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The Grammy and Stellar Award Nominated artist is an incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 13 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits, the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring bands. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.

Glenn Jones

Besides being one of the music industry’s most extraordinary vocalist, Grammy Nominated Recording Producer and Artist, GLENN JONES is at the top of the list as a love song balladeer capturing audiences’ hearts with his own unique, style and voice. Mr. Jones is also underway with the launch of his new entertainment company Talent Room Entertainment and Publishing, Inc. which will release his next new single titled, “Trust In Me”.
Besides being one of the music industry’s most extraordinary vocalist, Grammy Nominated Recording Producer and Artist, GLENN JONES is at the top of the list as a love song balladeer capturing audiences’ hearts with his own unique, style and voice. Mr. Jones is also underway with the launch of his new entertainment company Talent Room Entertainment and Publishing, Inc. which will release his next new single titled, “Trust In Me”.
The first single, “Love By Design” featuring Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as #1 Most Added Smooth Jazz Vocal Record In The Nation. The song “Love By Design” was written by James Day and produced by renowned jazz producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis. The “Love by Design” single showcases Glenn’s signature tenor and upper register while it distinctly pairs with the richness of Regina’s vocals. Their incomparable vocals are perfectly matched with James Day’s melodic lyrics, leaving listeners with a harmonious love ballad. This marks the legendary R&B pair’s second duet after 2001’s “From Now On”. The second single released from the EP was “You & Me”. It continues to show-off Glenn’s rich vocal talents and makes you want to get up, and hand-dance or groove doing the Chicago Stepping dance. Listening to this track, you will not sit still that is for sure.

Adam Hawley

Ten #1 hits. 65+ dates per year. Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. Originally signed to Maurice White’s (founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire) label Kalimba Music, Adam’s first two albums “Double Vision” and “Just the Beginning” spawned an incredible Six #1 Hits, an unprecedented feat for a new artist. He followed that up with “Escape” which included the 2020 Billboard Song Of The Year “To The Top.” Now totaling 9 # 1’s, Adam sets out with this exciting fourth album “Risin’ Up” which features Steve Cole, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Riley Richard & Kat Hawley anchored by the thrilling first single “Risin’ Up.”

Althea René

Born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan Althea René began her musical journey at the tender age of four years old. She studied classical music while attending Howard University. For more than 10 years she worked as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (in Detroit, Michigan) during the day and performed in jazz clubs at night. Today, she endorses renowned hand-sculpted Altus Flutes as a full-time performing and recording artist.

Althea René gained musical inspiration from her father Dezie McCullers (one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers). She has since developed her creative style. Some regard her as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists. The multiplatinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”.

In May 2013, she released her hit CD titled “In the Flow”. Collaborating with Grammy award-winning producer Michael Broening, she co-wrote the title track that made history as the first flute featured single to be ranked “number one” on the Billboard and Smooth Jazz charts. This scorching hot single topped the charts for several weeks.

JJ Sansaverino

With multiple Billboard-charting singles, including a BIllboard #1 smash hit with “Style and Elegance”, and four highly acclaimed albums, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An extraordinary performer, JJ has a “take no prisoners” performance attitude, gracing the stage night after night touring on his own or with reggae legend Maxi Priest and bringing his vibe of Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Reggae. A Berklee School of Music graduate and award winner, he has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Victor Bailey, Gerald Albright, Randy Brecker, Shaggy, Ricky Lawson, Sean Paul, Rick Braun, the Marley Family, and even performed for Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding in 2002.

Jason Jackson

Saxophonist and Billboard top 20 artist Jason Jackson is All In with the release of his newest project. This 8 track album is packed with ear catching melodies, grooves that won’t quit, and collaborations with veteran contemporary jazz greats as well as the genre’s newest rising stars. All In, produced by 14 time #1 artist/producer Adam Hawley is the follow up to Jason’s debut offering, hit EP Movin’ On (also produced by Hawley) and features appearances by Jason’s old friend, teacher, and mentor Eric Marienthal as well as some new friends: Gino Rosaria, Jonathan Fritzén, Chieli Minucci, and Mr. Talkbox. After just one listen, you’ll agree that All In is the perfect combination of “Groove and Smooth”.

Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan is one the most essential young voices in contemporary jazz today. From his uniquely relatable emotive tone to his explosive performance and stage presence, it’s no question why he is a staple across the country in the jazz festival scene. Jeff has held consistent radio successes with 5 Billboard #1s, the 2020 Billboard Artist of the Year and Song of the Year in 2021 with his track “Sentimental Soul.” In 2018, his first year on the scene, he was awarded the JazzTrax Breakout Artist of 2018 and the Smooth Jazz Network Debut Artist of 2018.

One of the Jeff’s primary goals has always been in connecting to the audience through music and performance, and from his first radio single, “Up and Up”, to now, he has shown how his soul-drenched sound and delivery is key to the future of smooth jazz. “I know what relates to people, from the bottom to the top of the horn, there’s a lot of variety to dig deep into people’s spirit and get them feeling the groove,” said Ryan about his performances. Jeff spent his teen years “cutting his teeth” with traveling soul bands and weekly performances at rowdy bars with a not-so-legal ID. “It was a lot of fun playing those early bar shows,” said Jeff, “I had to stay on the down low about my age, but the nightly experience performing for engaging crowds really helped pave the way to the performer I am today.

Julian Vaughn

A dynamic lead bass player from Kansas City, bassist Julian Vaughn has made an international name for himself since 2010. As a bassist in the smooth jazz genre Vaughn plays a variety of styles from smooth, finesse and funk which he developed while playing in the church where his grandfather pastored.
Julian Vaughn has toured all over the U.S. and internationally. Vaughn takes pride in being able to write and produce almost all of his music. “I want to be known as a great writer and producer just as much as I am an artist”. Vaughn has released a total of 7 albums along with eight billboards #1s. In 2020 Vaughn was the #2 Artist of the year as well as the #2 and #17 on billboard’s songs of the year for Afro Calypso and Afternoon Delight.
His latest independent release titled “SOLO” is slated to be his best work to date. Evidence that he continues to redefine the lead bassist role in the smooth jazz genre.

Nicholas Cole

A soulful keyboardist, Nicholas Cole blends jazz with his love of gospel and R&B. Influenced by artists like Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, and Brian Culbertson, Cole emerged in the 2010s and landed a number one Smooth Jazz Songs chart single with “Snap” off 2012’s Endless Possibilities. In 2019, he scored a second number one smooth jazz song with “Soulmate” featuring guitarist Chieli Minucci.

A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Cole was raised in a musical family and grew up playing piano and organ in church from the age of four. Along with performing, he also studied privately with noted Goldsboro-area pianist Jimmy Aycock. He developed quickly, drawing inspiration from crossover jazz artists like Brian Culbertson, Peter White, and Brian Simpson, as well as gospel luminaries like Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, and others. In 2010, he released his debut album, A Journey of One. He then signed with Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records and issued his sophomore album, Endless Possibilities. Included on the album was the number one smooth jazz-charting “Snap.” Cole’s third album, Night Sessions, followed in 2015 and included the number five-charting smooth jazz song “The Kickback. In 2019, he released his fourth album, The Weekend, which found him teaming with guitarist Chieli Minucci for the number one Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs hit “Soulmate.

Oli Silk

London-born keyboardist Oli Silk is the UK’s SmoothJazz Ambassador! He began writing and recording music as part of jazz funk duo ‘Sugar and Silk’ in the late 1990’s. The pair released 2 albums to much European acclaim, and thisgrabbed the attention of Trippin’N’Rhythm Records to whom Oli has been signed with ever since.
He has produced 6 hit albums in that time:

Rebecca Jade

Rebecca is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has been able to turn her love for music into a career for close to two decades. Growing up in a musical home, she had been exposed at to a broad range of artists, genres and styles from her mother, who is also a vocalist. With such influences, it seems a natural progression that Rebecca has followed in her footsteps.

Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca toured with the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. since 2017 and appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” that aired on CBS in April 2020; She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards; Rebecca has appeared as a guest artist on the Dave Koz Cruises since 2016 and made her debut on the Dave Koz & Friends 2021 Christmas tour – she will be joining Dave for a repeat appearance on his 2022 Christmas Tour; Rebecca has also been a featured artist on many of Eric Darius’ 2022 tour dates. Rebecca opened for Will Downing and Boney James at a sold-out Valentine’s Day concert in Long Beach, as well as opened for Jeffrey Osborne for the Thornton Winery Summer Concert series, both in 2019; Rebecca has done multiple concerts at Spaghettini in Seal Beach and was the singer in the Houseband at Anthology in San Diego for 5 1⁄2 years; She was the official singer of the San Diego Gulls NHL hockey team’s anthem during their 2015 and 2016 seasons.

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Marcus Anderson

The Grammy and Stellar Award Nominated artist is an incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 13 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits, the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring bands. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.
Anderson is an act that puts on a show for and with household names. Whether he is performing for dignitaries such as President Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Hillary Clinton or blazing the stage with Sheila E., Anthony Hamilton or Miguel in a collaborative effort, Anderson is always the man of the hour, delivering stellar musicianship every time. Stevie Wonder, CeeLo Green, Lailah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Brian Culbertson, Jennifer Holiday are just a few out of the numerous world-renowned artists that Anderson has opened for and with whom he has shared the stage.
Both near and far, audiences of all musical tastes have made their way to hear Marcus Anderson and his band “The Creatives”. He and his band present a show in which no other instrumentalist has ever brought to the stage. High-spirited and welcoming, Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist who is not afraid of “giving it his all” He’s a fan-favorite at highly recognized festivals such as Essence Music Festival, Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Fest and many more. He has also appeared with headliners on top-ranking shows like The Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Jimmy Fallon.

“A couple of firsts...”

Anderson, is 5 years into the coffee business and the proud owner of “Trax Coffee Bar” located in downtown Rocky Mount, NC where they serve his Brand of Coffee, “AND Coffee”. He also hosted the very first ever Jazz and Coffee Festival in Asheville, NC every August. Marcus has also most recently ventured into the world of comics and animation also being the first jazz artist in history to create his own comic book and cartoon animation.

Glenn Jones

Besides being one of the music industry’s most extraordinary vocalist, Grammy Nominated Recording Producer and Artist, GLENN JONES is at the top of the list as a love song balladeer capturing audiences’ hearts with his own unique, style and voice. Mr. Jones is also underway with the launch of his new entertainment company Talent Room Entertainment and Publishing, Inc. which will release his next new single titled, “Trust In Me”.


The newest single from the “Trust In Me” is scheduled for release during June Black Music Month and features renowned gospel artist Genobia Jeter. The song has a soulful and inspirational melody that will have you out of your seat praising and giving thanks. Additional singles to be released from the album later in the Fall includes two up-temp songs which are titled “Cook-Out” and “Family Time”. Both are co-written and produced by the multi-talented Chuckii Booker.


The first single, “Love By Design” featuring Grammy Award winner Regina Belle, hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts as #1 Most Added Smooth Jazz Vocal Record In The Nation. The song “Love By Design” was written by James Day and produced by renowned jazz producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis. The “Love by Design” single showcases Glenn’s signature tenor and upper register while it distinctly pairs with the richness of Regina’s vocals. Their incomparable vocals are perfectly matched with James Day’s melodic lyrics, leaving listeners with a harmonious love ballad. This marks the legendary R&B pair’s second duet after 2001’s “From Now On”. The second single released from the EP was “You & Me”. It continues to show-off Glenn’s rich vocal talents and makes you want to get up, and hand-dance or groove doing the Chicago Stepping dance. Listening to this track, you will not sit still that is for sure.


Glenn Jones is still one of the most sought after live performers in the music industry today with many chart-topping hits, including his signature songs. Jones voice penetrates the soul thru music and lyrics. Once you’ve heard “Here I Go Again”, “We’ve Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)”, “Baby Come Home”, “I’ve Been Searching”, “Show Me” and “I Wonder Why”, chart topping hits from this gifted artist, there is no doubt that your soul has been touched. Jones has shared the stage with many industry greats including Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin.


