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This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #654
December 28th
Edition # 654
A New
Peter White New Year

... the reprise of a 2004 concept. It was ten years ago that we aired A Peter White New Year wherein we played the music of Peter White exclusively - now a decade later nearly to the day it's time for A New Peter White New Year!
Featured / Play List: Playlist for Ed #654
Peter White - Here We Go
Peter White - In Rainbows
Peter White - Danny Bianco
Peter White - In The Rain
Peter White - Caravan of Dreams
Peter White - Chasing the Dawn
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #595
December 21st
Edition # 595
A Café Jazz Christmas!
Carols for the New Millennium!
... we're beating the drum for all the best in smooth seasonal music with our 9th Annual A Café Jazz Christmas. Featured are some long-time favourites by Michael Franks, Rick Braun, and Chris Rea ...
Featured Selections / Playlist: Playlist for Ed#595 - A Café Jazz Christmas 2010!
God Rest Ye - Drew Davidsen
Last Christmas - Till Brönner
Good Christian Men ... - Sam Stryke
Christmas Time is ... - Bradley Leighton
Silent Night - Gregorie Howard
A Capitol Christmas - R Smith & T Windle
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #362
December 14th
Edition # 362*
Got It Goin' On
Chieli Minucci

Minucci has developed into one of the most respected artist in contemporary instrumental music. He resurrected Special EFX ...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #362
Kilauea - No Getting Over You
Norman Brown - Lydian
Marcos Ariel - Green Eyes
Hiroshima - Sup Poze
Dave Koz - You Make Me Smile
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #360
December 7th
Edition # 360*
Retrofit
Daryl Stuermer

It was during a 1975 tour date, that George Duke sat in with Daryl's band & soon after recommended Stuermer for an audition with Jean-Luc Ponty...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #360
Bob James - Mind Games
Tony Guerrero - Beautiful
Ray Obiedo - Moodswing
Earl Klugh - Till The End Of Time
Club 1600 - Stay
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #653
November 30th
Edition # 653
The Once in a Blue Moon Special - Volume 2
Imagine more surprises in two hours than you've ever experienced. Imagine an awesome array of smooth jazz stars brighter than the brightest galaxy. Imagine the coolest collection you've heard in over a year. Then imagine something even better!
Featured / Play List: Playlist for Ed #653
Bob Gross - Slow Dance With Me
Wayne Jones - 5 to 6
Jan-Heie Erchinger - Dreamin Groovin Barbados
Freddie Ravel - Blissin'
Chris Le Blanc - Enjoy Your Life
Mattias Roos - Feels Like Home
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #358
November 23rd
Edition # 358*
Pacific Coast Highway
Nils

For an artist who originally comes to us from Germany, Nils certainly has got this whole smooth jazz thing nailed down cold ...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #358
Duncan Millar - Dream Your Dream
Steve Laury - Astoria
Alvin Davis - The Greeting
Joe Fuentes - Hangin' Out
J.Michael Verta - O.B.C.

November 16th
Edition # 339*
3D
Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver's combination of talent and energy is indeed a rare commodity in music and as such, it's really no wonder that Oliver is quickly becoming a star attraction ...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #339
Vernon D. Fails - I'm Here
Shades of Soul - Love Come Down
Rick Braun - Dance With My Father
Marc Jordan - Let's Waste Some Time
(duet with Molly Johnson)
Stacey Knights - Southwest Shuffle
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #523
November 9th
Edition # 523*
GK
Gregg Karukas

With his stylized approach, on GK Karukas delivers one impeccable track after another. Always melodic and smooth here's one album that's utterly tasteful ...
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #523
An Evening in Dallas - Joe McBride
Good 2 Go - Rick Derringer
Niculela Es Una Historia - Najee
Where Have I ... - Return To Forever
Streetwave - The Brothers Johnson
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #338
November 2nd
Edition # 338*
The Benoit Freeman
Project 2

