Category Archives: Jazz Funk Tuesdays

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US New Jazz – 8th March 2011

Hi – Well hope you enjoyed the show on Tuesday. It was good to have Andy back (despite having to look at that sickening sun tan all evening) and it was great to catch up with Mary Ann Wexler from US New Jazz, even though Andy and her ganged up on me!

We had a 40 minute special looking back at 30 years of the best in Jazz Funk – think you can safely expect to be getting a lot more of that.

Don’t forget those interview dates for your diary – 22nd March, U-Nam and 5th April, Nate Harasim. We’re looking forward to those two.

Ok, the all important playlist – enjoy…


Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
Flow Dynamics Superjam
Down To The Bone Searching For A Simple Groove
The Rippingtons Jet Set
Joyce Cooling Mildred’s Attraction
Darren Rahn Tale Of Two Cities
Joe Sample & Josie James Burning Up The Carnival
David Sanborn Let’s Just Say Goodbye
Herbie Hancock I Thought It Was You
Grover Washington Jr. Let It Flow (For “Dr. J”)
Deodato Night Cruiser
Hi Tension British Hustle
Level 42 Heathrow
Everett B. Walters 7 East
Fourplay 3rd Degree
Eric Darius Uptown Swagger
Fattburger Sizzlin’
David Mensah My Day
Dave Koz feat. Sheila E & Lee Ritenour Put The Top Down
Andy Snitzer A Few Wild Nights
Chuck Loeb Pocket Change

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US New Jazz – 1st March 2011

Hi, how you doing? Hope you enjoyed the music this week – see the playlist below, there were some crackers!

My thanks as ever to Mary Ann Wexler from for coming on and introducing Nicholas Cole – has that guy got a future! And a big ‘thank you’ to Oli for coming on and treating us to Donald Fagin. Thanks Oli and have fun at the Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards – remember, keep your eye on the ball.

Looking forward to welcoming Andy back to the show next week after his holidays – expect a nausiating sun tan on the web cam.

Ok – here’s the playlist – enjoy!

Got a Groove In Ya? – Walter Beasley
Number One – Patrice Rushen
Get On The Floor – Gerald Albright
Back From The Beach – Allon Sams
Shine On – U-Nam
Play – Angela Johnson
Botswana Bossa Nova – David Benoit
Chasing The Sun – Brad Rambur
Dancer – Brian O’Neal
Infatuation – Blake Aaron
What It Takes – Will Donato
eSmooth (Ft Fred ”Freddie V” Vigdor) – Bob Baldwin
Bare Bones – Bob James
Midnight Train – Bona Fide
Pocket Change – Chuck Loeb
Wake up! – Marcin Nowakowski
Greenflower Street – Donald Fagan
The Limit’s the Sky – Oli Silk
Eric Darius – Crusin
What’s Happenin’ – Nate Harasim
K-Jee – Vincent Ingala
Free – Tim Bowman
Lambeth Strut – Shilts
5th Avenue – Nicholas Cole

See you next week – Graeme.

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US New Jazz – 8th February 2011

Hello Everyone,

Hope you enjoyed the show this week – my thanks, as ever, to Andy and Mary Ann from US New Jazz.

It was a real joy putting the playlist together this week – there is so much great new music out there at the moment.

Don’t forget we will be having Miles Gilderdale on the show on the 22nd February – if you have any questions for Miles, let us know and we’ll put them to him for you.

Here’s the playlist from the last show. Hope you enjoy – Graeme.

Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
Joey Sommerville Follow Me
U-Nam Shine On
Chris Standring Bossa Blue
Nate Harasim & Darren Rahn Rush
Boney James I’ll Be Good To You
Najee Sweet Summer Nights
Gerald Albright Highway 70
Norman Brown Coming Back (Return Of The Man)
Ray Charles & John Legend Touch
Oli Silk Tokyo
Pat Metheny Group As It Is
Paul Brown feat. David Benoit R ‘n’ B Bump
Butch Thomas The Wings Of Time
Steve Baxter Burning Desire
The Rippingtons Bandol
Shilts Standing Room Only
Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots
Kyle Wolverton New Tattoo
U-Nam feat. TiO Act Like You Know
Kim Pensyl Beside The Shallow Pond
Walter Earl Group A Better Tomorrow
Paul Hardcastle Jokers Wild

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US New Jazz – 18 January 2011

Hi – Well the weather may still be awful, but, let’s face it the guests and playlist for 2011 so far have been smokin’!

It was great to have your company for our interview with Jaared this week and of course, our thanks go out to

Mary Ann Wexler from US New Jazz – congratulations on your new name change by the way – the tracks from that

site are just getting better and better!

So, next week? Yep, you guessed it – Darren Rahn at 8.30pm, Mary Ann just after 9pm and Oli Silk at 9.30 – it’s going to be one busy show.

So, here’s the playlist from last Tuesday – have a great week – Graeme.

Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
Down To The Bone I’ll Always Hold You Close
Jackiem Joyner Push
Brad Rambur Chitlins Con Carne
Marc Antoine & Paul Brown Brother Earl
Jaared Floating On A Breeze
Jaared Cruisin The Strip
Jaared D’Groovealicious
Jaared How Deep Is Your Love
Roland Grooscoors Brasilia
Four 80 East One Night Only
Level 42 Something About You
Brian Bromberg Elephants On Ice Skates
Darren Rahn Duplicity
Eumir Deodato Double Face
Jeff Kashiwa Voices
Michael Lington You And I
Michael Fair Good To Be With You
Louis Jordan Happy Birthday Boogie

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US Smooth Jazz – 11 January 2011

Hi – Thankyou for tuning into the show again this week. My thanks to Andy for covering for me last week –

I’ve fully recovered from my ‘man flu’ now!

It was great to kick off our live series of interviews with Bickley Rivera – she was a joy to chat to and it’s

not every day you get to speak to a great steel pan artist!

As ever, our thanks go out to Mary Ann Wexler from US Smooth Jazz, our show sponsor – she always has

an absolute gem for us from her website and this week was no exception.

Don’t forget, next Tuesday – 18th – we have Jaared live on the show – that promises to be very special – don’t

miss it.

OK – here’s the all important playlist for you – enjoy!

See you next Tuesday at 8pm – Graeme.

Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
Calvin Harris Stillness In Time
Pieces Of A Dream Sway On
Craig Sharmat Ease Up
Rick Braun Ever Changing World
Bickley Rivera Pan Funk
Bickley Rivera Endless Journey
Bickley Rivera Chillin’ After Five
Craig Sharmat Something About You
Jaared D’Groovealicious
Mark Massisso Movin’ On
Jonathan Fritzen Undercover
Eric Darius Kingston’s Flavor
Joe Sample & The Soul Committee Viva De Funk
Crown Heights Affair You Gave Me Love
Greg Manning Nick Of Time
Marion Meadows Here To Stay
Brad Rambur Chasing The Sun
Chad Morris Latin Soul
Wicked Lester Gay With An E

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US Smooth Jazz – 4 January 2011

Hi everyone, welcome to 2011

With Graeme stuck in his sick bed & not able to make it into the studio, it was down to Andy to slip into the hot seat & present the whole show on his own for the first time, but what a playlist…

Some great tracks from 2010 & earlier years, but also some we simply haven’t managed to play before. Jazz, funk, super soul & our ‘disco dolly’ track (this week remembering Teena Marie who died on Boxing Day), plus of course the US Smooth Jazz new track of the week.

Dont forget Bickley Rivera is joining us on the show next week, then Jaared will hopefully be with us the week after with Terje Lie making this January a particularly exciting start to the new year.

