Adam Hawley – To The Top

 

The four years since dropping his debut album has been a bit of a rocket ride for award-winning R&B-jazz guitarist Adam Hawley. Six of his seven singles have gone to No. 1 nationally and he deftly avoided the sophomore slump when his second outing further established the artist as a centerstage solo artist. The stage is now being set for the February 28th arrival of Escape, his third album and first for his new record label, MBF Entertainment.

Hawley produced and wrote eight of the record’s ten tunes featuring collaborations with a constellation of smooth/contemporary jazz luminaries including Rick Braun, Najee, Michael Lington, Jeff Ryan, Marcus Anderson and Greg Manning. Saxman Jeff Ryan is featured on the project’s first single, “To The Top”.

Listen to To The Top on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 15/4).

Adam Hawley – Shuffle

Los Angeles based guitarist Adam Hawley has already worked as sideman for stars like Jennifer Lopez, Monica, Kenny Latimore, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Michael McDonald, Brian Culbertson and many more.

More important is his solo career, which he started with his aptly titled album Just The Beginning in 2016. His friend and band mate Greg Manning helped him to get a contract with the label Kalimba music. Now Adam returns on the same label with his second album Double Vision in 2018.

He is joined on the new album by an incredible huge cast of musicians such as Dave Koz, Keith McKelley, Darren Rahn (saxophone), Carnell Harrell (organ), Nathaniel Kearney Jr. (key bass), Eric Valentine, Gary Novak (drums), Ramon Yslas (percussion), Jeff Lorber(Rhodes, piano, Clav), David Mann (horns and arrangement), Mel Brown, Julian Vaughn, Ian Martin(bass), Marcus Anderson (sax, flute), Demonte Posey (Rhodes), Carnell Harrell (synth), Greg Manning (keys), Kat Hawley (vocals) and Trevor Neumann (trumpet).

From his new album comes his single Shuffle. Shuffle featuring Darren Rahn develops from a routine piece of music into a uniquely personal style of a guitarist who knows his crafts.

Listen to Shuffle on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 11/3).

Adam Hawley – Just Dance

Adam Hawley‘s second album Double Vision is rich with new grooves and star-studded features including Dave Koz, Jeff Lorber, Julian Vaughn, Marcus Anderson, Darren Rahn, & Kat Hawley. The album has already achieved #2 on the Amazon Sales chart, Top Ten on iTunes, Top 25 on the Billboard Jazz Album (sales) chart, and two #1 singles on Billboard!’s Smooth Jazz airplay chart.

Hawley’s new single “Just Dance” features Dave Koz on saxophone. It’s the follow up to Adam’s #1 singles “Can You Feel It” and “Traveling Mood”.

Listen to Just Dance on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 23/3).

Adam Hawley – Traveling Mood

 

Los Angeles based guitarist Adam Hawley has already worked as sideman for stars like Jennifer Lopez, Monica, Kenny Latimore, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Michael McDonald, Brian Culbertson and many more.

More important is his solo career, which he started with his aptly titled album Just The Beginning in 2016. His friend and band mate Greg Manning helped him to get a contract with the label Kalimba music. Now Adam returns on the same label with his second album Double Vision in 2018.

The new single Traveling Mood offers the dark side of Julian Vaughn’s bass.

Listen to Traveling Mood on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 16/3).