RICHIE HARRISON, aka RAH Harrison is an American drummer, music producer, DJ and recording artist from Bronx, New York. Harrison exhibited innate musical abilities and was considered a musical prodigy with a remarkable sense of meter.
In 2017, Harrison recorded and played on drums on two tracks off of Treblemaker by contemporary jazz, neo soul, funk flutist Ragan Whiteside; “See You At The Get Down” and “Early Arrival”. Ragan’s single, “Corey’s Bop” charted in the Top 10 across ALL Smooth Jazz Radio including Billboard, RadioWave, Mediabase, SmoothJazz.com, and Groove Jazz Music. Harrison also played drums with Ragan Whiteside’s band during her winning performance at the 2006 Capital Jazz New Artist Competition. He continues to play drums with Ragan Whiteside during her live appearances in New York City.
Listen to Confidential on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 14/4).
Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has been playing bass guitar for over 40 years. He was only 18 years old when he graduated from the world famous Bass Institute of Technology (now the Musician’s Institute) in Hollywood, California where he had the opportunity to study and workshop with greats such as Abe Laboriel, Louis Johnson, Tim Bogart, Howard Alden, Steve Morse, Pat Metheny, and the late Tommy Tedesco and Ray Brown. By personal request from visiting guitar faculty member and legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino, he performed an original composition for his graduation ceremony.
Mesones’ new single “Big Tall Wish” is taken from his new album, They Call Me Big New York.
Listen to Big Tall Wish on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 14/4).
Keith McKelley has had a wide and varied career as a saxophonist and EWI (electronic wind instrument) musician but also produces and writes his own material with the occasional collaboration with other writers and producers to create music that is at a high level, will last, and that is absolutely heartfelt.
Originally from Canton Ohio, Keith has been able to incorporate various forms of music to create his own signature sound and is quite evident when you take the time to hear his playing. Since his move to LA in August of 2013 he has been steadily working his way up the ladder while becoming an integral part of the LA scene.
Keith plans to keep pushing his vision of new music, always setting the bar high. The operative word is “energy”. There always has to be 110% poured into every little bit of music no matter what the situation. This is more than just something he does. He lives it. The idea is to work with high quality artists and and put out high quality, classic work that will surely contribute to the ever changing landscape of music in this world.
His new single Legend features Bob James.
Listen to Legend on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 14/4).
Maysa’s new single “It’s Gonna Be Alright” is the second release of a series of songs titled Music for Your Soul.
Barbara Perry is a wonderful songwriter, and Chris Davis’ sublime arrangement is the perfect setting for Kim Waters’ sweet sax and the vocals of Phil Perry and Maysa to help soothe and relax your mind and spirit while you create, meditate and pray.
“It’s Gonna Be Alright”
Written by Barbara Perry
Breezy Hill Publishing /BMI
Produced and arranged by Chris “Big Dog” Davis
Lead Vocals: Maysa, Phil Perry
Sax: Kim Waters
Background : Kevin Monroe and Devotion
“After the year we’ve just had, I hope people will enjoy this tune by quietly focusing on the positive things they want to happen in their lives in the new year and new decade” – Maysa
Listen to It’s Gonna Be Alright on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 14/4).
Keyboardist Greg Manning had his debut with Soulciety in 1999. Next followed his albums The Calling (2010) and Dance With You (2014). His fourth album Sugar & Spice was released in July 2016 on Kalimba Music.
His newest single is Twinkle written by Earl Klugh, produced and performed by Greg Manning. Featured guitarist is Darrel Crooks.
Listen to Twinkle on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 14/4).
She’s back! And ready to take you on a trip down memory lane with her new single from her upcoming album, Five Up Top.
Ragan Whiteside, the award winning flutist with 4 consecutive Top 10 Billboard hits under her belt (including Billboard #1 hit “Corey’s Bop”), puts a soulful, groovy twist on Australian rock group Little River Band’s 1978 hit “Reminiscing” featuring a fresh take on a classic song, which has never been done on flute…until now.
Listen to Reminiscing on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 14/4).
Artist / producer / songwriter d.Mills is noted for his outstanding jazz / R &B compositions. A talented musician, songwriter, recording engineer and artist, Mills plays guitar, piano and bass. At the age of fifteen he traveled the U.S. playing guitar for the Legendary gospel singer Shirley Caesar. An outstanding professional, Mills has a God given gift for composing catchy melodies.
His new single Street from his album Next Step is now on our turntable.
Listen to Street on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 12/4).