Michael Lington – Pure Lington

Hailing from Denmark saxophonist Michael Lington delights since many years the smooth jazz scene with his solo albums. After his self-titled debut album (1997) followed Vivid (2002), Everything Must Change (2002), Stay With Me (2004), A Song For You (2006) and Heat (2008). Also to mention Best of Michael Lington – The Songbook Collection (2010).

His newest album is entitled Pure, released February 14th 2012 on Trippin N’ Rhythm. Guest musicians are Michael Bolton, Lee Ritenour, Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Ray Parker Jr., Jeff Golub, Jeff Babko, Paul Jackson Jr. and many more. The album was produced by executive producer Les Cutmore.

Michael Lington published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.

Smooth Jazz And Their Promoters – Adam Leibovitz

Under the leadership of Adam Leibovitz, a record promoter with years of experience with most major Smooth Jazz artists and labels, ASL offers the best in Smooth Jazz & Jazz, and World Radio Promotion and Consulting. Having promoted both highly established artists and fresh newcomers from largest major labels to the newest, upstart independents, Adam Leibovitz is acutely aware of the unique model of the Smooth Jazz and Jazz formats as he engages in weekly contact with all Jazz, Smooth Jazz, and World radio outlets on behalf of your record.

ASL Music Media & Promotion is particularly dedicated to developing artists and increasing exposure at the Smooth Jazz/NAC and Jazz formats via radio airplay. Through the utilization of format relationships, as well as a specifically designed program geared towards breaking new artists, ASL is a consistent and reliable source of the format’s new talent. ASL is explicitly committed to the infusion of new talent in the format to perpetuate a fresh sound and the development of new artists.

Adam Leibovitz grew up with a unique love of music. From listening to the influences of his mother and father’s very different and eclectic styles of music, to playing his own as a member of numerous bands. While cutting his teeth under industry veteran Cliff Gorov, Adam cultivated his relationships with Smooth Jazz radio and learned the ropes of radio promotion.

Adam has promoted such artists as Norah Jones, Luther Vandross, Sade, Celine Dion, Brian McKnight, Ramsey Lewis, Seal, Boney James, Dave Koz, Diana Krall, Michael McDonald, George Benson, Chris Botti, Mindi Abair, Al Jarreau, Alicia Keys, Bonnie Raitt, Yanni, Peter White, Van Morrison, Richard Elliot, Bobby Caldwell, Norman Brown, Jonathan Butler, Tower of Power and Soul Ballet.

For more information about Adam Leibowitz visit his website.

Smooth Jazz And Radio – Soft Jazz FM

Soft Jazz FM is responsible for chilling out more people than any other station of it’s genre since 2001. Soft Jazz listens to its listeners. People who tune in to stations on the Live 365 network can vote for their likes and dislikes from the tracks they play. They can even vote with their feet! Yes they even get reports of what you were listening to when you decided to tune away.

Their listeners likes and dislikes are monitored and acted upon. And the favorites stay on the playlist for as long as they stay favorites. However if YOU say it should go, then IT GOES. They believe that it’s THIS policy that has kept them at the top of the Live365.com Smooth Jazz listings for the last 10 years.

For more information about this radio visit http://www.softjazz.co.uk/.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves For Bb tenor saxophone

Do you like smooth jazz? Do you like the tenor saxophone? Are David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Kirk Whalum, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G, Wilton Felder and Dave Koz your favorite saxophonists? If you can answer all questions with an astounding yes, then this songbook is for you.

Internationally renowned authors, musicians and recording artists, Frank Villafranca and Andrew D. Gordon of The Super Groovers have composed a collection of grooves and melodies in the Smooth Jazz Genre creating an exciting supplemental jazz study series for beginner, intermediate and advanced jazz students and musicians. After releasing their first CD Supergroovin , which received world wide airplay, they recognized a need in the music publishing business for a series of books on contemporary improvising within the Smooth Jazz genre.

This book/CD is available at Amazon.com.

Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – The John T. Bernhard Center

The Bernhard Center is the center of campus life at Western Michigan. As the “heart of WMU,” the center offers services (Student Organization Center, WMU Catering, Bronco Mall, Bookstore, Bronco Express, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, to name a few), facilities (22 meeting rooms of all sizes), and programs (Registered student organizations and University departments sponsor hundreds of lectures, concerts, seminars, conferences, banquets, festivals, and special events every year), which help support cultural, social and educational activities.

Join The Producers on Friday, November 16th there with Darren Rahn, Paul Brown & Nate Harasim.

The John T. Bernhard Center, 1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5408

Smooth Jazz And Their Promoters – Christian Bößner

Promoter and event manager Christian Bößner has fulfilled his lifelong dream. If he wants to hear and see a great musician, he invites him to his Smooth Jazz Festival. His festivals in Bregenz, Munich, Austria, Mallorca and Augsburg are legend.

Musicians like Peter White, Rick Braun, Brian Simpson, Nick Colionne, Dave Koz, Jessy J, Paul Brown, Rocco Ventrella, Jonathan Fritzén, Gerald Albright, Martin Ehlers Trio, David Benoit, Walter “Chepe” Blanco, John Odio, Paul “Shilts” Weimar, Chuck Loeb, Joyce Cooling, Steve Oliver, Michael Lington, Club des Belugas, Marcus Johnson, Richard Elliot, Gabin, Chieli Minucci, Alex Bugnon, Marion Meadows, De Phazz, Praful, Pat Appleton, Jaared, Candy Dulfer, Eric Darius, Jeff Lorber, Marc Antoine, Warren Hill, UNÉ and Adani & Wolf followed his invitation.

His events are varied. He surprises the audience constantly with new programs. As he always opens up new places and venues, it is also not boring for the audience concerning this aspect. But apparently is his hometown Augsburg the constant in his career as promoter. Thus, the Smooth Jazz Festival in Augsburg is meanwhile tradition and institution. Evidently provides the Kurhaus Göggingen all the elements for a successful festival.

For more information about Christian Bößner visit http://www.smoothjazzfestival.de.

Smooth Jazz And Radio – Groove FM

For some time, there is a very special web radio on the Internet: The privately run web radio GrooveFM sends each day relaxing jazz sounds from Mainz and Aschaffenburg. You do not know what a web radio? Well, radios emit only once from a normal radio program, but the program only to hear over the Internet. Many stations use it, the sound quality that you’d expect from a conventional CD. So, an improvement compared to conventional FM radio.

Such a radio program established in October 2006, the two music enthusiasts Peter Henning Höld and Schwoerer. In GrooveFM hear relaxing music in the fields of jazz, funk and electronic music. Daily from 06.00 – 03.00 clock in the morning the program is broadcast, which is accessible through the Internet around the globe.

For more information visit their website in German language.