Not surprisingly, the teaming of two top artists in the genre results in one of the top albums of the year.
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #338
Joey Sommerville - Until Further Notice
Christiaan Mostert - Stephanie
Swing Out Sister - Where Our Love Grows
All-For-7 - A Walk in Paradise
George Collichio - Biarritz
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #337
October 26th
Edition # 337*
The Good Life
David Lanz

David Lanz played in several bands as a teen and had aspirations of "making it" as a rock musician. However, at nearly the same time...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #337
Garry Goin - Don't Ask My Neighbors
Rick Kelly as Soul Ballet - Cream
TFOXX - In The Pocket
Machan - Blossom
Craig Chaquico - Her Boyfriend's Wedding

This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #520
October 19th
Edition # 520*

A New Day
Patrick Yandall

Confident and engaging, compelling and charismatic, with A New Day Patrick Yandall affirms his place as a musically coercive voice on today's smooth scene!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #520
It's You - Harvey Mason
Cruise Control - Michael Dowdle
Distant Rain - Allon Sams
Oye Como Va - Santana
Wherever You Are - Tom Borton
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #518
October 12th
Edition # 518*
West Tampa Style
Mark Barrios

Diverse and somewhat familiar while remaining focused and fresh, Mark Barrios does indeed serve it with style, with West Tampa Style that is, on this exciting debut!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #518
Honey In The Soul - Inner Swing
Playing For Time - Mezzoforte
Room With A Groove - Michael Sims
One More Time - Michael White
Smile Happy - War
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #335
October 5th
Edition # 335*
Diary
Torcuato Mariano

Mariano grew up listening to the music of his native Argentina but was also greatly influenced by American artists such as Santana and Stevie Wonder...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #335
Jamie Bonk - Looking In
Jeff Kashiwa - Wait and See
Vince Madison - One Rainy Night
Fattburger - Work To Do
Vlad - Little Star
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #334
September 28th
Edition # 334*
Newport Nights
Theo Bishop

Although he just recently released his solo debut, Theo Bishop is no newcomer to the music scene.The veteran keyboardist was born in Portland Oregon ...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #334
Gene Cannon - St. Augustine
Novecento featuring Stanley Jordan
- Easy Love
Fourplay - Fields of Gold
Michael Lington - Call Me Late Tonight
Greg Adams - FireFly
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #333
September 21st
Edition # 333*
Player's Club
Marion Meadows

Hey! Is this the best cd that Marion Meadows has ever recorded? I'm not totally certain of the answer, but it just may be...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #333
Robert Monteleone - Takin' A Break
Norman Brown - Up 'N' At 'Em
Kim Waters - Tell Me So
Rafe Gomez - Icy
Steve Oliver - Funhouse
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #332
September 14th
Edition # 332*
This Girl's Got to Play
Joyce Cooling

It's frequently true, that all it takes is one song for a performer to become an over-night sensation. Such was the case with Ms Cooling...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #332
James Vargas - Lasting Impression
Jonathan Cain - Guilty Pleasures
Doc Powell - Push
Matt Dusk - Miracle
Eric Darius - Let's Stay Together
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #325
August 31st
Edition # 325*
Noche de Pasion
The Alan Hewitt Project

Recording this cd as a project enabled Alan to stretch out creatively in ways that he couldn't have had it
just been a solo album...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #325
Bill Shafton -In My Hands
Keiko Matsui - Facing Up
Shakatak - Tortola Sunset
Andre Ward - Every Time I Open My Eyes
Plan 9 - Superfriction
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #298
August 24th
Edition # 298*
Still Small Voice
Paul Jackson Jr.

