"You and Mike are the best. Way to go! Smooth Jazz & Contemporary Jazz. The best infotainment show on the planet."
Jochen "Joe" Schneipp (Germany)
In June 2008 while attending broadcasting school, I created Talking Smooth Jazz (“TSJ”) as a class project, initially as an audio blog to share my concert & jazz festival experiences.
On a cruise hosted by Brian Culbertson in 2007, Terry Steele was performing his tribute show to Luther Vandross, not long after, Mr. Steele was the first R&B artist I interviewed. In July 2008, guitarist Nick Colionne was the first smooth jazz artist I interviewed. In August 2008, I interviewed my favorite smooth jazz artist, Brian Culbertson.
I've had the pleasure of interviewing both mainstream, indie, and up & coming smooth jazz artists from the U.S. and abroad.