August 16, 2018

3 Contemporary Smooth Jazz Artists

Does your music routine need a pick-me-up?  Here are 3 contemporary smooth jazz artists for you to add to your playlists, straight from Enjoy CT Live!

  1. Vincent Ingala Vincent Ingala CT Enjoy CT Live Born in Prospect, Connecticut, Vincent Ingala is an Enjoy CT Live favorite!  Ingala gives contemporary jazz a fresh take and has been noted as one of the fastest rising contemporary jazz musicians.  “When I’m With You” has just recently hit #1 on the Billboard national Smooth Jazz airplay chart.  This artist to watch is definitely a great addition to your jazz playlist.
  2. Fourplay  
    Fourplay Jazz Enjoy CT Live

    Smooth-jazz supergroup Fourplay – L to R, Bob James, Nathan East, Larry Carlton and Harvey Mason – will present a holiday concert at the Keswick Theatre, Sunday, Dec. 20. Photo by Maura Lanahan.

    This contemporary American jazz quartet has stayed prominent on jazz radar for over 25 years and counting.  We loved the original members (Bob James, Lee Ritenour, mathan East and Harvey Mason) and still appreciate the new lineup (Larry Carlton has replaced Lee Ritenour).  It seems Fourplay is here to stay!

  3. Dave Koz Dave Koz Enjoy CT LiveGrammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz is known for teaming up with jazz greats and making memorable tracks.  Koz has collaborated with India.Arie, Eric Benét, Jonathan Butler, Gloria Estefan, Fantasia, Kenny G, Heather Headley, Richard Marx, Johnny Mathis, Trombone Shorty, BeBe Winans and Stevie Wonder to name a few.  This contemporary jazz artists is worth adding to your list!