A composer, arranger, producer and guitarist, Jackson is a
highly respected musician. He
attended U.S.C...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #298
Chris Standring - Snowfall
Albert Calvo - Same Day Samba
Bass X - Vonnie
Chris Botti - Indian Summer
Ken Navarro - Bringing Down the House
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #292
August 17th
Edition # 292*
In Deep
Marion Meadows

Meadows began in music on the clarinet, but switched to the sax as a teen. He played in both the school orchestra ...
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #292
Rayford Griffin -In Your Eyes
Steve Cole - NY LA
Noel Webb - Fever
UltraBlue - Blind
Kevin Toney - Sweet Spot
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #377
August 10th
Edition # 377*
Metro Blue
Richard Elliot

There's a sense of excitement surrounding the release of Metro Blue, now Elliot's 14th solo effort and one that may well mark another pivotal point in his career ...
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #377
Bittersweet - Glenn McNulty
Boulevard - Peter White
Blue Azure - Shakatak
December Bossa - Gold Coast
At Midnight - Bob Mamet
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #368
August 3rd

Edition # 368*
Music and Laughter
Allon Sams

In the course of events, Allon met up with Grammy-winning producer Paul Brown and soon he was collaborating with Peter White....
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #368
Doc Powell - Sade's Song
Andreas Vollenweider - Dancing with ...
Dave McMurray - 7 Day Love
Marc Antoine - Unity
Down to the Bone - Brooklyn Heights
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #491
July 27th
Edition # 491*
City Streets
Jim Adkins
Classy, upbeat, and polished, Jim Adkins' City Streets heralds what is easily one of the catchiest and most charismatic releases for the year!!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #491
Vibes Alive - After Hours
Tim Bowman - Sweet Sundays
Warren Hill - La Dolce Vita
Oli Silk - Chill or be Chilled
Native Vibe - Where There's Smoke
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #517
June 22nd
Edition # 517*
No Restrictions
Althea René

Now Houston based, No Restrictions is the title of Ms René's fourth and latest release and one, which seems to quite nicely sum up her current musical philosophy!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #517

Smooth James - Daniel Domenge
Block Party - Paula Atherton
Paris Groove - The Rippingtons
Mexico - Russ Kunkel
Move On Up - Richard Elliot
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #514
June 15th
Edition # 514*
Greatest Hits
Dave Koz

With a career firing on all cylinders, Dave Koz is not only one the most successful performers in the genre, he's also one of the hardest working !
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #514
Catalina Breeze - Solar Wind
Rio Wave - Brazilian Nights
Mood - Soul II Soul
Conditions of the ... - Norman Connors
Millennium Skyway - Kiss The Sky
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #511
June 8th
Edition # 511*
The Limit's The Sky
Oli Silk

This latest effort shows Oli poised for broader recognition; in fact, the first single to radio has already cracked R&R's nearly impenetrable top 30!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #511
Simply Said - Kenny Garrett
Pathway to Glory - Loggins & Messina
Midsummer's Dream - Tim Weisberg
Quiet Passion - Onaje Allan Gumbs
Cruisin' - Nils
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #573
June 1st
Edition # 573*
Earthglow
David Benoit

The early reviews are in and they're glowing. For Art Good the project merits "instant consideration for Album of the Year," while for critic Alex Henderson, David Benoit's Earthglow is easily "one of the more memorable albums" in his illustrious career!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #573
How Would You Feel - Strange-Hutchens
Hypnotic Safari - Johnson & Romero
Pastel Horizon - Bobby Wells
Urban Jungle - Yutaka
So Low - Johann Asmundsson

May 25th
Edition # 421*
Samoa Soul
Patrick Yandall

The "axe man" from San Diego's name appeared on our own in house list of most played albums for the past two years and he's now poised to three-peat ...


Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #421
I Wish - Sam Cardon
Rina - Bobby Caldwell
Sunrise - Jay Beckenstein
Heart of the City - Frank Mills
One Wish - Steve Oliver

This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #572
May 18th
Edition # 572*
Retroactive
Alan Hewitt

On our show we've often used the mantra … where creativity meets taste!
To that we now add … and that's where you'll find Alan Hewitt!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #572
Undun - Steve Cole
Crescent Shores - Les Sabler
Late Night Call - Eric Bolvin
A Tale of Two Hearts - Mizar
Get on the Floor - Gerald Albright
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #571
May 11th
Edition # 571*
Manhattan Nights
Jaared

