Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Best of 2013

We counted down my favourite tracks of the year on the live show today. Here they are:

1. Jeff Golub - How Long
2. Boney James - Batucada (The Beat)
3. Dave Koz & Friends - Got To Get You Into My Life
4. Maysa (featuring Bluey) - Good Morning Sunrise
5. BWB - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
6. Bluey - Got To Let My Feelings Show
7. Brian Simpson (featuring Jonathan Butler) - Wherever You Go
8. Oli Silk (featuring Paul Brown) - Larson's Blues
9. George Benson - Smile
10. Elan Trotman - Master Blaster (Jammin')
11. Dave Koz & Friends - Hot Fun In The Summertime
12. Brian Simpson (featuring Dave Koz) - Girl From Ipanema
13. BWB - The Way You Make Me Feel
14. Steve Cole - With You All The Way
15. Bluey - Take A Chance On Me
16. Oli Silk (featuring Chuck Loeb) - The Prestige
17. Chuck Loeb - Silhouette
18. Brian Simpson - Just What You Need
19. Jessy J - Listen To The Groove
20. Paul Hardcastle - No Stress At All
21. Michael Buble - Young At Heart
22. Oli Silk - At Your Service
23. Boney James - Powerhouse
24. Brian Simpson - Emerald City
25. Paul Hardcastle - Summer Love
26. Andrew Smith - Call Me
27. Blake Aaron - Groove-O-Matic
28. Michael Buble - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
29. Oli Silk (featuring Kirsten Joy) - Like A Whisper
30. Najee - Champs-Élysées

Usual caveat, in that these are not compiled from sales or airplay. They are just the best smooth jazz tracks of 2013, as I see it. Happy New Year, JK

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Steve Oliver Coming to the UK in February

When we first got going with the live smooth jazz at Pizza Express back in 2009, Steve Oliver was one of our first visitors. He was part of a triple bill with Michael Lington and Bob Baldwin. It was a great show, giving people the opportunity to see three great names from the world of smooth jazz, but meant that each man only got a chance to play about 4 of their songs.

So It's great that Steve will be visiting us again in early 2014 as it will give his fans a chance to see more of this energetic guitarist in action. Seats will be bookable some time next week so visit the Smooth Jazz Events UK website and take the opportunity to sign up for the mailing list so that you get the heads up the moment the Steve Oliver seats go on sale.