At the start of the second hour I have another song from that brand new September 14th release of the album Love Is Here To Stay that has now topped the charts for three weeks as Billboard’s number one jazz album. Sure to be one of the great celebrated duets of all time, Diana Krall and 92 year old icon Tony Bennett have combined their incredible voices on this album of twelve songs.
As always in the first hour, I will play lots of new releases and in the second hour some of the great classic old songs from smooth jazz. In the middle of the first hour you will hear Billboard's top three songs in smooth jazz for this week.
During tonight's show you will hear music from many performers that played at this years Catalina Island Jazz Festival that just concluded a very successful two week run last weekend. Those performers include Adam Hawley, Hiroshima, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Marc Antoine, Dan Siegel, Candy Dulfer, Josh Vietti, and Skinny Hightower.
Many YouTube videos of performances during this festival are now available. I am including a couple of these links to give you a taste of just how great and fun this event has become. Copy and paste these links to your browser.
The first link will also give you insight to what a wonderful and beautiful setting this is to hear smooth jazz.
The second link is from Candy Dulfer's performance. What a surprise when smooth jazz superstar Dave Koz showed up as an unpaid performer a couple of minutes into Dulfer's performance to join her on stage playing his terrific sax. I have the full story how this came about on our show two weeks from tonight.
Our conclusion tonight is a song saxophonist Richard Elliot wrote for his daughter.