; the mingling of soles. Or souls, if it’s Kansas City’s Boko Maru.The quintet’s music is a mix of musical styles, with tight ensemble work and good fun that only accomplished musicians and close friends…<< read more >>.

Down To The Bone

Down To The Bone’s trademark grooves are in place on Crazy Vibes and Things, the outfit’s debut album for GRP Records. The album features the same tight community of musicians that have performed on past Down To The Bone albums (including 2000’s Spread The Word). Keyboards come from Neil Angilley, while Paul “Shilts” Weimar provides the tenor and alto saxes. Paul Turner (bass), Adrian Revell (alto and baritone sax, flute), and Tony Remy (guitar) also contribute to the mix. The album also features Satin Singh (percussion), Simon T. Bramley (bass), Ian Crabtree (guitar), and Gota Yashiki (drums). << read more >>

BMW

BMW-(Brothers Making Waves) Kansas City’s own Smooth Jazz Group will play a wide variety of seductive ballads and funky groove tunes to a hint of traditional jazz and latin salsas. This Group recently opened for Boney James to rave reviews. BMW’s members consist of Chris Clark (Keyboards), Kenny Glover (Sax), Reggie Smith (Bass), Ray Stewart (Percussion) and Mike Warren (Drums). From Juliard school of music to Kansas State University, the musicians know how to;make it work.