No stranger to pen and paper, Jones received a coveted Stellar Award for his crafty lyrics, superior vocals and for lending his production talents to the gospel quartet, Canton Spirituals (Verity Records), garnering favorites, including “Never Let Go” and “They Need to Belong”. In conjunction with his writing, producing, recording and performance schedule, Jones added acting to his repertoire. Between album projects, he joined the casts of both “The Devil Made Me Do It” and “When a Woman’s Fed Up”, touring across the nation for nearly two years. “We performed eight shows a week and I gradually saw my skills improving,” he notes. “Learning to act has been great training for me as a performer.”


No stranger to pen and paper, Jones received a coveted Stellar Award for his crafty lyrics, superior vocals and for lending his production talents to the gospel quartet, Canton Spirituals (Verity Records), garnering favorites, including “Never Let Go” and “They Need to Belong”. In conjunction with his writing, producing, recording and performance schedule, Jones added acting to his repertoire. Between album projects, he joined the casts of both “The Devil Made Me Do It” and “When a Woman’s Fed Up”, touring across the nation for nearly two years. “We performed eight shows a week and I gradually saw my skills improving,” he notes. “Learning to act has been great training for me as a performer.”


“Designed to reach a wide group of people” is how Jones describes his music. He sometimes observes the people at his shows; they range from 30 – 60 and Jones knows they are there because he is true to what he has established; a meaningful lyric, great melody, and a very soulful and sincere sound.


A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Jones fondly recalls, “Since the age of 4 or 5, I’ve always loved music.” Reared in the Pentecostal church, he often found himself risking punishment just to sneak a listen to the secular sounds of Stevie, Bobby, Marvin and Donny, in particular. Heavily influenced by the sounds of the time, Jones formed his first group, “The Modulations,” at the age of fourteen and was later discovered by the late, great gospel legend, Reverend James Cleveland.


Although he initially made his mark in the gospel arena, Jones’ voice caught the ear of acclaimed musician, Norman Connors, with whom he toured and ultimately began performing R&B music. Having officially made the transition from Gospel to R&B, Jones joined the roster at RCA Records. Four years later, he signed with Jive Records and enjoyed success with his self-titled album, which spawned the hit singles, “We’ve Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)” and “Stay,” respectively. His move to Atlantic Records produced contemporary up-tempo hits “Here I Go Again” and “I’ve Been Searching (Nobody Like You)”. During 1998, Jones signed with SAR for the independent release of “It’s Time”, which sold nearly 200,000 copies, via a combination of internet, event and retail sales. In addition, the album included the hit single “Baby Come Home”, a Top 5 R&B single that was one of the Top Ten Most Played Records for 2000, according to Billboard Monitor. Jones was overwhelmed by the success of this project and feels blessed to have an underground fan base that has sustained his career for over two decades.



In a recent radio interview Jones tells the story about being backstage at a concert in Chicago. He was having a conversation with Peabo Bryson. Peabo told him Luther Vandross said, “There are only three R&B Crooners, Luther, Peabo and Glenn Jones. I was like wow, really.”



Marketing, imaging, and sleek packaging aside, GLENN JONES clearly understands the dynamics of
creating a solid vocal performance and has consistently delivered. “I’ve been in the game for over 30
years, and I am blessed to still be doing my thing. I owe it all to the creator. My mother told me two
things that I’ll never forget, and that is, my talent would make room for me, and that my life is in God’s
hands, and I believe that.”



Jones is also the founder of his non-profit, The Love Jones Foundation (LJF), established in memory
of his mother-Ella Lee Jones. The foundation provides educational programs to youth and music
therapy to the elderly. For more information or to donate go to www.lovejonesfoundation.org.



