David Garfield · Claudia feat. Michael Lington

David Garfield has been driven by the same mission statement since moving from his hometown of St. Louis to Los Angeles as a teenager in the early 70s: “I make music.”

Fully living up to this vision and in more expansive ways over the past few decades, the multi-talented keyboardist, composer, arranger and recording artist has established himself an eclectic force of musical nature. At any given point during his career—and often at the same time—he has been musical director for George Benson, producer, arranger and co-songwriter with Smokey Robinson, keyboardist for Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Boz Scaggs, and many others, as well as fronting his own bands and releasing many popular smooth jazz recordings on his label Creatchy Records. His version of “Let’s Stay Together” featuring Michael McDonald was a top 10 hit worldwide.

“Claudia” is a gorgeous and passionate new original power ballad that features his longtime collaborator, Michael Lington on sax.

Listen David Garfield "Claudia"  feat. Michael Lington on SmoothJazz Weekend Radio Playlist

Ryan Montano · Love Crash

Albuquerque-native and international trumpeter and recording artist Ryan Montano releases his new single “Love Crash" feat. Phil Denny on August 28th! The new song will be backed by a national radio and marketing campaign impacting terrestrial, internet and satellite radio stations as well as all digital music outlets.

“Love Crash” is a record that is all about collaborations. An extremely talented group of music creators came together in a spirit of uninhibited creativity to create a piece of music that is both modern and adventurous while evoking a “retro-soul jazz” vibe and sound.“Love Crash” features one of the biggest rising stars in Contemporary Jazz, saxophonist Phil Denny. Montano & Denny first collaborated in 2021 with the #7 Billboard song of the year: “Tough Get Goin’”. Denny's sensitive, yet commanding approach to the “Love Crash” sound is an artistic approach exclusive to Phil.

Marcus Anderson · Care For You (feat. Nicholas Cole)

As a multi-talented musician and passionate coffee enthusiast, Marcus Anderson introduces us to a delightful blend of smooth jazz and contemporary music in his latest radio single, "Care For You," from the new album Reverse. This special track is inspired by and written for his dedicated supporters within the jazz genre, serving a heartfelt thank you and a reaffirmation of his roots. Marcus's sophisticated musical style, paired with exceptional nuances, offers listeners a unique touch in today's music landscape. His emotive performance harmonizes beautifully with his passion for coffee, mirroring the warm, velvety richness of a well-brewed espresso in the song's melody.

Nick Stefanacci · Mirrors

"Mirrors" is the first song that I've written for my twin sisters and the inspiration came from recently spending time with them. I was caught daydreaming while admiring how beautiful they are and even though they are identical and have more similarities than differences they each have intricate details that are unique unto themselves.

That moment sparked the idea behind "Mirrors", a simple opening melody with slight variations as one would find while quickly glancing at a mirror and then a completely different chorus and mood, as one would look deeper into a mirror or one's soul. - Saxman Nick Stefanacci -.

Steve Oliver · A New Light

In the five years since he released the widely acclaimed "Illuminate" - the last commercial contemporary jazz album distributed under his own name - multiple Billboard #1 hit guitarist/producer Steve Oliver took a bit of a detour. He released a duet album with frequent collaborator Brian Simpson (2020's "Unified", which held the top spot on the Amazon sales chart for several weeks) and a fan-requested solo guitar album (2022's "Sojourn") that revisits songs from his vast catalog.

Kayla Waters · Presence

The astounding late actor Chadwick Boseman once remarked, “Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill.” These words ring true when talking about the young virtuoso pianist, composer and producer, Kayla Waters, who like Boseman is a Howard alum. The stunningly beautiful Maryland native who has shared the stage with everyone from Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Regina Belle, Maysa, and Avery*Sunshine, has emerged as a heroine of sorts in the male dominated Contemporary Jazz world over the past couple years. Kayla, who performed with Marsha Ambrosius and Corinne Bailey Rae, among others on BET’s Black Girls Rock, has garnered four #1 Billboard hits with her songs “I Am,” “Zephyr,” “Full Bloom” and “Open Portals” and managed to make Billboard history. Kayla’s song “Full Bloom” stayed at #1 on the Jazz charts for six consecutive weeks, making her the first female pianist/composer to hold that spot for so long. Grounded in her purpose, nothing fazes Kayla, “I show love and humility everywhere I go, it’s infectious!” shares the daughter of celebrated chart-topping saxophonist and one of the premiere architects of Smooth Urban Jazz (and now labelmate), Kim Waters. “I’ve been blessed to be able to stand my own ground and inhabit space as a thriving artist in this arena! The main focus should be less about gender and more about the music – always the music.” Kayla’s unique signature elixir of jazz, classical and soul is a divine combination of all the elements that inspire her. “Music is vibration, vibration is movement, movement is evolution and evolution is life, therefore; music is life,” philosophizes Kayla, whose name serendipitously means “keeper of the keys.”

Roberto Tola · Natashenka

NATASHENKA is the new single by Roberto Tola, available from August 11, 2023 on all music platforms, and it is the 11th single that the artist has created and produced since he began his solo career in 2017, after over thirty years spent as a jazz sideman with artists such as Bob Mintzer, Tom Harrel, Carla Bley, Norma Winstone and artists of the Jazz Funk genre such as Shakatak, Jill Saward and many others.

This new single by the Italian artist follows the release of his new album entitled UNDER THE LEO SIGN, which took place on June 27, 2023, which is the fourth solo album by the guitarist and composer originally from Sardinia, the exotic island kissed by the Mediterranean sun.

Bob Baldwin · All My Life (ft. Eric Valentine)

Pianist/Composer Bob Baldwin continues his B Positive vibrations with his latest single, "All My Life", with drummer Eric Valentine.

The album was continued collection of thoughts as we all reflect on the happenings of 2020-2021. At the end of the day, we all want to move forward in a positive way. "All My Life" speaks of Baldwin's love for music, and how to use music in an uplifting way.