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CRB Royalty Increase Prompts Closure Of SmoothJazzChicago.net

It looks like the recently revised COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD (CRB) royalty rate for pureplay webcasters has claimed its first victim, as predicted by some in the webcasting community (NET NEWS, 12/23). CHICAGO radio vet RICK O’DELL will shut down his website and online radio station, SMOOTHJAZZCHICAGO.NET  on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31st, CHICAGORADIOANDMEDIA.COM reports. O’DELL cited two […]

Smooth Jazz Artists Eric Marienthal & Chuck Loeb


Bridges is the sublime collaboration of 2 of the most renowned instrumentalists in Jazz!  Between them, these two smooth jazz artists, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Chuck Loeb have either written, produced or performed on more than 50 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio singles! Both have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 20 […]

Nadira Norjahan – Soul On Fire/Nobody’s Woman

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She goes by the sobriquet Nadira Norjahan, which is defined as a rare light of the world. Nadira is a singer, songwriter and poet presenting her brand of music to the world. Soul, jazz, blues and inspirational music are the main genres for this powered high-energy soprano vocalist. Songwriting and poetry is where Nadira brings […]

James Taylor Before This World


Produced by Taylor and Dave O’Donnell, Before This World features ten songs, nine of which are brand new James Taylor compositions. When it came time to record these songs, Taylor enlisted many of his longtime musical allies including guitarist Michael Landau, keyboardist Larry Goldings, percussionist Luis Conte, drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Jimmy Johnson. Close […]