Back next week Graeme, Andy & Bickley, in the meantime, here’s the full playlist for this week:

1 Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
2 Brian Culbertson It’s Time
3 Jaared Manhattan Nights
4 Nils Dance With Me
5 Jonathan Fritzen Dance With Me
6 Allon Samms The Sun Will Shine
7 Darren Rahn & Bob James Easy Does It
8 Andy Snitzer Wild Horses
9 Avenue H feat. Jeff Golub Thank You, May I Have Another?
10 George Howard Adjusted Attitude
11 Bickley Rivera Pan Funk
12 George Benson & Norman Brown Nuthin’ But A Party
13 Walter Beasley Expressway
14 Anthony James Baker Looking Ahead [US Smooth Jazz pick of the week]
15 Jaared No Nachos For Puppies
16 George Duke Bring Me Joy
17 Terje Lie Parlephone
18 Nicholas Cole 5th Avenue
19 Will Donato Main Squeeze
20 Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin’
21 Jonathan Butler So Strong
22 Dave Koz Let It Free
23 Rose Gaines Honeychild
24 Angela Johnson feat. Gordon Chambers Get Away
25 Full Flava feat. Carleen Anderson Was That All It Was?
26 Tom Grant Lounge Lizard

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US Smooth Jazz – 28 December 2010


So we made it through Christmas in one piece – although I’m typing this from my bed with a serious ‘man cold’ – you know men always get them worse (women just keep on going – lol).

Hope you enjoyed the show on Tuesday, there was a lot to pack in!

We’ve got some great interviews coming up throughout January, which will include Bickley Rivera, Terje Lie and Jaared so Andy and I are going to be busy, busy.

Here’s the playlist to tide you over to the New Year – have a good one – Graeme.

Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
Down To The Bone Future Boogie
Incognito Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Sounds of Blackness I’m Going All The Way
Mezzoforte Garden Party
Dave Koz Together Again
Dave Koz This Guy’s In Love With You
Darren Rahn Talk Of The Town
Avenue H Straight Up The Middle
Ronnie Laws Heavy On Easy
Natalie Williams Wall
Todd Ashley The Coug
Oli Silk All We Need
Everett B. Walters Always High, Reaching
Players Association Turn The Music Up!
George Duke T-Jam
Rick Braun Berlin
Richard Elliot & Rick Braun Sao Paulo
Eric Darius Settin’ It Off
Brandy One Voice

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US Smooth Jazz – 7 December 2010

Hi – Hope you all enjoyed the show on Tuesday. It was good to have Andy back – especially with his stocking fillers –

Andy’s seasonal countdown, just for a bit of fun:

Firstly, five tracks:

10 (Christmas) Joyce Cooling’s “It’s Feeling Like Christmas” – a delightful track to get you in the festive mood
09 (Snow) To remind us of the cold weather, “ICOU” (icy OU) by Werner Nieke aka Wesbound
08 (Love) Lot’s of “Love, Love, Love” from Kirk Whalum & Rick Braun, from the excellent “Everything is Everything” CD
07 (Peace) A track by Tim Reeves called “Peace”, from the marvellous “C Notes For Haiti” charity CD [think of those less fortunate & buy a copy]
06 (Happiness) From “Sax Chronicles Volume 1” the wonderful “Happy” by Yancyy

And five must-have CD’s for your Christmas stocking:

05 “Backatcha” by the incredible Walter Beasley, which includes his beautiful reworking of the classic “Lovely Day”, which is what we all hope Christmas day is…
04 Where would Christmas be without holly? Holly Jurgensen’s debut “Butter & Chocolate” is the perfect sensual set for the fireside in the company of the one you love…
03 And let’s not forget more holly, one of the show’s best friends, the very smooth & extremely talented Oli Silk, who’s album “All We Need” is one of the best this year…
02 We can’t ignore the winner of the American Smooth Jazz Newcomer of the Year award, the lovely Cinderella herself, Cinders…Cindy Bradley, who’s album “Bloom” is simply exceptional…
01 Just pipping Cindy to be the star at the top of our Christmas tree this year, it’s Santa Koz himself, Dave Koz, who released “Hello Tomorrow” just a few months ago & already every track sounds like a classic – great album Dave…

And, as ever, it was great to have Mary Ann Wexler on the show, our sponsor from US Smooth Jazz, featuring Paula Atherton – thanks Mary Ann.