The Broening factor is immediately evident on this project, particularly upon the sequence of selections chosen for the feature - in a phrase, Jaared's never
sounded sweeter !
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #571
A Thought Away - Craig T. Cooper
Plateau of the Gods - Mars Lasar
Return of Dr. X - UB40
So Amazing - Gerald Albright
Equation Boogie - Mr. Gone
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #569
May 4th
Edition # 569*
Global Kiss
Steve Oliver

With an endearing album so broad in its scope that it had to be called Global Kiss, Steve Oliver rightly shows he's at the cutting edge of today's scene!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #569
Spend a Little Time - Rohn Lawrence
Garuda - Mac Dowell & Spendel Project
Butterfly - Herbie Hancock
James - Catrin Finch
Ties That Bind - Andy Snitzer
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #568
April 20th
Edition # 568*
Moon in Libra
S-Tone Inc.

Creative, moving, expressive, and dynamic, Moon in Libra sets a definite high-water mark for the music we luv!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #568
Garrick Street - Tomazz
Make Room For Me - Jonathan Butler
Botswana Bossa Nova - David Benoit
Dark Alley - Nitewind
Tender Love - Christophe De Villa
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #652
April 13th
Edition # 652
Wayback in '97
The Timeline Series!
… it's a brand new show and only our second in the past two and a bit years. It's a time travelling adventure - the fourth and latest installment in the timeline series - this is Wayback in '97!
Highlights / Play List: Playlist for Ed #652
Soaring - Bernard Oattes
Film Noir - Philippe Saisse
Fingerdance - Earl Klugh
Valerie - Walter Duda
My Dancing Heart - Chris Camozzi
When Dreams Come True - Dancing Fantasy
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #566
April 6th
Edition # 566
Chillout Lounge
David Arkenstone

With a vibe that's unique & fresh, David Arkenstone's Chillout Lounge is not only a great fit for "the hippest show on radio", it's the perfect soundtrack to just relax & chill!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #566
Cruisin - Eric Leone
Tag You're It - Lynn Riley
Dancing With You - Jaared
Simple Pleasures - Michael Scherer
Shaft - Alan Hewitt
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #564
March 30th
Edition # 564
Gregorie Howard (self-titled)
Gregorie Howard

With no less than as auspicious an inaugural release as we've heard in many years, we can only dream of the spells Gregorie Howard is destined to weave in the years ahead!
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #564
Harposaurus - Carlos Guedes
Dreamer - S-Tone Inc.
Cruisin' - Ron Brown
Muse - Mike Oldfield
Living for the Sunshine - Third World
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #563
March 23rd
Edition # 563
Snapshots in Motion
Wine & Chocolate

For an album that flows like a fragrant sparkling wine or like the most dark & delicious chocolate, look for the label Snapshots in Motion by Wine & Chocolate!
Fresh Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #563
Traveling Lite - Renato Falaschi
Song of Passion - Kim Waters
Floating Hearts - Joe Taylor
Le Vigne di Alice - Paul Cullen
Native Born - Gary Carpenter & Tribal Heat
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #558
March 16th
Edition # 558
Can't Let Go
Tony Vattimo

With a resume that encompasses a diversity of experiences, it's not surprising that Vattimo has command of a wide range of styles - from straight ahead to a more funky urban vibe ...
Back Trax / Playlist: Playlist for Ed #558
Habanero Nights - Mark Egan
Happiness Is Just ... - Brian Auger
Summer Time - Rob Tardik
Tanto Tempo - Bebel Gilberto
Didgerigroove - The Didgeridoo Project
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #372
March 9th
Edition # 372
Flipside
Jeff Lorber

Like a fine wine, Lorber seems to just keep getting better with age as this project signifies one of his most focused and refined efforts to date ...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #372
Al Jarreau - Gimme What You Got
Special EFX - Seduction
Spyro Gyra - Shaker Song
3rd Force - Here Comes the Night
Gota - Cruisin' Your Way
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #366
March 2nd
Edition # 366
American/English
Acoustic Alchemy

