Superstar guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine have joined forces to present this all-new collaborative collection exploring their longtime passions for a wide variety of influences including pop, jazz, old school R&B, soul-jazz, Brazilian and Latin music.
A longtime studio musician, musical director, and touring keyboardist to stars as diverse as Janet Jackson and Dave Koz, Brian Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist with his Rendezvous Entertainment debut It’s All Good was the genre’s major story of 2006.
Blending the incredible jazz gospel vibe of Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum and the melodic and funk sensibilities of Brian Culbertson with a dynamic and innovative keyboard style all his own, Goldsboro, North Carolina native Nicholas Cole helps usher in the next generation of contemporary urban jazz artists with his compelling independently released debut album A Journey of One.
Back in January 2011 Smooth Jazz Journalist of The Year nominee, Denis Poole, commented that 'North End Soul' from multi instrumentalist, writer and producer Vincent Ingala was, by any standards, an outstanding piece of work. In fact, it proved to be spectacular debut and set the scene for what evolved into a truly remarkable year.
Duncan's music has been called “a rarity: Smooth-Jazz with soul”. He's not done much Soul since early days with UK soul-star Geno Washington and artists on Paul Weller's Respond label, but as a Berklee grad raised on Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock, Duncan's soul has always been in Jazz.
Gregg Karukas is a smooth jazz keyboardist and pianist who originally hails from the Washington, DC-Maryland area. He experimented with keyboards as a child, but it was not until his teens that he pursued music professionally. Gradually, he developed a relaxing smooth jazz style of music that made him a mainstay on smooth jazz radio stations.
Brian Culbertson (born January 12, 1973) is a smooth jazz musician and instrumentalist from Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of jazz band director and trumpeter Jim Culbertson, Brian's instruments include the keyboard and trombone.
BORN : Tullahoma,Tennessee/Now Residing in California for @ 25 yrs. MUSIC STYLES : Funk, R & B, Jazz, Gospel, Rock, Ect... MAIN INSTRUMENT : Guitar OTHER INSTRUMENTS : Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals