Smooth Jazz Mixes

Hi...Welcome to Smooth Mixes 925, with smooth jazz mixes, with adult r&b, and congrats to Althea Rene for holding the #1 spot for the mix of the week with "GYPSY SOUL" from her latest UNSTOPPABLE, also included in the mix, guitarists, Chieli Minucci, Norman Brown,...

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The Music Of Brian Culbertson

This week smoothmixes925.com shines the music spotlight on smooth jazz keyboardist Brian Culbertson. Born in Decatur Illinois, January 12 1973, Brian Culbertson is a contemporary jazz, funk, and rhythm and blues musician/artist.Besides being an instumentalist, he is...

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The Music Of Alex Bugnon

This week smoothmixes925 shines it's spotlight on keyboardist Alex Bugnon. Composer, and keyboardist, Alex Bugnon was born October 10, 1958 in Montreux Switzerland, and is the nephew of the late trumpeter, Donald Byrd. He was influenced to jazz, and started playing at...

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The Music Of George Duke

George Duke was an extraordinary musician, composer, keyboardist, vocalist, writer, producer, music professor and orchestra conducter who worked with numerous musicians in the world of jazz and popular music. Born in January 12, 1946, San Rafael California, he started...

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The Music Of Joe Sample

This week we take a look into the music from keyboardist, Joe Sample. Born in Houston Texas, and besides being a keyboardist, pianist, and composer, he is also noted for being one of the founding members of The Jazz Crusaders. He recorded with the group until their...

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The Music of Ramsey Lewis

This week  Smoothmixes 925 shines the spotlight on keyboardist, Ramsey Lewis. His musical contribution in jazz is unchallenging, for he is one of the true pioneers of contemporary and smooth jazz. It all began with his debut release, Ramsey Lewis and his Gentlemen of...

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How Electronic Instruments Helped Shaped Music

The electric guitar and the electric piano, are several of many instruments used to create music. Electronic music is defined as any musical instrument that sound is modified or has produced sound by electric, or electronic means. The electronic sounds from the...

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When Music Is Necessary

Okay….we have the birthday party all planned.  We have the cake, the balloons, the decorations, the food, the candles and the guests. What are we missing?  Ah, the Dj!  Okay….we’re going to the movie theatre to watch the newly released film….we have the tickets, the...

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Instrumental Music

The voice was the first instrument….The pinging of the stars was the first band…The message was in the drum…and music was born!  Music is found all throughout nature; the blowing of the wind, the waterfall, the clashing of the waves, the whistling through the trees,...

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Music As A Universal Language

  Besides love…Music is the one thing that every culture has in common. Who has ever listened to a song in a different language? Did you want to get up and dance, or did it make you cry, or did you find yourself in complete awe?  Music is a universal language!...

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How Significant Is Music In Life?

  When it comes to creativity, I can’t think of any other entity for self-expression than music! Music by definition is the combination of melody, rhythm and harmony; exemplified by vocal and or instrumental sounds. There is a multitude of combinations of the...

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Smooth Jazz, And Its Sculptors

  Let’s take a look into some of the artists that help shape Smooth Jazz for what it is today. You are probably already familiar with some of the instruments used by some very prolific musicians who create this genre, such as the saxophone! It is the leading...

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How Relevant Is Smooth Jazz Today

  Smooth Jazz…does it still have significance in the music industry?  As mentioned earlier, the Quiet Storm format was Contemporary Jazz, which morphed into Smooth Jazz, which all evolved from Traditional Jazz-combined with R&B, Funk, and Soul from jazz...

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The Evolution of Smooth Jazz

“Smooth Jazz grew out of a format called Quiet Storm &, from the early 1970's; A style of jazz with rhythm and blues, Soul and Funk infused. It was laid back with an adult sophistication; played by artists such as: Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington jr, Lonnie...

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