Greg Carmichael never thought he had the personality to become a solo performer & so he always preferred being part of a group.
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #366
Tim Heintz - Together at Last
Sam Riney - Playing With Fire
Slim Man - Should've Been Me
Ray Parker Jr. - After Midnite
Dotsero - Off Shore
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #365
February 23rd
Edition # 365
Gabriel... First Name Basis
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

This is an another excellent effort & one on which Hasselbach continues to provide ample proof that he belongs among the elite of ...
Fresh Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #365
Amarosa - El Baile Del Sol
Average White Band - Work To Do
Keiko Matsui - Gentle Sands
Cascadu - East River Sail
Camiel - I'm Ready
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #364
February 16th
Edition # 364
Perfect Island Nights
Bobby Caldwell

True to the mood that the title suggests, Perfect Island Nights is a warm & inviting musical sojourn & brimming with intoxicating melodies!
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #364
Billy Joe Walker Jr. - Luis
Bernard Oattes - Sold
Brian Culbertson - Alone With You
The Jazzmasters - Smooth Groove
Joyce Cooling - Sleight of Hand
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #363
February 9th
Edition # 363
Sweet Saxations
Pamela Williams

I'm not sure if you've heard the word, but the first lady of sax is back & she's sounding better than ever ...
Fresh Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #363
Bass X - Our Time
Jeff Golub - Simple Pleasures
Ronny Jordan - After 8
Michael Bublé - Quando, Quando, Quando
Black Gold Massive - Don't Give Up Now
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #362
February 2nd
Edition # 362*
Got It Goin' On
Chieli Minucci

Minucci has developed into one of the most respected artist in contemporary instrumental music. He resurrected Special EFX ...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #362
Kilauea - No Getting Over You
Norman Brown - Lydian
Marcos Ariel - Green Eyes
Hiroshima - Sup Poze
Dave Koz - You Make Me Smile
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #360
January 26th
Edition # 360*
Retrofit
Daryl Stuermer

It was during a 1975 tour date, that George Duke sat in with Daryl's band & soon after recommended Stuermer for an audition with Jean-Luc Ponty...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #360
Bob James - Mind Games
Tony Guerrero - Beautiful
Ray Obiedo - Moodswing
Earl Klugh - Till The End Of Time
Club 1600 - Stay
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #500
January 19th
Edition # 500
The Very Best of Café Jazz
A Celebration of 500 Shows!!
The longest-running independently produced smooth jazz radio program on the planet hits another milestone with the 7th annual installment of our "very best of"!!
Highlights / Play List: Playlist for Ed #500
Peter White - Smooth Sailing
Freddie Ravel - Sol to Soul
Paul Horn - Dida
Benoit/Freeman - It's the Thought ...
David Garfield - Desert Hideaway
Gerald Veasley - Optimistic
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #358
January 12th
Edition # 358
Pacific Coast Highway
Nils

For an artist who originally comes to us from Germany, Nils certainly has got this whole smooth jazz thing nailed down cold ...
Back Trax / Play List: Playlist for Ed #358
Duncan Millar - Dream Your Dream
Steve Laury - Astoria
Alvin Davis - The Greeting
Joe Fuentes - Hangin' Out
J.Michael Verta - O.B.C.
This Week @ Cafe Jazz.ca - Edition #551
January 5th
Edition # 551
The Very Best of Café Jazz
A Celebration of Excellence!

… it's a special called The Very Best of Café Jazz as we celebrate 550 shows - this now being our 8th annual edition. So get set for two full hours of the absolute finest that we have to offer !
Highlights / Play List: Playlist for Ed #551
Funkatazz - Dan Farrow
Java Dawn - Shakatak
Kingdom of Rain - The The
Bullseye - Peter White
One Wish - Hiroshima (Paul Hardcastle)
Cruisin' - D.Arkenstone & T.Weisberg

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