Have a great week and we’ll see you next Tuesday.

Take care – Graeme

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US Smooth Jazz – 23rd November 2010

Hi Everybody – hope you enjoyed the show on Tuesday! It was good to have Andy back, and it was great to be able to interview Jeff Lunt, from Trippin’ ‘n’ Rhythm records – he had some great stories to tell and as those extreme runs of 100 miles – I’m just in awe!

Thanks as usual to our sponsor, Mary Ann Wexler from US Smooth Jazz – it was great to chat with her about her up and coming artists – she will be back next week.

We’re hoping to feature Oli Silk, live from playing keys with The Sax Pack next Tuesday – all being well. Should be fun.

Ok – here’s the all important playlist from Tuesday – remember if you like a track, you can support the artist by buying them on iTunes or amazon.

Have a great weekend!

Walter Beasley Got A Groove In Ya
Jonny Montana Seasons
Eric Darius Uptown Swagger
Jeff Lorber Pixel
The Jazzmasters Touch And Go
Cindy Bradley On Solid Ground
Oli Silk Tokyo
Bob Baldwin Let Me Show You
Darren Rahn Tale Of Two Cities
Mark Mosely A Night In Baltimore
David Benoit Will’s Chill
Alex Bugnon Fingertips
Maze Golden Time Of Day
Yancyy Happy
Gregg Karukas CrossRhodes
Tower Of Power Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)
The Sax Pack Can’t Help Myself
The Uptown Band Waiting For Her

Take care – Graeme

JazzFunkTuesday, in association with US Smooth Jazz – 16th November 2010

Well I hope you enjoyed our birthday show as much as I did? I can’t believe JFT has been on the air for a year already!

Need to say a few quick thank you’s – to Jules Bottazzi, for making it all possible in the first place, to Paul Golder for sticking with it, to all the amazing artists who give us so much of their time (and a couple of special ‘thank you’s to Oli Silk, Stuart Wade, Paul Hardcastle & Dave Koz – thank you guys) to Mary Ann Wexler (our sponsor from US Smooth Jazz) – but most of all to you guys for tuning in every week – it’s really appreciated.

But enough of that, onwards and upwards – next week we’re delighted to welcome Jeff Lunt to the show – VP Trippin’ ‘n’ Rhythm records – the home of Oli Silk, Paul Hardcastle, Tim Bowman, Cindy Bradley, Gregg Karukas and Jaared, to mention just a few! Really looking forward to getting the inside track from Jeff – hope you can join us at 8pm next Tuesday.

OK – here’s the playlist from last week – enjoy!

Got A Groove In Ya – Walter Beasley
Muesli Brown – Down To The Bone
nuGroove – Nate Harasim & Darren Rhan
Straight Up The Middle – Avenue H
I Really Like – Paul Hardcastle
Back 2 The Club – Jonathan Fritzen
Kingston’s Flavor – Eric Darius
Modern Art – The Rippingtons
Six Million Steps – Rhani Harris & F.L.O
Step Aside – Incognito
Heavy On Easy – Ronnie Laws
Jamaica Heartbeat – Acoustic Alchemy
D.C – J Grooves
The Sun Will Shine – Allon Sams
Southern Fried Funk – Mickey & The Soul Generation
Savour The Flavour – Down To The Bone
Together Again – Dave Koz
Latin Haze – Oli Silk
Will Call – Will Donato
Lil Wiser – Natalie Williams
Piece Of Patrice – Lesette Wilson

Take care – Graeme