Visit and Join Glenn’s VIP Fan Club, review his upcoming tour dates, social media pages and website
at www.glennjonesmusic.com. Also visit Talent Room Entertainment (TRE) www.talentrooment.com
Glenn’s new independent music, film, and media company founded in 2018 and is based in Atlanta,
GA. TRE is excited to be home to talented music and movie producers, musicians, vocalist, actors,
and writers.
For interview requests or booking information please contact Prince Levy by phone at 904.888.7530
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Adam Hawley

Ten #1 hits. 65+ dates per year. Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. Originally signed to Maurice White’s (founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire) label Kalimba Music, Adam’s first two albums “Double Vision” and “Just the Beginning” spawned an incredible Six #1 Hits, an unprecedented feat for a new artist. He followed that up with “Escape” which included the 2020 Billboard Song Of The Year “To The Top.” Now totaling 9 # 1’s, Adam sets out with this exciting fourth album “Risin’ Up” which features Steve Cole, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Riley Richard & Kat Hawley anchored by the thrilling first single “Risin’ Up.”
Adam has also been a guitarist to the stars, appearing with a who’s who list of artists in a wide variety of genres. Credits include Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Brian McKnight, and American Idol to name just a few.

He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Musician’s Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College.

Althea René

Born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan Althea René began her musical journey at the tender age of four years old. She studied classical music while attending Howard University. For more than 10 years she worked as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (in Detroit, Michigan) during the day and performed in jazz clubs at night. Today, she endorses renowned hand-sculpted Altus Flutes as a full-time performing and recording artist.

Althea René gained musical inspiration from her father Dezie McCullers (one of Motown’s original Funk Brothers). She has since developed her creative style. Some regard her as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists. The multiplatinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”. In May 2013, she released her hit CD titled “In the Flow”. Collaborating with Grammy award-winning producer Michael Broening, she co-wrote the title track that made history as the first flute featured single to be ranked “number one” on the Billboard and Smooth Jazz charts. This scorching hot single topped the charts for several weeks.

With a passionate mission to mentor women in the entertainment industry, Althea René authored an autobiography titled “Becoming Chocolate Barbie – a guide for professional women in the music business” in June 2018. The book was written in an interview format so that readers may easily use it as a reference resource. Everyone who aspires for a life in business can appreciate the insights that she shares. Her plans for 2022 are substantial. Among her many performances scheduled throughout the year, Althea René is hosting her Second Annual South Central Jazz Fest on Saturday, October 15th

. Althea René, saxophonist Marcus Anderson, and vocalist Tracey Hamlin will deliver an amazing evening of music from a historic military airplane hangar in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. She will release a few recordings this year. “The Best of Soul-Jazz Flutist Althea René” features 16 of her most popular songs recorded between the years 2000 and 2013. It reflects her evolution as a writer and performer over 13 years. Althea René is also releasing a new project titled “Pastel Leather” in the third quarter. The theme of the project is a particular duality of human personalities and behaviors. Sometimes we are forced to exhibit a soft, polite, and forgiving demeanor while maintaining our mental and physical toughness from within. It features a powerful lineup of guest artists like vibe master Warren Wolf, trumpeter Lin Rountree, producer/writer Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors, and jazz fusion icon Jeff Lorber.

Althea René is the proud recipient of the 2021 Presidential Volunteer Service Award which honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities and encourages those around them to take action. She conducts flute masterclasses and workshops with various universities and music-based organizations. She is the co-founder of the non-profit arts organization Colors & Song. With a passion to educate, entertain, and inspire people with music and art, Colors & Song promotes academic excellence and social justice via a wide range of activities. The organization’s focus is to promote goodwill, civic, and social awareness in the community.

Jason Jackson

Saxophonist and Billboard top 20 artist Jason Jackson is All In with the release of his newest project. This 8 track album is packed with ear catching melodies, grooves that won’t quit, and collaborations with veteran contemporary jazz greats as well as the genre’s newest rising stars. All In, produced by 14 time #1 artist/producer Adam Hawley is the follow up to Jason’s debut offering, hit EP Movin’ On (also produced by Hawley) and features appearances by Jason’s old friend, teacher, and mentor Eric Marienthal as well as some new friends: Gino Rosaria, Jonathan Fritzén, Chieli Minucci, and Mr. Talkbox. After just one listen, you’ll agree that All In is the perfect combination of “Groove and Smooth”.

