Tag Archive: smooth jazz


  Gato Barbieri plays jazz, latin jazz, spiritual jazz, and smooth jazz music on his tenor saxophone. He has 30 albums as a leader from 1960-2002.

Earl Klugh

  Earl Klugh has been a smooth jazz/jazz fusion guitarist since 1970. He has numerous solo albums plus collaborations with some of the best in the business including Bob James, George Benson, and Hiroki Miyano

  Dianne Reeves  is one of the most important contemporary jazz singer today. She has 4 Grammys from 2001-2006.

  David Sanborn is the most successful sax player since the 80s. While you may hear him on smooth jazz his favorite genres are jazz, instrumental pop, and R&B.

  David Benoit plays jazz fusion and contemporary jazz music. He’s got the nod for a Grammy 5 times.

Dave Grusin

  Dave Grusin has worked in many genres but his preference is jazz and smooth jazz. He’s won numerous awards for his soundtracks and his music has appeared in about 100 films.

  Craig Chaquico has 3 decades of music experience. He played with Jefferson Starship in the 70s and 80s. In the 90s he has played smooth jazz as a soloist.