smooth jazz pianists

Glossy Soul's "Music to Succeed To" is now in iTunes and Spotify!


Hey everybody! I am super excited to announce that Glossy Soul's "Music To Succeed To" is now on iTunes and Spotify!  You can purchase your copy on iTunes and stream it all day long on Spotify!

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Glossy Soul's "Music To Succeed To" is Here!

I am so excited to announce that Glossy Soul's "Music To Succeed To" album is here!  You can get your copy now by clicking this link:

Glossy Soul's "Music To Succeed To"

I had such a blast making this record.  I have wanted to make a smooth jazz record for years!  This album is what I call "Hip-hop Piano Jazz," which is just my term for smooth jazz piano music, but with a little more of a hip-hop production style. It is head-bobbing funky grooves with pretty piano melodies on top. It's catchy and fun, but also designed to evoke emotions in us that inspire us and encourage us to do amazing things in our lives!

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I think you will have as much fun listening to as I did making this record.  Also, if you want to listen to some of the tunes off the album before buying it, you will get a chance to do that before making a purchase!  So I hope you will click the "Buy Now" button below and check out Glossy Soul's "Music To Succeed To" today!

How I Learned To Love Music Again

It's weird how being a musician can actually make you hate music.  That sounds crazy, right?  But it really does happen to a lot of musicians.  It happened to me.  And it made my life so miserable.  I knew that I needed to change that.  And quick!

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The Making Of "Music To Succeed To"

I thought it would be fun to pull back the curtain and show you some footage from the making of Glossy Soul's "Music To Succeed To album!"

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What They Don't Tell You When You Want To Become A Musician

Being a musician is awesome but it comes with a lot of challenges.  I wanted to share a couple things I wish I knew when I was starting out.  

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Ain't Nobody by Jeff Lorber

Ok I've been talking so much about this song lately I guess I should make it an official song that helps!  A song doesn't have to have a deep meaning to make you feel good.  Sometimes it's just the way it is arranged and the passion in the playing that takes you to where you need to be.  This is one of those songs for me!


Mostly known as a Rufus/Chaka Khan song, "Ain't Nobody" is a typical love song lyrically.  But the funkiness of the song has always been it's big selling point.  Then when you put it in the hands of a musical master like Jeff Lorber, well, you have got something really great!  I love almost every version of this song I have ever heard, but this one is my favorite.  Groovy, musical and catchy as all get out!  I promise you will be humming this one for a while.

You're welcome.

Want to hear more from Jeff?  Get our secret playlist called "Smooth Jazz Piano's Best" featuring many great tunes by Jeff and many others!  Available absolutely free for Apple Music and Spotify users.  Just click the link below and start listening now!

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Top 10 Smooth Jazz Pianists

I have been a fan of smooth jazz since college.  That feels like years ago now.  Oh yeah, it was a lot of years ago, I guess.  Anyhoo, I remember when I started listening to smooth jazz.  It was overwhelming trying to figure out where to start.  Who should I listen to?  Who are the great artists?  Who should I avoid?  I don't want to waste my time with lame artists, right?  Obviously, the best thing to do is just to dive in and find what you like.  But where do you start?

I got you covered.  Here is a list of my 10 favorite smooth jazz pianists.  I'll also include some key tracks and albums to start you out on your smooth jazz journey.  So light a candle.  Dim the lights.  And get ready to groove with the best of the best!


Gregg Karukas

Key Tracks:  Soul Kisses, Manhattan, Blue Touch

Key Album:  GK




Jonathan Fritzen

Key Tracks:  This Way That Way, Temple of Dreams, The Standard

Key Album:  Diamonds



David Benoit

Key Tracks:  Freedom at Midnight, Drive Time, Kei's Song

Key Album:  Heroes



Brian Culbertson

Key Tracks:  On My Mind, You're My Music, Modern Life

Key Album:  Dreams



Gene Harris

Key Tracks:  Sittin' Duck, Losalamitoslatinfunklovesong, Everything Happens To Me

Key Album:  Gene Harris and The Three Sounds Live at the 'It Club'



Bob Baldwin

Key Tracks:  Summer Breeze, Stand Tall, I Wanna Be Where You Are

Key Album:  Standing Tall



Bob James

Key Tracks:  Bali Run (Fourplay), 101 Eastbound (Fourplay), Since I Fell For You

Key Album:  Fourplay



Joe Sample

Key Tracks:  Street Life (The Crusaders), Chain Reaction (The Crusaders), Spellbound

Key Album:  Spellbound



Ramsey Lewis

Key Tracks:  The "In" Crowd, So What You Wanna Do, I'll Always Dream About You

Key Album:  The In Crowd

Jeff Lorber

Key Tracks:  Ain't Nobody, Grasshopper, Do What It Takes
Key Album:  Kickin' It


Want to hear more from these guys?  Get our secret playlist called "Smooth Jazz Piano's Best" featuring all of these great players!  Available absolutely free for Apple Music and Spotify users.  Just click the link below and start listening now!