Before entering the smooth jazz scene, Jason, a native of Wilmington, NC proudly served 10 years in the United Stated Navy as a musician where he was able to not only perform for audiences all around the world, but meet and make friends with people from many different cultures and backgrounds. It was from these experiences that he truly realized that music was the universal language and where he adopted his musical mantra of “Groove Supersedes All”
“Jason Jackson is one of the most talented up-and-coming artists and saxophonists I’ve worked with. He has an undeniable sound and presence, delivering soulfully with every deftly-placed note. Coupling this with the incredible bass stylings of Julian Vaughn, “All The Way” was a delight producing and is one of tracks I’m most proud of. Look out for Jason in 2021!”
Adam Hawley
“Jason has a natural knack for coming up with super catchy melodies and playing them on his sax with amazing dexterity and a whole lot of soul. He’s got a bright future in the world of instrumental music as this new track featuring guitar great Tim Bowman certainly shows!”
Dave Koz

Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan is one the most essential young voices in contemporary jazz today. From his uniquely relatable emotive tone to his explosive performance and stage presence, it’s no question why he is a staple across the country in the jazz festival scene. Jeff has held consistent radio successes with 5 Billboard #1s, the 2020 Billboard Artist of the Year and Song of the Year in 2021 with his track “Sentimental Soul.” In 2018, his first year on the scene, he was awarded the JazzTrax Breakout Artist of 2018 and the Smooth Jazz Network Debut Artist of 2018.

One of the Jeff’s primary goals has always been in connecting to the audience through music and performance, and from his first radio single, “Up and Up”, to now, he has shown how his soul-drenched sound and delivery is key to the future of smooth jazz. “I know what relates to people, from the bottom to the top of the horn, there’s a lot of variety to dig deep into people’s spirit and get them feeling the groove,” said Ryan about his performances. Jeff spent his teen years “cutting his teeth” with traveling soul bands and weekly performances at rowdy bars with a not-so-legal ID. “It was a lot of fun playing those early bar shows,” said Jeff, “I had to stay on the down low about my age, but the nightly experience performing for engaging crowds really helped pave the way to the performer I am today.

He has performed as a featured solo artist coast to coast in the largest Jazz Festivals in the country. He has also been performing alongside performer/producer Greg Manning, where they have performed across the country and internationally at festivals such as the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival.

“Throughout my years as a performer, I have learned one of my strengths is being able to relate to people. Every time I am on stage, my goal is to inject emotion and passion into my playing as if I am communicating to each person individually,” Ryan says. “If anything will keep me going strong and moving forward in this genre, it is the fact my sound is relatable to people, especially those who love this genre of music. I love connecting with the audience, keeping things spontaneous and seeing the way everyone responds. When I am up there baring my soul and speaking to the crowd through music, I embrace those moments. The expression is always worth it.”

Ryan was influenced by smooth/urban icons like Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and Grover Washington to jazz legends Michael Brecker, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, and Dexter Gordon. Some of his other influences include Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Rick Braun, Wes Montgomery, Lee Ritenour, Earl Klugh and Jonathan Butler. Taking the baton from his mentors he has shown with his consistent quality and feel, that he is not just a saxophonist, but an essential artist worthy of your attention.

Oli Silk

London-born keyboardist Oli Silk is the UK’s SmoothJazz Ambassador! He began writing and recording music as part of jazz funk duo ‘Sugar and Silk’ in the late 1990’s. The pair released 2 albums to much European acclaim, and thisgrabbed the attention of Trippin’N’Rhythm Records to whom Oli has been signed with ever since. He has produced 6 hit albums in that time:
He has produced 6 hit albums in that time:
Oli’s songs have enjoyed huge success on radio in the US over the last 15 years, highlights include:
Oli remains one of the most dynamic and energetic keyboardists in the genre and his unique mix of jazzy instrumentals, funky vocal cuts and downright old skool keytar and vocoder give his live shows that real wow factor and have earned him a loyal and dedicated fan-base! Oli has toured his music extensively across the globe, from Mozambique to Australia, Spain to Dubai, Lithuania to LA. You can also regularly find Oli as a featured artist on the prestigious Dave Koz Cruise. Oli’s skills as a sideman keys player have made him the UK go-to guy for some of the genre’s biggest artists including Gerald Albright, Chuck Loeb, Brian Culbertson,Boney James, Dave Koz, Pieces of a Dream, Euge Groove, Paul Brown and Peter White. His credentials asa musical director are also far reaching, most notably for 4 years at the Dubai International Jazz Festival – overseeing some 30+ artists on the Jazz Garden Stage. When off stage Oli is also a sought- after smooth jazz producer, his most recent achievements include two Billboard top 30 hits for guitarist Roberto Restuccia in 2021, and a Billboard #1 for saxophonist Michael J Thomas in 2018. Oli has also composed music for TV (Oprah Winfrey, MTV, Miami Ink) and has produced the audio for more than 100 smartphone gaming apps for Zynga Games and others.

