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You have named some of my favorite jazz artists. And thank you for mentioning that many of these talented artists and musicians are from other countries.

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Wow! Chas3141, Gerzina and Dulfer are some of my favorite jazz musicians. I didn't know they were from outside the states. Thank you for that bit of information. You're absolutely right the world has great jazz artists and musicians from all over the world.

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You're very welcome ReTiReD51. I've always believed that enjoying a wide variety of music (all genres), especially jazz, is the spice of life. 

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That is going to be a tough question to answer. There are artist all around the world that you could name. Like Igor Gerzina from Croatia and Candy Dulfer from the Netherlands. Then you have some of the greats from the past Dave Brubaker, also could say Al Jarreau. David Sanborn and Dave Koz are some of my other favorites. I could go on forever. 

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I recently discovered Erik Leuthauser, a 22 year old singer/composer from Berlin. Erik is the 2018 winner of the annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition held in Washington, DC. His latest record, "Munschen" ("Wish"), was released this month.

 

He performs fine renditions of old standards as well as newer and original music.

 

Search to find his homepage, where you will find a wealth of video performances and interviews. Definitely worth a look!

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Add to the list Denver's own Paul Taylor and also Euge Groove, Diana Krall, Sanborn, Koz, Botti, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dulfer, Sade, Benson, John Klemmer. Michael Franks, Kenny G, Jarreau, Peter White, Spyro Gyra,M Mangione, Grover Washington Jr., Bob James, too many talented artists to mention...

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Brian Culbertson for sure and then Keiko Matsui, Rick Braun, Peter White, Boney James, Mindy Abair just to name a few.  We are lucky to have a small jazz club in Oakland CA which brings so many smooth jazz artist to bay area!  We are able to see many of these artists!

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I’m not an enormous Jazz aficionado but I do appreciate the many talented jazz artists.  I preferred “Blues” which is the roots of that genre.  

 

In the 60’s I listened to “traditional jazz” musicians like Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck. But the grayer I became I learned to enjoy the music of “smooth Jazz” much more.  I’ve checked out the 3 artist you’ve mentioned and enjoyed listening to their work.

 

Thanks for your topic it reminds a blues/rock devotee like me to take time to listen and enjoy other musical genres.

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Brian Culbertson, Marion Meadows and Jeffery Smith to name a few are some of my favorite smooth jazz artists.

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