Sweet Jesus, Lord help me! This is where the bar is at in terms of… well, pretty much everything, e.g. instrumental virtuosity, groove, creativity/artistry, stage presence/presentation, oh and not to forget: FUN! Germans, you’re in for an extra treat! Find upcoming and current tour dates at Torsten’s website.
Thanks so much to Norrie Lynch of SmoothJazzinTheMix for including me in his mix “Guitar Grooves” along with my great fellow guitarists David King from Scotland, Bobi Serafimovski from Macedonia, Neil Warden from Scotland and Joel Del Rosario from the United States of America. I so appreciate finding myself in the company of these great artists! Thanks for your support, Norrie!
I had the incredible opportunity of interviewing Chuck Loeb at Smooth Jazz Festival Augsburg 2010. Due to existing length limitations on YouTube, the video was edited into three consecutive segments. Please find them below.
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I am stoked!!!! Recently, Wes Gillespie of Smooth Jazz Radio Station JazzNet 247 selected my tracks I Count on U and Naiad Theme for his fine programming. This in itsself would be an incredible treat alone, but it gets even better: I recently checked his playlist and was almost falling from my chair from detecting myself among all the BIG names of the genre! Upon tuning in to his radio show, I hear a radio jingle with announcements of the songs to air during the second hour of his show and – shock again! – he placed an announcement of my track between Brian Culbertson and – Herbie Hancock!! I mean – come on!!! This is getting better than whatever dreams I may have had in my late teens and early twens! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
Some of my Facebook family and friends might be tempted to think, I was presenting myself extra-humble in order to “solicit” more attention or support, but no! Take my word on this: I am really, really almost in disbelief over all the incredible things that have started to happen for me!! And excited and thrilled at the same time, of course!
Again, my heartfelt gratitude to all of you, who have and are supporting me in ways I could not have imagined! This is major, major, major and means EVERYTHING to me! And know that I keep working on my chops and material. After all – what could be better than knowing there is an appreciating audience waiting for more to come?
Thank you all! At this point, I’d like to mention Brian O’Neal, who got the ball rolling for me about one and a half years ago, by inviting me to collaborate on his track and then video Dreams in Color and by getting the word out. Please consider supporting his charity organization DO Foundation that came from this musical collaboration. Also, a big shoutout to April Sims and Christopher Fields on WAGTi Radio, for inviting me to be among the first interview guests when the station launched under that name in March 2009. After that, I soon found myself invited on a couple more stations getting interested in airing my music and finding out about my work. Cres O’Neal, Gary Fuston, Mary Ann of U S Smooth Jazz Network, Marissa Caliguire to name a few more – thank you dearly! Please find the complete list of stations and radio presenters here.
This is incredibly exciting, people! Thank you!
wesbound, October 2010
I’m pleased and honored to say that a number of radio stations and social media platforms have added my music to their rotation as well as done interviews with me re: my musical journey. I’m honored all the more, as these are stations playing the finest artists in Contemporary Jazz and Smooth Jazz. Please find a list of stations and networks, I’m currently airing on or have aired on in the past:
- WAGTi Radio, presented by April Sims and The Poetry Man with I Count on U
- Groove FM, presented by Peter Hoeld with Naiad Theme
- Jazz ’em Up, presented by Crescentia O’Neal with Naiad Theme
- US Smooth Jazz Network, presented by Mary Ann Wexler
- GHP Radio, presented by Gary Fuston
- Phoenix98 FM, presented by Graeme Holiday and Andy Hubbard
- The Coast Radio, presented by MJ
- Smooth Grooves Phoenix, presented by Colleen Spencer
- Funky Jazz TV, presented by Donna Whittington and Bobby D
- Smooth Jazz Expressions, presented by Kerri Donovan
- eurosmoothjazz, presented by Eberhard Fruck
- WJCT Electro Lounge, presented by David Luckin
- JazzNet 247, presented by Wes Gillespie
- Smooth Jazz.com just notified me, I’ll get added to their playlist(s) on smoothjazz.com and smoothlounge.com – thanks Donna and Sandy!!! This is really exciting! (they are said to be the second largest, if not THE largest Smooth Jazz (web) radio station and network). Very cool!
My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the presenters of those fine programs!