Rebecca Jade

Rebecca is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has been able to turn her love for music into a career for close to two decades. Growing up in a musical home, she had been exposed at to a broad range of artists, genres and styles from her mother, who is also a vocalist. With such influences, it seems a natural progression that Rebecca has followed in her footsteps.

Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca toured with the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. since 2017 and appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” that aired on CBS in April 2020; She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards; Rebecca has appeared as a guest artist on the Dave Koz Cruises since 2016 and made her debut on the Dave Koz & Friends 2021 Christmas tour – she will be joining Dave for a repeat appearance on his 2022 Christmas Tour; Rebecca has also been a featured artist on many of Eric Darius’ 2022 tour dates. Rebecca opened for Will Downing and Boney James at a sold-out Valentine’s Day concert in Long Beach, as well as opened for Jeffrey Osborne for the Thornton Winery Summer Concert series, both in 2019; Rebecca has done multiple concerts at Spaghettini in Seal Beach and was the singer in the Houseband at Anthology in San Diego for 5 1⁄2 years; She was the official singer of the San Diego Gulls NHL hockey team’s anthem during their 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Rebecca Jade earned two San Diego Music Awards in 2022 for “Best Music Video” & “Best R&B/Funk/Soul Song” for “What’s It Gonna Be”, her first single off of her latest upcoming album; she also earned “Song of the Year” for 2021, & “Artist of the Year” for 2020; Rebecca has completed her most recent album, A Shade of Jade, which features both Dave Koz and Eric Darius on two of the songs, and she put on a sold-out album release concert at Sycuan’s Live & Up Close Showroom. Rebecca has opened for Grammy-nominated artist, Musiq Soulchild on two separate occasions. Rebecca is also a jazz vocalist and released an album of Cole Porter classics titled, Planet Cole Porter, with arranger/producer/jazz guitar virtuoso Peter Sprague, which earned them a 2018 SDMA for “Best Jazz Album”. She has also been the front-woman for the soul/funk band, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, and they collectively earned SDMAs in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and a “Best of San Diego” Award in 2016. The band had the opportunity to open for and Rebecca to sing with El Debarge. The Cold Fact released two full-length albums, one self-titled and the 2nd one called, Running Out of Time. Prior to the Cold Fact, Rebecca released her debut album collaboration in 2011 titled, The Jade Element.

Rebecca has over 30 years of recording studio experience. She has sung background vocals, demos and jingles on many different projects, including projects with Kiko Cibrián (Luis Miguel) and Kevin Flournoy (Chaka Khan), and has been featured in a variety of notable works, including being featured on two songs on DW3’s self-titled album that went #1 on the UK Soul Charts in 2020, and singing backing vocals on Aubrey Logan’s 2nd full-length album, Where the Sunshine is Expensive, which went #1 on the Billboard charts in 2019.

Rebecca is an actor, having done a variety of work for companies, such as SDG&E, Pechanga Casino, Qualcomm and UCSD, and featured as a singer in the film, “5 Hour Friends” (starring Tom Sizemore). She is also a pin-up model for vintage-inspired clothing.

Rebecca graduated from UC Berkeley on a full basketball scholarship with a degree in Theatre & Performance Studies, has earned her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix and advanced her musical education by studying Jazz Theory and Classical Voice at Grossmont College. Rebecca is an avid motorcycle rider, has an affinity for classic cars, and loves the Arts community as a whole. She still plays basketball recreationally.