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Marc Antoine

Marc Antoine was born in Paris, France on the 28th of May 1963. His parents bought him his first guitar when he was 11 years old and he developed a passion for the instrument after watching a friend play.  By the age of 13, his father was impressed by his growing skill and sent Antoine to Conservatoire de Paris where he would receive classical lessons. While learning his craft, he drew inspiration from his mentors Andrés Segovia and John Williams. Continue Reading →

Steve Cole

Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. In the 15 years since the release of his debut record, saxophonist Steve Cole has traveled full-circle creatively and arrived back home on his new release, “Pulse”.  The new collection surveying Cole’s musical passions showcases the artist’s affinity for infectious melodies, a wall of horns, and soulful grooves.
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Nick Colionne

Red-hot guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne continues his blazing success into 2014. BET Jazz has described him as “one of the most exceptional performers to come along in a long time.” His newest CD, “INFLUENCES” a musical journey of self re-discovery, offers a palate of moods and flavors born of life experiences, challenges, and the effect of the people past and present who have helped shape and mold his sound.  Continue Reading →

Will Donato

Will Donato is an exciting performer and award-winning composer, whose new CD release, “Universal Groove,” is his fifth solo CD release on Innervision Records. Will currently has a hit radio single,Jay Walkin’, recognized as #1 Most Added and produced by hit-maker Steve Oliver..
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Four80East is the brainchild of producers Rob DeBoer & Tony Grace, known internationally for their indie label/production house, Boomtang. Their sound lies at the forefront of what has been called the nu jazz movement – taking the best of contemporary jazz and pop styles to produce a improvisational dance-infused sound. Continue Reading →


Jazz All Stars

The Jazz All Stars is a customized package tour which features Musical Director Brian Simpson and a special lineup of All Star Artists.

Contact  Steve Butler at (718) 682-3611 for availability.


Jeff Kashiwa

Jeff Kashiwa established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career.  Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well.
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Matt Marshak

Matt Marshak infuses new energy into the golden era of contemporary jazz and R&B – think late 1970s through the 1980s – on Lifestyle, the guitarist’s strongest and most honest release. Mix the old-school, robust sounds of George Benson, Larry Carlton, James Brown, David Sanborn, Prince and BB King with Marshak’s thoroughly modern playing, and you have a CD rooted in the grandest tradition jazz and groove music.  Continue Reading →


Brian Simpson

Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years.  He has toured with some of the greats of jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Kirk Whalum, and Jonathan Butler. Continue Reading →


Elan Trotman

Saxophonist Elan Trotman, has become one of contemporary jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers, and continues to push boundaries as a composer, performer, and recording artist.  So much so that he’s becoming the go-to sax-man for smooth jazz artists like Peter White, Paul Brown, Keiko Matsui, Brian Simpson, Rick Braun, a guest spot on the Dave Koz 2012 Cruise to Europe, and a 2013 Summer Tour with Jonathan Butler and Sheila E.  Continue Reading →


Urban Jazz Coalition

Urban Jazz Coalition is one of the hottest new contemporary jazz groups to come onto the scene in some time, and they have created a major buzz on the national festival circuit.  With the success of the band’s studio project, “A New Day”, and the positive buzz generated by their energetic performances on the national smooth jazz festival circuit, Urban Jazz Coalition definitely has the momentum rolling as they prepare to hit the road. Continue Reading →